LPO Junior Artists: Overture

LPO Junior Artists: Overture projects are free, immersive orchestral days for 10-15 year old instrumentalists, taking a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at the world of a professional orchestra.

Come behind the scenes with us

Fancy playing alongside LPO players and members of our Junior Artists and Foyle Future Firsts schemes? If you’re a young orchestral player, this is your chance to join the London Philharmonic Orchestra family for a day. You’ll meet some of our musicians, play as an ensemble and find out just what it takes to be part of one of the greatest orchestras in the world – for free!

What to expect

  • Enter the unique world of a professional orchestra
  • Discover and play music as an ensemble and in sectionals with LPO musicians, Foyle Future Firsts and LPO Junior Artists (our programme for talented musicians from under-represented backgrounds)
  • Hear from our LPO musicians about their own musical journeys and pick up tips for your own playing

Who can take part?

If you’re aged 11-14 and play an orchestral instrument at Grade 4+ standard, you are welcome to apply to our Overture days in London. Our Eastbourne and Worthing Overture days are open to young musicians aged 10-15 and Grade 3+ standard on an orchestral instrument. In all locations, we prioritise applications from young people from backgrounds currently under-represented in professional UK orchestras. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at [email protected]

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If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be the first to hear when applications open for our next Overture days in Worthing and London, you can get in touch with us at:

[email protected]

What happens at an Overture day?

What participants say

LPO Junior Artists: Overture is generously funded by the Kirby Laing Foundation, TIOC Foundation and The Radcliffe Trust.

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