Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig is one of the finest orchestras in the world and boasts an enviably prestigious roll-call of conductors including today's highly acclaimed chief conductor Riccardo Chailly.

The orchestra last visited in 2013 with a series of four 'sublime' (Daily Telegraph) concerts exploring Brahms, and will return in October 2015 with a residency exploring the great storyteller, Richard Strauss.


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An introduction to the orchestra
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About chief conductor Ricardo Chailly
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Touring with the Orchestra
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Riccardo Chailly on the Orchestra's 2013 residency


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To find out about the orchestra's 2015 residency, please click here.

As part of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig’s International Associate Residency this year, Gewandhaus musicians will be leading a series of public masterclasses with students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, each specialising in a different instrument in the orchestra, from the bassoon to the violin. This is an exciting opportunity to see world class musicians sharing their knowledge with the next generation of UK talent.

All masterclasses are free to attend on a first come, first served basis.

Wed 21 Oct

2.30pm–5.30pm, Silk Street Music Hall
Léonard Frey-Maibach leads a cello masterclass

6pm–9pm, Silk Street Lecture Recital Room
David Petersen leads a masterclass on the bassoon

6.30pm–9.30pm, Silk Street Music Hall
Gundel Jannemann-Fischer on the oboe and Cor Anglais

Thu 22 Oct

1pm–4pm, Silk Street Music Hall
Tom Greenleaves on the Timpani

Fri 23 Oct

9am–12pm, Milton Court
Anna Steckel on the violin

9am – 12pm, Silk Street Music Hall
Waldemar Schwiertz on the double bass

1pm – 4pm, Silk Street Music Hall
Tahlia Petrosian on the viola