Welcome to our new Principal Trumpet, David Elton

On 11 December we welcomed a new member of the Trumpet section: joining Phil Cobb as Principal Trumpet is David Elton. 

David comes to the LSO from the the Sydney Symphony Orchestra where he was Principal Trumpet for the last six years, having previously held the same position with the West Australian (2005–2011) and Adelaide (2000–2004) Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed as a guest principal with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic, and is a member of the Australian Brass Quintet. We asked him to introduce himself.

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Seasonal deals at LSO Live

In the run up to Christmas, find exclusive deals in the LSO Live sale. 

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Panufnik Composer Alex Woolf shares his experiences of the scheme so far

Applications for the 2018 Panufnik Composers Scheme close on Wednesday 13 December. Ahead of the deadline, 2017 Panufnik Composer Alex Woolf told us what it's like working with LSO players and how the scheme is influencing the way he writes music.

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Bushra El-Turk on workshopping her Panufnik piece Tmesis with the LSO

Before applications for the 2018 Paunfinik Composers Scheme close next Wednesday 13 December, former LSO Panufnik composer Bushra El-Turk tells us about what it was like working with the LSO as she combined Middle Eastern and Western art music for her piece Tmesis.

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Musicians with hidden talents

They may be world-leading musicians who deliver dazzling performances in front of audiences all around the world, but the talents of these soloists don’t end there. We’ve been taking a look at some of the notable performer polymaths who’ve appeared with the LSO over the years, including a couple you can catch on-stage with the Orchestra before the year is out.

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