LPOnline: Performances

LPO Junior Artists

In June 2021, LPO Junior Artists rehearsed, introduced and performed a programme of music by Arvo Pärt, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Amy Beach, and Felix Mendelssohn. Conducted by Jonathan Bloxham, the Junior Artists played side-by-side with LPO players, Junior Artist alumni, and members of the Foyle Future First Development Programme. The programme also includes the premiere of a commission by former LPO Young Composer Joshua Brown which the young musicians contributed to in creative workshops earlier this year. We are excited to share this filmed performance with you all.

Beethoven Symphony No.3 'Eroica' (Scherzo)

Our biggest online performance to date!

Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata

LPO Principal Cellist Kristine Blaumane and pianist Reinis Zariņš play Andante from Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata

The Swan

Principal Harpist Rachel Masters and Cellist Greg Walmsley perform The Swan from Saint-Saëns's The Carnival of the Animals.

London Philharmonic Choir - Awen

The Choir performs a lockdown version of Awen by Paul Fincham.

Hear choir members Olivia, Annette, Peter, and Geoff talk about their experiences performing Awen at the British Musem, and the challenges of re-recording in lockdown.

Take off Blues

Tom Walley, LPO Double Bass, and Vesselin Gellev, First Violin (Sub Leader), bring you a performance of 'Take off Blues' by Svend Asmussen.

Shostakovich's 5 Pieces for 2 Violins

Husband and wife duo Pieter Schoeman (LPO leader) and Katalin Varnagy (LPO First Violin) perform Shostakovich's Five Pieces from their living room. 

Viola duets 

LPO Viola player Ting-Ru Lai performs with BBC New Generation Artist Tim Ridout.

Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite No. 2

LPO double bass player Hugh Kluger performs the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 2, all the way from Australia.

Rachel Masters, LPO Principal Harp

Rachel Masters performs the ‘Interlude’ from Britten's A Ceremony of Carols.

Steak and Kidney Supper

Our wonderful Trombone section (Mark Templeton, David Whitehouse & Lyndon Meredith) perform ‘Steak & Kidney Supper’ by Brian Lynn. Watch the full performance and an interview with the composer.

VE Day Performance

To mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, LPO Principal Viola David Quiggle has specially arranged ‘We’ll Meet Again’ for string quartet and percussion. Watch to the end for an extra special moment.

Pei-Jee & Pei-Sian Ng Duet

A duet with a twist! Twins Pei-Jee & Pei-Sian Ng (Co-Principal Cellist of the LPO and Principal Cellist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra respectively) bring us a special lockdown performance of Popper's Serenade. Stay tuned and alert for instrument swapping fun.

Kevin Lin and Ray Chen

Kevin Lin, Co-Principal of the LPO, has teamed up with Ray Chen, renowned solo violinist, to bring us Wieniawski’s explosive Etude Caprice No. 4.

Carnival of the Animals

This time last year, five of our players were performing Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals in a setting like no other – Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana. This performance was part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s partnership with Belmond, ‘Exceptional Music in Exceptional Locations’

Stewart McIlwham - Flute
Ian Hardwick - Oboe
Mark Vines - Horn
Jonathan Davies - Bassoon
Thomas Watmough - Clarinet

The LPO viola family presents...

We have something a little different for you courtesy of the LPO viola family, including our wonderful Foyle Future Firsts and LPO Junior Artists, with additional help from Kristina Blaumane on cello and Andrew Barclay on percussion. Huge thanks to our Principal Viola David Quiggle for this special arrangement. Although we're miles apart, we still stand together.

A short recital by Lasma Taimina

Lasma Taimina, a new LPO member and former Foyle Future First, performs a short violin recital.

Beethoven’s Quartet No. 10 in Eb Major, Op. 74, ‘The Harp’

Anne-Sophie Mutter and her LPO friends were proud to present the launch video for LPOnline. Anne-Sophie, a much-loved and regular guest artist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra was be joined by LPO Leader Pieter Schoeman, Co-Principal Viola Richard Waters and Principal Cello Kristina Blaumane in this specially-created excerpt from Beethoven’s Quartet No. 10 in Eb Major, Op. 74, ‘The Harp’.

Recorded separately at their homes in Munich, Tonbridge, Pimlico and Barnes respectively, the music has been combined by the wonders of technology to create a glorious tutti, and to offer our audiences a small part of the concert that was due to be performed by this very special quartet at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Thursday 26 March. Stay tuned to the end of the music for a message from Anne-Sophie.