London Sinfonietta Academy
Training the musicians of tomorrow

The London Sinfonietta Academy is an unparalleled opportunity for emerging performers and conductors to train with the world's leading contemporary music ensemble. It is an intensive week-long course of rehearsals, masterclasses and networking opportunities culminating in a public performance. This course provides experience and training in performing as part of a contemporary music ensemble, with coaching from the London Sinfonietta Principal Players.


The call for applications to the 2014 Academy is now closed. Many thanks to all those who have applied


This season the London Sinfonietta launches its Emerging Artists Programme, an opportunity for the next generation of exceptional contemporary classical musicians to get involved in the working life of the ensemble. The foremost route to the new Emerging Artists Programme will be through the London Sinfonietta Academy.


The 2013 course was led by conductor and composer George Benjamin and included works by Olivier Messiaen, Unsuk Chin, Edmund Finnis and Sean Shepherd as well as a specially commissioned new work by Steve Potter. The course ran at The Warehouse and culminated with a fantastic performance at LSO St Luke's.


Participants involved in the London Sinfonietta Academy 2013 Natalie Grace Watson - Bassoon Joe Qiu - Bassoon Iain Ward - Cello Lorna Davis - Cello Victor De La Rosa Lorente - Clarinet Joseph Shiner - Clarinet Oliver Janes - Clarinet Daniel Broncano - Clarinet Marianne Schofield - Double Bass Claire Wickes - Flute Sarah Bennett - Flute Olivia Jageurs - Harp Stephen Craigen - Horn Jonathan Farey - Horn Odette Rose Cotton - Oboe Mana Shibata - Oboe Delia Stevens - Percussion George Barton - Percussion Oliver Guy Patrick - Percussion Mike Rareshide - Percussion Jon French - Percussion Gerard Rundell - Percussion Lliam Paterson - Piano Siwan Rhys - Piano Sally Mactaggart - Saxophone Alasdair Beatson - Solo piano Gordon MacLachlan - Trombone Victoria Rule - Trumpet Ruth Gibson - Viola Christina Bean - Viola Judith Choi-Castro - Violin Mayah Kadish - Violin Carlos del Cueto - Conductor Dan Watson - Conductor Fergus Macleod - Conductor The London Sinfonietta Academy is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Angus Allnatt Charitable Trust and Derek Butler Trust. With special thanks to the following funders for their generous support of the London Sinfonietta Academy in recent years: The Fenton Arts Trust, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, The Garrick Charitable Trust, Leo & Regina Hepner, The Idlewild Trust and The Roger & Ingrid Pilkington Trust.