ERSO has a long tradition of working with emerging professional musicians and in 2017 we launched our ERSO Talent programme which links together all of our work with emerging soloists, conductors, animateurs and paid section leaders.

In its first year the ERSO Talent Programme is focused upon emerging soloists through the ERSO Soloist of the Year competition and on emerging conductors in our “Behind the Baton” project.  In 2019 we will focus upon young professional orchestral musicians through our Paid Section  Leader scheme and upon Soloists.  For the future the Talent programme may potentially expand into further areas such as reviving our Assistant Conductor role and working with emerging composers.