An interview with Michael Petrov

This September we're delighted to share the stage with esteemed cellist Michael Petrov for our highly anticipated 'Colourful Classics' program in Bromley and High Wycombe.

Michael won the Guildhall School of Music gold medal in 2014; first prize in the Trondheim Competition in 2015 and the Wigmore prize in 2017. 

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Google Arts & Culture Forge New Partnership To Take Orchestral Music To A New Generation

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Announced Vasily Petrenko as Music Director from 2021–22 Season

Today, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and Google Arts & Culture are unveiling a new project to bring some of the RPO’s exclusive content online.

As an orchestra that has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK for the last seven decades, the public will have the chance to experience the music from an unparalleled viewpoint, seated amongst the players in virtual reality. Visitors to the Google Arts & Culture website will be able to delve into the RPO and its music, experiencing stories from the musicians themselves. Coinciding with the launch of the new 2018/19 RPO season, the site will host a number of exclusive interviews and features, as well as performance highlights from the RPO. Particularly of note is the online premiere of an excerpt from Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Filmed in 360-degree virtual reality (VR), the video will enable viewers with VR headsets to fully immerse themselves inside the RPO and all it has to offer.

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7UP comes to an end

7UP comes to an end

After four fun-filled years RPO Resound’s innovative secondary schools music programme 7UP has come to an end with one final musical extravaganza. The special showcase concert took place on Tuesday, 17th July at Kingsbury High School in Brent and was attended by Guest of Honour, Cllr Arshad Mahmood, Mayor of Brent and an audience of over 100 friends and family.

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Welcome to Clarinettist Thomas Verity

Welcome to Clarinettist Thomas Verity

A warm welcome to Thomas Verity, our new Associate Clarinet.

Thomas studied at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music.

He has performed, recorded and broadcast with orchestras across the UK, including guest principal with the Hallé Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and Manchester Concert Orchestra. He was a member of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from 2011 to 2018, with highlights including tours to Spain, China and Japan, and playing principal clarinet in the BBC Proms.

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Latest News

  • Wednesday 8 August 2018
    An interview with Michael Petrov
  • Thursday 26 July 2018
    7UP comes to an end
  • Thursday 12 July 2018
    Welcome to Clarinettist Thomas Verity

Latest Press

  • Monday 30 July 2018
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Google Arts & Culture Forge New Partnership To Take Orchestral Music To A New Generation
  • Monday 2 July 2018
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Announced Vasily Petrenko as Music Director from 2021–22 Season
  • Wednesday 28 February 2018
    Rafael Payare: Conducting should always feel like your last breath