DG Youth Orchestra
Dumfries and Galloway Youth Orchestra

About Us

The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Orchestra, DGYO is a new orchestra for talented young musicians living, working or in education in the region.

Established in 2018, the DGYO provides young musicians with a wonderful opportunity to play in an orchestra with students from across our region and receive first class tuition and direction from experienced teachers and professionals.

The orchestra’s Musical Director is Jane Hainey, a professional violinist and for many years a member of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Meet the Team

The Shared Goals of our Trustees

Every small amount spent on a musical education yields a greater return. Not only does it develop technical abilities, it enhances communication, teamwork, analytical, listening, and creative skills. Skills that are transferable and enable success in any profession.

Our Trustees are from a wide range of professions including education, medical, legal, finance, local government and, of course- the music profession. Whilst our professions are different, we all recognise the value of a musical education. We all recognise how music has helped our progress in our own chosen professions.

Every one of our Trustees has benefited from a musical education and has been fortunate enough to participate in youth orchestras and experience the buzz of a performance. We all believe in the value and purposefulness of music making- not to mention the fun and friendships. Which is why we are all committed to ensuring that young people in our region have free access to play in a properly run, well managed youth orchestra.


Jane Hainey

Jane studied at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama with David Takeno, graduating in 1986 before going to France to work at the L’opera de Lyon under Sir John Eliot Gardener playing such operas as Verdi’s Falstaff, Debussy’s Pelleas and Mellisande, and Mozart’s Magic Flute at the Aix en Provence Festival.