Barbican Concerts

LSO International Violin Festival: Gil Shaham

Part of the LSO International Violin Festival

Sun 12 Apr 2015 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Gil Shaham

Gil Shaham

Osmo Vänskä

Osmo Vänskä

ARVO PÄRT Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
BRITTEN Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 6

Osmo Vänskä conductor
Gil Shaham violin
London Symphony Orchestra

The International Violin Festival continues as Gil Shaham makes a welcome return to the Barbican under the baton of Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä. Shaham’s stellar international career dates from 1989 when he stepped in at short notice to play with the LSO. Britten’s Violin Concerto, premiered in 1940 while the composer was living in the USA, is complemented by Arvo Pärt’s moving tribute to Britten, and a symphony by Britten’s friend Shostakovich.

> Read our profile of Gil Shaham on the LSO blog

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Part of the LSO International Festival generously supported by Jonathan Moulds

The Strad Sundays

10am–5.30pm, Fountain Room, Level G
Violin Makers Exhibition
Featured speakers include Baroque specialist maker Roger Rose, who will discuss changes in set-up between Baroque and modern instruments (11am); violin maker Helen Michetschläger, who will discuss varnish and its impact on sound (2pm); and stringed instrument expert Florian Leonhard, who will discuss the function of the soundpost (4pm).

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Free entry, no ticket required

6–6.45pm, Hall
Panel Discussion: A Guide to Violin Sound
Can you tell the difference between a Strad and a factory-made violin from sound alone? A lively panel debate, chaired by Sean Bishop of Bishop Instruments and Bows, on what makes one instrument sound so different from another – including demonstrations by LSO Leader Roman Simovic and contributions from London violin maker Philip Ihle.
Free entry, no ticket required



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