Concerts

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

Saturday 15 May
7.30pm - 9.30pm

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra
Daniel Myssyk (conductor)
Angelo Xiang Yu (violin) *

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47*
Other repertoire to be announced 

Richmond’s premiere youth ensemble, the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, performs Sibelius’ ever-popular Violin Concerto with virtuosic violinist and juror Angelo Xiang Yu, who was a Senior prizewinner of the Competition in 2010. Conducted by Daniel Myssyk, the concert also features other masterworks from the orchestral canon to be announced. 

Artists' Biographies

Angelo Xiang Yu - Richmond 2021 juror and guest artist 

Find out more about Angelo Xiang Yu here

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra 

Founded in 1962, the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO) is the top ensemble of the Richmond Symphony’s Youth Orchestra Program. As the premier orchestral training program of central Virginia, RSYO offers a pre-college orchestra experience for the serious student musician. Nearly all members of RSYO study with private instructors and all are leaders in their school programs. RSYO performs masterworks of the orchestral repertoire and, once each season, performs side-by-side with the Richmond Symphony. Students participate in weekly rehearsals, coaching and masterclasses by Richmond Symphony musicians, chamber music performances, an annual concerto competition, mentoring and other musical and social activities. In RSYO, students hold themselves to a high level of discipline, preparation and musicianship. The ensemble is conducted by Richmond Symphony’s Assistant Conductor, Daniel Myssyk.

Daniel Myssyk 

Assistant Conductor of the Richmond Symphony and Director of the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, Daniel Myssyk is also Director of Orchestral Activities at Virginia Commonwealth University. He was Music Director of the Montreal-based Orchestre de chambre Appassionata from 2000 to 2016.

In recent years, he has made critically acclaimed appearances with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, among others. In 2015, Daniel Myssyk made his debut in Guanajuato, Mexico where he has been returning every season since. In 2019, return engagements have brought him back to Canada to conduct the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières and the Orchestre de la Francophonie.

Daniel Myssyk’s recordings have received widespread critical acclaim. Czech Serenades with works by Suk and Dvořák in 2012 and Janáček’s Idyla in 2010 were both nominated for an Opus Prize as best recording of the year. Under his leadership, three recent VCU Opera productions won top prizes at the National Opera Association competition.