LPO Young Composers | Composer Mentor: Sir James MacMillan

We are delighted to announce that esteemed British composer Sir James MacMillan will take up the role of LPO Young Composer Mentor for the 2017/18 season.


Each season our annual Young Composers programme offers five promising but as-yet unpublished young composers the opportunity to develop, workshop and compose a new piece for an orchestra of London Philharmonic Orchestra players and Foyle Future Firsts. As Composer Mentor, MacMillan will lead seminars with the composers across the year, and conduct the annual Debut Sounds concert next summer showcasing their new works.

James MacMillan’s prolific output has been performed and broadcast around the world. His percussion concerto Veni, Veni Emmanuel has received close to 500 performances worldwide, including a memorable performance by Evelyn Glennie with the LPO at Royal Festival Hall in 2013. In 2014 the LPO under Vladimir Jurowski gave the world premiere of MacMillan’s Viola Concerto with soloist Lawrence Power.