London Philharmonic Orchestra announces new Composer in Residence: Magnus Lindberg

Finnish conductor Magnus Lindberg becomes the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Composer in Residence from the beginning of the 2014/15 season.

Previously Composer in Residence at the New York Philharmonic from 2009–12, Lindberg has been described by The Times as 'one of the major voices of 21st-century composition'. The LPO 2014/15 season will open with a performance of his Chorale on 24 September 2014. The season also features two world premieres: a work for soprano and orchestra performed by Barbara Hannigan on 28 January 2015; and the UK premiere of his Second Piano Concerto, given by Yefim Bronfman on 21 March 2015.

As Composer in Residence, Lindberg will also play an active role in the Orchestra's education activities, mentoring the four participants on the Leverhulme Young Composers scheme as well as presenting a new work, Souvenir, with the Foyle Future Firsts in a pre-concert performance ahead of the 2014/15 opening concert on 24 September 2014. He will also conduct the annual Debut Sounds concert in June 2015.

Magnus Lindberg is published by Boosey & Hawkes: find out more on their website.