The LSO on Tour blog is written by LSO Players. Here’s a little bit about who they are:
Gareth is the LSO’s Principal Flute. He joined the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as Principal after leaving college, and five years later was invited to join the LSO in 2000. He enjoys the variety of work involved in the orchestra, especially Discovery work. His recording of Quirk by Karl Jenkins, which was written especially for him was released on EMI Classics this year. He has written several articles for various music publications around the world, most recently Classic FM Magazine. His favourite composer is the one we are playing this week.
David is one of the LSO’s percussionists, and has been a member of the Orchestra since 1993. After studying at the Royal College of Music, David was a winner of the Shell LSO Music Scholarship.
Ginette plays First Violin and is our resident blogger in French.
Tom is the LSO’s Co-Principal Second Violin. He has played with the LSO for ten years now, having studied music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which is also located at the Barbican, so he didn’t have to go far….
In fact, after leaving college, before joining the LSO, Tom took a job in Canada as Principal Second with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, where he spent two and a half chilly years cutting his teeth on orchestral repertoire. Also a songwriter, Tom is recently released his first solo album.
Sarah is the LSO’s Sub-Principal Second Violin. As a student at the Royal College of Music she auditioned for a place on the LSO’s String Experience Scheme, joining the LSO in 1998.
Tom has been a member of the Double Bass section for nearly 10 years. He very much enjoys his work with children and adults with learning difficulties. Outside the LSO Tom likes to work on different projects for variety, such as an Irish Folk music group and adults with dementia. He also regularly coaches at the Royal Academy of Music.