ERSO has a long tradition of working with emerging professional musicians.  In 2017 we launched the ERSO Talent programme, linking all our work with emerging professional soloists, conductors, orchestral musicians etc.

In its first year Talent Programme focused upon the ERSO Soloist of the Year 2018 competition and on emerging conductors in the Behind the Baton project.

This season we will once again offer the valuable chanced to play a concerto with ERSO in our ERSO Soloist of the Year 2019 competition.  We also have also recently recruited a new Principal 2nd violin Lucy Haggerwood-Bullen and Principal cello Henry Hargreaves as part of our Paid Section Leader Scheme

For the future the Talent programme may potentially expand into further areas such as reviving our Assistant Conductor role and working with emerging composers.

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