Apply for LPO Junior Artists 2018-19

LPO Junior Artists 2018-19

Current Junior Artists Meera, Elodie, Rianna and Will talk about their experience on the scheme.


LPO Junior Artists Programme

Application Criteria



Applicants need to:

  • play an orchestral instrument at Grade 7 standard or above
  • be aged between 15 and 18 on 1 September 2018
  • be considering studying music beyond school or otherwise interested in a career in the orchestral music sector but not currently studying at undergraduate level
  • be from a background that is currently under-represented in UK orchestras. This is something the applicant self-identifies, and may include, but is not limited to, under-represented racial, ethnic or socio-economic backgrounds, and players with disabilities

Please note that all applications must be supported by a reference from your current instrumental teacher: Download form here

You may also provide a reference from an organisation or individual to support your application, e.g. music service, junior conservatoire, school if applicable

All references must be submitted by the application deadline Monday 4 June 2018.

All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and we encourage you to get in touch with us directly with any questions about your or a young person's eligibility and suitability for the scheme. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“It's a fabulous opportunity and you'll love every second!”

LPO Junior Artist 2016-17



We aim to audition everyone eligible who applies. Auditions will take place London on the following dates: 
Monday 2 July 2018
Tuesday 3 July 2018

Please note that unfortunately alternative times are not available, so do ensure you would be able to be free to meet us on either of these days when you apply.

Full details of the audition requirements will be sent with your audition invitation. As a guide, you will need to prepare two contrasting pieces of no more than 5 minutes each, as well as a short orchestral excerpt which we will send in advance. We will also talk with you in your audition about your musical interests and experience so far, and you can ask us any questions you have about the programme.

Before applying please read the following guidance on applicant eligibility:

Additional Guidance on Eligibility for the Programme

To apply click below:

Application Form

If you have any questions about the programme or the application process, please get in touch with Emily Moss through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Monday 4 June 2018.


LPO Junior Artists Open Event – Friday 27 April 2018, 5-7pm

If you are interested in applying to be a Junior Artist but aren't sure if it is right for you, we invite you to join us on Friday 27 April at a special event to meet LPO musicians, find out more about the programme and head the current LPO Junior Artists in a performance at Royal Festival Hall - students, parents and teachers are all welcome! Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis - if you would like to attend please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The 2017/18 LPO Junior Artists Programme is generously funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation with additional support from The London Stock Exchange Group Foundation, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust,Virginia Gabbertas, Kirby Laing Foundation, the UK Friends of the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation and donors to the Chairman’s Appeal at the LPO’s 2017 Gala Dinner.

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