Centre for Young Musicians London Schools Symphony Orchestra

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Key information:

Course dates:
Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays
Course times:
Art form:
Apply by Saturday 7 October 2022 for courses in December–January 2022, April 2023, and July–September 2023 (late applications will be considered)
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
Summer Schools
Morley College
Contact details:

About the London Schools Symphony Orchestra 

Join London’s premier youth orchestra for young musicians aged 14–19 and enjoy the opportunity to work with distinguished conductors and illustrious soloists during the Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays.

Hailed by Sir Simon Rattle as "an incomparable ambassador for the dynamism and excellence of British youth", the London Schools Symphony Orchestra has for over seventy years been regarded as one of the country’s foremost youth orchestras. LSSO alumni can be found working in professional orchestras across the UK and beyond. 

The orchestra performs regularly at the Barbican Concert Hall in the City of London. Tour destinations have included Europe, Japan, the USA and Argentina.  The repertoire is wide and varied, giving young players the opportunity to play orchestral masterpieces, take part in semi-staged productions of operas, and perform contemporary works, many commissioned especially for the LSSO. 

Recent guest conductors include Christopher Warren-Greene, Sian Edwards, Dominic Wheeler and Timothy Redmond.