We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with the LPO and our support of their Young Composers programme, aiming to find and support the progression of talented orchestral composers.
The 2022/23 programme will work with Jakob Bragg, Philip Dutton, Zakiya Leeming, Matt London and Tayla-Leigh Payne who will each create a new work for chamber orchestra. Participants have the opportunity to attend concerts, observe rehearsals, meet visiting composers and get involved with the LPO’s wider education work so they can be inspired and supported by the LPO during this programme.
Their compositions will be workshopped with the Orchestra's musicians and the programme will culminate with the Debut Sounds concert in July 2023. This is a public showcase of the five new works at Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre, by Foyle Future First musicians and LPO, conducted by Composer Mentor and Composer-in-Residence Brett Dean.
We look forward to sharing more about the Young Composers programme, and following the journey that these talented composers will go on.
About the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Uniquely groundbreaking and exhilarating to watch and hear, the London Philharmonic Orchestra has been celebrated as one of the world’s great orchestras since Sir Thomas Beecham founded it in 1932. With every performance we aim to bring wonder to the modern world and cement our position as a leading orchestra for the 21st century. Our home is at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall, where we’re at the beating heart of London’s cultural life. You’ll also find us at our resident venues in Brighton, Eastbourne and Saffron Walden, and on tour throughout the UK and internationally, performing to sell-out audiences worldwide. Each summer we’re resident at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and you’ll find us online, on streaming platforms, on social media and through our broadcast partnership with Marquee TV. We also release live, studio and archive recordings on our own label, and are the world’s most-streamed orchestra, with over 15 million plays of our content each month.
Our Principal Conductors have included some of the greatest historic names like Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2021 Edward Gardner became our 13th Principal Conductor, and Vladimir Jurowski became Conductor Emeritus in recognition of his impact as Principal Conductor from 2007–21. Karina Canellakis is our current Principal Guest Conductor and Brett Dean our Composer-in-Residence.
We’re committed to inspiring the next generation of musicians and music-lovers: there’s nothing we love more than seeing the joy of children and families enjoying their first musical moments, and we’re passionate about equipping schools and teachers through schools’ concerts, resources and training. Reflecting our values of collaboration and inclusivity, our OrchLab and Open Sound Ensemble projects offer music-making opportunities for adults and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Today’s young instrumentalists are the orchestral members of the future, so we’re committed to offering them opportunities to progress. Our LPO Junior Artists programme is leading the way in creating pathways into the profession for young artists from under-represented communities, and our LPO Young Composers and Foyle Future Firsts schemes support the next generation of professional musicians, bridging the transition from education to professional careers.