Philharmonia Orchestra

Celebrating New Talent; Debuts & New Commissions

Throughout its history the Philharmonia has fostered enduring relationships with the next generation of conductors, soloists and composers. Building on this tradition, the Philharmonia will offer debuts to four hugely talented artists in 2012, and commission new works from four emerging composers.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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In the context of an 11% real terms cut in its public subsidy, the Philharmonia is mounting an increasingly ambitious series of concerts under Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen; champion of new works and emerging artists. Alongside the challenging economic climate, this creates a testing financial environment in which to invest in the next generation of artists and composers. With no guaranteed box office, giving premières is riskier than working with established artists and repertoire.


The context above means that opportunities to give a platform to new work and untested artists is disappearing, but new talent and new works are the lifeblood that will give orchestral music longevity and relevance for future generations. Carefully planned programmes and artistic collaborations, rehearsals, mentoring with established artists and workshops with musicians from the Orchestra will help to ensure that the artists and composers are given the support and preparation necessary.