Haringey Young Musicians has an impressive track record of cultural exchange tours around the world.
Travelling around the world and performing in other countries invariably proves to be an unforgettable, seminal experience in the journey to adulthood, as attested by numerous messages of thanks from parents and students alike. Touring will help you develop your musical skills and you’ll be engaging in character-building relationships with students from different cultures. Our musicians quickly develop confidence working as a part of a team and gain a much wider worldview.
Taking Our Music Worldwide
We have toured Midland, Texas with our Symphony Orchestra, Stage Band and a group of dancers from Hornsey School for Girls. Back in April 2018, 17 members of our Senior Guitar Group visited Budapest, Hungary, and were hosted by the families of their young guitarists. Their generosity of spirit was extraordinary and the group were treated to amazing food, culture and sightseeing. They also took part in workshops and concerts, with the final concert culminating in a piece played by a joint Hungarian/Haringey guitar orchestra made up of nearly 50 players.
Haringey Vox and 8 dancers from Park View School travelled to Durban, South Africa, for ten days. We had an amazing time playing concerts, making new friends, and even managed to fit in a safari. We were kindly hosted by students from Hillcrest High School. While we were there we visited two schools in townships: Steven Davison Primary School and Kwamanzini Primary School. Our students had a very eye opening time taking part in workshops with their students.
The HYM Big Band and Orchestral Percussion Group also visited Sweden in August 2019, working with young musicians in both Gothenburg and Kristinehamn.
Previous tours include:
(2018) Texas and Hungary
(2017) Barbados and Belgium (Ypres)
(2013) France and Barbados
(2012) Finland and Cyprus
(2010) Argentina and Memphis
(2000) South Africa
We rely on your support to provide these wonderful opportunities for the children of Haringey