LSO Panufnik Composer Blog: Joel Järventausta

Eleven months into the LSO’s Panufnik Scheme for composers, Joel Järventausta tells us about how he tackled the challenge of writing music for a full-size Symphony Orchestra and the poetic inspiration for his piece, Suns Extinguished

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Kristjan Järvi on the Divine Geometry of Baroque music and minimalism

Ahead of his performance with the LSO on Thursday 29 November, we talked to conductor Kristjan Järvi about what Bach, Handel, Radiohead and minimalism all have in common – as well as his philosophy for childlike musical discovery.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Katharina Wincor

Katharina Wincor (23) is from Austria and has been studying Orchestral Conducting in Vienna and Zurich. After winning the Neeme Järvi Prize at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Conducting Academy 2017, Katharina was invited to Riccardo Muti's Italian Opera Academy before attending Marin Alsop's masterclass in London earlier this year.

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Welcome to our new Assistant Conductor, Felix Mildenberger!

After a thrilling final, the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2018 came to a close on 22 November and Felix Mildenberger was crowned its winner and LSO Assistant Conductor for the next two years.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Chloé van Soeterstede

Chloé van Soeterstede is from France. A trained violist, she studied Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music from 2015 to 2017. She regularly assistants François-Xavier Roth in France and has worked with several major conductors including Vasily Petrenko and Sir Mark Elder. Chloé is also founder and chief conductor of the Arch Sinfonia.

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