We spent some time getting to know Philippe Jordan, Music Director of the Opéra de Paris, and flautist-turned-conductor Jaime Martín, who make their LSO debuts in concerts at the Barbican this month.
Ahead of two appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra in October, conductor and virtuoso violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Zneider talks about what a conductor does and what it takes to do it well.
Jaime Martín makes his LSO conducting debut with a programme that features ballet suites by Igor Stravinsky and Manuel de Falla, alongside Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. We talked to Jaime about how the programme came to life and his collaboration with violin soloist Christian Tetzlaff.
Following his Artist Spotlight recital at LSO St Lukes, we talk to Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson; exploring creative curation, music in Iceland, and his newly released album for Deutsche Grammophon, Johann Sebastian Bach.