London Sinfonietta: Musicians Of Tomorrow

Thu 14 July, 19:30
£10 + bf

After an inspiring course of exploration and tuition with the London Sinfonietta‘s expert Principal Players, this season’s best young musicians present the fruits of their labours with a captivating performance of new music.This varied programme represents the culmination of the London Sinfonietta‘s annual, week-long Academy course, an unparalleled opportunity for emerging instrumentalists to explore, rehearse and perform new music alongside our musicians.


Param Vir Constellations
Tania León Indigena
Tom Coult Rainbow-Shooting Cloud Contraption
Simon Holt An Icicle of Moon
Barbara Kolb Yet That Things Go Round
Augusta Read Thomas Sun Dance
Harrison Birtwistle Cantus Iambeus
Steven Gerber Elegy on the Name “Dmitri Shostakovich”

Geoffrey Paterson  conductor

London Sinfonietta

London Sinfonietta Academy Participants:

Fiona Sweeney  flute
Hannah Gillingham  flute
Isabella Pincombe  oboe
Robbie Morris  clarinet
Patrick Bolton  bassoon
Alexander Boukikov  horn
Holly Clark  trumpet
James Parkinson  trombone
Tiago Filipe Soares Silva  violin
Ryo Koyama  violin
Carys Barnes  viola
Abigail Lorimier  cello
Ketan Curtis  double bass
Ekaterina Grabova  piano
Matt Brett  percussion
Heather Brooks  harp


London Sinfonietta AcademyThe London Sinfonietta Academy is aimed at young musicians who are committed to long-term instrumental career development and have an interest in contemporary classical music. Members of the London Sinfonietta Academy have the opportunity to explore the seminal 20th Century repertoire for which the London Sinfonietta is renowned along with new works and recent commissions.

Participants audition to be part of the course, and opportunities throughout the year include learning from and performing alongside our musicians, attending rehearsals and concerts of new commissions and taking part in performance and participation opportunities to open up contemporary classical music to new audiences. The summer course in July 2022 forms the culmination of the project with intensive days of rehearsal and small group coaching leading to a public performance.

The course is offered for free to participants thanks to the generous support of our donors.

London Sinfonietta
The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s leading contemporary music ensembles. Formed in 1968, our commitment to making new music has seen us commission over 450 works and premiere many hundreds more.

Our ethos today is to experiment constantly with the art form, working with the best composers and performers and collaborating with artists from alternative disciplines. We commit to challenging perceptions, provoking new possibilities and stretching our audiences’ imaginations, often working closely with them as creators, performers and curators of the events we stage.

Resident at the Southbank Centre and Artistic Associate at Kings Place, with a busy touring schedule, the London Sinfonietta’s core 18 Principal Players are some of the finest musicians in the world. As well as reaching new audiences with world-class performances, we hold a leading position in education work. We believe that arts participation is transformational to individuals and communities, and that new music is relevant to all our lives.

These values are enacted through primary and secondary school concerts across the UK, interactive family events, and the annual London Sinfonietta Academy; an unparalleled opportunity for young performers and conductors to train with us.

We have also broken new ground by launching a digital Channel, featuring videos and podcasts about new music. Our Steve Reich’s Clapping Music App, a participatory rhythm game that has been downloaded over 500,000 times worldwide, is still inspiring users in places as far away as China and Japan. Adding to a significant back-catalogue dating back over 50 years, recent recordings include Ryan Latimer’s NMC Debut Disc Antiarke (NMC; 2021), Josep Maria Guix’s Images of Broken Light (Neu Records; 2020), and Marius Neset’s Viaduct (ACT; 2019).


Date: 14 July 2022

Start Time: 19:30

Doors: 18:30

Length: TBC

Tickets: £10 + bf

Venue: Grand Junction is a venue for the community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church. We also have a café serving delicious food overlooking the canal.

Closest Stations: Royal Oak (Circle and Hammersmith & City line) 0.3 miles

Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo line) 0.4 miles

Paddington Station (National Rail services and Circle, District, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City line) 0.9 miles


Covid-19 Policy 

As of 24 February the government is removing all remaining Covid-19 restrictions.

At Grand Junction we will continue to do a number of things to keep our staff and audiences as safe as possible.

While you are no longer legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19, it is still advised that you stay at home to avoid contact with other people. Please bear this in mind before travelling to an event at Grand Junction if you have tested positive for COVID-19.

We welcome audience members and staff wearing face coverings if they wish to do so.

Hand sanitiser stations are positioned around the building.

Careful consideration of entry and exit points to avoid crowding. We will check your ticket at the entrance to the venue to avoid queuing and crowds forming indoors.

Regular cleaning and regular ventilation of the space, to ensure a flow of clean air.

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