LSO Principal Viola Paul Silverthorne coaches a Strings Academy participant

LSO Principal Viola Paul Silverthorne coaches a Strings Academy participant

LSO Academy

Each year the LSO Academy provides up to 30 promising young instrumentalists aged 14 to 24 with a unique opportunity to work with the great orchestral musicians of their time in a week of orchestral-focussed workshops and masterclasses at LSO St Luke’s.

2014 Academy: Strings 

The Academy will took place at LSO St Luke's in London from Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 July 2014.

The Academy culminated in a public evening concert at LSO St Luke’s on Saturday 5 July. Academy students and LSO players showcased the solo and ensemble highlights from the Academy week.

The LSO Strings Academy is supported by The Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation, The Candide Trust, David HS Hobbs, The Derek Hill Foundation, The Fidelio Trust, F Roberts, Help Musicians UK, The Polonsky Foundation, Rod Stafford, The Winship Foundation.

2013 Academy: Timpani & Percussion

The LSO Timpani & Percussion Academy took place on Friday 14 to Wednesday 19 June 2013. The course was directed by LSO Principal Percussionist Neil Percy, joined by other LSO and visiting tutors. The Academy tutors guided students through an inspirational week of specialist masterclasses and intensive orchestral repertoire sessions, as well as workshops to explore ensemble performance in fresh and exciting ways. 

‘I feel my playing and attitude to music has changed massively. I am very inspired by my week at the LSO Academy.’
Academy participant

The week culminated in a showcase concert.

The LSO Timpani & Percussion Academy was supported by The Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust, The Candide Trust, David HS Hobbs, D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Derek Hill Foundation, F Roberts, Musicians Benevolent Fund, The Marsh Christian Trust, The Polonsky Foundation, Rod Stafford.

Future Academies

The LSO Academy focuses on a different section of the orchestra every year. Future Academies will take place as follows:

  • 2015 Woodwind
  • 2016 Brass
  • 2017 Timpani and Percussion

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