The LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme is an exciting initiative from the London Symphony Orchestra offering six emerging composers each year the opportunity to write for a world-class symphony orchestra. It has been devised by the Orchestra in association with Lady Panufnik in memory of her late husband, the composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik, and is generously supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust.

Under the guidance of renowned composer Colin Matthews, and in 2010 James MacMillan, the scheme enables composers to experiment over time and develop their orchestral writing skills; they form collaborative musical relationships with LSO players as well as witnessing their specially composed pieces put under the microscope by the LSO in a public workshop rehearsal – a major learning curve.

Find out more about the scheme on the LSO website at