As part of LCO’s 2021-22 Season we are excited to be reviving the orchestra’s emerging composer development scheme, LCO New.

LCO New will offer a nurturing and high profile opportunity for 5 composers to work with our Composer in Residence, Freya Waley-Cohen, and have their work performed in concert next season. Past participating composers have included Daniel Kidane, when the scheme was initially active in the early 2000s. 

We hope to reach a range of composers at an early stage in their careers, who have possibly never heard their work performed by professional musicians. Applications will open 1 Feb 2022 for a closing deadline in March.

Information on how to apply will be released on our website on the week of Monday 24 January. Do keep an eye out on our Learning pages

LCO are committed to pursuing fresh works and new compositions by regularly commissioning and performing UK premieres by living composers. Previous UK and world premieres include works by Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, Hindemith, Poulenc, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, James MacMillan and Freya Waley-Cohen. LCO’s 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons include new commissions by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gabriel Prokofiev, Freya Waley-Cohen and Nicholas Korth, and repeat performances of recent works by Timothy Jackson and Graham Fitkin.