Over the coming months our six Panufnik composers will be sharing their experiences of writing a piece for the LSO.

The composers commenced their participation on the Panufnik Young Composers Scheme with a Reality Day! on 17 March. This included meeting Colin Matthews (Composition mentor), David Alberman (LSO Principal Second Violin), Camilla Panufnik (Project champion), Lucy O’Rorke (Helen Hamlyn Trust), and Emily Howard (2007 Panufnik composer) as well as practical sessions on presentation, PR and a photo shoot.

The composers are now in the process of writing their pieces. They will be attending LSO rehearsals and concerts as well as regular tutorials with Colin Matthews.

The six new pieces will be rehearsed in a public workshop on Friday 3 October 2008.