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Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is our principal Higher Education Partner. Members of the Orchestra are visiting fellows of the University, teaching in Hope's Music Department.

We run workshops for student composers and performers, demonstrations, masterclasses, a chamber concert series, visits to the Liverpool Philharmonic's concerts and rehearsals and special events such as Ensemble 10/10's series of new music concerts at the Cornerstone.

Hope students work alongside Liverpool Philharmonic’s Learning team and musicians, developing their skills in applied practice in schools and children’s centres.

All students of Music at Hope benefit from this unique partnership, and can apply for a limited number of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Instrumental Scholarships. Music can be studied at Hope as a single honours degree in Music, or as part of the BA Honours Combined programme, in combination with another subject.

Details of courses in Music at Hope are available at For further information, please contact the enquiry team on 0151 291 3111 or email

Liverpool Hope University is a partner in the In Harmony Liverpool programme and in March 2009 awarded Vasily Petrenko, the internationally acclaimed Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, a prestigious Doctor of Letters (honoris causa). Vasily was also installed as a Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Music and Music Education within the City of Liverpool.

For further information, please contact Judith Agnew on 0151 210 2895 or email .

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Instrumental Scholarships at Liverpool Hope University

As part of the partnership agreement reached between the University and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, a number of instrumental scholarships are offered each year. Scholarship holders receive up to 20 hours of individual tuition per year with the scholarships normally being held for the full length of the holder’s studies in Music at Hope.

Applications are invited from current students or anyone planning to come to study Music at Hope. The scholarships will be available in any orchestral instrument; however, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from string players.

For information about the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Scholarships, please email Mark Pountney .

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