LPO Young Composers

Young Composers

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to work with the following participants for the 2020/21 LPO Young Composers Programme:

Introducing from left to right:

  • Alexander Tay 
    Geoffrey King 
    Paweł Malinowski  
    Sun Keting
    Robin Haigh 


Debut Sounds 2021



Structure of the programme

The LPO Young Composers Programme offers emerging composers the opportunity to workshop a new piece with the Orchestra's musicians across a year, leading to a public performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, showcasing the new works. The participant composers are mentored by Brett Dean, the Composer Mentor, who provides expertise and guidance in a series of seminars and workshops.

Each participant composes a new work of up to eight minutes, for a chamber orchestra of c. 30 musicians, comprising London Philharmonic Orchestra players and Foyle Future Firsts (the Orchestra's graduate scheme for aspiring orchestral players). Along with seminars for the participant composers, there is a 3-hour workshop in early spring, allowing the participants to experiment new ideas, talk to players and receive advice and feedback in a constructive and inquisitive environment. This is followed by further workshop-rehearsals leading to the final concert performance in June or July. Also during the year the composers have the chance to attend concerts, observe rehearsals, meet visiting guest composers and get involved with the LPO's wider education work.


Applications for 2021/22

 Applications for the LPO Young Composers Programme 2021/22 are now closed. If you have submitted an application we will be back in touch in July.

If you have any questions please contact Emily Moss, Education & Community Project Manager through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The LPO Young Composers programme is generously supported by the Garrick Charitable Trust, the Stanley Picker Trust, and the Ernest Von Siemens Music Foundation.

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