Hallé/RNCM String Leadership Training Scheme

Applicants are invited to audition for the Hallé/Royal Northern College of Music String Leadership Training Scheme.

The course will run over one academic year and is based in the vibrant cultural city of Manchester. A limited number of chairs will be available in September 2019 for outstanding violinists, violists, cellists and double bass players who are eligible to work in the UK from September 2019. They should have recently completed, or are in the process of completing postgraduate studies at a recognised EU or International Conservatoire.

Successful applicants must be prepared to spend a large proportion of the year in Manchester and will be selected by audition process and a one day trial in Manchester.

Guaranteed minimum of £10,000 paid work with the Hallé and the chance to apply for the Charles Halle Award worth £2,000.

Fee: In the region of £2,700 (TBC)*

Students are mentored by and work in close collaboration with the Hallé’s section leaders, and their overall development will be overseen by the Music Director of the Hallé, Sir Mark Elder.

As well as providing orchestral training (including opportunities to play alongside the principal players) and high profile external public performances, the course will enable students to further develop their playing skills with instrumental tuition from Europe’s finest teachers at the RNCM together with specialist classes in communication and presentation skills, people management, chamber music, coaching and leadership, and education workshop delivery. A large number of previous course members now enjoy successful careers within the Hallé and orchestras around the world.

*Please note this course is dependent on external funding which is still to be confirmed.

How to Apply

Please apply online though the RNCM Acceptd webpage.

Closing Date

Friday 7 December 2018, midday

Audition Dates

Violins: 1 March 2019, morning and afternoon

Violas: 15 February 2019, morning

Cellos: 5 February 2019, afternoon

Double Basses: 15 February 2019, morning

Further Information

If you need any further information, please email admissions@rncm.ac.uk


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