BBC Ten Pieces

BBC Ten Pieces

BCMG are proud to be one of the Champions for the BBC Ten Pieces initiative. Although the initiative focusses on repertoire for orchestras, BCMG has much to offer drawing from our vast expertise in championing new contemporary classical music.

One of the main aspects of the Ten Pieces initiative is about children responding creatively to the music and film they have heard and seen. This creative response can take a variety of forms.

BCMG is able to offer schools creative music-making workshops inspired by the ten pieces. Developed especially for the initiative, BCMG will tailor a workshop or series of workshops to individual schools to support the children’s creative responses. For example we can offer a full-day workshop for a class led by a composer and BCMG musician where young people spend the day responding to the pieces creatively through music, and making a recording which can be uploaded to the BBC Ten Pieces site. This format can be adapted to suit a range of budgets.

For more information on BCMG’s offer please email Emma Nenadic, Learning Co-ordinator.

About Ten Pieces:

Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for primary and secondary schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity.


Ten Pieces will run over a school year. The project started in autumn 2014 and is now in its second year. Following free screenings of the Ten Pieces film, schools are invited to upload their creative responses to the BBC Website for possible inclusion in the online showcase. There will also be opportunities to take part in finale events during the school summer term.


Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to children and young people – and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the pieces through music, dance or digital art. The repertoire includes a range of music from baroque to contemporary.

You can find out more about Ten Pieces by clicking here.