LPO Junior Artists: Overture

I enjoyed meeting new people and making music together” – Overture participant 2017/18

LPO JAO Course Highlights

LPO Junior Artists: Overture projects are free immersive events which take a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at the world of a professional orchestra. You will become part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra for a day; meeting LPO musicians and LPO Junior Artists, playing as an ensemble, getting tips on your playing and finding out how to take your next steps as a musician. To take part in Overture activity you need to play an orchestral instrument at Grade 4-8 standard and be aged between 11-14.

LPO Junior Artists: Overture activity is connected to LPO Junior Artists – our exciting programme for talented musicians aged 15-19 from backgrounds and communitities under-represented in professional UK orchestras.

During our LPO Junior Artists: Overture projects you will have the chance to:

  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of a professional orchestra
  • Discover a piece of repertoire as an ensemble and in sectionals with LPO musicians and Junior Artists
  • Hear from an LPO musician about their musical journey and pick up special tips for your own playing


Applications for the LPO Junior Artists: Overture Day at the Royal Academy of Music have now closed. If you would like more information about future LPO Junior Artists: Overture activity please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


"I learnt what life is like as a professional musician – it’s hard work and exciting!” – LPO Junior Artists: Overture participant 2018/19


The 2019/20 LPO Junior Artists Programme is generously funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation with additional support from the Kirby Laing Foundation and AT&T.

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