Vivaldi and Handel by Candlelight
Handel – Overture and Pastoral Symphony from Messiah
Handel – Concerto Grosso ‘Alexander’s Feast’
Handel – Air from Water Music
Telemann – Viola Concerto in G
Handel – Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 12 in B minor
Vivaldi – Autumn and Winter from Four Seasons
London Musical Arts Ensemble
John Landor Conductor
London Musical Arts Orchestra and Ensemble has performed regularly at St Martin-in-the-Fields since 1992 and has also appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John’s Smith Square, at festivals and on tour abroad. Formed by conductor and educator John Landor, it is notable for its innovative Mini Maestro family concerts and Meet the Music events. It brings together some of London’s finest musicians, notable for their enthusiasm and commitment to inspiring audiences both young and old.
Praised for their ‘refreshing approach’ and ‘exciting precision’, the Gildas Quartet are fast establishing themselves as one of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge in recent years. The quartet are proud to be City Music Foundation Artists 2015 and Junior Fellows at the Birmingham Conservatoire. They have performed to critical acclaim across the UK and Europe at major venues including the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, and live on BBC Radio 3. They will make their Bridgewater Hall debut later this year as part of the Manchester Mid-day Concerts series. The quartet have frequently been featured by the Park Lane Group Young Artists scheme and are grateful for awards and support from the Tunnell Trust, the Richard Carne Trust and the Royal Northern College of Music.
John Landor is Conductor and Musical Director of London Musical Arts Orchestra. Described as ‘a gifted musician with brilliant conducting abilities’ by the great conducting pedagogue Ilya Musin, he is an inspiring communicator of music both through his performances and talks. Trained at Oxford University, London’s Royal Academy of Music and the St Petersburg Conservatory, he has conducted orchestras, choirs and opera companies throughout Europe and South Africa and has recorded for Pickwick Records. He is an Associate of The Royal Academy of Music, London.