The deadline is approaching for the Southbank Sinfonia Scholarship


Applications will close tomorrow, Friday 14 January.

Requests for Southbank Sinfoniait is annual scholarship will end tomorrow (January 14). Among these applications, 33 graduate musicians will be chosen to participate in the Sinfonia scholarship and form an orchestra.

Successful applicants will gain experience and skills in orchestral playing and collaboration, engaging with a wide range of modern and historical repertoire. Applications do not require payment; each scholarship position is free and successful applicants will also receive a scholarship.

Founded in 2002 by music director Simon Over, Southbank Sinfonia aims to help graduating musicians kick-start their professional careers. It has generated over £5 million for young musicians since its inception, distributed through the scholarships awarded to all who benefit from the scholarship and the full fees provided in the resulting opportunities.

Last April the Sinfonia moved its headquarters to St John’s Smith Square, following a merger between the two organizations to create a single charity offering the annual scholarship as well as a program of workshops, projects and concerts designed to engage communities.

At the time, Richard Heason, director of Place Saint-Jean-Smith said: “We are incredibly delighted to welcome 33 wonderfully talented young musicians to become the driving force behind St John’s Smith Square’s creative programme…. Placing emerging talent at the heart of the organization secures the future of our musical heritage.

The orchestra has recently collaborated with iTunes, Sadler’s Wells and the RSC, as well as a production of Amedee to national theater in 2018.

You can find out more, including details on how to apply, at Southbank Sinfonia website.


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