Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra

The Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO; Greek: Ελληνική Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα Νέων, ELSON) is the national youth orchestra of Greece, founded in 2017 by conductor Dionysis Grammenos.[1] Since October 2020 the GYSO is Orchestra in Residence at Megaron the Athens Concert Hall[2] and it is a member of the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras.[3]

Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra
Youth orchestra
Native nameΕλληνική Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα Νέων
Short nameELSON / GYSO
Founded2017 (2017)
Music directorDionysis Grammenos

During its three years of existence, more than 100 Greek musicians have been selected, after auditions, to perform with the orchestra, and over 1,500 young people have attended its educational activities. So far, the GYSO has given nine concerts in Greece, featuring world-class soloists, and two composers have been commissioned to write new works for the Orchestra. It has also been invited to perform at the opening concert of the Young Euro Classic Festival at the Berlin Konzerthaus.

The Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra operates with funding from the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and is supported by The Hellenic Initiative (THI).[4]

See also



  1. ^ Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra. "About GYSO". Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Megaron is excited to announce that the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) is its first resident youth orchestra". Megaron Athens Concert Hall. 11 January 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  3. ^ European Federation of National Youth Orchestras. "Members&Partners". Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Dionysis Grammenos - Conducting Orchestras, Inspiring Greek Youth". The Hellenic Initiative - Global. 8 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.