An afternoon of opportunity!

At ERSO we have a long history of providing opportunities for young musicians at the start of their careers and our ERSO Talent Programme provides exciting chances to develop for soloists, orchestral players, conductors and composers.

Alex Papp

This Saturday (November 6th) we’re so excited to be working with a hugely talented young composer, Alex Papp, the winner of our competition for emerging composers.  Alex is one to watch – he is the most recent winner of the Rushworth Composition Prize and his piece The Myth of Bertie and Bella was premiered by the Liverpool Philharmonic earlier this month.  

Alex has created an amazing piece for tuba and orchestra “Flashes of Light in a Hall of Mirrors” for the winning soloist from last year’s ERSO Soloist of the Year competition – our very own Grady Hassan. We’ll be working on this piece plus Alex’s winning birthday fanfare Eurythmia, complete with harp and percussion  – an exciting afternoon for everyone.

We are keen to find a few more experienced upper strings for the afternoon. As this is a really big afternoon for us, we’re offering players who take part the chance to enter our ERSO Soloist of the Year competition. The winner will be our soloist in our June concert.

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Alex with ERSO at the final of our competition for emerging composers in 2020

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