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Musicians with hidden talents

They may be world-leading musicians who deliver dazzling performances in front of audiences all around the world, but the talents of these soloists don’t end there. We’ve been taking a look at some of the notable performer polymaths who’ve appeared with the LSO over the years, including a couple you can catch on-stage with the Orchestra before the year is out.

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High praise for Gardiner’s Mendelssohn

In the lead up to their annual awards ceremonies next week, French classical music monthlies Classica and Diapason have announced the winners of their CHOC and d’Or de l’année prizes and it’s good news for the LSO! 

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The People Here Go Mad. They Blame the Wind.

Contemporary music series BBC Radio 3 Open Ear continues at LSO St Luke's on Saturday 11 November. Ahead of the concert, Riot Ensemble director Aaron Holloway-Nahum spoke to composer Clara Iannotta about her piece for musicians and music box machine The People Here Go Mad. They Blame the Wind.

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Walking a tightrope blindfolded without a harness and no safety net

Ahead of their performance at LSO St Luke's on Saturday 11 November as part of BBC Open Ear, Elaine Mitchener and Neil Charles discuss why free improvisation isn't for the faint-hearted.

 
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Interview with LSO Principal Flute Adam Walker

On Sunday 5 November LSO Principal Flute Adam Walker performs Bernstein's hauting work Halil. Ahead of the concert, we caught up with him to talk about the piece, what it's like playing in the LSO and how he got into music.

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