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 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 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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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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