Moore and Balsom join PLMS
Trumpeter Alison Balsom is to become part of the Royal Philharmonic Society/YCAT Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme, as a mentor to the outstanding young trombonist Peter Moore.
Philip Langridge CBE was a Trustee of both the RPS and YCAT and mentoring was something about which he was passionate, as a way that established soloists and ensembles could share their experience and help those starting out.
At the heart of PLMS is the development of a relationship between two musicians - not a teacher/pupil relationship, but one of colleagues. This is essentially something private and elusive and different musicians will respond in different ways. Without being prescriptive, PLMS aims to give space and encouragement to allow discussion of performance issues, exploration of repertoire and the exchange of ideas about interpretation.
Alison Balsom is one of classical music's great international ambassadors and is ranked amongst the most talented, distinctive and ground-breaking musicians. She regularly appears with leading orchestras and conductors, and since 2001 has recorded exclusively with Warner Classics (formerly EMI). A passionate advocate and supporter of young musicians, Alison herself was a YCAT artist at the outset of her career between 2001-2004.
Selected by YCAT in 2014, Peter Moore was the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician Competition (in 2008 at the age of 12). At the age of 18 he was appointed co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and this autumn joined the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Scheme. He is a Yamaha International Artist and an Ambassador for the BBC Ten Pieces project.