London Sinfonietta Academy
Training the musicians of tomorrow

The London Sinfonietta Academy is an unparalleled opportunity for emerging performers and conductors to train with the world's leading contemporary music ensemble. It is an intensive week-long course of rehearsals, masterclasses and networking opportunities culminating in a public performance. This course provides experience and training in performing as part of a contemporary music ensemble, with coaching from the London Sinfonietta Principal Players.

The eighth edition of the London Sinfonietta Academy took place in July 2016, and was led by conductor Diego Masson. 

Applications for the 2017 London Sinfonietta Academy are now open.

Deadline for applications: 12 December 2016

To apply please complete the application form to the right and send to

Please refer to the Information Pack for further details. 

The Academy is also a foremost route in our Emerging Artists Programme, an opportunity for the next generation of exceptional contemporary classical musicians to get involved in the working life of the ensemble. Click here to see our current Emerging Artists.

With special thanks to the following funders for their generous support of the London Sinfonietta Academy in recent years: Angus Allnatt Charitable Trust, Derek Butler Trust, The Dunard Fund, The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, The Fenton Arts Trust, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, Help Musicians UK, The Garrick Charitable Trust, Leo & Regina Hepner, The Idlewild Trust, The Leverhulme Trust's Arts Scholarships Grant and The Roger & Ingrid Pilkington Trust.