LPO Junior Artists: Overture

Become part of the LPO at an LPO Junior Artists Overture Day!


LPO Junior Artists Overture Days are immersive one-day events which take a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at the world of a professional orchestra. You will become part of the LPO for a day; meeting LPO musicians, playing as an ensemble, getting tips on your playing and finding out how to take your next steps as a musician! Overture Days are open to young musicians aged 11-14, who play an orchestral instrument at Grade 4+.

Information for participants

Do you play an orchestral instrument? Are you aged 11–14 and want to take your playing to the next level? Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra and find out about life in a professional orchestra at our next LPO Junior Artists Overture Day on Sunday 28 January 2018 at the Royal Academy of Music in London. 

LPO Junior Artists is our exciting new programme for talented musicians aged 15-19 from backgrounds under-represented in orchestral music. Junior Artists Overture Days offer taster activities to younger players, with the opportunity to find out more about the main scheme. On our Junior Artists Overture Days you will have the chance to meet and play alongside LPO musicians and current LPO Junior Artists, and take part in a day of behind-the-scenes action. Please note applicants should play an orchestral instrument at Grade 4+ standard.

At our next Junior Artists Overture Day 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

There will also be a chance for parents to get involved – join us for a Q&A all about the work we do with young musicians and what you can do to support your child’s instrumental learning.

Our next event

Sunday 28 January 2018
10.15 - 17.00
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5HT

Applications for 28 January are now closed, all applicants will be contacted by end of Friday 19 January.


LPO Junior Artist Overture Days are free of charge for all participants!

Any questions?

Please contact the LPO Education and Community team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 020 7840 4203

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