Talent Development

Pit Perfect

Glyndebourne’s development scheme for young professional instrumentalists.

Glyndebourne is offering postgraduate instrumentalists the opportunity for paid engagement with the Tour Orchestra for a concentrated period during the 2022 Tour from late September until the end of November.

Successful applicants will join the orchestra for at least one of the autumn Tour productions.

Participants to the Scheme will be mentored by a member of the orchestra and receive further opportunities including one to one lessons, the chance to sit in on extra rehearsals/performances. They will also participate in seminars on life in the music profession.

No other scheme in the country offers newly graduated players real-world professional work experience over a concentrated three-month period by putting them straight in at the deep end – the fastest way to learn.

A good number of former Pit Perfect players have gone on to receive further professional work with the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra.

We are seeking applicants for the following instruments ONLY:

  • 1 violin
  • 1 viola
  • 1 cello
  • 1 bass
  • 1 trumpet

STRING PLAYERS will be required to play with ‘modern’ set up only.
TRUMPET applicants will be required to play on both modern and natural trumpet on the recording to be submitted and at audition if chosen.

Applications from other instruments will NOT be accepted.

Applications are now closed.

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