Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival

Pinchas Zukerman Summer Classical Music Festival

One of the Summer's finest classical music festivals...

Phenomenal violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for what promises to be an exceptional series of orchestral and chamber concerts.

Jessica Curry: I was taught that composers were dead white men

jessica_curry_thummbnail

“I was taught that composers were dead white men – I didn't realise someone like me could earn money writing music.”

Meet Jessica Curry: award-winning composer. She won a BAFTA for her music to PlayStation game Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture in 2015; it’s since had 12 million plays on Spotify.

Welcome to Trombonist Rupert Whitehead

Welcome to Trombonist Rupert Whitehead

Rupert was born in Carmarthenshire, and grew up in the town of Llandeilo. After starting on the trumpet, Rupert switched to the trombone at the age of 12. Much of Rupert's youth was taken up by playing in the various youth music ensembles in Carmarthenshire and west Wales, as well as the Welsh national ensembles.

Rafael Payare: Conducting should always feel like your last breath

Rafael Payare

Rafael Payare is grateful to the traffic chaos in Caracas. As a member of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, he would often get last-minute phone calls from jammed conductors telling him to start the rehearsal for them. The experience was invaluable and at the age of 37 he is now one of the leading conductors of his generation – he has just been announced as the new Music Director of the San Diego Symphony. He joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on 27th March with a programme of Mozart and Strauss, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Latest News

  • Tuesday 27 April 2021
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces HRH The Prince of Wales as new patron ahead of 75th Anniversary Season
  • Monday 26 April 2021
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Southbank Centre as they welcome audiences back with Summer Reunion programme
  • Tuesday 20 April 2021
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces its first concert season since start of the pandemic

Latest Media Articles

  • Tuesday 27 April 2021
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces HRH The Prince of Wales as new patron ahead of 75th Anniversary Season
  • Monday 26 April 2021
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Southbank Centre as they welcome audiences back with Summer Reunion programme
  • Tuesday 20 April 2021
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces its first concert season since start of the pandemic