It was announced today that Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist at the Royal Wedding, will be one of three artists in residence at the Royal Liverpool Phil next season. The others are piano due Anderson & Roe and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.
The season features no fewer than five women conductors -Anu Tali, Elim Chan, Nathalie Stutzmann, Jessica Cottis and Holly Matheson – and a joint War Requiem with Hannover to mark the end of the first World War.
Vasily Petrenko, in his 13th season as music director, says: ‘I’m looking forward to our new season, with the opportunity to perform such a wide variety of repertoire, from Brahms’ complete symphonies to new works by our Composer in Association, Gary Carpenter. I’m delighted to work with artists new to Liverpool as well as returning friends. This diversity represents what is distinctive about Liverpool Philharmonic, and is something that I cherish.’