Guildhall School of Music and Drama Orchestra

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Orchestra

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Orchestra

Above: Guildhall students rehearse with Sir Simon Rattle for Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ opera The Hogboon, June 2016

Orchestral Artistry

MMus/MPerf in Performance (Guildhall Artist Masters): Orchestral Artistry

In association with the London Symphony Orchestra

For: Strings, Wind, Brass, Percussion

Introduction to the programme

  • Part One (MMus): one year full-time
  • Part Two (MPerf): one year full-time
    NB. Progression to Part Two is conditional on results from Part One
  • 97 applications / 27 places*

*data from 2015/16 for indicative purposes only

About the programme

Orchestral Artistry is an exciting professional specialism for instrumentalists seeking a career in orchestral playing. Part of the Guildhall Artist Masters programme, it offers a course of study which is both highly distinctive and ground-breaking in its scope, in a context akin to a professional environment.

Watch the video

Find out more about the programme from Guildhall students, staff and LSO players, with footage from rehearsals with Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Antonio Pappano and Bernard Haitink.


In association with the London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Resident Orchestra at the Barbican, attracts outstanding players from all over the world. It has an enviable roster of soloists, conductors and regular artists who feature in its fifty London concerts every year.

Pierre Boulez famously described the orchestra as ‘an ensemble of possibilities’ – and Orchestral Artistry embodies this challenge. The course focuses on orchestral training, education and outreach and early career support for the orchestral players of the future.

We value an entrepreneurial attitude to the arts – not only will you master your craft, you will acquire the skills, knowledge and capabilities you need to become a high-achieving 21st-century performing artist.