Applications for 2015 are now closed. Please note that even if you submit your application and pay the fee your application will not be reviewed.

  • Friday 27 March 2015 - Sunday 5 April 2015

    Aldeburgh Strings at Easter Weekend

    After its acclaimed performances of Britten in 2012 and 2013 Aldeburgh’s unique string ensemble reconvenes with its stellar group of international tutors, who have performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras including Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouworkest and Leipzig Gewandhaus


  • Sunday 29 March 2015 - Sunday 5 April 2015

    Aldeburgh Winds at Easter Weekend

    Director Nicholas Daniel, founder member and artistic associate of Britten Sinfonia is joined by Richard Watkins, former Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra and member of the Nash Ensemble. 


  • Tuesday 9 June 2015 - Tuesday 16 June 2015

    Baroque Vocal Music

    One of early music’s most engaging and illuminating performers, the renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl joins forces with harpsichordist Tamar Halperin to inspire emerging young singers exploring the core vocal repertoire of the baroque. 


  • Monday 22 June 2015 - Sunday 28 June 2015

    Britten-Pears Orchestra at Aldeburgh Festival

    This celebratory performance with internationally respected composer-conductor Oliver Knussen, whose links with the Aldeburgh Festival and Britten date back nearly 40 years, closes the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival and is sure to be a memorable and galvanizing experience.


  • Tuesday 30 June 2015 - Thursday 9 July 2015

    Composition and Performance

    Oliver Knussen and Colin Matthews lead a group of eminent tutors who, in recent years, have included Michael Thompson, horn, cellist Zoë Martlew and Melinda Maxwell, oboe.


  • Sunday 26 July 2015 - Saturday 1 August 2015

    French Grand Opera and Mélodie

    A rare opportunity to work with the legendary husband-and-wife duo of Natalie Dessay and Laurent Naouri in masterclasses exploring the uniquely colourful world of 19th Century French opera.  


  • Monday 31 August 2015 - Sunday 6 September 2015

    Connections: Classical & Contemporary Chamber Music

    Renowned composer-performer Jörg Widmann joins forces with eminent chamber musician Isabelle van Keulen in this intensive exploration of the threads joining the core classical and romantic repertoire with contemporary chamber music.



Britten–Pears Programme

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.’