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Two years on: In conversation with Niklas Benjamin Hoffman

In 2016, Niklas Benjamin Hoffman became the winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, after conducting the LSO in the Competition's final concert at the Barbican. Since then he has worked with the Orchestra as Assistant Conductor while establishing a diverse freelance career. We talked to Niklas about what happens over the three days of the Competition and what his advice is to the conductors who’ll be stepping onto the podium in 2018.

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The LSO in World War I: Armistice and Renaissance

Back in 2014 we began a project to uncover the story of the LSO and its players during World War I, marking the centenary of the start of the conflict. Four years later, to mark the centenary of the Armistice, we return to take a look at how the LSO was coping by the end of the War and what happened next.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Felix Mildenberger

Felix (28) has been Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre National de France since 2017. He recently won second prize at the 12th Cadaqués International Conducting Competition and was awarded the Robert Spano Conductor Prize 2016 of the Aspen Music Festival.

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EnCue: in-sync programme notes via smartphone app

Half Six Fix is a different way to experience the LSO. First-hand insights from the conductor, a relaxed atmosphere, great music, and the full impact of the London Symphony Orchestra – all in 60 minutes.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Johanna Malangré

Johanna (28) is from Germany and in 2017 was a Conducting Fellow at the Lucerne Festival Academy, while also directing a number of small orchestras in Germany and Switzerland. So far in 2018, Johanna has taken part in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink in Zurich and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

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