Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 (QYO2)

Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 is a full size symphony orchestra with 90 members ranging in age from 12 to 23. The main stage for QYO2 is the Old Museum Concert Hall, where the orchestra plays three Concerts at Twilight per year. The repertoire includes a wide range of original works, mainly from the romantic and modern periods. During 2016 QYO2 performed repertoire such as Sibelius’s Symphony No.2, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Overture and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.


Conductor Sergei V Korschmin


Sergei completed studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. Sergei’s conducting debut came at age seventeen, conducting Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, with the Moscow Composer’s House Orchestra. In the same year he was the Conductor and Production Director of Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin. Sergei later conducted a cycle of works by Beethoven.

As the recipient of the Internal Travel Fellowship from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Sergei participated in music classes at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris (France); the Academy of Music, Weimar (Germany); the Southwest Texas University, (USA), and many master classes. Since moving to Australia, Sergei has lectured at several universities in Queensland. He has held the position of Artistic Director of the Mackay Youth Orchestra, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Mackay Symphony Orchestra. Sergei is regularly invited both as a conductor and teacher, to tutor and direct vacation workshops and master classes.

Sergei has been guest conductor with the Queensland Youth Symphony and Western Australian Youth Orchestra and in 2003 he was appointed conductor of QYO2.

More information about Sergei on www.korschmin.com

Watch QYO2 playing Georges Bizet’s Prelude and Farandole from L’Arlesienne at the 2013 QYO Finale Concert:




In 2013, QYO2 toured to Canberra. Concert venues included Albert Hall, Radford College, Alfred Deacon High School and Parliament House. In 2014, QYO2 undertook a July tour to the Sunshine coast and performed as part of the Noosa Long Weekend Festival.


QYO2 Application Information


  • 80-member symphony orchestra
  • Standard double-wind orchestral repertoire
  • Current conductor: Sergei V Korschmin (since 2002)
  • Rehearsals:  Saturdays 1.30pm-4.30pm
  • Tutorials: some Saturdays 1.30-3.30pm & rehearsal 4-5pm
  • Weekend music camp:  Luther Heights, Coolum, Fri 27 - Sun 29 Jan, 2017


  • Min. AMEB Grade 6 (guide only)
  • Violin min. AMEB Grade 7 (guide only)
  • Flute & Clarinet min. AMEB Grade 8 (guide only)
  • Maximum age limit as at 31 Dec 2016: 23 years


  • Violin 1 (16), violin 2 (16), viola (14), cello (12), double bass (10)
  • Flute (2), piccolo (1), oboe (2), clarinet Bb & A (2), bassoon (2)
  • French horn (5), trumpet (2), trombone (2), bass trombone (1)
  • Tuba (1), timpani (1)
  • (Cor anglais, bass clarinet, contrabassoon & percussion, except timpani, are not required


Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 (QYO2) Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 (QYO2)

“QYO is a great opportunity for young musicians to meet with other young people who share a similar passion for music. I have loved being a part of QYO, it has allowed me to play some great repertoire and get to know some fantastic people! I would definitely encourage anyone thinking about auditioning.”

- India, QYO2 Cellist