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Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit

Viola soloist Antoine Tamestit

Robin Ticciati conducts Brahms, and Antoine Tamestit continues his Artist Portrait with Walton’s Viola Concerto – music born of youth and age, but united by passion.

When the young William Walton premiered his Viola Concerto in 1927, it caused a Europe-wide sensation: a composer in his twenties, taking a neglected instrument and writing for it with unprecedented imagination and power. Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, meanwhile, would be his last – but he wasn’t going peacefully into the night, and every note burns with creative fire.

In other words, this is a concert that unites youthful genius with music drawn from a profound engagement with life. At the centre of it all – and the subject of our Artist Portrait this season - is viola virtuoso Antonie Tamestit, renewing his artistic partnership with conductor Robin Ticciati. Two artists on the same page, in music that always has something new to say.  

This concert will finish at approximately 8.55pm and includes a 20-minute interval

Change of conductor

The LSO is grateful to Robin Ticciati who is replacing Daniel Harding as conductor for this concert and on Thursday 14 October. It is widely known that Daniel Harding has been training to become a pilot for a number of years. After an 18-month delay due to Covid, Daniel was recently called in to undertake his final induction prior to taking up a position as a pilot for a major airline. He will then combine his passion for flying alongside a busy conducting schedule. The LSO is keen to support Daniel in this venture and looks forward to his Barbican concerts on 10 and 31 October which remain as scheduled.
Robin Ticciati will also conduct the LSO on a four-city tour of Switzerland 18–22 October 2021.

Posted 19 Aug 2021



Guaranteed entry to the concert – however, your seat will only be allocated on the day of the performance. You could be placed anywhere in the Hall, in seats worth at least 18. Book early for the best price – following an initial allocation Wildcards may rise in price from £10 to £15.

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