An Interview with Freddy Kempf

We Are Family – the 1979 hit song – could have been penned for Freddy Kempf and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The relationship between the concert pianist and the Orchestra goes back to 1985 when, aged just eight years old, Kempf made his concerto debut performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414.

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An Interview with Tom Poster

By his own admission, Tom Poster struggles to understand ‘what it’s like for friends who are still making decisions well into their twenties and beyond as to what direction they want to take in life.’ For this 33-year-old pianist, who has performed with ensembles ranging from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to the China National Symphony, there was no such turmoil: ‘it never crossed my mind to think about doing something that wasn’t music related.’

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Meet Alexander Shelley

He’s the son of celebrated concert pianists, the grandson of a talented cellist and the great grandson of an equally talented organist, but Alexander Shelley, the newly appointed Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, is very much his own man – and poised to open a new chapter in the RPO’s glittering history.

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Ria Jones talks Musical Theatre

West End star Ria Jones speaks to Hannah Nepil about her musical theatre background and the advantages of performing Broadway hits in concert performances, ahead of Best of Broadway in March.

Ria Jones – Welsh singer and actress – finds it irritating when people say ‘musical theatre singers can’t act’. In fact, she points out, they have to act twice as hard in order to convey the character while singing. ‘What’s more, they have to be able to run seamlessly into each song, so that it enhances the story, rather than stopping it. I like to think of musical theatre as a string of pearls: the pearls are the songs, the string in between is the story, and if you break it, all the pearls fall off.’

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Latest News

  • Friday 8 February 2019
    RPO Art Exhibition at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
  • Tuesday 22 January 2019
    Three New Community and Education Projects
  • Thursday 17 January 2019
    Bromley emerges as a new home for orchestral music

Latest Press

  • Wednesday 23 January 2019
    Strokestra Features in The Washington Post
  • Thursday 17 January 2019
    Bromley emerges as a new home for orchestral music
  • Monday 30 July 2018
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Google Arts & Culture Forge New Partnership To Take Orchestral Music To A New Generation