Applications are now open for LCO New, a professional development scheme aimed at emerging composers. Successful applicants will work closely with LCO Composer in Residence 2021-22, Freya Waley-Cohen, and have their work performed by the orchestra in a main season concert.
LCO have signed up to Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles. Working with partners, including Sound Scotland and Sound & Music, we’re doing everything we can to ensure LCO New is accessible, inclusive and feels truly open to emerging composers from all musical, cultural and social backgrounds. With this in mind, there is no upper age limit, applicants won’t need to read music or write a score, and we will make sure they have an opportunity to share their views confidentially on our application process as well. There is a place for everyone in classical music and LCO is excited to champion and support the pipeline of future talent from all backgrounds which make up our vibrant musical community.
LCO New is a crucial part of the orchestra’s ongoing commitment to pursuing fresh new compositions. The orchestra regularly commissions and performs UK and world premieres by living composers. Previous premieres include works by Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, Hindemith, Poulenc, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, James MacMillan and Freya Waley-Cohen. Recent seasons saw new commissions by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gabriel Prokofiev, Freya Waley-Cohen and Nichols Korth, and repeat performances of recent works by Timothy Jackson and Graham Fitkin.
LCO New is generously supported by The Garrick Charitable Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation