London Mozart Players return to Hastings for the first time in two years, bringing with them a very special guest, 15-year-old violin virtuoso Leia Zhu, who performs
Mozart’s enchanting third violin concerto. Since her solo debut at the age of four, Leia Zhu has performed with orchestras around the world, including a performance of Tchaikovsky’s concerto with LMP in October 2021 that was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Her awe-inspiring talent will shine through Mozart’s graceful and witty writing in this sublime concerto. Also on the programme is Coleridge-Taylor’s Four Novelletten, a brilliantly-crafted series of four dance-like pieces that recall Elgar and Dvorak.
At the heart of LMP’s residency in Hastings is the desire to inspire young people and widen the reach of classical music. This concert continues the orchestra’s collaboration with the Hastings Music Centre, with their young musicians performing ‘side-by-side’ with LMP players in a performance of Bartok’s Romanian Dances, lead and directed by Leia, LMP’s Young Artist in Residence.