For aspiring composers, we offer the chance to work with our musicians and mentors to develop your skills as a music creator.
Each year we select eight Opus 1 composers, who receive the opportunity to write for a group of Britten Sinfonia musicians and to take part in workshops and a recording day, receiving advice and feedback from both our musicians and the Opus 1 programme directors, Dani Howard and Raymond Yiu.
The programme is open to people of all ages who are based in the UK and interested in composing music for our players. It is designed to be a “first step on the ladder” for people who have not taken part in similar schemes before.
Applications for our 2024 Opus 1 intake will open in Spring 2024.