LPO Soundworks is the London Philharmonic Orchestra's dynamic project for young people in the arts
In 2014, a new community of creative young people in the arts was created, called Soundworks. Each Soundworks project combines music with another art-form, giving young people from all backgrounds and artistic disciplines the chance to work together to create brand new performance works, which they perform together in formal settings in central London. Participants work intensively with LPO animateurs and orchestral players to devise new music, as well as working closely with young people from the other art-form, so both groups influence and learn from each other.
- Soundworks is open to any instrumental player aged 14-19
- It is completely free to join – all we require is enthusiasm and commitment
"I really enjoyed working with other musicians to help create music based on a story."
"It inspired me to choreograph in more unusual styles that are out of my comfort zone."Spring 2016 project participants
Our most recent Soundworks project took place in Spring 2016 when we collaborated with Quicksilver, the youth dance group at Rambert. 18 young instrumentalists and 14 dancers worked with the LPO and Rambert team to create a fantastic performance called Walking Shadows, inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth. To find out more about the creative process and hear from the participants, read our Soundworks Diaries.
Soundworks is generously supported by The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust