LONDON MOZART PLAYERS
Founded by Harry Blech in 1949 as the United Kingdom’s first chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players (LMP) is regarded as one of the country’s finest ensembles, enjoying a worldwide following through its numerous recordings for ASV, Hyperion, Chandos, and First Hand Records (the complete HMV stereo recordings). Known for its definitive performances of the core Classical repertoire throughout Britain, across Europe and in the Far East, the orchestra also plays an active rôle in contemporary music, giving many world premières and commissioning new works. In March 2011 Roxanna Panufnik was appointed associate composer. The orchestra’s distinct dynamic sound has been developed under the successive musical direction of Jane Glover, Matthias Bamert, Andrew Parrott and since 2009, Gérard Korsten. The orchestra currently enjoys connections with Hilary Davan Wetton as associate conductor, and Howard Shelley as conductor laureate. It works closely with many of the world’s finest soloists. BBC Young Musician Laura van der Heijden was appointed young-artist-in-residence from 2015. In June 2014 the London Mozart Players began a new and exciting phase in its history, becoming the first chamber orchestra in Great Britain to be managed both operationally and artistically by the players.
For more information, please visit www.londonmozartplayers.com.
Photo: Matthew Andrews