Featured Artist

Our Featured Artist Programme offers the chance for young musicians to work with world-class musicians.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason playing alongside young cellists

About the project

The Philharmonia’s Featured Artist programme sees the Orchestra work with a world-renowned musician over the course of a season, performing concerts in London and across our residencies in Leicester, Bedford, Canterbury, and Basingstoke.

In addition to concerts across the season, our Featured Artist will also be involved in our Learning & Engagement work to support and inspire young musicians by offering an exciting programme of workshops, masterclasses, and performances led by world-class musicians. The programme looks to encourage young musicians to pursue life-long learning by working closely with professionals.

“It was such a wonderful experience and amazing opportunity to play with professional musicians and to meet and play with Sheku.”

Young musician, aged 13

Key features

Our Featured Artist programme provides an exciting selection of repertoire chosen by our Featured Artist for that year.

A series of workshops are delivered by members of the Philharmonia to prepare young musicians for a public performance.

The programme culminates in a performance opportunity at a world-renowned venue such as the Southbank Centre in London.

Suitable for a wide range of learners as each year we provide a tailored programme for a wide range of young instrumentalists of all ages and abilities.

Delivered in partnership with music hubs, we work closely with our music hubs to provide an exciting programme to support their instrumental learning.

We provide a resource pack to help support the learning of the repertoire, encourage independent learning, and support music tutors and teachers.

Featured Artist 2023/24

For our Featured Artist programme in 2023/24, we will be working in partnership with the Benedetti Foundation as they deliver their signature Strings Day.

Ahead of the Strings Day, there will be a series of workshops and activities delivered by Philharmonia musicians across our partner music hubs in London and our residencies, and 100 string musicians who are playing at grade 1-3 standard will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching and advice to inspire and guide them on their musical journey, before enjoying a day of music-making workshops at the Southbank Centre.

For further information about our Featured Artist programme, please contact: learning@philharmonia.co.uk

Gideon Robinson playing with young musicians

Resource Content

Downloads and links to the scores and parts for our Featured Artist programme. Your teacher will provide you with the password.

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Download Scores & Parts



Saturn – by Joelle Broad – Download Scores

Jupiter (The Red Spot) – by Joelle Broad – Download Scores