"The NYOI is among our most valuable national treasures. Unlike the treasures in museums, though, this asset is constantly changing, constantly growing, constantly improving"
- Irish Examiner, Declan Townsend (2005)
"We’re like a family"
- Sinead O’Halloran, cello (2011)
"I not only reunited with old friends, but also made many new ones. It is rare to be in a situation surrounded by so many like minded people in such an open atmosphere - it was a tonic for the soul"
- Brid Cannon, violin (2010), X-NYOI Reunion 2010
“Receiving [a scholarship] made all the hours of personal practice at home worthwhile…”
- Clara Daly-Donnellan, Trombone, Aged 14
"To have been awarded a scholarship this year was an incredible honour for me… thanks to the generosity of the NYOI Friends who even in these tough times find the funds to help me and the other young musicians of today…"
- Lukas O'Brien, NYOI scholarship recipient