King's College London
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Constantin Silvestri


The distinguished panel discussed Silvestri’s work methods as a conductor, his relationship with the players of the BSO, the individuality of his compositions, aspects of his life and career and the work achieved by the Constantin Silvestri International Foundation and Silvestri enthusiasts in generating a Silvestri renaissance in the UK and Romania.
Excerpts of the roundtable’s recording are available online, courtesy of  Verbs Describe Us.

Photographs displayed below by Vanessa Cojocaru and Ben Gritten. © Vanessa Cojocaru; © Ben Gritten.

Chair: Liliana Staicu - Manager of Radio Romania Music Channel and Director of Romanian Radio orchestras and choirs

Lord Michael Berkeley — Composer & broadcaster Producer, BBC Radio 3 ’s programme ‘Private Passions

Nicholas Braithwaite — Associate Conductor to Constantin Silvestri 1967-1969

Brian Johnston — Violinist with the BSO during Silvestri’s tenure

Anda Anastasescu — Pianist, President of the Constantin Silvestri International Foundation

Glen Gould — Silvestri audio restauration engineer and creator of the Silvestri YouTube channel

Bunny Laden — Producer of the film Metamorphosis: The Transformation of the Bournemouth Symphony

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