RPS / Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer Scheme

As part of its commitment to supporting the professional development of emerging musicians, Wigmore Hall is delighted to lead the Apprentice Composer scheme in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS).

The scheme provides a composer in the early stages of their professional career a range of opportunities to support their development, including:

  • Mentorship from Wigmore Hall’s Composer in Residence, Helen Grime
  • Opportunities to learn from and work alongside other leading composers
  •  A commission for a new work, to be performed in concert at Wigmore Hall
  • Opportunities to attend rehearsals and performances as part of the Wigmore Hall Contemporary Music Series
  • Opportunities to take part in and observe Wigmore Hall Learning workshops and events

As part of our 2017/18 season, 18 year-old Freya Ireland became the very first RPS / Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer, and this year we were delighted to appoint Edmund Hunt as Apprentice Composer 2017/18.

Applications for the 2018/19 post will open later in the year – watch this space for more information!

As part of its commitment to supporting the professional development of emerging musicians, Wigmore Hall is delighted to lead the Apprentice Composer scheme in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS).

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