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The Westmount Youth Orchestra — the orchestra with heart!

Welcome to the Westmount Youth Orchestra, a place to play great music at the highest standards with other wonderful young musicians, conducted by dedicated, passionate directors. An exciting and fun way to learn and nurture your passion for the great classics of the orchestral repertoire.

We make serious music and we have fun doing it!

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A word from our wonderful spokesperson, Juan-Miguel Hernandez.

Dear musicians and friends of the Westmount Youth Orchestra,

It is my sincere privilege to lend my voice to this wonderful orchestra which has been a central part of my musical journey. 

Looking back on my days as a member of this orchestra, I think of a place where learning to play in an ensemble, learning to conceptualise music and to solve technical issues had never been so much fun. But most importantly, I think of dedicated, passionate and experienced musicians who care about the personal growth and the positive experience of each of its members. 

My passion for music and what led to my decision to become a professional musician was a culmination of my positive experiences, challenges and exceptional relationships with my teachers and peers. Whether or not one is destined to become a professional musician, the Westmount Youth Orchestra is a nurturing environment that goes beyond its primary function and it has played a significant role in my growth as a musician and as a human being. 

I wish you all a fulfilling musical journey with the Westmount Youth Orchestra!

Juan-Miguel Hernandez
Spokesperson for the Westmount Youth Orchestra

Professor of Viola at The Royal Academy of Music in London
Violist of the Fine Arts Quartet