MPYO programs was prepared to nurture the young musicians with world standard musicianship under the tutelage of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s resident conductor; Naohisa Furusawa and the in-house MPO musicians as tutors with selection of various artists and soloist for the concerts. They meet up throughout the season for centralized sectionals and intensive trainings during three major camps in March, June and December tentatively. Special projects and tour are additional programs that offer the extra mile in wonderful learning experience for the MPYO members as they are required to perform various genres of music ranging from Malay traditional to pop classical music comprehensively. Their ability to deliver the world-class classical repertoire and tap in to different styles and range of music was proven and this remarkable versatility is one of their core strengths as the best youth orchestra in Malaysia. 


13 & 27 January 2018MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
3 & 10 February 2018MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
10, 22, 23 & 31 March 2018MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
11-18 March 2018MPYO Camp 1
18 March 2018MPYO Concert: An Afternoon with MPYO
21 March 2018MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
25 March 2018MPO/MPYO Side by Side WIT Concert: Adventures in The Magical Kingdom
7, 14 & 21 April 2018MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
22 April 2018MPYO WIT Concert: Springtime Serenades
29 April 2018
MPYO Jamboree
5 & 12 May 2018MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
2 June 2018MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
3 - 10 June 2018MPYO Camp 2
6 June 2018MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
10 June 2018MPYO Concert: An Evening With MPYO
20 & 27 October 2018MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
3 & 24 November 2018MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
10 & 11 November 2018MPO/MPYO Side by Side WIT Concert: Viva Venezuela!
1 December 2018MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
8 - 16 December 2018
MPYO Camp 3
14 & 15 December 2018MPO/MPYO Side by Side Concert: Tales of Winter
16 December 2018
MPYO Concert: Once Upon A Tune
19 December 2018MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
21 - 28 December 2018MPYO Tour: Hong Kong 2018
14 & 21 January 2017MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
4, 11 & 12 February 2017MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
12 February 2017MPYO WIT Concert: Serenade
4 & 11 March 2017MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
13 – 19 March 2017MPYO Camp 1
19 March 2017MPYO Concert: Shostakovich Fifth
20 – 24 March 2017MPYO Special Project: Majlis Jamuan Teh Ulang Tahun Hari Keputeraan DYMM Sultan Johor
21 March 2017MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
1, 8, 15 & 29 April 2017MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
3, 4 & 5 May 2017MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
5 May 2017MPYO Special Project: Good Earth Exhibition by Galeri PETRONAS
5 & 6 May 2017MPO/MPYO Side by Side WIT Concert: Bartok's Piano Concerto
6 & 7 May 2017MPYO External Audition 2017
10 - 14 May 2017MPYO Special Project: BRDB Properties Launching in Nusajaya, JB.
13, 20 & 27 May 2017MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
21 May 2017MPYO Musical Jamboree
5 June 2017MPYO Internal Audition 2017
5 - 11 June 2017MPYO Camp 2
11 June 2017MPYO Concert: Sibelius Second
13 June 2017MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
14 June 2017MPYO Outreach in Sekolah Alam Shah, Putrajaya
26 June - 1 July 2017MPYO Tour: Miyakojima Youth International Music Festival Tour 2017
8 July 2017MPYO Special Project: MPO Season Launch
3 - 4 August 2017MPYO 10th Anniversary: Hong Kong Children Symphony Orchestra: Asia Concert Tour 2017
3 - 5 August 2017MPYO 10th Anniversary: MPYO & HKCSO Side by Side Concert
6 August 2017MPYO 10th Anniversary: MPYO Alumni Chamber Concert
10 - 13 August 2017MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Beethoven’s Mighty Ninth
16 August 2017MPYO Special Project: JULANG by PETRONAS
22 - 25 August 2017MPYO 10th Anniversary: MPYO 10th Anniversary Concert
28 - 30 August 2017MPYO Special Project: Merdeka Celebration at KLCC Park (KLCCUH)
8 - 11 September 2017Merdeka Award 2017 (Sep 11, Mon 8.30pm)
23 September 2017MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
24 September 2017MPYO Special Project: Orchid Run & Ride 2017
4 - 8 October 2017MPYO 10th Anniversary: MPYO & Friends
11 October 2017MPYO Special Project: Istana Negara
14, 19, 20, 21 & 22 October 2017MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
4 & 25 November 2017MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
14 - 18 November 2017MPYO 10th Anniversary: Konsert Tanah Airku
2 - 10 December 2017MPYO Camp 3
8 & 9 December 2017MPO/MPYO Side by Side Concert: Classics at the Movies
10 December 2017MPYO Concert: Elixir of Youth
11 December 2017MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
12 - 14 December 2017MPYO Tour: Singapore 2017
13 December 2017MPYO Concert: Elixir of Youth at Esplanade-Theatres On The Bay, Singapore
9, 16 & 23 January 2016MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
20 & 27 February 2016MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
5 & 26 March 2016MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
12 March – 20 March 2016MPYO Camp 1
20 March 2016MPYO Concert: The Magic Flute & The Noon Witch
23 March 2016MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
2, 9 & 16 April 2016MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
24 April 2016MPYO WIT Concert: Haydn’s Drumroll
7 May 2016External Audition 1 for Season 16/17
8 May 2016External Audition 2 for Season 16/17
15 May 2016MPYO Musical Jamboree
28 May 2016Internal Audition for Season 16/17
28 May – 3 June 2016MPYO Camp 2
1 June 2016MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
3 June 2016MPYO Concert: MPYO Plays Dvorak
3, 10, 17 & 24 September 2016MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
1, 5, 6, 7 & 8 October 2016MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
8 & 9 October 2016MPO/MPYO Side by Side WIT Concert: If Music Be The Food of Love: Celebrating Shakespeare
12, 19, 26 November 2016MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
5 - 13 December 2016MPYO Camp 3
8 December 2016MPYO Special Project: Merdeka Award Presentation 2016
11 December 2016MPYO Concert: Vibrancy of Youth
11 December 2016MPYO Special Project: Christmas Ensemble at Suria KLCC
12 & 13 December 2016MPO/MPYO Side by Side Concert: Ho! Ho! Holiday Pops
14 December 2016MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
6 February 2015MPYO Special Project: Symphony Lake Event
15 February 2015MPYO WIT Concert: An Hour with MPYO
15 March - 25 March 2015MPYO Camp 1
25 March 2015MPYO Concert: MPYO Plays Mozart & Tchaikovsky
31 March 2015MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
30 May 2015MPYO WIT Concert: Musical Jamboree
31 May 2015External Audition 1 for Season 15/16
1 June 2015External Audition 2 for Season 15/16
2 June 2015Internal Audition for Season 15/16
3 June - 12 June 2015MPYO Camp 2
12 June 2015MPYO Concert: Choral Fantasy
30 July 2015MPYO Special Project: 128th IOC Session Opening Ceremony
5, 12, 19 & 26 September 2015MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
3, 10, 17 & 24 October 2015MPYO Weekend Intensive Training (WIT)
1 November 2015MPYO WIT Concert: Mozart in Paris
20 November - 22 November 2015MPYO Special Project: Malam Terang Bulan by Khazanah Nasional
5 December - 18 December 2015MPYO Camp 3
10 December 2015MPYO Special Project: Merdeka Award Presentation 2015
11 December 2015MPYO Special Project: Christmas Ensemble at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
12 December 2015MPYO Special Project: Christmas Ensemble at Suria KLCC
14 December 2015MPYO Concert: MPYO Plays Beethoven 5th
15 December 2015MPYO Special Project: Christmas Ensemble at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
16 December 2015MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Chamber Music
18 December 2015MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Star Wars and Beyond
5 February 2014MPYO Special Project: Merdeka Award Presentation 2013
22 March – 23 March 2014MPYO Internal Audition
22 March – 28 March 2014MPYO Camp 1
28 March 2014 MPYO Concert: Shall We Dance
31 May – 8 June 2014MPYO Camp 2
8 June 2014MPYO Concert: A Musical Portrait
21 June – 22 June 2014MPYO Audition
29 September 2014MPYO Special Project: Khazanah
18 – 25 November 2014MPYO Tour: Johor (Malam Melayu Klasik)
1 December – 19 December 2014MPYO Camp 3
8 December 2014MPYO Special Project: Merdeka Award Presentation 2014
15 December 2014MPYO Concert: Enigma Variations
18 December – 19 December 2014MPO/MPYO Side by Side: Home Alone
9 March – 13 March 2013Audition
23 March – 29 March 2013Music Camp 1
29 March 2013 MPYO Concert
1 June – 9 June 2013Music Camp 2
8 June 2013 MPYO Concert “Lushissimo”
15 September 2013#Tanahairku Project @ Publika
12 November 2013MPYO Kedah Tour
1 December – 14 December 2013Music Camp 3
10 December 2013MPO/MPYO Side by Side Chamber Concert
17 December 2013 MPYO Concert
20 December 2013 MPO/MPYO Side by Side
"It's a Ho! Ho! Holliday Specials!"


MPYO Plays Dvorak

2016 June 3rd

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Ciarán McAuley, conductor
Timothy Peters, violin
Matyas Major, cello

SIBELIUS   Finlandia
BRAHMS    Double Concerto
DVORAK    Symphony No. 8

MPO/MPYO Side-By-Side Chamber

2016 June 1st

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 

MOZART String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387 (first movt.)
BRAHMS Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114 (fourth movt.)
MASSENET Meditation from Thaïs
HANDEL-HALVORSEN Passacaglia for Violin and Viola
TCHEREPNIN Six Quartets for 4 horns (Nos. 1,3 & 5)
BRAYTON Odds and Evens
BEETHOVEN Septet in E flat major, Op.20 (first movt.)
BRAHMS Sextet No.1 in B flat major, Op. 18 (first movt.)
EWALD Brass Quintet No.1
POWELL How To Train Your Dragon Suite
SAINT-SAËNS (arr. GUIRAUD) Danse macabre
DÉJARDIN Variations on a New World

Haydn’s Drumroll

2016 April 24th

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Ciaran McAuley, conductor

MOZART           The Abduction from the Seraglio Overture
HOWELLS        Elegy for Viola, String Quartet and String Orchestra
FINZI                 Romance
HAYDN              Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll”

Ho! Ho! Holiday Pops

2016 December 12th & 13th

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Julie Desbordes, conductor
Joe Burgstaller, trumpet

STRAUSS Die Fledermaus Overture
FRANCK Panis angelicus
ARUTIUNIAN Trumpet Concerto
ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
ANDERSON A Christmas Festival
TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker: excerpts
GERSHWIN An American in Paris

Vibrancy of Youth

2016 December 11th

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Julie Desbordes, conductor
Joe Burgstaller, trumpet
Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir joined by SNYO members

ROSSINI La Gazza Ladra Overture
MÉNDEZ La Virgen de la Macarena
MOZART Ave verum Corpus
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz of the Snowflakes
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite
PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé Suite


February 15th


An Hour With MPYO

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Ciarán McAuley, conductor

WARLOCK               Capriol Suite
STRAUSS                Serenade, Op.7
BEETHOVEN           Symphony No. 1


March 25th


The MPYO Plays Mozart & Tchaikovsky

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Benjamin Zander, conductor
Andrew Ng Wen Hao, violin
Danish Mubin, viola

MOZART                  Sinfonia Concertante
TCHAIKOVSKY       Symphony No. 5


March 31st


MPO/MPYO Side-By-Side Chamber

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 

MOZART – Divertimento No. 2 (movements: Allegro, Menuetto and Rondo)
ARNOLD – Oboe Quartet (first and third movements)
KAHN – Serenade in F minor, Op.73
RAVEL – Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
LULLY – Marche pour la cérémonie de Turcs
VIVALDI – Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor
VIVALDI – Concerto for Four Violins in B minor
BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major


June 12th


Choral Fantasy

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Nicolae Moldoveanu, conductor
Tengku Irfan, piano
Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir

BRAHMS                  Academic Festival Overture
BRAHMS                  Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
MENDELSSOHN      Midsummer Night’s Dream Excerpts
BEETHOVEN            Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra


November 1st


Mozart In Paris

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Ciarán McAuley, conductor

ELGAR                      Sospiri
MOZART                  Symphony No. 31 ‘Paris’
SCHUBERT              Symphony No. 6


December 14th


MPYO Plays Beethoven’s 5th

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Federico Cortese & Ciarán McAuley, conductors

14 DEC 2015

MENDELSSOHN                Hebrides Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY                  Nutcraker Suite
BEETHOVEN                      Symphony No. 5


December 16th


MPO/MPYO Side-By-Side Chamber

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

MOZART – Sonata for Two Pianos in D
MENDELSSOHN – Piano Quartet No.1, Op.1 in C minor
MOZART – Arias from The Magic Flute for Bassoon Duet
DRING – Trio for Oboe, Flute and Piano
REICH – Nagoya Marimbas
SCHUBERT – String Quintet in C, Op.163
LECLAIR – Sonate Op.3, No. 2 for Two Violins
SAINT-SAENS – Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs
RAVEL – Pavane pour une infant defunte
GABRIELI – Canzona per sonare No. 1
LANG – The So-Called Laws of Nature


December 17th & 18th


MPO/MPYO Side By Side: Star Wars and Beyond

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Federico Cortese, conductor
MPO Brass Quintet

STRAUSS                           Also sprach Zarathustra: opening
KHACHATURIAN              Gayane Ballet Suite: Adagio
STRAUSS                           Blue Danube
HOLST                               The Planets: Jupiter
WILLIAMS                         Star Wars Suite


March 28th


MPYO Concert: Shall We Dance?
Conductor – Kevin Field

Repertoire: The Shall We Dance concert featured finest works on dance music such as waltz and danzon by prominent composers from romantic and contemporary era. The world famous Roses from the South Waltz from Johann Strauss leads the repertoire and followed by Brahms’s Hungarian Dance series that was played alternately between works by Sibelius, Saint Saens and Marquez and ends the night with Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.

J Strauss II – Roses from the South Waltz
Brahms – Hungarian Dance #1
Sibelius – Valse Triste
Brahms – Hungarian Dance #3
Saint Saens – Dance Macabre
Brahms – Hungarian Dance #10
Marquez – Danzon No.2
Rachmaninov – Symphonic Dances


December 15th


MPYO Concert: Enigma Variations

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Fabian Russell, conductor

15 DEC 2014

Elgar                        Enigma Variations
Dvořák                     Carnival Overture
Respighi                  Pines of Rome


December 18th & 19th


MPO/MPYO Side By Side: Home Alone

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Fabian Russell, conductor
Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir
Young Choral Academy Youth Chorale

18 & 19 DEC 2014

The complete screenings of the movie with live music performed by the MPO & MPYO.


December 10th

MPO/MPYO Side by Side Chamber Concert

STRINGS – Graeme Norris, Principal/Tutor
Mendelssohn – Octet for Strings, Opus 20.

WOODWINDS – Joost Flach, Conductor
Henk van Lijnschooten – ‘Little Studies’ on a folksong from The Hague
William Boyce – Minuet from Symphony No.3

BRASS – John Burque, Instructor
Paul Dukas – Fanfare pour précéder “La Péri”
Giovanni Gabrieli – Canzon noni toni
Edited by Robert King
Tylman Susato – A Suite of Dances
Arranged by John Iveson


December 17th


MPYO Concert: European Dances and Dreams
December 17th
Conductor – Kevin Field

The concert featured Saint Saens’ powerful tribal dance scene from the opera Samson & Delillah, followed by a one and only double concerto ever written for viola & clarinet by Max Bruch. Composed in three movements, the piece featured both the viola and clarinet alternate solos through all the very melodic and expressive movement. The evening ends with the explosive monumental work by Berlioz – Symphony Fantastique which evokes a maelstrom of emotion going through the entire five movements which ends with “Dreams of Witches’ Sabbath”

Soloist – Jeremy Tan Jing Yuan, Clarinet and Ai Wen Thian, Viola
Saint-Saens – Dance Bacchanal from Samson & Delillah
Bruch – Concerto for Clarinet and Viola Op.88 In E minor
Berlioz – Symphony Fantastique


December 20th


MPYO/MPO Side by Side: Ho! Ho! Holiday Specials
Conductor – Kevin Field

KL Children Choir

Blake – The Snowman
Prokofiev – Troika
Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Snowflakes
Goodwin – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Goodwin – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Goodwin – Carol of the Drum
Arr. Khor – A Crooning Christmas cracker
Goodwin – Carol Medley
Goodwin – Jingle Bells
Goodwin – The 12 Days of Christmas

November 13th, 2013


MPYO Kedah Tour

Conductor – Ahmad Muriz Che Rose
Vocals – Dato’ Yusni Hamid, Datin Paduka Julie Sudiro & Jamilah Hj Abu Bakar

  • To promote the MPYO to the general public by reaching out to suburban region beyond the Klang Valley.
  • To create awareness amongst youth and exposure towards orchestral music performance, through the implementation of the planned outreach activities.
  • To showcase MPYO performing the Keroncong genre in full symphonic style, collaborating with authentic Keroncong Ensemble, in our efforts to preserve local arts heritage.
  • The tour itinerary included rehearsals and outreach activities which culminated in a concert to the general public.

November 14th, 2014


Outreach Program 1
Program Kesenian Dan Pembudayaan Ilmu, Dewan Jitra, Kedah.

  • Jointly organized by the State Government & UiTM Cawangan Merbok, the one day carnival was attended by secondary school as well as college students.
  • Performance by the MPYO & Jazz ensemble:
    Izzywan Musib, 1st violin
    Joey Young, Jazz violin soloist
    Yip Wyng Yin, 2nd violin
    Chee Hui Hui, Clarinet
    Umar Affzan Anuar, viola
    Tan Wei Harn, Flute
    Mohamed Ershad Mohd Azalan, cello
  • Repertoire performed includes a mix of jazz & local favorites.
  • Interactive performance which focused on career talk to students, which was well received.

November 14th, 2014


Outreach Program 2
SJKC Yang Gao, Gurun, Kedah.

  • The second outreach program was held at SJKC Yang Gao, Guar Cempedak and joined by three other schools, namely SK Guar Cempedak, SJKC Chung Hwa and SJKC Pei Hwa.
  • Performance by the MPYO String Quartet:
    Liew Chea Yuen, Violin 1
    Aldrich Tan Ying Pinso, Violin 2
    Sheng Wei Yi, Viola
    Jennifer Lim Mei Yi, Cello
  • Repertoire included light classical repertoire and local favorites.
  • The children were thrilled by the performance whereby there were filled with interactive activities throughout the session.

September 15th, 2013


Publika Solaris, Mont Kiara.

In conjunction with 2013’s Malaysia day, PETRONAS embarked on an initiative to reach out on conveying a message of unity and solidarity to the younger generation. Inspired by a poem by the late national laureate Allahyarham Datuk Usman Awang entitled “Tanahairku” local composer Audi Mok was commissioned to compose a song with the same title – thus conceiving the #Tanahirku” project.

MPYO was given the privilege to record the title track and music video which garnered 761, 664 views on YouTube. The highlight of the entire project series is a flash mob performance at Publika Solaris, Mount Kiara whereby MPYO collaborated with various artist and ensemble which gives an impactful closure to the whole PETRONAS’ exercise to epitomize on social cohesion.

February 2014


2013 Merdeka Award
Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS

Conductor – Ahmad Muriz Che Rose
Vocals – Suki, Stacy, Alinda & Hazama
Sitar – Mohammad Radzi Rosli, Gambus – Nor Leyzam Ali, Sape – Leslie Ak Eli,
Er Hu – Lim Chee Wei

An equivalence of the Nobel Peace Prize, the annual award conferred to Malaysians who has contributed to the wellbeing of the nation through fostering innovation, promoting culture of excellence and encouraging world view saw an involvement of the MPYO at the award presentation held at the Dewan FIlharmonik PETRONAS on February 2014.

The 60 member MPYO performed in the presence of the Prime Minister and Chairman of the board YM Raja Nazrin among other dignitaries who attended the auspicious event. Highlight of the performance was a special rendition of the song “Setia” re-arranged for orchestra and four indigenous instrument to underscore racial unity and further commemorating the “Spirit of Merdeka”.