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OAE Experience

The Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience gives gifted period instrument players the chance to work alongside OAE players. The year-long scheme is aimed at players nearing the end of their studies, to help bridge the gap between conservatoire education and a professional career.


Principal harpsichord Steven Devine at the OAE Academy

Above: Principal harpsichord Steven Devine at the OAE Academy ©Juan Jose

The OAE Experience Academy takes place between Wednesday 9 January to Friday 11 January, 2019.

Applications for the 2019 OAE Experience Scheme are now open.

Please download and read the information pack carefully before filling in an application form. Completed forms must be returned by 12pm on Friday 31st August 2018. Contact Ella Harriss, the OAE Projects Officer, at experience@oae.co.uk for any queries.

Information Pack

Application Form

Audition Repertoire

Watch a video of last year’s Experience Ensemble performing as part of the Daylight Music series.


The OAE Experience participants for 2018 are:

Bruno van Esseveld
Laima Olsson
Sophie Simpson
Aliza Vicente
Alba Encinas (and viola)

Ruth Nelson
Emma van Schoonhoven

Martyna Jankowska
Camilla Morse-Glover

Double bass
Juan Diaz
Eva Euwe

Rosie Bowker
Amelia Shakespeare

Fiona Last
Minori Saji

Dominic Giardino

Simone Walters

Simon Poirer

Gwyn Owen

Ruben Castillo del Pozo