We are delighted to welcome some incredible artists to perform with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra this season.

Our Artists in Residence include young British cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, as well as pianists Anderson & Roe and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. Works by our Composer in Association, Gary Carpenter, including the world premiere of his new harpsichord concerto, also feature this season.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, one of the brightest stars on the classical music scene and winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, joins Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as Young Artist in Residence this season.

At 19 years old, Sheku is in demand worldwide – topping the classical music charts, going viral on social media, and performing at the BAFTAs in 2017 and 2018 – the first time any artist has been invited to perform during the ceremony two years running.

In November, we are guaranteed some memorable moments when he performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Orchestra, and later in the month in recital with his sister Isata Kanneh-Mason. He will also be returning in March to participate in our In Harmony 10th Birthday Weekend, and working with other young musicians in Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company.

Exciting, dynamic and wildly talented, Anderson & Roe are one of the world’s most revolutionary piano duos. They will bring something extra special to Liverpool Philharmonic this season, with their energetic and original arrangements.

Performing in concert with the Orchestra in October, they’ll play Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos and a new Dance Suite from Bernstein’s West Side Story. You can also hear special arrangements of popular classics in their recital in September, or come along and pair your music with cocktails at a very special Close Up concert in Music Room.

Award-winning Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani is changing the face of harpsichord playing. His virtuosic performances engage audiences across the world, and we know his Liverpool Philharmonic residency in 2019 will be no exception.

In March he presents recitals as well as a special performance with our very own Ensemble 10/10. In April, he will join the Orchestra and conductor Elim Chan, to perform a fairytale of a concert, as well as the world premiere of a new harpsichord concerto.

This season, we are delighted to be working with British composer, arranger and orchestrator, Gary Carpenter, presenting a series of his new and existing works.

With awards and critical acclaim spanning his extensive career, we are honoured to be showcasing new commissions, co-comissions and a world premiere, as well as special arrangements in collaboration with Liverpool synth-pop icons, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations.

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