Artist Interviews

LSO International Violin Festival: Gil Shaham

LSO International Violin Festival: Gil Shaham

By | April 9, 2015 at 9:17 am | No comments

The LSO International Violin Festival takes place throughout April, May and June, bringing together a line-up of superstar soloists for a celebration of all things violin, from concerts on the Barbican stage featuring the cornerstones of the violin repertoire to chamber...

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Culture Debate: live on YouTube

By | April 8, 2015 at 7:18 pm | No comments

Live Stream: Discover what the political parties have to say about arts and heritage in the Culture Debate Pre-election debate on 8 April 2015 7.15pm BST features Ed Vaizey, Harriet Harman and Baroness Bonham-Carter among other party representatives. High profile members of...

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LSO International Violin Festival: Leonidas Kavakos

LSO International Violin Festival: Leonidas Kavakos

By | April 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm | No comments

The LSO International Violin Festival takes place throughout April, May and June, bringing together a line-up of superstar soloists for a celebration of all things violin, from concerts on the Barbican stage featuring the cornerstones of the violin repertoire to chamber...

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Interview: Tugan Sokhiev

Interview: Tugan Sokhiev

By | March 27, 2015 at 11:06 am | No comments

As part of our Ones to Watch series of concerts we’re putting the spotlight on seven of the brightest emerging conducting talents in the world in a series of interviews. We’ll be finding out what makes our up-and-coming conductors tick, what they think makes a great...

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Interview: David Afkham

Interview: David Afkham

By | January 12, 2015 at 11:16 am | No comments

As part of our Ones to Watch series of artist interviews Sarah Breeden caught up with conductor David Afkham ahead of his concert with the LSO at Barbican on Sunday 1 February 2015. His programme will include Webern's Passacaglia, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3 with Nicholas...

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Interview: Xian Zhang

Interview: Xian Zhang

By | December 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm | No comments

As part of our Ones to Watch series of artist interviews we caught up with conductor Xian Zhang ahead of her  concert with the LSO at the Barbican on Sunday 18 January 2015. Her programme will include Verdi’s overture La forza del destino, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 2...

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The Magic and Majesty of Alexandre Desplat

The Magic and Majesty of Alexandre Desplat

By | December 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm | No comments

On Thursday 11 December, film composer Alexandre Desplat joins the LSO to conduct us through a selection of some of his most iconic scores, including The King's Speech, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Grand Budapest Hotel and more. We've worked with Alexandre on...

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Interview: Nikolaj Znaider

Interview: Nikolaj Znaider

By | November 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm | No comments

As part of our Ones to Watch series of concerts we're putting the spotlight on seven of the brightest emerging conducting talents in the world with a series of interviews. We'll be finding out what makes our up-and-coming conductors tick, what they think makes a great conductor...

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Interview: Rafael Payare

Interview: Rafael Payare

By | September 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm | One comment

We catch up with Venezuelan hot-shot Rafael Payare, recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra, who tells us why everyone ought to come to his LSO debut concert on Thursday 9 October… Imagine I don't know a lot about classical music. How would you describe...

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Interview: Dhafer Youssef

Interview: Dhafer Youssef

By | April 23, 2014 at 11:31 am | 2 comments

We talk a little with spellbinding  oud master and vocalist Dhafer Youssef, who tells us about his latest album Birds Requiem and what to expect from its UK orchestral premiere with Kristjan Järvi and the LSO on Thursday 24 April.   There’s an interesting quote about...

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