New concertmaster for West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: July 8, 2015

“Laurence Jackson, a two-time Grammy Award nominee as leader of the Maggini Quartet, has been appointed concertmaster of the WA Symphony Orchestra” in Perth, reports Steve Bevis in Wednesday’s (6/8) West Australian. “Jackson, who will take up the position in January, comes to WASO from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra where he has been concertmaster for 10 years. The WASO position has been vacant since the departure of Italian violinist Giulio Plotino in October 2013. Jackson first performed as guest concertmaster with WASO in March and will return next month to lead the orchestra in its Brahms Festival and for Fauré’s Requiem conducted by Simone Young. WASO principal conductor Asher Fisch said he had enjoyed working with Jackson, who brought huge experience and knowledge which would greatly benefit the orchestra.… Since making his Royal Festival Hall debut in 1990, Jackson has forged a highly successful career as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster. From 1994 to 2006, he led the Maggini Quartet, specialising in British repertoire and touring and recording to much acclaim.… ‘WASO are a terrific orchestra, not just technically but with a real commitment and enthusiasm for their work,’ he said.”

Posted July 8, 2015