Each year, Southbank Sinfonia welcomes 33 of the world's most promising graduate musicians to form an orchestra.

Our annual fellowship provides unparalleled opportunities to gain crucial orchestral experience and the skills that 21st century musicians need to thrive. More than just an orchestra, it is a community where promising young talents can find their own voice and creative strengths, fulfil personal goals, make lasting contacts, and take their musicianship to new frontiers.

By their very nature, no two fellowships are the same. Each new cohort casts its own distinct personality on the music, and each new year brings fresh opportunities and collaborations. What is guaranteed is the chance to explore music spanning centuries, learn from exceptional experts, and stride forward in stamina, outlook and versatility.

Enabling players to devote themselves fully to the experience, every place is free and every player receives a bursary. Find out more about what the fellowship offers and how you can apply in the links below.


From world-class collaborations to leadership, health and communication, find out how the fellowship helps young musicians to develop.

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