Britten Sinfonia: Talent Development Partner 2020
Britten Sinfonia is a chamber orchestra known for its focus on commissioning and performing new music from established and emerging composers, alongside traditional repertoire. The orchestra chooses not to have a principal conductor or director, instead working with a wide range of artistic collaborators.
Britten Sinfonia is one of the UK’s most dynamic chamber orchestras. The orchestra delivers an annual season of concerts in the UK and internationally, championing new music and performance (over 190 commissions since the orchestra’s foundation in 1992), and delivers a comprehensive Creative Learning programme that develops new talent.
2020 – 2021:
Commissioning emerging composers, performing new works in UK concert halls, and discovering new talent through the OPUS composers’ competition.
Britten Sinfonia supports UK wide music creators predominantly in classical music. Music creators are at varied stages of their careers
• Commissioning: Supports new and emerging music creators (as well as established composers throughout the UK – not included within funding request)
• Performing: New works are performed in resident venues in London and the east of England, and in varying locations throughout the UK
• OPUS: A UK wide competition to discover new compositional talent; the competition is open to unpublished composers of any age