An advocate of new music, Robert has worked closely with many of today’s finest composers, including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Cole, and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Robert performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Recent highlights include a critically acclaimed performance of Colin Matthew’s Four Moods at the BBC Proms, John Woolrich’s Ulysses Awakes at the Roundhouse and a performance of Morton Feldman’s The Viola In My Life 2 at The Old Vic Tunnels. Robert is a founder member of the Gagliano Ensemble with whom he performs regularly in the UK and abroad. www.robertames.co.uk
Artistic Director / Principal Conductor
Hugh Brunt was a choral scholar at New College, Oxford, where he read Music. In addition to his work with the LCO, Hugh has worked with the Britten-Pears Composers Ensemble (Aldeburgh Festival), Southbank Sinfonia, Holst Singers and Rambert Dance Company, and collaborated with artists including Imogen Heap, Foals and Jonny Greenwood. Recent engagements include Mike Figgis’s Just Tell The Truth (Deloitte Ignite 2011) at the Royal Opera House, and a critically acclaimed performance of Grisey’s Vortex Temporum at the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival. In Europe, Hugh has performed at the Musikverein, Vienna and assisted at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg (Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face). Future projects include the Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain. www.hughbrunt.com
Leader / LCO Soloists Project Director
Daniel Pioro is an English violinist and pupil of Maurice Hasson with whom he studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Since 2011, Daniel has been teaching improvisation at the renowned Dartington International Summer School. A keen soloist and chamber-musician, Daniel actively promotes new music as well as staying true to the virtuoso repertoire that inspired him to begin playing at the age of four. Leading the London Contemporary Orchestra as well as collaborating with the London Sinfonietta has taken Daniel further into the contemporary music world and he continues to perform as both a part of a classical duo – with the violinist Charlotte Bonneton – as well as a soloist, most recently with the Orchestra of St. John’s, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the LCO. Daniel plays on a violin by Christoph Götting.
Treasurer & Company Secretary