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Black Lives in Music

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to be collaborating with Black Lives in Music (BLiM) on their Recruiting Classical campaign.

In collaboration with four of the UK’s leading orchestras, Black Lives in Music (BLiM) will be holding extra work auditions in Autumn 2022 all string players from the global majority (musicians from Black, Asian and ethnically traditionally underrepresented groups) are welcomed to apply for a place on the extra work lists for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the following UK orchestras:

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Through collaboration with BLiM, the partner orchestras are working towards achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce within their own organisations. It’s important to all of the orchestras involved that their work is relevant to and representative of the communities we live in.

Successful applicants will gain a place on the extra work lists of the orchestras involved and will be engaged by each of the four orchestras as extra work opportunities arise. This is a collective commitment to actively and positively widen representation within the workforce of the orchestras. All applicants will have the best possible opportunity to express their talent through a fair and inclusive process.

Auditions will be held in London and Manchester for the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Audition dates:

  • Thursday 20 October (London)
  • Friday 28 October (Manchester)
  • Monday 31 October (London)
  • Monday 7 November (Manchester)

If you are a global majority string player, orchestrally trained or have good experience of playing in an orchestral setting, please apply before 5pm, Monday 3 October 2022 via Black Lives in Music's website below:

Apply Here

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