Yorkshire Young Sinfonia

is creating a brighter future for young musicians in Yorkshire

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As one of the first 100 founding Tchaikoffee Patrons we'll also send you some amazing Yorkshire Coffee...

Thanks to the wonderful guys at Roost Coffee from Malton... because you should still have coffee... and it's AMAZING  

For only the price of a coffee a month! 

Not only does this mean YYS can continue to provide life changing courses for young musicians and put on incredible concerts, but you also get a welcome pack of YYS goodies, and access to our Patreon feed which includes an exclusive monthly newsletter, video blogs and interviews.


  • 1 bag of Roost Coffee
  • YYS goody bag  
  • access to our exclusive Patreon feed, containing video blogs, newsletter and interviews  
  • the chance to attend some Patron meet ups 
  • the chance to come and see YYS rehearsals in action





Before you donate, you might want to have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of the page.

This will give you the answers to some of the important questions like "why is everything in dollars?" and "what is this Patreon thing?"

Right, that's the important stuff done... Here's a bit about us...


Hi! We're Yorkshire Young Sinfonia (or YYS for short)

We're a unique youth orchestra, delivering life changing residential courses for young musicians and unforgettable concerts that celebrate Yorkshire. Not only are we incredibly proud to be from Yorkshire, but we're also the first youth orchestra in the world to be 100% digital, using iPads instead of sheet music.

Since starting in 2015, YYS has grown to be bigger than we ever imagined. We've reached over 4 million people in 3 years, been a BBC Radio 4 documentary, won the Arts and Culture Award at the UK's largest tourism awards.  

We've been featured on BBC Look North BBC News website, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, The Telegraph, Forbes Magazine Classical Music Magazine.

On top of that we've led digital innovation in classical music by using iPads instead of sheet music and having live digital concert programme notes for audiences.

But most importantly, we have been a part of helping young musicians from Yorkshire take the next step in their musical journeys and celebrate all things Yorkshire.


Since starting in 2015, we have received no funding from the Arts Council... or from grants... or from foundations.

We could have have rolled over and given up, but we've pushed through with true Yorkshire grit. Us Yorkshire folk are a resourceful bunch, so we want your help in creating life changing music courses and celebrating classical music in Yorkshire... but we want to do it by giving back to you!

First of all, by becoming a Champion you help YYS exist. Without your support, we won't be able to continue providing courses and putting on concerts. As well as this, your support also means that we can provide bursaries for students to come and be a part of the orchestra.

Secondly we want to give back to you. As a Patron you'll get access to exclusive newsletters, photos video interviews with international soloists, tips from our world class tutors, meet up events, access to meetings where we discuss the future of YYS, wine tasting events, the chance to visit rehearsals and chat to members of the orchestra... even a trip to Betty's with Conductor or CEO! Just have a look on the right hand side at the different options available.

And you can do all of this from paying just as little as the price of 1 coffee a month!


Ok... "Tchaikoffee" is a bad pun. The price of one coffee a month doesn't sound like much, but this tiny little contribution is invaluable, and means that YYS can continue provide life changing courses for young musicians and put on incredible concerts celebrating classical music in Yorkshire.

Why not have a look at our current goals to see what a difference this could make...

But we also want you to get us much from us in return. By being a Tchaikoffee Patron, you also get a welcome pack of YYS goodies, and access to our Patreon feed which includes an exclusive monthly newsletter, video blogs and interviews

As a Patron we would also welcome you the spread the word about YYS and find one other person to become a Patron... growing the YYS Patron and helping us create more amazing musical things for young people in Yorkshire.

We've also got some other options for becoming a Patron if you're interested in giving more and getting more back coming very soon. 


Last of all... THANK YOU.

Without you, Yorkshire Young Sinfonia couldn't exist. Without you, we wouldn't be able to shout about how amazing Yorkshire is on the national stage. Without you, we wouldn't be able to celebrate classical music in Yorkshire.

And without you, we wouldn't be able to provide life changing musical experiences, that comments like this...

“YYS has been an unforgettable experience and has opened
up so many doors to me as a musician and as a person”

“I love that being a part of YYS means that I am representing Yorkshire”

“I’m so glad I have had the chance to work with other young musicians
on challenging, interesting and crazily good repertoire”

“YYS has a great family feel from the second you arrive”

“Everything about YYS helps you not only as a musician, but as a person


So how do I become a Patron?

It's easy! All you have to do is click on the "Become a Patron" button in the top right and then choose which subscription works for you.

After that, all you have to make a Patreon account and then set up your payment details with either your bank card or PayPal.

Why I need to make a Patreon account?

You will need to make a Patreon account to be able to support us. You can manage your donations, change your details, and cancel your donation if you want to easily through your account too.

It also means that you will get access to our exclusive Patreon feed, showing your video interviews with world class musicians, tips on how to practise, news letters, updates on what we're doing and invitations to YYS Patron meetups and events

Come to think of it, why are you using Patreon website thing?

Patreon is the world leading platform for people to donate to creators, with over 2 million active patrons giving money every month. We wanted to find the most safe and secure way for you to support YYS, as well as giving you a great platform for you to access our unique content that is just for you.

Long story short... we chose Patreon because you deserve the best.

Is that why everything in US Dollars?

Yes! Patreon is USA company with users all over the world. Because of this, everything is shown in dollars. But don't worry, your currency will be automatically converted.

Can I stop donating?

Of course you can! You can stop donating at any time you like at the click of a button. No questions asked, and no hidden fees. 

Where can I find out more about YYS?

You can find out more about us on our website www.yys.org.uk

I have another question, how can I ask it?

We'd love to hear from you. Just send an email to [email protected] and we'll try to answer as fast as we can
6 of 200 patrons
Our goal of 200 would help secure both the existence and future of YYS.

Getting up to 200 patrons would mean that YYS can provide life changing courses for young musicians and but on incredible concerts celebrating classical music in Yorkshire.
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