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Daniel Kidane. Image: Emile Holba

Two composers have been selected to take part in London Symphony Orchestra’s development programme for early-career composers, LSO Jerwood Composer+

04 September 2018

Amir Konjani and Daniel Kidane will join the LSO Jerwood Composer+ programme for the 2018/19 LSO season which begins in September, following a successful pilot for the scheme last season. The programme will see them plan and deliver two chamber-scale concerts from conception to performance, taking a role in every part of process.

They are given the support, guidance and expertise of LSO Staff, as well as an external mentor, in order to gain experience in every aspect of putting on a successful new music performance, from programming for specific audiences, planning and organising events to marketing, budgeting and how to approach the press. Through this process they will gain invaluable knowledge and practical experience in how to establish and promote themselves professionally. The concerts will be part of the artistic programme at LSO St Luke’s, the Orchestra’s venue on London’s Old Street.

Further concerts by the composers in the pilot year of LSO Jerwood Composer+, Emma-Jean Thackray and Jasmin Kent Rodgman, will take place on Saturday 6 October and Saturday 24 November at LSO St Luke’s.