Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 (QYO3)

Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 has 80 members ranging in age from 10 to 19 years. Under conductor Bradley Voltz, the orchestra performs a variety of repertoire including classical works and medleys from musicals arranged for symphony orchestra. Popular works include Sibelius’ Finlandia and selections from Phantom of the OperaRomeo and Juliet and Carmen. During 2016 QYO3 performed repertoire such as Sibelius’ Finlandia, Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave, John Williams, arr. Cluster Star Wars, Mussorgsky’s Hopak, as well as the World Premiere of Alexander Voltz’s Fanfare for Clarinet & Orchestra. During the weekly rehearsals, tutorials and camp, the musicians are taught the essential skills to play and perform in a symphony orchestra.

Watch the  Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 conducted by Bradley Voltz play the opening of Malcolm Arnold’s Little Suite No. 1 for Orchestra in the 2011 QYO Finale Concert: 


Dr Bradley Voltz

Bradley Voltz, QYO, Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 (QYO3)

Bradley has conducted the Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 since 1998. He holds a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Tasmania and a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Other post-graduate studies include a Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance) (QCM), Graduate Diploma in Further Education and Training (USQ) and a Graduate Certificate in Music Technology (GU). Bradley has been a conducting student of John Curro, attended conducting master classes under Sergio Celibedache in Germany and studied with Ezra Rachlin in London.

Bradley has performed as a freelance pianist and accordionist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in productions of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, The Pirates of Penzance and The Sound of Music. He has appeared as both conductor and soloist for the University of Queensland Musical Society and the St Lucia Orchestra.

Bradley is a member of the Board of Examiners of the Australian Music Examinations Board, and has recently been appointed Director of Instrumental Music at Moreton Bay College.


QYO3 Application Information

  • 80-member symphony orchestra
    Standard orchestral repertoire & arrangements
  • Current conductor:  Dr Bradley Voltz (since 1998)
  • Rehearsals:  Saturdays 1.15pm-4pm
  • Tutorials during rehearsal times
  • Weekend music camp: QCCC Mt Tamborine, Fri 3 - Sun 5 Febuary, 2017


  • Min. AMEB Grade 5 (guide only)
  • Maximum age limit as at 31 Dec 2016: 23 years


  • Violin 1 (18), violin 2 (18), viola (16), cello (14), bass (10)
  • Flute (2), piccolo (1), oboe (2), Bb clarinet (2), bassoon (2)
  • French horn (5), trumpet (2), trombone (2), bass trombone (1)
  • Tuba (1), percussion (2)

 QYO, Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 (QYO3)

 “This is my third year in QYO.  The music is great because it’s more challenging than at school, and I get to play with fantastic musicians and make new friends from around Brisbane. The tutorial sessions are fun and really help us to improve our skills and to click as a section. QYO helps me extend my musical range and gives me the abilities that I would not have today if I had not been part of it.”

- Stevie, French Horn in QYO3