The new programme

Each Young Artist will receive masterclasses, coaching and mentoring from internationally renowned artists, focusing specifically on their repertoire and projects. There will also be performance and/or commissioning opportunities, and  industry-relevant offers, either sourced by Britten Pears Arts, or which will emerge as projects evolve during the year.

In this new model of working, we want to provide the freedom, time & space for artists to explore the big questions about what it means to be a musician: to examine their role, voice and mission in this industry – and how they can shape it, while also laying the foundations for a successful and sustainable career.

The will be opportunities to connect with other strands and departments of work, including our community team, our arts & health work, experimental Residencies, and under-18s in Aldeburgh Young Musicians, as well as having access to The Red House in Aldeburgh for research & the archive.

Amongst others, tutors will include James Baillieu, Claire Booth, Sarah Connolly, Julius Drake, Julia Faulkner, Gerald Finley, Veronique Gens, Larry Goves, Malcolm Martineau, Colin Matthews, Antonio Pappano, Barry Shiffmann, Alasdair Tait, Anna Tillbrook, Isabelle van Keulen, Roger Vignoles, Roderick Williams.

The artists’ time as a Britten Pears Young Artist will culminate in performances at the 2022 Aldeburgh Festival, curated with support from Britten Pears Arts CEO Roger Wright and other staff and artists.