Britten Sinfonia Academy

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Britten Sinfonia Academy (BSA) is an exciting and dynamic chamber orchestral training opportunity for talented secondary school aged musicians from the east of England. Mirroring the daring programming and musical excellence of our parent orchestra, BSA nurtures and challenges our members developing the breadth and depth of their musical and leadership skills.

Across each season, BSA embarks on a series of intensive, term-time, weekend courses exploring ensemble skills, leadership, playing without a conductor and chamber music repertoire. Courses encompass repertoire spanning several centuries from Bach to brand new and the chance to perform in some of the UK's most exciting venues (including London's Barbican Centre, Saffron Hall, West Road in Cambridge and St Andrews Hall in Norwich). Throughout the year members are not only coached by and play alongside Britten Sinfonia's exceptional professional players but also have the opportunity to work with some of the world's great artists. 


"As a result of participating in Britten Sinfonia Academy this year I have developed the ability to think musically for myself and voice opinions more in rehearsals." - Megan, flute 2014

"I feel so lucky to be able to play alongside professionals and individuals of such high standard, who all share the same love for music" - Katie, violin 2015

Academy members are also offered exclusive opportunities to see Britten Sinfonia in rehearsals and discounted tickets to Britten Sinfonia concerts throughout the year.

GOT TALENT? Click here to find out how to apply for BSA 2016-17

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at academy@brittensinfonia.com or 01223 558504.

 

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TAKE TWO : Louis Andriessen in Focus One

Barbican Hall, London
09 February 2016 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia’s TAKE TWO double-bill presents a compelling portrait, placing Andriessen’s distinctive output in the context of his musical influences, including Stravinsky, Bach, jazz, and minimalist contemporaries.

TAKE TWO : Louis Andriessen in Focus Two

Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican), London
13 February 2016 3:00pm

This dance infused programme explores Andriessen’s admiration for Stravinsky, with whom he shares an acute ear for colour and clarity of expression, the influence of Bach and his life-long love of jazz.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Three 2015-16

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
19 February 2016 1:00pm

A lunchtime concert with works by Debussy and Bjarnason offering a rich exploration of colour and harmonies.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Three 2015-16

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
23 February 2016 1:00pm

A lunchtime concert with works by Debussy and Bjarnason offering a rich exploration of colour and harmonies.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Three 2015-16

Wigmore Hall, London
24 February 2016 1:00pm

A lunchtime concert with works by Debussy and Bjarnason offering a rich exploration of colour and harmonies.

Debussy, Donatoni & Bjarnason

Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
25 February 2016 8:00pm

An evening of chamber music at Turner Sims Concert Hall, featuring music by Debussy, Donatoni and a new work by Daníel Bjarnason.

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