The LGT Young Soloists delight audiences worldwide with their rousing performances at highest artistic level. They are invited to perform regularly at renowned concert halls around the world in cities like New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Hong Kong and Singapore.
The string ensemble is made up of highly gifted young musicians aged between 13 and 22 years. Each member already has a successful soloist career: between them, the LGT Young Soloists have already won more than 80 prizes in national and international competitions.
In the season 2016/2017, the LGT Young Soloists will open the Liedwochen at Schloss Elmau along with the renowned soprano Juliane Banse and will tour Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Israel. Furthermore, they will perform at Rheingau Music Festival, Tonhalle Zürich, Esplanade Hall in Singapore and many others.
Highlights of the 2015/2016 season include performances at Gasteig Munich, Mozarteum Salzburg, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Taiwan Art Festival, on the famous cruiser MS Europa 2 and at the inauguration ceremony of the Swiss Federal President Johann Schneider-Ammann, as well as tours through Asia and Europe. Additionally, they performed at the newly opened art and concert hall Arlberg 1800 as Orchestra in Residence in Arlberg, Austria.
In 2015, the LGT Young Soloists became the first youth orchestra worldwide to release an album on RCA Red Seal (Sony). The Album, named Italian Journey, features works of various, mainly Italian composers, earning excellent reviews and was nominated for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA). The release of their first DVD produced by Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images, is scheduled for February 2017.
Alexander Gilman’s idea of uniting high class young soloists in one ensemble came to life in 2013 together with LGT Private Banking.
The concept is as simple as it is unique: exceptional young talents perform together with their peers as soloists within their own orchestra, sometimes as tutti players, sometimes as soloists, accompanying each other and sharing their passion for music. This gives them the singular opportunity to regularly be on stage and gain as soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, build repertoire and develop their stage presence. In all this, Alexander Gilman’s committed leadership has a lasting effect in the musical and personal development of the young musicians.
The members of the dynamic ensemble hail from various different countries and cultures, sharing new stimuli and impulses, and establish international relationships and friendships. In addition, the musicians are also given the opportunity to play top-level instruments such as Antonio Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesù, which are generously provided by various sponsors.
Commitment to people in need is particularly dear to the young virtuosos, and they make regular appearances at charity concerts. A part of the campaign “Children Helping Children”, the LGT Young Soloists have succeeded in raising considerable funds for children in need at various fundraising events.