CADOGAN HALL 3rd November 7:30pm BRAHMS, MENDELSSOHN, MOZART, BROWN
WIGMORE HALL 24th November 1pm BRAHMS, BACH, BIZET, POULENC, DEBUSSY
‘outstanding… out of the top drawer’
Musical Opinion – Wigmore Hall
Ana de la Vega – Artistic Director
London International Players brings together some of Europe’s most distinguished young musicians and as such is one of the most remarkable and exciting line-ups on the classical scene today. Mesmerising audiences and critics alike, LIP continues to make headlines for their electrifyingly passionate performances and ‘palpable sense of communication’. (The STRAD, September 2014 issue)
Recent months bought rave reviews from their Berlin Philharmonic debut, Wigmore Hall debut, and BBC radio live performances. Their London series celebrating Richard Strauss 150 years saw a mammoth collaboration of 35 outstanding young musicians from Britain and Europe, of which The STRAD wrote ‘rendered in vivid colours, brilliantly placed and combining striking individual virtuosity with chamber-like collegiality’.
Comprising soloists and chamber musicians of individual distinction from many corners of the world, is an ensemble born largely of The Menuhin School and IMS Prussia Cove, founded by dynamic flautist and Artistic director Ana de la Vega. A flexible and changeable formation allows members to maintain their expanding and demanding careers, allowing great flexibility in musical programming and exploration. Next season takes inspiration from the German courts of Frederic the Great, presenting a series of solo concerto’s, the Brandenburgs, and the flute concertos written by the King himself, juxtaposed with the greatest of the Romantic works for string quintet and sextet.
‘Tremendous élan and rhythmic vitality, absolutely first-class and excellently performed throughout’
The Musical Opinion, London