Debut Sounds: Where to Begin?


  • Mussorgsky Arr. Julian Yu Pictures at an Exhibition (extracts)
  • Tayla-Leigh Payne Picture This...
  • Jakob Bragg Through Gates Unseen
  • Matt London there must be more nature
  • Zakiya Leeming Eagle in the Ropes
  • Philip Dutton Etched


  • Brett Dean conductor
  • LPO Foyle Future Firsts
  • Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Every artist, whether painter, poet, writer, choreographer or composer, needs an idea, or at least the germ of one, as a starting point. But where does one find these ideas? What happens when we look for inspiration across art forms?

Join us for Debut Sounds, our annual concert showcasing new works by the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Composers.  This year, the composers have created five exciting new compositions inspired by other art forms from etching to animation, painting to circus arts.

Guided and conducted by LPO Composer-in-Residence Brett Dean, and continuing to celebrate emerging talent, the new works will be performed by an ensemble of musicians from the LPO Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme, alongside LPO players.

Thu 13 Jul 2023, 7.30pm

London, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Tickets £5 - £5

Tickets on sale from

Members: Tue 9th May 2023, 10.00am

Non-members: Fri 5th May 2023, 12.40pm

Generously supported by

Foyle Foundation
Allianz Musical Insurance
ernst von siemens musikstiftung

The 2022/23 LPO Young Composers programme is generously supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, the Garrick Charitable Trust, the Marchus Trust and the Vaughan Williams Foundation. The 2022/23 Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme is generously funded by the Foyle Foundation with additional support from the Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust and The Thriplow Charitable Trust.

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