LPO Junior Artists: Overture

Applications now open for two-day special LPO Junior Artists Overture Course!

Junior Artists Overture

LPO Junior Artists Overture projects are 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+ standard and be aged between 11-14.

LPO Junior Artists Overture strand is connected to LPO Junior Artists - our exciting programme for talented musicians aged 15-19 from backgrounds under-represented in orchestral music. Our free Junior Artists Overture Days offer taster activities to younger players, with the opportunity to find out more about the main scheme, meet current LPO Junior Artists and take part in a day of behind-the-scenes action with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

During our Junior Artists Overture Days 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
  • Explore creative improvisation with animateur Rachel Leach 
  • Hear from an LPO musician about their musical journey and pick up special tips for your own playing
  • Find out more about our Junior Artists programme from current members of the scheme and hear about other musical opportunities in your area
  • Parents can also get involved - we run Q&As all about the work we do with young musicians and what you can do to support your child's instrumental learning


Our next event

Applications are now open for our special two-day LPO Junior Artists Overture Course. Apply here
Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 July 2018
Lambeth Music Service, Clapham Park Centre, SW2 4JW (map)


Are you aged 11–14 and play an orchestral instrument at Grade 4+ standard?
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for a special two-day LPO Junior Artists Overture course where you will fully explore orchestral playing, practice techniques and creative music making alongside professional LPO musicians and LPO Junior Artists.

  “I enjoyed meeting new people and making music together” – Overture participant 17/18

To apply please complete the following application form:

LPO Junior Artists Overture Course Application Form

Note that there is no ‘save and return’ function so you will need to complete it in full.

Priority is given to applications from young musicians from under-represented backgrounds who could be eligible for our main LPO Junior Artists programme in future.


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“I learnt what life is like as a professional musician – it’s hard work and exciting!” – Overture participant 17/18