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 will take place in July 2016, and will be led by conductor Thierry Fischer.
Please find further information about applying by downloading the information and application form on the right-hand side of the page.
Applications for the 2016 Academy are now closed.
Please check back for further details regarding the final performance, which is free and open to the public.
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.