Glyndebourne’s development scheme for young professional instrumentalists, which offers paid engagement with the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra, is now open for applications.

Pit Perfect was established in 2018 to offer newly graduated players real-world professional work experience over a concentrated three-month period. Successful applicants will join the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra for at least one of three productions being rehearsed and performed at Glyndebourne and venues around England between late September and early December 2021. 

In addition, participants will receive mentoring from an established orchestra member and benefit from access to other development opportunities including one-to-one lessons, the chance to sit in on extra rehearsals or performances and seminars on life in the music profession.

This year, the Pit Perfect scheme is seeking applicants for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, trumpet and classical guitar.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2021.