Australian-Korean cellist Waynne Kwon has assumed the role


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The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) has announced that Australian-Korean cellist Waynne Kwon will be joining the orchestra as its new sub-principal cellist.

Kwon studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) with cellist Hannah Roberts, obtaining bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and an advanced studies postgraduate diploma in performance. During this time, he was awarded the Leonard Rose Award for the best final recital, the Sir John Barbirolli Cello Prize, the RNCM Gold Medal, and numerous chamber music prizes.

He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, performed as co-principal of the London Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in prestigious venues including the Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall in London, the Sydney Opera House, and the Seoul Arts Centre.

The LPO published a social media post on 5 March announcing the appointment:

‘Waynne is a talented soloist, chamber and orchestral musician who has already appeared with us as Guest Principal. We’re so excited to be welcoming him to our team!’

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