During the course of this project, young musicians will have the opportunity to work and perform alongside expert musicians from the LSO on specially chosen repertoire. Led by an experienced LSO conductor, the project will offer an exciting and challenging programme for those talented young musicians looking to improve their orchestral skills.
About our conductor Holly Mathieson
New Zealand-born Holly Mathieson is Assistant Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Resident Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Junior Orchestra and founder and artistic director of the Horizont Musik-Kollektiv (Berlin). In the 2016-17 season she is a finalist for the music directorship at Illinois Philharmonic, debuts with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and works on projects with the LSO and various regional UK orchestras.
In the past, she has assisted Esa-Pekka Salonen and Christoph von Dohnanyi at the Philharmonia Orchestra, Donald Runnicles at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Marin Alsop at the BBC Proms. Awards for Holly’s work include a Patronage Award from Adrienne, Lady Stewart and the NZ Arts Foundation; the Elman Poole Scholarship; and the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship. In 2016, Zonta NZ named her as one of New Zealand’s Top 50 Women of Achievement.