Diana Adamyan on Prokofiev's Russian lyrical soul

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Fresh off the stage from winning the Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018, violinist Diana Adamyan joins the RPO for a series of concerts in the 2019-20 season, to perform Prokoviev's enchanting Violin Concerto No.2. We caught up with Diana to find out more!

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Sonia Sielaff's Remarkable Story

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Married on Saturday and full driving licence gained on Monday – one thing's for sure, Sonia Sielaff doesn’t waste time, but then who would blame her? For two and a half weeks last year this sub-principal clarinettist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was in a medically induced coma, during which she underwent a liver transplant operation that required her to remain in hospital for a further two months, recovering.

“It was around the end of May that I noticed my abdomen was distended,” she tells me. “A scan at Lewisham Hospital revealed I had fluid in my abdomen and lungs. It was flushed out but almost immediately I became very ill.”

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Francesca Dego "performing with the RPO? It's like driving a Ferrari"

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The RPO is excited to welcome back Violinist Francesca Dego for a series of concerts in the 2019-20 season, including Mozart's sublime Violin Concerto No.3 in Northampton in May and Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1 in Croydon in October. BBC Radio's John Griff caught up with Francesca to find out more.

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RPO Resound in China

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RPO Resound has recently returned from China, where the Director of Community & Education, Workshop Leader Tim Steiner and a team of five RPO musicians delivered a bespoke five-day professional development programme for the staff and players of the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra (SZS). More than 40 members of SZS took part in a series of workshops, seminars and live projects aimed at building their practical knowledge and understanding of how participatory outreach work, education and community engagement activity can augment their concert programme, develop new audiences and support capacity building across the organisation.

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    Meet Kian Soltani: RPO Artist in Residence 2019

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    An Interview with Chloé van Soeterstède
  • Monday 1 April 2019
    Francesca Dego "performing with the RPO? It's like driving a Ferrari"
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    Strokestra Features in The Washington Post