About Us

Samyo was created to provide an opportunity to the many talented young musicians in the UK to showcase their talents.

The orchestra provides a platform for young musicians to perform to wide ranging audiences, gaining the exposure that can take them to new levels of achievement.

Samyo is unique because it presents the diverse styles of Indian music together, performed by dynamic young performers, all of whom are born and brought up in the UK. Because of their ability to understand and play both Western and Indian Music, the orchestra is an exciting phenomenon that has never been seen or heard before!

Samyo is an orchestra that coaches musicians in the most unconventional way; both by training with the masters of Indian classical music and being in the midst of a whole new creative direction for Indian music in Europe. With the right kind of support and encouragement this initiative could avalanche into a major movement for the awareness and education of Indian music throughout the west, along with opening a new contemporary chapter in the spread of Indian music. Find out more about in Training & Development

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Founded by Milapfest in 2001, the orchestra exists to provide specialized training, development, and performance opportunities for young musicians of all backgrounds, who are under the age of 18 and trained in Indian classical music. The orchestra meets regularly throughout the year for training, rehearsals and performances. Each summer this programme is enriched by a week long summer school, Music India, where the conductors of Samyo are joined by guest tutors from around the world who add unique skills and expertise to the programme.

Funded by Arts Council England from April 2012, SAMYO is a NYMO (National Youth Music Organisation). National youth music organisations offer invaluable opportunities and support for talented young musicians to develop their performance skills across a range of musical genres, regardless of their background.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, trustees, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. For more details on or to request a copy of Milapfest’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy please contact Aditi Sen, Arts School Coordinator on artschool@milapfest.com or 0151 291 3649/07960494986.


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