The CPYO is a sought after band, regularly performing in festivals, community events and live on television in festivals such as the Fiesta Awards. It has released a DVD internationally with Trenton and the Free Radical called Mr. Mandela and performed in The Last Face, directed by Sean Penn.  Brandon Phillips, the CPO’s resident conductor and winner of the Len van Zyl inaugural Conductors’ Competition in 2010, was music director from 2012 to 2022.

Here’s how you can support the CPYO and its musicians 

• The music director
R50 000

• Instruments and maintenance
R10 000

• A score and parts

• Truck hire to transport instruments to a concert
R10 000 

• Transport for weekly rehearsals and performances

• Support staff
R1000 a week

• Tertiary bursaries
R40 000 a year

Contact: Suzanne Aucamp
Tel: 021-410 9826 | Email: