The Philharmonia Orchestra offers a number of initiatives for young instrumentalists and composers to support their learning and develop skills at the very highest level.
The Orchestra has strong relationships with music colleges and a number of schemes such as the Sit-in Scheme and Education Music of Today, giving outstanding young musicians the opportunity to work closely with musicians from the Orchestra.
Orchestra sit-in schemes offer young musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music the opportunity to play with the Orchestra at selected rehearsals. Students are auditioned and are supported by repertoire preparation sessions.
Music Education Opportunities
Students from the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama work closely with the Philarmonia Orchestra on a number of our creative education projects. As well as experience of playing alongside Philharmonia Orchestra musicians, young players also gain experience of working in music education.
Philharmonia Orchestra Youth Councils
Sound Board gives young people aged 14 - 18 the opportunity to learn more about the Orchestra, meet the musicians and to be involved in the development of the Orchestra's Community & Education programme
Music of Today
Education Music of Today gives talented young composers the opportunity to write for Philharmonia Orchestra musicians as part of the prestigious Music of Today series at the Royal Festival Hall
Martin Musical Scholarship Fund
The Fund offers support for the most talented musicians to assist them in developing their skills. This is done by giving awards and also providing the opportunity to perform recitals at the Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room.
Take part in some of the Orchestra's creative workshops and develop your musical horizons