Each of the 33 musicians on our annual fellowship brings with them unique skills and experience, and it is an honour for my colleagues and me to be able to guide them through their year with us, unlocking potential, and preparing them as best we can for healthy, fulfilling and long-term careers.
We are proud to nurture future leaders who are confident and capable of performing a diverse range of repertoire with flair, and can boldly step outside the conventional orchestral concert format to engage with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. By virtue of their youthful vitality, our players are the perfect fit to act as inspirational role models for the next generation of young musicians.
Much of our Artist Development programme takes place behind the scenes, but as we expand this core aspect of our Fellowship, it’s time to draw wider attention to our holistic approach. This is the 2019 Music Director’s Appeal.
I am delighted to invite all Appeal donors to experience our education work for themselves at a side-by-side rehearsal with In Harmony Lambeth on Thursday 20 June. It always thrills me to watch our musicians pass on the skills they have learnt from interactions with our partners at, for example, the Royal Opera House and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, to young people from all sorts of different backgrounds.