What is the Fellowship?
The Fellowship is a development opportunity for emerging orchestral musicians, offering a paid immersive experience with a fee of £2,000.
Our first four Fellows were announced in July 2022 and will be undertaking their year-long placement in 2022-23. You can find out more about them here.
Emerging Musicians Fellowship 2023-24
Applications for the 2023-24 Fellowship are now closed.
For the 2023-24 season, four Fellows will be welcomed to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, undertaking five patches of inductions, rehearsals, performances, training (musical and non-musical) and education work, during five weeks spread over the period September 2023 – July 2024. Fellows will rehearse and perform alongside the Orchestra for three intensive weeks.
Fellows will attend a two-day induction in Liverpool on 29th – 30th June 2023. Fellows must be available for these dates to undertake the Fellowship.
The Fellowship will culminate in a final wrap week including an exit audition (to join our regular extras list, or for ongoing development), a more intimate chamber performance alongside other Fellows, and events to welcome the next cohort of Fellows.
There are four places available for the 2023-24 fellowship. We welcome applications from the following instruments:
Candidates can apply for more than one instrument where relevant.
Please note we will not offer more than one place per instrument.
You will be an emerging orchestral musician who is performing at the standard required to play in a professional orchestra, and may :
We acknowledge that our Orchestra and our industry is not fully reflective of the diverse society in which we live. Therefore, at Round 1, we are taking Positive Action to prioritise applications from emerging musicians from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in UK orchestras. Where applicants declare a protected characteristic (race, gender, socio-economic status, disability, or sexual orientation), and meet all the required criteria at Round 1 (including performance and supplementary criteria)
You must be able to demonstrate the right to work in the UK. Applicants should be aged 18+ on 29 June 2023. There is no upper age limit.
We are looking for Fellows who commit to our values and:
Round 1 – Application form and video audition
You can apply in 2 simple steps:
At Round 1 your audition will include orchestral excepts and a section or movement from a piece of standard solo repertoire (unaccompanied).
Round 2 - Live auditions
If you are successful in your initial application and audition in Round 1, you will be invited to attend a live audition in Liverpool. Provisional dates for these are as follows:
Dates will be confirmed for each instrument as soon as possible. Applicants will need to be available between 10am – 4pm on the audition day. Live auditions will include an individual audition plus a group workshop or sectional with musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. We will provide a travel contribution of up to £50 for each candidate attending Round 2 live auditions.
How to apply
Download the application pack below for full details. Please note, applications will close at midnight on Tuesday 13th December 2022.
If you have any additional queries, please review the FAQs below, or contact Nikita Richmond, Learning Projects Coordinator (Nikita.Richmond@liverpoolphil.com or call 07797 164974).
Please use the following links to download the Audition Requirements for both Round 1 and 2.
E Flat & Bass Clarinet with Clarinet
If you would like more information about the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Emerging Musicians Fellowship 2023-24, please download the Application Pack for full details, criteria, timeline, and how to apply. Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 13th December 2022.
If you have any additional queries, please review the FAQs below, or contact Nikita Richmond, Learning Projects Coordinator (Nikita.Richmond@liverpoolphil.com or call 07797 164974)
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