Monthly Archives: March 2011

A day in the life of an orchestral librarian

Patrick Williams, RPO Librarian, gives us more insight into what his job involves. I have been librarian of the RPO since 2001, having previously been librarian of the Halle Orchestra.  The two questions I am most often asked are ‘what … Continue reading

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Recording, geography and plants at Cadogan Hall

I’m Helen Kamminga, the RPO’s co-principal viola and currently also a Board member, alongside Adam who wrote one of the first posts on the blog. Being on the Board gives us a real insight into the background workings of a symphony orchestra. … Continue reading

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Player Profile: Suzy Willison-Kawalec

How did you become involved with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO)? I became involved with the RPO about eight years ago when I was asked to play second harp to the former RPO principal harpist, Thelma Owen, and became a … Continue reading

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Video interview: Grzegorz Nowak

Chris Evans (Head of Press and Marketing) interviewed the RPO’s Principal Associate Conductor Grzegorz Nowak recently, before his last concert with the Orchestra at Cadogan Hall.  As well as numerous concerts, Maestro Nowak has been busy recording at the venue; … Continue reading

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Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall

Hi everyone! My name is Elen Richards and I play 2nd violin. I’ve been in the RPO now for just over two years and thought I’d let you all know how the last few weeks have been for us. Having … Continue reading

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