First Violin Maxine Kwok: on playing to an audience again

One of the surreal aspects of having been in lockdown was practising the violin with zero thought of any audience for the foreseeable future. I’ve never spent this amount of time with my violin without anyone actually getting to hear the fruits of my labour, be it for a lesson, chamber music or orchestral concerts.

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First Violin Maxine Kwok: let the music play!

As I sit down and prepare to write this blog post I reflect on the past week I’ve had and what it’s taken to get to the point where we can work again.

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Panufnik Legacies III: Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian

Following the recent release of the third album in the Panufnik Legacies series, which features brand new music from alumni of the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme, we asked the composers themselves to tell us a little more about their experience writing for and recording with the Orchestra.

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Keeping on trucking with St John Ambulance

When you find your usually busy truck and drivers at an an enforced standstill, what better thing to do than to offer your spare capacity to those on the frontlines.

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Listen to the 'Sounds of today' on the LSO's YouTube channel

Over the last 15 years, the LSO has nurtured more than 150 young composers through our three schemes: Panufnik Composers, Soundhub, Jerwood Composer+. Supported and guided by mentors, LSO players and staff, these composers are creating the sounds of today, but what does that sound like?

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