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RCM musicians play with LSO in strings partnership

Thursday 9 November 2017


Joanna Patrick (viola), furthest right; Yoon So Cho (violin), fourth from right; Liza Tyun (violin), sixth from left; Owen Nicolaou (double bass), furthest left

Four musicians from the Royal College of Music Strings Faculty have been given the chance to rehearse and play with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) as part of the String Experience Scheme 2017/18.

The LSO String Experience Scheme gives participants valuable experience in rehearsal and performance with one of the world’s finest professional orchestras. Students perform alongside regular LSO players over the course of the year, benefitting from the experience of section mentors and making long-lasting industry contacts.

The opportunity is specifically aimed at students from London conservatoires and takes 15 participants per year. Royal College of Music students have taken part in the Scheme since 2014 and gain a high proportion of places available each year; in 2015/16 a record number of nine RCM musicians were awarded a place.  

This year’s successful musicians are postgraduate violinist Yoon So Cho and undergraduate violinist Liza Tyun, violist Joanna Patrick and double bassist Owen Nicolaou. Congratulations to all!