Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Young Fellowship Programme

People from all backgrounds must have the opportunity to thrive in the music profession. But fewer socioeconomically deprived and BAME young musicians currently have the support to continue their tuition to an advanced level. If our sector is to be inclusive, school-age intervention is needed.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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“Sustained, progressive music education tends to be the preserve of children born to wealthier parents”, according to ABRSM’s Making Music report. Fewer socioeconomically deprived and BAME young musicians currently feed the profession due to “unclear” and “poorly supported” progression routes. The lack of pathways into the music industry for children with these protected characteristics has led to an endemic diversity problem across the sector.


We will support talented instrumentalists to continue their tuition past recognised school-age 'drop-off' points. Alongside music education partners, we will provide scholarship lessons, group masterclasses, creative weekends and access to our rehearsals and concerts. From Years 5 to 10, participants will have regular contact with our world-class musicians, who will bolster their music education. In doing this, we hope to diversify the pool of talent which feeds the profession.