Promoting Excellence Through Music

What's Been Happening

Sheku with ABYSO’s Khadijah Ladoo

ABYSO Receives Donation from Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Renowned British cellist of Antiguan heritage, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, secured a generous donation in his honour by a private donor to the Antigua & Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra (ABYSO). Sheku rose…

abyso news

Braimah Kanneh-Mason – Potters Primary School 2

ABYSO Holds String Workshops And Plays Out

St. John’s Antigua – Tuesday November 22, 2022: The ABYSO String players have completed an intensive and rewarding week of master classes and performances facilitated by Braimah Kanneh-Mason and Konya…
Workshop Session 2

ABYSO HOLDS BRASS AND WOODWIND REPAIR WORKSHOPS

Mark started repairing woodwind instruments in 2000, combining his interest in flute and saxophone with engineering. He studied clarinet making at Newark College. In 2008 he was asked to set…
Nomad

PLAY OUT AN ABYSO CONCERT SERIES

St. John’s Antigua – Friday November 4, 2022 – The Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra (ABYSO) will launch an exciting new concert series called ‘Play Out’. The series will…
289107801_765631068209089_8846871232334806390_n

THERE WILL BE A LOT OF ENERGY IN THE MUSIC

ABYSO & BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY READY FOR ITS PRESENTATION OF “A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” JOHN’S, ANTIGUA (Wednesday 29th June 2022) – The Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra and…

Upcoming Events

photo galleries

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed porttitor mauris a risus placerat scelerisque. Ut bibendum diam velit, sit amet hendrerit dui porttitor in.

video galleries

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed porttitor mauris a risus placerat scelerisque. Ut bibendum diam velit, sit amet hendrerit dui porttitor in.

"I am ABSOLUTELY grateful to my brilliant and amazing string tutors Litsa Tunnah and Maria Valero from whom I have learnt so much."

Calynia Edwards - Violin

"In 2017, I sat in the audience listening to the Kanneh-Masons play alongside local musicians and thought “I would really like to be on that stage one day”. Today, I am developing my skills as a trombonist thanks to the ABYSO”.

Orlando Gordon - Trombone

"As a member of the ABYSO, I have found a home to escape all the frustrations of my day to day life, gained a further appreciation of the art form and learnt quality behavioural traits. I have found something to be committed to and I love sharing the products of that commitment with others. "

Khadijah Ladoo - Cello

I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the ABYSO. I have become more patient with my life and my instrument and better skilled at time management.

Resa Nelson - Flute

“The ABYSO Composition Programme taught me many valuable lessons about the art of composition. As a result, I can be more creative and more expressive with my compositions.”

Khadijah Simon - Composer

“The ABYSO Composition Programme taught me many valuable lessons about the art of composition. As a result, I can be more creative and more expressive with my compositions.”

Khadijah Simon - Composer

"ROSL is proud to support the work of ABYSO as they go from strength to strength."

Geoff Parkin - Artistic Director, Royal Over-Seas League

"The ABYSO is a wonderful, highly deserving initiative which has changed the lives of many young people in the country.  I have travelled to many different countries over the years and can honestly say that never have I seen such exceptional dedication and support from leading members of a county’s government as I have seen in Antigua and Barbuda."

Alison Cox OBE FRSA - Founder and Chair of Trustees, The Commonwealth Resounds

"Music education is a powerful tool for empowering youth through culture, as well as cultivating leadership and an appreciation for the arts. The ABYSO is playing a critical role in providing these opportunities in Antigua and Barbuda."

Avery Waite - Executive Director, MusAid

“In 2019, I had the pleasure of visiting Antigua as the guest of the ABYSO. I was struck by the spirt of enthusiasm and volunteerism and the strong vision which underpinned this developing and deeply ambitious programme. I am honoured to support the ABYSO as a friend and adviser and endorse it as a fine example of promoting diversity in music”.

Julian Lloyd Webber - Principal, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

our partners

Contact Us

Connect with us