The LMO were delighted to accompany Helen Sherman in our June 2011 concert and to follow her subsequent appearance representing Australia in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition which can be seen again in the link to the right
Callum Smart was a finalist in the BBC’s Young Musician of the year at 13 and prize winner in the Menuhin Competition. Recent concerto work has included the Glazunov with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Mozart concerto No.5 with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, and Britten at Lichfield, Cheltenhamand the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Callum’s debut album came out on Orchid Classics in February 2014.
Liverpool born singer Kathryn Rudge made her professional opera debut with English National Opera at The Coliseum in the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s ‘TheMarriage of Figaro' and has since joined Glyndebourne where she has sung leading roles. This clip shows her in the title role in the RNCM’s production of Carmen
Guitarist Mark Ashford now has numerous recordings to his credit and has performed with many leading Orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Concertante and the Turin Symphony Orchestra. This is a behind the scenes look at the mini tour of Mark’s Vida guitar quartet to festivals in Somerset, Germany, and Exeter where they practice their Ocarina technique and Trivial Pursuit skills
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Recipient of several prestigious awards and recently identified as a Rising Star by BBC Music Magazine, Alexandra Dariescu has given recitals at Wigmore and Carnegie Halls and appeared frequently as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. See her talking about and playing her latest recording of Schumann, Chopin and Liszt
The LMO has worked with many aspiring and established professional musicians from its early days and believes in offering opportunities to young musicians seeking valuable experience of public performance. Many have gone on to make successful careers in the profession. You may remember some of these musicians who have appeared with the orchestra