University Residency

In 2002, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra was appointed Orchestra in Residence at the University of Oxford in an agreement which has been renewed until 2017 between the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University and the Orchestra. This Residency, unique amongst British orchestras, offers training and performing opportunities to Oxford University students; in the 2015-16 season we are delighted to host masterclasses with Leonard Elschenbroich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vadim Repin, Marios Papadopoulos and Pinchas Zukerman. Find out more below about the unparalleled opportunities to receive tuition in performance-related studies, both from within our own membership and by visiting international celebrities.  

Download the Residency Brochure 2016 here.


Orchestral Apprenticeship

Professional orchestral experience and training is available to string instrumentalists who are enrolled full-time at the Faculty of Music. Candidates selected by audition will be invited to play in up to four concerts with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and will receive coaching and an award of £100 per concert. 

Tuition Opportunities

The OPO offers music students the opportunity to receive tuition from The Soloists: the elite group of principal players of the Orchestra. For more information contact Beau Marshall on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Young Artists' Platform

This award provides the opportunity for an outstanding soloist or a chamber ensemble to perform in the Sheldonian Theatre prior to an OPO evening concert. The scheme is available to full-time students of the University of Oxford, and is open to all instrumentalists and singers.

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