Feature

Bright sparks: The Firebird Orchestra

- 3 October 2012

The step between graduating from music college and getting a secure seat in an orchestra is a gap that seems to be ever widening as decreases in arts funding tightens orchestral purse strings. It is one that pianist and conductor Marc Corbett-Weaver has been aware of and has set out to rectify by setting up, in partnership with Austrian conductor Achim Holub, the London Firebird Orchestra. With its first season behind it, the fiery creation does seem to have lift-off: all four of the initial concerts were sold out and the diary for 2012-13 is already satisfyingly busy.

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