Orchestra of the Year, 2018

The Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra has won the title, Birmingham Orchestra of the Year 2018 in the What’s On Birmingham Readers’ Awards. Chair John Franklin and Principal Clarinet Alastair Moseley accepted the award on behalf of the orchestra at a ceremony this week. https://www.facebook.com/WhatsOnBirmingham/videos/2052455948104832/

Battle of the Somme

In 2006, The Imperial War Museum commissioned Laura Rossi to score a film for the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. During 2016-17, the music, together with the film are being shown and performed at various venues around the country. The Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra will be taking part in a …


BPO Concerto Prize Winner 2017

Congratulations to violinist Chu-Yu Yang whose performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto was awarded the top prize in the BPO Concerto Competition Final on Sunday 7 May. The photograph shows (from left to right), Julian Lloyd-Webber, Principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire, Stephen Maddock, Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony …


Concerto Prize Finalist Yu-Syuan Li

Taiwanese flautist Yu-Syuan Li completed her undergraduate studies at University of Taipei with Sabina Shu-Chun Chiang, and is currently studying for a Master’s degree at Birmingham Conservatoire under Jonathan Rimmer. Yu-Syuan began by playing the piano first then took up the flute at age 11, from which moment she decided …


An Award for the BPO

The BPO is delighted to be named as the runner-up in the Best Classical Orchestra/Choir category of the Birmingham What’s On Readers’ Awards 2017.  Congratulations to the fantastic CBSO who were named as the group winners.   Our Music Director, Michael Lloyd, was keen to pass on his congratulations to …