Monday, 22 January 2018

RPS Young Musicians in action

The Pelleas Ensemble
The Pelleas Ensemble
The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) supports a number of young musicians each year, in 2017, the RPS made awards to young musicians and composers to the tune of £91,000 and it supports over 100 young musicians annually through its RPS Young Musicians Programme.

On Wednesday 24 January 2018 there is the annual RPS Young Musicians recital, in aid of the RPS Young Musicians programme, at 22 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NR. This gives the chance to hear some of the RPS Young Musicians, and the recital presents the Pelléas Ensemble, which won the inaugural RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award in 2017, and 26-year-old Dutch violinist Amarins Wierdsma, winner of the RPS Emily Anderson Award for string players. The evening also includes a conversation with the musicians, and with the composers Dani Howard and Jack Pepper, both of whome wrote RPS/Classic FM 25th birthday commissions. [Further details from the RPS website]

On Sunday 4 February 2018, conductor Alice Farnham leads the first RPS Women Conductors workshop of 2018, held at Blackheath Halls as part of a weekend marking the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote. The RPS Women Conductors workshops are designed specifically to encourage more women to conduct, and since the RPS joined forces with Women Conductors (formerly known as Women Conductors at Morley) in 2016, over 100 women have had their first experience of conducting through the programme. [Further details from the RPS website]

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