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LSO International Violin Festival: Meet Alina Ibragimova


Having started her career at just 6 years of age, Alina Ibragimova has performed everything from Baroque works through to new commissions, from the international stage to Westminster Abbey, with world-renowned conductors and orchestras. We find out more about her, the work Bernard Haitink has chosen for her to perform, and her violin, in this blog.

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LSO International Violin Festival: Meet Anne-Sophie Mutter


Anne-Sophie Mutter champions contemporary music and has premiered 22 works by a number of leading composers, including her chosen work for LSO International Violin Festival. We find out more about her, André Previn's Violin Concerto, and her violin, 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 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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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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