in the green room

27 images Created 15 May 2023

A rare glimpse backstage of some of the stars of the classical world as they prepare for their performances. The venue for these performances, The South Bank Centre, London is host to the most celebrated classical musicians of the modern era, from soloists to symphony orchestras.
Vladimir Jurowski in his dressing room before conducting the LPO.
Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist studies his score.
Lang Lang, Chinese pianist, practises.
Soloist Mark Padmore prepares to perform the St Matthew Passion with Sir Simon Rattle conducting.
Peter Sellers congratulates Mark Padmore after a performance.
Esa Pekka Salonen conducts the London Philharmonia.
The Takacs Quartet backstage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Members of the resident orchestras, the Philharmonia and the London Sinfonetta rehearse before their performances.
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