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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Emerging Musicians Fellowship

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Emerging Musicians Fellowship

What is the Fellowship? 

The Fellowship is a development opportunity for emerging orchestral musicians, offering an immersive experience with a fee of £2,000.

Applications for the 2022 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Emerging Musicians Fellowship are now closed.  

In the 2022-23 season, four Fellows will be immersed within the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra undertaking five patches of inductions, rehearsals, performances, training (musical and non-musical) and education work, during four weeks spread over the period September 2022 – July 2023. Fellows will rehearse and perform alongside the Orchestra for three intensive weeks.  
Fellows will attend a two day induction in Liverpool on 30 June – 1 July 2022. 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.   

Fellows will:  

  • Be partnered with a mentor from their section within Orchestra, paired up according to agreed areas of musical development and interests (musical genre and areas of work off-stage such as chamber/education). Fellows will meet regularly with their mentors throughout the season, who will support their growth on and off the platform.   
  • Receive a minimum of nine instrument lessons with a musician from the orchestra to develop their skills as an instrumentalist and as an orchestral musician.   
  • Receive a tailor made training programme based on the Fellows aims outside of orchestral performance, as well as increasing understanding of how orchestral life works  
  • Attend cohort-wide training including how to do a successful audition, how to liaise with orchestra managers, how to present/improve CVs, orchestral etiquette and how a full-time orchestra schedule works, how to manage a portfolio career. 
  • Have full access to the pioneering Liverpool Philharmonic Musicians Performance and Wellbeing Programme, including physiotherapy, sports massage, injury prevention screening, audiology, and performance psychology,  
  • Be immersed in all the Orchestra does including gaining practical experience within the extensive Learning and Participation programme, and building knowledge in various areas of the organization, for example the music library, marketing, programming and fundraising departments.   
  • Become ambassadors of the Fellowship, representing Liverpool Philharmonic at a community, local, and national level during and after their Fellowship.  
  • Be involved in welcoming the 2023-24 cohort of Fellows.  
  • Be encouraged to come to concerts at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Play an integral role in the ongoing evaluation of the Fellowship, through regular meetings with Mentors, Lead Musician, Head of Learning and other Liverpool Philharmonic staff.  

How to Apply:

To apply, download the application pack below  for full details.

If you have any additional queries, please review the FAQs below, or contact Nikita Richmond, Learning Projects Coordinator (Nikita.Richmond@liverpoolphil.com or call 0151 210 2904)  

application pack Apply here