Britten Sinfonia seeks young musicians for the Britten Sinfonia Academy

Britten Sinfonia is seeking gifted young musicians from the East of
England for Britten Sinfonia Academy

Britten Sinfonia, one of the UK’s most acclaimed chamber orchestras, is currently recruiting
talented young musicians of secondary school age from across the East of England for its
youth ensemble, Britten Sinfonia Academy.

The Academy, funded through the Monument Trust, focusses on the things that make Britten
Sinfonia special, including playing without a conductor, performing in small groups, working
with inspiring special guests and improvising, composing and exploring new music and
music of different styles and genres.

Britten Sinfonia is seeking advanced players of orchestra instruments of grade 8 standard or
equivalent (for those who prefer not to take exams) aged 11 to 19 who love to make music
and would like to work with some of the country’s finest chamber musicians. Applicants
should apply via the Britten Sinfonia website . Auditions
will be held during April 2014.

Since its formation in 2012 Britten Sinfonia Academy, alongside courses throughout the
academic year, has performed at venues including London’s Barbican Centre, Cambridge’s
West Road Concert Hall and Norwich’s Theatre Royal, premiered new works written
specially for the ensemble and worked with guest artists including composer Philip Cashian
and violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

Imogen, a current Britten Sinfonia Academy member comments:
“Britten Sinfonia Academy is nothing like I’ve ever done before – it’s completely brilliant.
We’ve learnt so much – how to perform in an ensemble better and without a conductor and
we’ve been able to apply what we’ve learnt to our practise back at home.”

For full details of Britten Sinfonia Academy, visit:

Further press information from:
Claire Bowdler on 01223 300795