Artist Spotlight: Laura van der Heijden & Jâms Coleman


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert | with socially-distanced audience

Wed 23 Jun 2021 1.00pm - 2.15pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Kodály Sonatina
Dvořák Songs my mother taught me
Janáček Pohádka
Beethoven Cello Sonata No 1 in F major, Op 5 No 1

Laura van der Heijden cello
Jâms Coleman piano

Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-18s)
£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees


Digital programme notes


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Laura van der Heijden and Jâms Coleman delve into rich folk melodies and fairy tales in this lunchtime concert.

Since bursting onto the scene as winner of the BBC Young Musician competition at the age of just 15, Laura van der Heijden has captivated audiences with sensitive and intense performances. In this concert, she puts her soulful and evocative playing style to the test, teasing out the irresistible folk sounds in music by Kodály, Dvořák and Janáček.

Pianist Jâms Coleman demonstrates his prodigious technique throughout the programme, concluding with Beethoven's passionate and emotionally volatile First Cello Sonata – a breathtaking showcase of his musicianship.

Need to know

We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.

How are seats at LSO St Luke's arranged?

The Jerwood Hall has been configured for social distancing with fewer seats available, set as single tickets or in groups of twos. Clusters are separated by at least one empty seat and people from different household groups will be at least 1 metre apart from each other when seated. We ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

What other safety measures are in place once inside?

  • Staff and audience members must wear a face covering inside LSO St Luke's at all times unless exempt.
  • Seats in the Jerwood Hall are laid out at a safe distance from each other.
  • The hall and each seat will be cleaned between performances.
  • A one-way system is in operation so you can move safely through the venue.
  • Hand sanitising stations are positioned at the entrance and around the building.
  • Programme notes are now solely digital and donation points use contactless technology.
  • Each member of every party of visitors is being asked to provide their name and contact details, and retaining these details for 21 days, in compliance with NHS Test & Trace.
  • An official NHS QR code poster is displayed at the entrance to the venue, so visitors can 'check in' on the NHS Test & Trace app.
  • Audience members are asked not to arrive earlier than 30 minutes before concerts.

What happens if a concert is cancelled or postponed?

In the event of cancellations or postponements, all audience members will be given the option of a refund, exchange or credit.

What if I or someone I know develops Coronavirus symptoms before the concert?

Please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus. Tickets can be exchanged for another concert or credit vouchers valid for six months.

Can I listen online?

This concert is being recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date.


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3