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Go deeper into arts, culture and performance and get to know the artists and thinkers that make up our distinctive programme.

Get to know the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new Principal Conductor
Watch the Finnish artists discuss their dance-filled show in this video
What became of Lennon’s Steinway and Chopin’s Pleyel?
Listen to the twelfth episode of our podcast series on the impact of Karlheinz Stockhausen on music
Pianist Tamara Stefanovich describes how it feels to be from a country that doesn’t exist
Enjoy the sarod players’ favourite music in these Spotify playlists
Listen to a chronological Spotify playlist of the revolutionary composer’s work
The viola player speaks about the future of the ensemble
How the German composer’s influence extends from pop to present day electronic music
Enjoy a look back at classic live performances by ‘the finest living exponent of the sarod’.
Our Director of Music looks ahead to the Classical Season 2019/20
The pianist and composer shares a specially curated Spotify playlist of his influences
Listen to covers of some of the composer’s most iconic songs in this Spotify playlist
Hear music that has inspired this innovative composer and video maker
Listen to pieces from the 22-year project, and discover more about Chase’s commissions
Listen to the composer’s work, and discover more about its creation
Watch the composer and performance artist explain an artist’s power to engage
The seventh episode of our monthly podcast looks ahead to 2019’s SoundState festival. Take a listen
Answer a few questions and we’ll point you in the right direction
Find out more about British composer Helen Grime and Estonia’s Erkki-Sven Tüür
Meet Dai Fujikura, Vito Žuraj and Oliver Christophe Leith
What music inspires this acclaimed contemporary composer?
Find out about the history of the Argentine music and its links with Cuba and opera
See footage from the cellist’s appearance at Meltdown as she explains her distinctive sound
Artists from Robert Smith’s Meltdown tell us what they’re looking forward to at the festival.
Read our short but sweet interview with the young British composer Charlotte Bray
The celebrated composer, producer and tabla player shares some of his favourite music
The best tweets and Instagram photos from the first week of our brutalist venues’ return
Watch a series of short video interviews with the famed guitarist and composer
Sink into this Spotify playlist to partner our Concrete Dreams exhibition
Tackling questions of power, sexuality and violence, Philip Venables’ music always makes an impact
Discover some of the greats that have graced the stages of Queen Elizabeth Hall
Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it
All you need to know about the musician ahead of his Southbank Centre world premiere of TELEKINESIS
See the celebrated conductor discuss the work of her mentor Leonard Bernstein
Find out about this great of the 20th century
In the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day, a look at how even the darkest of subjects can inspire great musical works.
See our iconic auditorium as you never have before, through this incredible footage.
Watch this pre-concert talk as the pioneering Icelandic pianist discusses the rare condition which makes him see pitch as colour
Get to know the German composer’s important work, with this guide
All you need to know about the Australian violinist, composer and conductor
An in-depth interview with the celebrated French composer Philippe Schoeller
Our Director of Music's pick of the upcoming concert series
All you need to know about our Artist-in-Residence
Get up to speed with this shape shifting artist.
Discover the roots of Sibelius’ music with violinist Pekka Kuusisto and singer Ilona Korhonen
Listen to our Spotify playlist introducing the works of the 20th century composers
Take a look back at the highlights of a packed weekend of contemporary classical music
Hear the composer and musician explore the themes of unity and division behind her new work
The electronic artist and composer on the inspiration for Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
See video excerpts from Philip Venables: Illusions featuring performance artist David Hoyle
Hull composer Daniel Elms offers a preview of his piece Bethia, ahead of New Music Biennial
Ahead of our premier of his new work Sea Change, we caught up with composer Eivind Buene
The composition professor explains how his new work transforms rejection into inspiration
Watch Lawrence Power, one of the world's leading violists, reveal the secrets of the viola
Two household names from Indian classical music introduce their work
A closer look at Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain with the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Composition
Hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, and its political significance, from the composer
Listen to a specially created Spotify playlist, giving a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
Hear the composer and musician discuss Rolf's new work and the excitement of working together across different genres of music
Listen to the London Sinfonietta's eclectic playlist featuring Björk, Sigur Ros, Kaija Saariaho and Jóhann Jóhannsson
Hear composer and musician Mica Levi talk about her approach to music-making
Discover the most unusual performance the composer and musician has been part of
Composer and musician Mica Levi shares the musical influences behind her score to Under the Skin
Hear the percussionist in conversation with Southbank Centre's Director of Music, Gillian Moore MBE
Colin looks forward to performing Tehillim in Tokyo & London
Discover the key messages and themes in Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio
Delve into the minds of two musical greats in this short film featuring Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Join the conductor and pianist as they prepare to perform Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major at Edinburgh International Festival, 2015.
A trailer from The Musical Genius featuring Derek Paravicini
Christopher Nupen shares his films and memories of Jacqueline du Pre
BBC Earth give us a glimpse of Planet Earth with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Uncover the compositions that changed the way we listen forever
Wayne Marshall conducts Chineke! inc. Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence and Beethoven's 7th
The reinstallation of the restored central section of the organ, January 2012
What's louder than an orchestra, quieter than a single instrument and weighs 24 tons?
How to reinstall an organ in one and a half minutes
Restoration of the Royal Festival Hall Organ, April 2013
Listen to 100 of Venezuela's finest young voices
Voicelab allowed singers of all ranges of skill and experience to take part in numerous projects
Preview of 2011's mini-festival with Lang Lang

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