Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Maciej Kotarba

Maciej (27), from Poland, recently won the second Adam Kopyciński Nationwide Conducting Competition. He recently graduated with a Master’s degree in conducting with Marek Pijarowski at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, and in June 2017 he made his debut with Warsaw Philharmonic.

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LSO Panufnik Composer Blog: Lara Poe

Lara Poe shares her experiences of the LSO Panufnik Composers scheme – including rare insights into orchestral playing and what it's like to compose music for the LSO.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Jacob Joyce

Jacob Joyce (25) is from Germany and the US. He is Associate Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony and has previously held positions as Associate Conductor of the Yale Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Berkeley College Orchestra. An accomplished violinist, Jacob has performed with several orchestras.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Sándor Károlyi

Sándor is 28 and currently based in Vienna. He works as regular guest conductor at the Budapest MÁV Symphony Orchestra, the Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra in Hungary and the Orchestra Collegium Musicum in Pommersfelden, Germany. 

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Charles Hamilton Sorley: 1914–15 in Letters

On Sunday 4 November the LSO performs James MacMillan’s poignant memorial to the fallen of World War I, All the Hills and Vales Along. The piece sets poetry by the solider Charles Sorley, who was killed in action in 1915. We took a look at how he was affected by the war through his letters and personal correspondance.

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