Each year the LSO Academy provides up to 30 promising young instrumentalists aged 14 to 24 with a unique opportunity to work with the great orchestral musicians of their time in a week of orchestral-focussed workshops and masterclasses at LSO St Luke’s.
2014 Academy: Strings
The LSO is proud to release the information for the Strings Academy this year. The Academy will take place at LSO St Luke's in London from Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 July 2014.
The Academy will culminate in a public evening concert at LSO St Luke’s on Saturday 5 July. Academy students and LSO players will showcase the solo and ensemble highlights from the Academy week.
Please click here to download the information and application form.
The closing date for applications is Friday 21 March 2014.
Please note that to apply for the LSO Academy you must be:
- aged between 14 and 24 on 5 July 2014
- in full-time study at a recognised school, college or university
- a minimum of ABRSM Grade 8 (or an equivalent standard) on the instrument on which you are applying
- of British nationality, studying in the UK, or resident in the UK for at least three years.
The LSO Strings Academy is supported by The Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation, The Candide Trust, David HS Hobbs, The Derek Hill Foundation, The Fidelio Trust, F Roberts, Help Musicians UK, The Polonsky Foundation, Rod Stafford, The Winship Foundation.
2013 Academy: Timpani & Percussion
The LSO Timpani & Percussion Academy took place on Friday 14 to Wednesday 19 June 2013. The course was directed by LSO Principal Percussionist Neil Percy, joined by other LSO and visiting tutors. The Academy tutors guided students through an inspirational week of specialist masterclasses and intensive orchestral repertoire sessions, as well as workshops to explore ensemble performance in fresh and exciting ways.
‘I feel my playing and attitude to music has changed massively. I am very inspired by my week at the LSO Academy.’
The week culminated in a showcase concert.
The LSO Timpani & Percussion Academy was supported by The Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust, The Candide Trust, David HS Hobbs, D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Derek Hill Foundation, F Roberts, Musicians Benevolent Fund, The Marsh Christian Trust, The Polonsky Foundation, Rod Stafford.
The LSO Academy focuses on a different section of the orchestra every year. Future Academies will take place as follows:
- 2015 Woodwind
- 2016 Brass
- 2017 Timpani and Percussion