The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts annual development programme bridges the transition between college and the professional platform for up to 16 outstanding young musicians.
This programme is designed to nurture and develop talented orchestral players, to form the base for future Orchestral appointments to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and other world class orchestras and ensembles.
Foyle Future First Members are given the opportunity to:
Rehearse Play alongside professionals in London Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsals throughout the year.
Study Have lessons with London Philharmonic Orchestra Principals.
Support Receive advice and mentoring from their LPO Principal.
Audition Improve their audition skills and etiquette throughout the year, culminating in Mock Auditions in front of a panel of LPO Principals.
Observe View London Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsals from the gallery or auditorium.
Educate Participate in Education and Community projects alongside London Philharmonic Orchestra players,
Perform Play a range of concerts as part of the wider London Philharmonic Orchestra programme at Royal Festival Hall. Perform side-by-side with London Philharmonic Orchestra members in Debut Sounds at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the end of the year; a highlight of the calendar that fuses exciting contemporary repertoire with new works from the LPO’s Leverhulme Young Composers.
Hear Discounted or free tickets for all London Philharmonic Orchestra concerts at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.
2013-14 Applications - now closed
Thank you to everyone who has applied.
If you have not heard from us by the end of June, then your application has not been successful. We are sorry that we cannot contact all unsuccessful candidates.
By 14 June – Invitations to audition, audition requirements and orchestral excerpts will be sent out by email. You are required to confirm that you will attend your audition.
Late June/July – Auditions take place
By 13 August – Successful applicants will be contacted.
Mid September 2013 – Programme begins
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The Foyle Future Firsts Programme is generously funded by The Foyle Foundation.