First Violin Maxine Kwok: From social-distanced garden recitals to giving blood!

'I never expected my first blog post to be the start of a series, wrongly assuming like so many of us that we’d all be back at work within weeks and life would be returning to normal within the blink of an eye.' 

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An interview with Denis Matsuev

Ahead of his solo performances of Prokofiev's Second and Third Piano Concertos with the LSO in autumn 2019, we caught up with pianist Denis Matsuev to talk about the great Russian composers, performing with Gianandrea Noseda and the magic of the stage.

This article was first published in October 2019.

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What it takes to create music for theme parks

'Music has always been a critical component of our DNA at Walt Disney Imagineering. Music has the power to transcend language and drive the stories we tell throughout our parks to create life-long memorable experiences.'

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Principal Conductors of the LSO

From Elgar to Previn and Michael Tilson Thomas to Sir Simon Rattle, the LSO has been blessed with some illustrious Principal Conductors and Music Directors.

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First Violin Maxine Kwok: Happy Star Wars Day!

'Today is May 4th, or to fellow geeks out there, Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th, May the Force … get it? … ok, never mind. Today, more significantly, marks seven weeks since the Orchestra was brought to an abrupt halt, the longest General Pause of our careers so far.'

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