Nathan James Dearden has been selected as a London Philharmonic Orchestra Young Composer for their 2016/2017 season.
The LPO Young Composers programme offers emerging composers the opportunity to workshop a new piece with the Orchestra's musicians and the Foyle Future Firsts (the Orchestra's graduate scheme for aspiring orchestral players) across a year, leading to a public performance at a London venue in July 2017, showcasing the new works. The participant composers are mentored by the LPO's Composer in Residence, who provides expertise and guidance in a series of seminars and workshops. We are delighted to welcome back Magnus Lindberg for his third year as Composer in Residence and Composer Mentor on the scheme in 2016/17.
Also during the year the composers have the chance to attend concerts, observe rehearsals, meet visiting guest composers, participate in professional development sessions and support and get involved with the London Philharmonic Orchestra's wider education and outreach work.
Alumni of the scheme include Michael Cryne (composer and recent Postgraduate Research Student at Royal Holloway University of London), Steven Daverson (Siemens Music Foundation Prizewinner 2011), Mica Levi (singer/songwriter, Micachu and the Shapes) and Laura Jayne Bowler (Founder and Artistic Director of Size Zero Opera company).
For more information on the project, please CLICK HERE.