Entries by Anna Bennett

New appointment – Antonia Kesel as Principal Second Violin

We’re very excited to announce that Antonia Kesel has been appointed as LMP Principal Second Violin. Antonia graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a First Class honours degree in 2015 having studied with International Soloist, Jack Liebeck for 4 years. Since her graduation, she has been a chamber music fellow at the Royal […]

Welcoming George White as our Viola No.5

George grew up in the South West and was immersed in music from an early age, singing in his local church choir and later as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral. He went on to hold a scholarship at Wells Cathedral School, later gaining a place at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Garfield […]

Our 23/24 Season Announcement

It’s our 75th birthday next year, and our 23/24 season is all about reflecting on how we’ve developed out artistic and community-based work over the years. Flynn Le Brocq, LMP Chief Executive, commented: “As we celebrate 75 years of music making, we’re using this season to look back on our past and particularly on our […]

Welcoming Alan Thomas as our Principal Trumpet

Alan is a former Principal Trumpet of both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra performing under Conductors Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelson’s. He is also a member of two of the countries leading brass chamber groups in Onyx Brass and Septura Brass Septet. He is a Trumpet Professor at the Royal […]

Bloch’s Building Blocks

BLOCK 1 Ernest Bloch was a Swiss-born composer who gained popularity in the 20th century. As with most composers, he went through something of an identity crisis as he tried to find his unique musical voice. We’d like to think of his life as a series of Building Blocks that led him to writing the […]

Equal Play: Our New Education Ambassadors Scheme to Bring Accessible Music Education to Croydon

Driven by the belief that every young person should have the chance to hear and play live music, we’ve launched a brand-new education programme called Equal Play. Building on our 30-year history of delivering education work in Croydon, we’re is working with a number of Education Ambassadors to help tackle the issue of young people […]

Welcoming Christine Anderson to our viola section

Christine Anderson grew up in Glasgow, where she studied at both the junior and senior departments of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, before completing her Masters at the Royal College of Music with Simon Rowland Jones. During her studies, she developed a love for chamber music, and was lucky to attend the Mendelssohn on Mull […]

Welcoming Leo Popplewell to LMP

We’re very excited to welcome Leo Popplewell to LMP as Cello No2. Leo studied at Clare College, Cambridge, and later at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the world’s leading concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall, and appears […]

Our new partnership with Naxos for Education

We’re proud to announce that we are now an Ambassador of Naxos for Education as part of a joint Audience Development Partnership from our 2022–2023 season onwards. Building on the long-standing relationship we have with Naxos over many acclaimed recordings in the past, this initiative demonstrates our shared goal of bringing the finest classical music […]

Jonathan Bloxham announced as Conductor in Residence and Artistic Advisor

JONATHAN BLOXHAM ANNOUNCED AS OUR CONDUCTOR IN RESIDENCE AND ARTISTIC ADVISOR Today, we have announced Jonathan Bloxham as our Conductor in Residence and Artistic Advisor. Jonathan will be working closely with our artistic team to develop our vision for the years ahead, as well as conducting key LMP concerts including those at Fairfield Halls, where […]

On the passing of Her Majesty the Queen

The London Mozart Players would like to express their sincere condolences for the loss of Her Majesty the Queen. Our thoughts are with all members of the Royal Family and particularly with our wonderful Patron HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

The Significance of Hiawatha

It is hard to consider Coleridge-Taylor’s masterwork The Song of Hiawatha, the first part of which LMP will be performing in October, without reference to the spectacular performances that were for many years an annual London ritual. Such performances, with their clear overtones of cultural appropriation and the doctrine of the “noble savage”, would be […]