The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) today announced a new partnership with the CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons. The partnership will support the LPO’s continuing work with female conductors, composers and artists.

The CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture will sponsor four LPO concerts across the 2020/21 season with LPO Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski (9 Dec), LPO Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis (16 Apr) and guest conductors Hannu Lintu (25 Nov) and Alondra de la Parra (26 Mar). The programmes include the London premiere of Lotta Wennäkoski’s Verdigris and the European premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

In addition to supporting these performances, the CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture will also support the LPO’s work with the three prize winners of La Maestra, a brand-new international conducting competition which took place at the Philharmonie de Paris earlier this month.

The three prize winners, Rebecca Tong (1st place), Stephanie Childress (2nd place) and Lina González-Granados (3rd place), will each be invited separately to spend two days with the Orchestra and receive individual mentoring sessions with the Orchestra’s Chief Executive David Burke, Artistic Director Cristina Rocca and LPO titled conductors in addition to observing rehearsals and watching a concert.  

David Burke, Chief Executive of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, said:
‘The London Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to be working with the CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture. We are grateful for their support over the next two seasons of our concerts and our work in developing new talent. It has long been a commitment of the LPO to encourage emerging talent and we look forward to welcoming the winners of La Maestra to our home in London to support their professional development.’

Hélène Fulgence, Executive Officer of the CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture, said:
‘The CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture is deeply honored by the invitation of the London Philharmonic Orchestra to the three winners of La Maestra Academy and by the commitment to help them develop all aspects of their professional experience. The LPO meets also the CHANEL Fund’s purpose to acknowledge, promote and support women’s voices through the beautiful programming of feminine talents in forthcoming seasons.’

CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture 2020/21 concerts
25 November 2020 | 8pm | Marquee TV
Hannu Lintu 
Gábor Boldoczki trumpet
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Schubert Symphony No. 3
Penderecki Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra
Lotta Wennäkoski Verdigris (London premiere)
Sibelius Symphony No. 5

9 December 2020 | 8pm | Marquee TV
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

J. S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Elena Kats-Chernin Piano Concerto No. 3 (European premiere)
Enescu Decet, Op. 14
Enescu Chamber Symphony

Friday 26 March 2021 | 7:30pm | Royal Festival Hall
Alondra de la Parra conductor
Colin Currie percussion
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2
Danny Elfman Percussion Concerto (world premiere)
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Ravel Boléro

Friday 16 April 2021 | 7:30pm | Royal Festival Hall
Karina Canellakis conductor
Stephen Hough piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)