National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales
Now in its 14th year, the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales (NYWOW) has developed an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s leading symphonic wind ensembles. Its performances both in Wales and abroad, particularly of contemporary repertoire in which it specialises, have received widespread critical acclaim.
The NYWOW is a 52 strong symphonic wind ensemble, selected by annual audition from throughout Wales. It was formed by Tŷ Cerdd - Music Centre Wales, under the National Youth Arts Wales umbrella in 2002. In the past few years its conductors have included Ben Gernon, Tim Reynish, Nigel Boddice, Marco Pütz and Simon Wills.