In 2018, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra made history becoming the first orchestra in the world to form a professional disabled-led ensemble. Six months after the ensemble’s creation, BSO Resound became the first disabled-led ensemble to ever perform at the BBC Proms
Thanks to a bursary awarded by Arts Council England and a significant donation from two private donors, the BSO hosted a training placement for James Rose, a conductor with disabilities, to accelerate his development, experience and confidence as an artist. Over the course of eighteen months of mentorship with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, James created, curated and directed BSO Resound.
Following auditions in November 2017, the BSO welcomed the six founding musicians of its new ensemble, BSO Resound; Siobhan Clough (violin/ viola), Philip Howells (percussion), Roger Preston (cello), Kate Risdon (flute), Matthew Scott (clarinet) and Charlotte Bott (LinnStrument).
The BSO announced a new partnership with Allianz Musical Insurance (AMI) in February 2019, as the UK’s specialist insurer of musical instruments becomes a supporting partner of the BSO Resound. This partnership highlights the BSO’s and AMI’s commitment to inclusion and accessibility within music.
BSO Resound is a permanent addition to the Orchestra’s output, promoting diversity within the orchestral music sector and the wider society as whole, and continuing the BSO’s mission to make music accessible for everyone.
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