Friday 8 December 2023

BSO Young Associates expands and welcomes its second cohort

BSO Young Associates - Ed Lee, Àánú Sodipe and Tamara Sullivan

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has extended its community music training scheme, BSO Young Associates, to welcome a second cohort of aspiring leaders. The first cohort,  Lila Bhattacherjee and Sehyogue Aulakh, graduated from the scheme earlier this year, and is welcoming Ed Lee, Àánú Sodipe and Tamara Sullivan, who join the orchestra for a seven-month placement to work in communities across the South West, gaining the skills to deliver life-empowering projects with people of all ages.

The BSO Young Associates scheme was launched in 2022 to increase diversity in the sector, by offering aspiring community music leaders a career springboard through practical experience, training and mentoring. he scheme has expanded further this year, with the BSO offering a series of creative and music leader development workshops to all shortlisted applicants. 

  • Ed Lee is a guitarist and saxophonist who brings songwriting experience to the role, he has worked in SEND schools and is known for creating accessible and inclusive music
  • Àánú Sodipe is a singer, violinist, and pianist who composes afro-classical music and performs with the Chineke! Orchestra
  • Tamara Sullivan, trained as an oboist at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is an Instrumental Ambassador for the Benedetti Foundation and a participant on the LSO Pathways scheme
Further details from the BSO website.

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