Bridge Scheme 2022 & ongoing

We have exciting plans underway for the next phase of Bridge and our wider efforts to change the face of chamber music.

Starting in autumn 2022 under the project title ‘Bridging the Gap’, we will work to nurture, support and train talented young wind musicians drawn from backgrounds under-represented in chamber music.

We have already begun working with a wide cohort of young musicians, offering performance coaching, training in learning and participation work, industry advice, and collaboration with our musicians and guests.

From autumn 2022, we are looking to establish a new wind ensemble, performing at the highest standard, who will also become role models for young musicians who may never before have seen or heard themselves represented within the world of chamber music.

In partnership with specialist organisations, including Leeds Conservatoire and Black Lives in Music, we have developed a two-year programme to support the musical, participatory and professional development of these young musicians.

We hope to be able to offer opportunities for these musicians to live, work and thrive in the north. We also hope this will contribute towards the evolution of chamber music, so that our audiences and performers become more reflective of contemporary northern England.

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