Welcome to Principal Bass Trombonist Josh Cirtina

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Josh began playing the trombone in Cheltenham Silver Band at the age of 10 and soon joined the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. From 2013-2016 he was a member of the Fairey Band and during this time he performed with most of the UK’s top brass bands including Cory, Black Dyke and Grimethorpe.

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Tom Coult talks Codex and Composing

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“The fantastical quality of sound is what gets me out of bed,” says Tom Coult, the composer of Codex (Homage to Serafini), a piece for large orchestra that is being performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 20 June.

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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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Latest News

  • Tuesday 18 June 2019
    Welcome to Principal Bass Trombonist Josh Cirtina
  • Tuesday 4 June 2019
    Tom Coult talks Codex and Composing
  • Wednesday 29 May 2019
    Meet Kian Soltani: RPO Artist in Residence 2019

Latest Press

  • Monday 13 May 2019
    An Interview with Chloé van Soeterstède
  • Monday 1 April 2019
    Francesca Dego "performing with the RPO? It's like driving a Ferrari"
  • Wednesday 23 January 2019
    Strokestra Features in The Washington Post