Shakespeare400: Practice in the Orchestra

Practice makes perfect – and for both musicians of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and actors rehearsing Shakespeare’s complex plays, this motto couldn’t be more important. Listen to this interview with Mark Vines (Co-Principal Horn) and Fiona Higham (Second Violin) as they discuss the rigorous practice that they undertake to perform at the highest standards, and give advice to aspiring young musicians.

'Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.’ Twelfth Night

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra's Shakespeare400 festival, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, runs from January to June 2016. Part of a collaboration with leading educational and cultural institutions, the festival presents classical music inspired by the Bard alongside in depth discussions and special performances.

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