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Announcing the London Symphony Orchestra's 2019 Panufnik Composers

Each year the LSO offers six emerging composers the opportunity to write for a world class symphony orchestra as part of its Panufnik Composers Scheme. The programme enables selected composers to experiment over time and develop their orchestral writing skills, guided by renowned composer Colin Matthews and with workshops from LSO players. The LSO is delighted to announce that our Panufnik composers for 2019 are ...

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Statement by the London Symphony Orchestra on the death of Judith Ackrill

With deep sadness the London Symphony Orchestra announces that Judith Ackrill, Head of LSO Discovery, passed away last week after a year-long illness.

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Press release: Simon Rattle announces new deal for young musical talent

On the eve of the opening of the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2018/19 season, Sir Simon Rattle today announced the creation of the LSO East London Academy, developed by the London Symphony Orchestra in partnership with ten East London boroughs: the first step on a path to making the orchestra truly representative of its community in London.

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Applications Open for the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme

Could you compose a piece for one of the world's leading symphony orchestras? Applications for the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme are now open, and we're recruiting from a wide range of musical backgrounds. Find out more and apply below.

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Six new composers appointed to LSO Soundhub and Jerwood Composer+

The London Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce the appointment of six new composers to its LSO Soundhub and LSO Jerwood Composer+ programmes, and two composers who continue onto the next phase of LSO Soundhub.

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