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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 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 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Emerging Musicians Fellowship are now open and will close at midnight on Tuesday 13th December 2022. 

In 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.   

Fellows will:  

  • Be partnered with a mentor from their section within the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic 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 eight instrumental lessons with a musician from the orchestra to develop their skills as an instrumentalist and an orchestral musician.   
  • Receive a tailor-made training programme based on the Fellow’s 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, , and performance psychology. 
  • Gain practical experience across Liverpool Philharmonic, including within the Learning and Participation programme. Fellows will also build knowledge in various areas of the organisation, 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 2024-25 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, Fellowship Lead Musician, and other Liverpool Philharmonic staff.  

How to Apply:

Download the application pack below for full details. 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)  

 Application Pack

Apply Here

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