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Debut Sounds: Introducing Young Composer Michael Cryne

Michael Cryne

Ahead of this year’s Debut Sounds performance on Monday 4 July, we caught up Young Composer Michael Cryne to find out a bit about him and his latest composition, which will be performed in its first live performance by members of the LPO and musicians from the Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme.

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Meet the runners: Mark Vines

Gorky parkrun

LPO horn player Mark Vines (back row, in blue) took up running a year ago and is now joining Team LPO to compete in the Vitality British 10K London Run in aid of our Brightsparks schools concerts. Find out about his running journey to date and his hints and tips if you're thinking of getting your trainers on.

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Meet the runners: Gregory Walmsley

Greg Walmsley

Meet LPO cellist Gregory Walmsley, also a member of Team LPO, running  the Vitality British 10K London Run in aid of the Orchestra’s schools concerts, BrightSparks, on Sunday 10 July.

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Debut Sounds: Introducing Foyle Future Firsts Matt Rainsford and Amy Roberts

Matt Rainsford

Catch up with Foyle Future Firsts musicians Matt and Amy as they discuss their experience on the LPO’s Development Programme. You can hear them perform live at Debut Sounds: Dérive on 4 July 2016 performing world premieres by the LPO’s Young Composers.

 

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Debut Sounds: Introducing Young Composers Hunter Coblentz and Lisa Illean

Hunter Coblentz and Lisa Illean

On Monday 4 July, the London Philharmonic Orchestra joins the Royal College of Music for a celebration of new music with Debut Sounds: Dérive.  In this performance, members of the LPO will be accompanied by young musicians from the LPO’s Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme to perform premiere works by the LPO’s Young Composers. Back at our very first workshop together, we caught up with Young Composers Hunter Coblentz and Lisa Illean to find out a bit about them, their style of music, and any advice they had for young aspiring composers.

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Principal Clarinet Robert Hill

Robert Hill

Saturday 30 April marks the final LPO concert of Robert Hill, who has been Principal Clarinet at the LPO for the past 44 years. Read on for a tribute to Robert and his long and illustrious career by Stewart McIlwham, LPO President and Principal Piccolo.

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Vladimir Jurowski discusses Shakespeare and music in The Guardian

Jurowski

Ahead of our Shakespeare400 Gala concert on Saturday 23 April, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski discusses the impact of Shakespeare on his life, and how Shakespeare has inspired musical creativity throughout the ages.

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