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LSO International Violin Festival: Meet James Ehnes


Hailed as the 'Jascha Heifetz of our day', multi-award winning violinist James Ehnes joins us for the LSO International Violin Festival. Find out more about him, his violin, and Korngold's Violin Concerto in this blog.

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Interview: Pablo Heras-Casado


In the final installment of our Ones to Watch series of artist interviews we caught up with Spanish maestro Pablo Heras-Casado ahead of his concert with the LSO at the Barbican on 28 June.

His programme will include Sibelius' stratospheric Violin Concerto performed by American virtuoso Joshua Bell, and Berlioz's programmatic masterpiece Symphonie Fantastique.

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LSO International Violin Festival: Meet Janine Jansen


Dubbed the 'queen of the downloads', Janine Jansen is next up in the LSO International Violin Festival performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. We find out more about her and her violin, in this blog.

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Composer Robert Szymanek on being an LSO Soundhub member


Composer Robert Szymanek writes about LSO Soundhub and how being on the scheme has benefited him.

LSO Soundhub has been one of the most important parts of my musical world over the last few years. When I finished my PhD in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in 2012, I was unsure as to how I was going to find the resources I needed to compose, rehearse and record my music out in the real world.

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Korngold's Violin Concerto: From the Silver Screen to the Concert hall


By the time he composed his Violin Concerto in 1945 Eric Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957) had already made a name for himself as one of the most accomplished and versatile composers of his generation. He first came to prominence as an astonishingly talented child-prodigy in Vienna, and by the age of 20 he was already a well-established composer with a number of major works to his name.

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