Introducing our young talent participants

We are delighted to announce the instrumentalists and composers that will be joining this year's Young Creative and New Talent training programmes with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Undeterred by the challenges presented to us by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Education and Community Department has worked tirelessly, re-imagining our LPO Young Composers, Foyle Future Firsts and LPO Junior Artists musical training programmes to preserve the depth of our participants’ experiences during this difficult time. Our teaching programmes have been adapted so that they ​can now take place online, as members of the Orchestra continue to mentor individuals through their performance journey.

Meet the class of 2020/21.

Foyle Future Firsts

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Inês Delgado (violin), Claudia Tarrant-Matthews (violin), Abby Bowen (viola), Pedro Silva (cello), Thomas Morgan (double bass), Jagoda Krzemińska (flute), Bernice Lee (oboe), Isha Crichlow (clarinet), Emily Newman (bassoon), Flora Bain (horn), Nick Walker (trumpet), Merin Rhyd (trombone), Adam Collins (tuba), Fionnuala Ward (piano), Alis Huws (harp), Iolo Edwards (percussion), Luke Taylor (timpani).

Young Composers

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Alexander Tay, Geoffrey King, Paweł Malinowski, Robin Haigh, Sun Keting.

Junior Artists

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Aiyana Rennie (double bass), Anamika Nebhrajani-Wallace (trumpet), Charles Campbell-Peek (double bass), Tamara Redmond (violin), Riya Hamie (cello), Kitan Oyetunde (cello*), Shesh Abu-Jabir (percussion*), Danya Rushton (viola*).
*LPO Junior Artists Associate Members

Throughout the pandemic the LPO has adapted and evolved its teaching and mentoring as we continue to deliver inspirational music training. In-person events have been replaced with online initiatives, such as The Orchestral Musician video series aimed at young musicians aged 11 – 14, giving them an insight into how to play with an orchestra. Like many of our performances, our annual Debut Sounds concert, which showcases new works created by the 2019/20 LPO Young Composers, had to be cancelled. This event has been re-imagined as an online performance and the five new compositions will premiere on the LPO YouTube channel on Wednesday 18 November 2020.

These programmes are made possible by the continued support of our partners, donors, and LPO audiences, who through their generosity have enabled us to continue providing opportunities to nurture the next generation of orchestral musicians and composers.

The 2020/21 LPO Young Composers Programme is generously supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music Programme, The RVW Trust, The Leche Trust, and the Garrick Charitable Trust.
The 2020/21 Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme is generously funded by the Foyle Foundation with additional support from the Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust, the Fidelio Charitable Trust and the Idlewild Trust.
The 2020/21 LPO Junior Artists Programme is generously funded by AT&T