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LSO International Violin Festival: Meet Nikolaj Znaider


The LSO International Violin Festival reaches its halfway point on 12 May with a performance of one of the peaks of the violin repertoire. We find out more about soloist Nikolaj Znaider and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in this blog.

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LSO International Violin Festival: Meet Isabelle Faust


The LSO International Violin Festival continues on 7 May, with a performance of Brahms’ great romantic Concerto. Soloist Isabelle Faust makes her LSO debut with this cornerstone of the violin repertoire; we find out more about her – and her instrument – in this blog.

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Interview: Krzysztof Urbanski


As part of our Ones to Watch series of concerts we’re putting the spotlight on seven of the brightest emerging conducting talents in the world in a series of interviews. We’ll be finding out what makes our up-and-coming conductors tick, what they think makes a great conductor great, what a baton is for and what can go wrong when you’re on the podium! 

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LSO International Violin Festival: Meet Nicola Benedetti


As the LSO International Violin Festival continues into May with a performance by Nicola Benedetti, we find out more about this violin star and the concerto that is a centrepiece of her career.

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Put your ears to the test: can you pick out the Strad?


At the first The Strad Sunday of the LSO International Violin Festival on Sunday 12 April, The Strad held a fun, informal test at the Barbican of six demonstrationed by the LSO's very own Leader Roman Simovic. Out of the six violins, can you tell which one is the Strad? Have a go by listening to this recording.

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