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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Meet Isabelle Faust

In May 2015, Isabelle Faust made her LSO debut as part of the LSO International Violin Festival. At the time, we were delighted to catch up with her to hear more about her life – and her instrument. Read on to find out more and learn how you can bring Faust's playing into your living room…

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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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