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We look for talented emerging professional instrumentalists, singers and composers who are on the cusp of their career and who are looking for exciting opportunities to further develop their skills and broaden their horizons.
There is no formal upper age limit, but we expect that most Young Artists will be over 18 years old and will be either current students or recent graduates of a major music performance or composition degree course.
Please see the instructions below for more details on how to apply via the Acceptd platform.
We charge a non-refundable application fee of £30 ($47 USD), which is payable to Acceptd. You only need to pay one fee, even if you are applying for several projects. This covers the cost of a specialist panel assessing each audition and the administration costs of running our audition platform, Acceptd. String quartets should make a single application; both members of a duo should make separate applications.
If you are accepted onto one of our projects, all tuition fees, accommodation and many meals are provided.
The deadline for completed applications is midnight GMT on Friday 30 October 2015. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline may not be considered.
We will contact all applicants by email by February 2016.
The Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme accepts applications and auditions through our online audition platform, Acceptd. All applications for 2016 projects will be online.
What our past alumni say:
‘I have never been anywhere else where I have learnt so much in so short a time and have come away refreshed and itching to make music.’
‘The BPP is a great opportunity to work with top musicians in a friendly and supportive environment. ... The genuine love of music embedded in everyone here is truly inspirational and reminds us why we want to be musicians.’
‘Britten–Pears is a very positive experience. From the stunning location to the excellent tuition it is an opportunity young musicians should not miss out on.’
‘The Programme is a great symposium where composers, performers and tutors can work closely together in an inspirational environment.’