It was conceived and founded in 2006 as an orchestra-academy combining an educational mission and concert activities. Its musicians are students studying at musical educational institutions of Ekaterinburg. They take part in rehearsals, master classes and concerts with outstanding conductors and soloists, study orchestral performing traditions.
Every year the orchestra musicians give more than 30 concerts, presenting over 20 concert programs to the audience. Maestro Enkhe is the artistic director and chief conductor of the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra, which also worked with such prominent conductors and musicians as Vladimir Fedoseyev, Thomas Sanderling, Saulius Sondeckis, Alexander Rudin, Dmitry Liss, Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Leo Kremer, Sergei Krylov, Mikhail Tsinman, Rustem Abyazov, Pavel Petrenko, and Oleg Caetani. The orchestra has been honored to perform with N. Gutman, A. Rudin, S. Roldugin, A. Shilkloper, D. Kramer, V. Grokhovsky, A. Korobeinikov, Dang Thai Son, J.M. Canizares, N. Borisoglebsky, E. Derzhavina, D. Trifonov, D. Vasiliev, V. Gryaznov, A. Nabiulin, F. Kopachevsky, and Yu. Favorin.
The Russian debut of the orchestra took place at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 2009, in the subscription series of concerts by the Moscow Philharmonic.
The Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra is a participant of international festivals – La Folle Journee, Euroorchestria in Russia and France, Crescendo, Kogan-Festival, Eurasia, Bach-fest, Classics on the Volga. In 2012, it was selected as the only orchestra to represent Russia at the festival of the world’s best youth orchestras – Young Euro Classic – in Berlin.
In 2014 the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra launched an annual summer orchestra academy and a new group – the Tchaikovsky International Youth Orchestra that takes part in the Tchaikovsky Festival (Ekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk Region).