Just in: Principal viola leaves the London Symphony Orchestramain
Message from Paul Silverthorne, lynchpin of the LSO:
Twenty five years ago this summer I first played with the LSO and in October I leave my position there at the end of a tour of Japan where it all started.
It has been a wonderful period in my life and certainly the most important part of what has been a wonderfully varied career.
However it’s not all over yet! In January I face a new challenge; I shall be taking up the position of Professor of viola at Soochow University in the beautiful ancient city of Suzhou in China. It is a new music school within one of the oldest and most highly regarded universities in China, I shall be joining a fine international faculty and we hope to attract students from all around the world. If anyone wants information about studying in Soochow the website is here and I’m happy to be contacted direct.
I shall be returning frequently to the UK and continuing to perform and teach internationally. I hope to see many of you when your touring brings you to China. Now back to my Mandarin homework!