The best young musicians in the city will perform on one of the most prestigious stages in the nation this February at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall thanks to a partnership between the Liverpool International Music Festival Academy and the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Session Orchestra.
This yearly partnership, which takes place on Saturday, February 3rd, pairs the finest musicians from LIMF Academy with musicians from the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company. Attendees can anticipate an exceptional fusion of melodic flair from the following lineup:
DAYZY: Approaching his music with open eyes and a charming wit, Dayzy is a rapper here to “build a bridge to the Liverpool rap scene.”
Hannah Morgan: Blending pop, R&B and an adventurous style, Hannah Morgan’s music explores “suburban imperfection”,
Superlate: Exuding positivity and good vibrations, Superlate hits listeners with beachside melodies and spirited, electronic dancefloor fillers that personify summer.
Koj: With a unique fusion between the rawness of grime culture and the creativity and eclecticism of UK Rap, KOJ delivers authentic and personable lyrics full of character that resonates with many in an organic way that only a few can do.
An award-winning programme called LIMF Academy helps up-and-coming musicians in the Liverpool City Region who are between the ages of 16 and 25. The Academy provides a variety of talent development programmes, customised masterclasses, music creation sessions, one-on-one mentoring and coaching, networking events, and financial investment to individuals who are chosen for the programme. In addition, the Academy provides paid memberships in the Musician’s Union and PRS for Music.
Each year, the selection committee will choose three artists from the cohort who have shown the most potential to receive advanced support. More funding, the development of official press materials, recording time, more mentoring and life coaching, one-on-one time with industry, and a BBC Introducing Live Session are all being extended to these young musicians. Additionally, the selected artists will have the chance to participate in various exclusive performance opportunities and collaborations.
Creative Consultant and the Academy Programme Director Yaw Owusu said:
“Having our Academy artists collaborate with the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Session Orchestra is always a fruitful experience for all involved and results in a wonderful show. The 2024 edition will be no different. I am very pleased that in our 10th year we can do such a showcase, which exemplifies the high quality and musical diversity the Academy champions.”
Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Culture, Councillor Harry Doyle, said:
“LIMF Academy has an impressive track record of producing incredible music talent. A programme like this which is dedicated to honing skills and sharing knowledge, empowers young artists and acts as a real catalyst for their careers. The Philharmonic showcase is a chance to spotlight these artists and perform live in front of an audience in a celebration of both their achievements and of our vibrant local music scene.”
The event will take place on Saturday 3rd February at 7.30pm in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Tickets start from £5 and are available here.