Apply for LPO Junior Artists 2019/20


Application Criteria

Applicants need to:

  • play an orchestral instrument at Grade 8 standard or above (not includuing piano)
  • be aged between 15 and 18 on 1 September 2019
  • 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 professional UK orchestras. This is something the applicant self-identifies, and eligible criteria may include, but are not limited to, under-represented racial, ethnic or socio-economic backgrounds, gender and disability/special educational needs

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. Word versions of the reference form are available upon request (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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 in London in May half-term (Tuesday 28 June - Sunday 2 July 2019). There is no flexibility to organise an audition outside of the dates provided. Final audition dates will be confirmed.


Full details of the audition requirements will be sent with your audition invitation. As a guide, you will need to prepare:

  • two contrasting accompanied pieces of no more than 5 minutes each (accompanist provided)
  • 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 applications:

Additional Guidance on Eligibility for the Programme

To apply click below:

Application Form

Teacher Reference Form

If you are interested in applying to be a Junior Artist but aren't sure if it right for you, or have any questions about the programme or the application process, please get in touch with Emily Moss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



LPO Junior Artists 2019/20

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



The 2019/20 LPO Junior Artists Programme is generously funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation with additional support from The Radcliffe Trust, Kirby Laing Foundation and Virginia Gabbertas.

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