Glyndebourne expands its Pit Perfect scheme with new support from Jerwood Foundation

Glyndebourne is expanding its talent development scheme for orchestral instrumentalists, thanks to new funding from Jerwood Foundation.

The newly renamed Jerwood Pit Perfect scheme celebrates its sixth anniversary in 2023 and offers recent graduates the opportunity to join The Glyndebourne Sinfonia (formerly the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra) during Glyndebourne’s autumn season. The purpose of the scheme is to provide young instrumentalists with real-world work experience over a concentrated period.

Expanded for 2023, the programme is made possible by the generosity of Jerwood Foundation, which is supporting the scheme for the next three years, beginning with the 2023-24 season. Thanks to the increase in funding, for the first time this year Glyndebourne is able to offer two additional Associate Pit Perfect positions for instruments where there would not normally be a vacancy: Bassoon and Timpani. These players will partake in rehearsals and sit in on at least two performances. 

‘Continuing Glyndebourne’s commitment to developing artistic talent, we are delighted to be expanding the opportunities available to our Pit Perfect players this autumn, as well as widening our Pit Perfect Chamber Music programme. We are extremely grateful to Jerwood Foundation for enabling us to increase opportunities for the young, talented instrumentalists joining us this autumn.’ - Jonathan Tunnell, Manager of The Glyndebourne Sinfonia

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2023, with auditions to be held in London during late April / early May. Visit the Glyndebourne website or email pit.perfect@glyndebourne.com for more information
February 21, 2023
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