Meet Kian Soltani: RPO Artist in Residence 2019

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Since rising star Kian Soltani made his international breakthrough at the age of nineteen, he has played with the leading orchestras and conductors in the world’s most prestigious venues. Hailed as ‘a soloist of the highest level among the new generation of cellists’ after winning the International Paulo Cello Competition 2013 in Helsinki, his playing is revered for its technical mastery and emotional intimacy.

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June concerts with Menuhin Competition winner Diana Adamyan

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Born in 2000 in Yerevan, into a family of musicians, Diana Adamyan studied at Tchaikovsky School of Music with the distinguished teacher of RA, Prof. Petros Haykazyan and at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory with Professor Eduard Tadevosyan.

Diana has won prizes at the 2nd “Renaissance” Competition-Festival (Gyumri, 2010, 1st prize), the 13th “Nutcracker” TV Competition (Moscow, 2012, 2nd prize and Silver “Nutcracker”), the International H. Bogdanyan Competition-Festival, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the violinist (Yerevan, 2014, 1st prize), the 9th International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition (Novosibirsk, 2015, 2nd prize).

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An Interview with Chloé van Soeterstède

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Chloé van Soeterstède completed her conducting studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017. Since then she has conducted the Orchestre National de Lille, Besançon “Victor Hugo” Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, North Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata and Aurora Orchestra and this year she will be making her debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

We caught up with Chloé in between her busy touring schedule to ask her about what audiences can expect from her performances

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Young people driving vinyl renaissance says RPO YouGov report

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It may be premature to write the obituary for physical music. New research reveals that just as we arrive at the tipping point where music streaming is set to overtake CDs, younger music lovers are leading the revival of vinyl and returning to live concerts to nurture their musical tastes and interests.

A new study by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) asked a nationally representative sample of 2,095 adults how they chose to access music to build up their collection. Nationally, the CD remained marginally more popular than streaming sites, although the research findings were stark by age group. People over the age of 45 maintained a strong fondness for the CD format whilst, for younger age groups, streaming was at least as twice as popular.

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