Best wishes on your retirement Colin Paris, LSO Co-Principal Double Bass

This month Colin Paris, LSO Co-Principal Double Bass, says goodbye to the LSO, 'not retiring, moving on' after 33 years as a Member of the Orchestra, almost 30 of those as Co-Principal. Fellow players, past and present, look back on Colin's career with the LSO.

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Happy Birthday LSO: How it all began

‘Gentlemen, from now on there will be no deputies. Good morning’. This was the controversial statement that triggered the formation of the LSO. And to celebrate the anniversary of the Orchestra's inaugural concert, Archivist Libby Rice took a look back at how it all began! 

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An interview with Bojan Čičić of the Illyria Consort

Ahead of BBC Radio 3's 'Baroque Travels' on Friday 4 June, we asked Bojan of the Illyria Consort about returning to live performances, how he selected repetoire from rare music of 17th and 18th century Europe, as well as what the inspiration was behind forming the Illyria Consort ensemble.

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Get to know the conductors in this year's Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition

This year's event will see three young conductors battle it out to win the position of LSO Assistant Conductor in the final round of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2021. Find out more about the 20 shortlisted conductors here. 

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