Earlier this month at London’s Barbican Centre, Robin was assistant conductor for the UK premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Leila Josefowicz. Leila is a famed interpreter of the concerto, having given the work’s premiere in Los Angeles, with the composer conducting. Robin worked with conductor Sakari Oramo, principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, who shared many insights into the work and his approach to it. The performance was part of the orchestra’s residency at Barbican Centre.

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(photo credit: Mikko Stig)