Apply for Foyle Future Firsts

The London Philharmonic Orchestra's Foyle Future Firsts annual development programme bridges the transition period between college and the professional platform for up to 16 outstanding young musicians.

Foyle Future Firsts

Foyle Future Firsts 2017/18: applications now closed


Application update

Applications for the LPO's Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme are now closed. We will be opening applications for 2018/19 in spring 2018 - please check these pages for updates.

If you have any queries regarding your 2017/18 application, please contact Lucy Sims on 020 7840 4203 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Process 2018/19

Early April - Applications open
Early May - Applications close
By the end of May – Invitations to audition, audition requirements and orchestral excerpts will be sent out by email. You are required to confirm that you will attend your audition.
June / July / August – Auditions take place (see below for details).
Mid August – Successful applicants will be contacted.  
Mid September 2018 – Programme begins.

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The 2017/18 Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme is generously funded by The Foyle Foundation with additional support from The Mercer's Company, Help Musicians UK, The Idlewild Trust and the Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust.