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YORKSHIRE YOUNG SINFONIA GOES DIGITAL WITH NEWZIK
First Youth Orchestra Swapping Sheet Music for Digital Scores
On August the 19th, Yorkshire Young Sinfonia successfully performed with Ray Chen at Hull City Hall.
The audience noticed something unusual: traditional music stands were replaced with iPad Pros. For the first time, a youth orchestra completely swapped sheet music for digital scores.
During an entire week, the young musicians rehearsed with 45 iPad Pros which had one thing in common: the Newzik App. The technology was used to its fullest and not a single paper score was needed as a back-up. Rehearsals were held for 7 hours every day, iPads moved from rooms to rooms for sectional sessions entailing real logistical challenges such as device battery life.
Below the story illustrated by BBC News.
THE DIGITAL PERFORMANCE
60 musicians using Newzik on 45 iPad Pros with the iRig BlueTurn foot pedals.
Testimonial videos of the CEO, conductor, and musicians the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia.
The whole process went incredibly easy.
All things are just downloaded instantly on any of the 45 iPads.
Newzik has been an invaluable tool, and it’s going to be almost impossible for our orchestra to go back now.
David Taylor – Founder & CEO of the YYS orchestra
One of the great features during rehearsals that I’ve enjoyed to use is that I can bring up any part from within the orchestra that I want.
For instance, I can easily mark bowings into the string parts.
Tom Hammond – Conductor
As a string player, it’s so easy to see everybody’s bowing with just a few taps. And then, I can just write my own, or erase it just as easily.
A musical cooperation between an orchestra, a music publisher and Newzik In May 2018, Newzik was fortunate to collaborate with two organizations based in the Netherlands: the Asko I Schönberg ensemble, a contemporary ensemble, and Donemus Publishing, a music publishing house.
In September 2016, Newzik teamed up with the Rouen Opera House with the purpose of creating the world’s first ever concert using the 12"9 inches newest iPad Pros, and to find out how classical orchestras could implement and benefit from using digital score readers over traditional sheet music.
A military orchestra enjoying the iPad-performance In April 2018, Newzik partnered with the French Republican Guard Orchestra for a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s work.
This one-time concert took place in Paris at the Saint-Louis des Invalides cathedral, where the ensemble hosted three renowned soloists: the violinist Augustin Dumay, the cellist Henri Demarquette and the pianist Michel Dalberto.
YYS is a unique Youth Orchestra in Yorkshire, delivering courses for young musicians and unforgettable high profile concerts. In September 2015, YYS gained national acclaim as the feature of the BBC Radio 4 programme “Birth of an Orchestra” with Alan Bennett.