Jonathan Bloxham Named as Conductor in Residence of the London Mozart Players
As well as conducting key concerts, Bloxham will work to develop the LMP's vision for upcoming seasons
From October 2022, Jonathan Bloxham will step into a new role with the London Mozart Players (LMP) — as their Conductor in Residence and Artistic Advisor. He is no stranger to the group, having made his debut with the orchestra in November 2019 and returning for a number of projects since then.
As the former Assistant Conductor at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bloxham has also led the London Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, and many other orchestras across Europe.
Bloxham's first appearance in his new role will take place on February 4, 2023, for a concert titled Building Blochs and Birkenstocks. British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is featured as soloist in Bloch's Schelomo, and the program also contains Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 "Italian."
"It’s an honor to be joining LMP’s musical family at this exciting time in their long and distinguished history," Bloxham said. "We’ve already had many exhilarating moments on stage and I’m really looking forward to working more closely with all the orchestra to build vivid and diverse programs together."
“It’s wonderful that we’re able to formalize our close relationship with Jonathan, especially during the 2023/24 year when Croydon is London’s Borough of Culture," said LMP's Chief Executive Flynn Le Brocq.
"This is a very exciting time for the orchestra and I am confident that Jonathan’s expertise and vision will help us to unlock our full artistic potential.”