For young musicians

Joseph Toonga, appearing at the 2017 festival

£3 tickets for everyone under 30

Tickets for festival concerts are £3 or £6, or you can book an unlimited pass for £30.

Book via the events menu above.

Side-by-side - Ben Griffiths explaining something to a young musicianSide-by-side

An opportunity for players aged 14 – 26 to rehearse and perform alongside top professional musicians during the Festival. More info.


An opportunity for young musicians or groups under 30 to perform a short work ‘in the spotlight’ at the start of our main Festival concerts. Get in touch with Laura Davison to find out more.

Thank you so much – it was a privilege for him to perform at such a prestigious festival and on the same stage as two such wonderful musicians. It was a fabulous opportunity for him and one which he thoroughly enjoyed. Marie Pertwee, whose son George performed at the 2014 festival.

Chineke, appearing at the 2017 festival


Please email us if you would like to have a free coaching session or lesson from one of the festival musicians.

Composer Richard Melkonian

Composition project

GCSE and A level groups compose a short piece inspired by one of the major works in the festival, assisted by a composer provided by Roman River Music. The pupils’ work will then be performed at one of the festival concerts in between the major works on the concert programme. Organised via heads of music.

Free tickets to festival rehearsals

Please contact us to apply for rehearsal passes.

Other opportunities

Have a look at these opportunities for talented young musicians.

Pro Corda – chamber music courses in Suffolk
The National Youth Orchestra
The Britten Sinfonia Academy
The Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme at Snape Maltings
Arts Award for anyone aged 7 to 25