RPO Principal Cello Richard Harwood on life with the RPO

RPO Principal Cello Richard Harwood talks to John Griff about his life playing with the RPO, the quirks of travelling with an instrument and how he started out as a cellist. He performs Brahms’ Double Concerto with the Orchestra in February at Cadogan Hall, Croydon's Fairfield Halls and Reading’s The Hexagon.

 

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Welcome to Finlay Bain

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This month we welcome Finlay Bain, who joins the Orchestra as 4th Horn.

Finlay Bain began his musical training as a choral scholar at St. Paul's Cathedral, where he started learning the French Horn aged 11. He was then awarded a music scholarship to Hampton School where he studied the horn with Richard Kennedy. In his last few years of school, Finlay was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and in 2010 was a Brass Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.

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Conductor Valentina Peleggi on Elgar's Cello Concerto

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The RPO is excited to welcome to the stage Conductor Valentina Peleggi for a series of concerts in the 2019-20 season, featuring Elgar's Cello Concerto.

We asked Valentina what she thought of the piece.

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High Praise for Prom 68: Wagner Night

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Prom 68: Wagner Night secured a glowing four-star review in The Arts Desk (Photo by Chris Christodoulou).

“Music director of the Dutch National Opera since 2011, Marc Albrecht has an unassuming way with the grandest statements of German Romanticism – he made his debut at the Proms with a compelling Ein Heldenleben in 2006 – and he coaxed some outstanding playing from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: I have not heard them on such form in years.”

See the full review here

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Latest News

  • Friday 11 October 2019
    RPO Principal Cello Richard Harwood on life with the RPO
  • Wednesday 2 October 2019
    Welcome to Finlay Bain
  • Sunday 22 September 2019
    Conductor Valentina Peleggi on Elgar's Cello Concerto

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    High Praise for Prom 68: Wagner Night
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