pn3748 Natalia Lomeiko Pic 2ASPIRING young musicians are being invited to take part in Middlesbrough Town Hall’s Classical Music Education Programme.


The Accompany initiative features two programmes aimed at anyone with an interest in taking their musical education to the next level.


The Accompany Mentoring programme will see four young musicians paired up with professionals from the music industry.


The students will not only have the opportunity to be mentored personally by highly skilled and experienced professionals matched to their own needs, but also will receive guidance in group sessions.


These will cover other aspects of following a career in music, such as networking, time/practice management, dealing with nerves, profiling and presentation skills.


The pool of mentors specialise in a wide variety of careers, including solo performance, composing and conducting, orchestral playing, vocal leadership, arts and event management, teaching, and community music.


In addition, Accompany is offering two very special masterclasses with leading international performers.


The first is with Royal Northern Sinfonia Principal Clarinettist Timothy Orpen on Monday, March 2 from 4.30pm.


This is followed by a violin masterclass with Natalia Lomeiko, who recently wowed audiences at the Town Hall as guest soloist of the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms Lomeiko’s masterclass will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 2.30pm.


All masterclass and mentoring sessions are free and take place at Middlesbrough Town Hall.


  • Anyone interested in these unique opportunities should contact Rebecca Topping on 01642 729819 or email