Tuesday 11 October 2022

Jonathan Bloxham takes up a new role as London Mozart Players' conductor-in-residence and artistic advisor

Jonathan Bloxham (Photo Kaupo Kikkas)
Jonathan Bloxham (Photo Kaupo Kikkas)

The conductor Jonathan Bloxham takes up a new role this month as London Mozart Players' conductor-in-residence and artistic advisor. His next appearance on the podium with the orchestra is in February 2023 when he will be conducting a programme of Bloch and Mendelssohn at Fairfield Halls (where the orchestra is resident) with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and the concert will include on-stage conversation between Bloxham and Kanneh-Mason discussing the works being performed.

Bloxham made his debut with the orchestra in November 2019 at Kings Place with a programme of Mozart, Schubert and a new commission. Since then, his projects with the orchestra have included Beethoven and Mendelssohn symphonies, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.2 with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Glazunov with saxophonist Jess Gillam and Tchaikovsky with the orchestra's young artist in residence, pianist Leia Zhu.

A former cellist (he made his concerto debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2012), Bloxham was assistant conductor with the CBSO from 2016-2018. Other engagements this season include invitations back to Salzburg, Munich, Residentie Orkest and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He made his Glyndebourne debut in 2021 with Verdi's Luisa Miller. Bloxham is the founder of the Northern Chords Festival based in Newcastle [see my article about its 2022 season]

Further details about London Mozart Players' season from their website.

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