Xiaole Zhan CICA interview

Read our interview with Xiaole Zhan from New Zealand, who won the 2019 Commonwealth International Composition Award.

Allegro performed by Lewis and Jenny!

Watch double bassist Lewis Braham and accompanist Jenny Tarrant play Allegro by Handel.

The RPS conversation – opera

The RPS present a new series of conversations especially for classical music lovers, aiming to give a very human impression of how the pandemic is affecting the lives and work of classical music makers.

Bringing our Timpani syllabus to life!

In this piece, the composer uses asymmetric time signatures to highlight the drama of the timpani and add to the uncertainty of the piece.

Contemporary instrumental techniques – the cello

Introducing an exciting new strand of their Lockdown Live series, the London Sinfonietta players dive in to the nuances of contemporary performance on their instruments, and explore how they're used in a contemporary setting. 

Award-winning Trinidadian musician tells young composers: ‘be yourself’

Read our interview with Aliyah Ramatally.

Percussion: The Art of Accompaniment

It’s a requirement at Grades 1 to 3 that at least one of your pieces is accompanied, to encourage beginner percussionists to make music with others from the very start.

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason performs Elgar

Watch BBC Young Musician finalist, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, perform Chanson de Matin by Elgar.

Tom Poster plays us a Lullaby

Watch Tom Poster perform a Lullaby by Raymond Yiu. This piece definitely has the power to put you into a reflective mood!

Kopanica in 11/16!

The Robin Hood Youth Orchestra (RHYO) is the flagship orchestra for Nottingham Music Hub. Funded for Nottingham City teenagers, RHYO is an exciting, evolving ensemble that plays a diverse range of musical styles.

Contemporary instrumental techniques – the clarinet

In this exciting new strand of our Lockdown Live series, London Sinfonietta players dive in to the nuances of contemporary performance on their instruments, and explore how they're used in a contemporary setting.

Venetian Gondola Song, performed by Lewis and Jenny!

Watch double bassist Lewis Braham and accompanist Jenny Tarrant play Venetian Gondola Song by Mendelssohn.

Do you know your instrument families?

Have a go at our musical instrument quiz! Can you name the families of these instruments?

Timpani moments

Test your tap-along skills with London Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of Beethoven’s revolutionary Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’.

Contemporary instrumental techniques – the oboe!

In this exciting new strand of our Lockdown Live series, London Sinfonietta players dive in to the nuances of contemporary performance on their instruments, and explore how they're used in a contemporary setting.

A little Blue performed by Lewis and Jenny!

Watch double bassist Lewis Braham and accompanist Jenny Tarrant play A little Blue by Steve Berry.

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