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LSO International Violin Festival: Meet Joshua Bell


One of the most celebrated violinists of his era, Joshua Bell's restless creativity and passion have earned him the title of 'classical music superstar'. We find out more about him, Sibelius' Violin Concerto and his Stradivarius in this blog.

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Interview: Elim Chan


Elim Chan, the LSO's Assistant Conductor, won the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition in December 2014. Ahead of the concert on Thursday, she spoke to Felicity Hindle about being a young conductor, working with the LSO and what she's looking forward to about the performance...

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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: LSO Violinists


Over the course of the LSO International Violin Festival, we’ve been finding out more about the world's top violinists and some of the world's top instruments. This week, we speak to our very own superstar violin section about their instruments and bows.

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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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