Northern Chords is excited to announce the pilot of our new Mentoring Scheme.
Led by Artistic Director Jonathan Bloxham, the mentorship will take place over 3 months. Four lucky musicians will get the opportunity to work with one of our four incredible Northern Chords mentors, perform at the 2022 Festival and also have one off classes with special guests including Jess Gillam and Elena Urioste. This is a unique opportunity to work with world-leading artists.
In 2022 the Mentorship is open to violinists, pianists, singers and composers. We will select one musician from each discipline and each mentee will receive:
- 4 one on one sessions with their mentor
- the chance to work with a mentor from another discipline
- a Q&A with renowned saxophonist Jess Gillam
- a session about wellbeing with violinist Elena Urioste
Also, we will help guide the four mentees to collaborate with each other to design and perform a programme together on May 14th 2022 as part of the Northern Chords Festival. This will include one new piece written by the composition mentee.
This year’s mentors are:
- Ben Johnson – singing – renowned tenor and teacher, Ben holds the position of Professor of Singing at the Royal College of Music alongside his busy performing career.
- Hyeyoon Park – violin – the youngest ever first prize winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich at the age of 17 in 2009, she was also a recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011.
- Martin James Bartlett – piano – Martin is an exclusive recording artist with Warner Classics and made his BBC Proms debut in 2015 performing Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Grace-Evangeline Mason – composition – Grace-Evangeline is an award-winning composer based in the UK. She has had works performed by leading orchestras and at the BBC Proms.
There is no cost to apply or take part in this Mentorship Scheme, and it is open to all ages. We are grateful to the Gillian Dickinson Trust for their support of this scheme.
Application Deadline February 21st.