‘There has to be some risk in order to feel the thrill of performing’
Ahead of his LSO Eclectica performance on Friday 6 July, cellist Li-Wei Qin told us about his surprising first foray into the cello, the perils of playing along to sped-up Rostropovich recordings, and how he banished any nervousness when performing live at two Olympic games.
Take 120 musicians and put them in Trafalgar Square...
Nicole Wilson, violinist, broadcaster, journalist and founder of Musical Orbit, has been following our young musicians from LSO On Track and the Guildhall School as they get ready for a busy and exciting few days.
On Saturday 30 June we will be heading to the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern for the first time to perform two epic sonic works – Messiaen's Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum and Stockhausen's Gruppen.
Ahead of their Open Ear debut at LSO St Luke’s on 30 June, The Hermes Experiment gave us a sneak peek at some of their extended (and more caféological) performance techniques, as well as a look at the pieces they’ll be playing.