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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

ABRSM announces partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society

11:51, 8th March 2018

ABRSM and the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) have announced a new partnership ‘to help musicians develop the skills necessary to build sustainable careers and inspire musical achievement in the next generation’.

ABRSM will support the RPS Women Conductors programme, a series of workshops to provide opportunities for female musicians to develop their conducting skills at various stages in their careers, allowing it to continue and develop around the UK.

The two organisations will also work together to help provide skills and development opportunities for emerging composers. ABRSM will support and help develop the RPS’s New Music Programme, which will involve a pilot workshop to equip composers with the skills necessary to write for specific educational commissions.

Rosemary Johnson, executive director at the RPS, said: ‘If we want to hear excellent performers and exciting new music, it is vital that we give young musicians the right support at the right time while they are developing.  This partnership with the ABRSM means we will combine strengths to reach more talented young musicians learning in schools and music hubs and starting out on their professional careers.’

Lincoln Abbotts, executive director, strategic development at ABRSM, said that the partnership would help musicians ‘develop the skills necessary to build sustainable careers and in turn inspire musical achievement in the next generation’.


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