Leodian Concert Orchestra

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A programme that delves into the folklore and mythology of the Nordic countries. The evening includes Grieg’s iconic A-minor piano concerto, paired with Sibelius’s hommage to the Finnish countryside, his brooding Symphony No. 2, which juxtaposes the natural beauty of the composers’ homeland with his contemplations on christianity, death and ultimately redemption.

E. Grieg (1843-1907) Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
LCoM student composition competition winning piece
J. Sibelius (1865-1957) Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43

Phillip Leslie, Piano
Ben Crick, Conductor
Leodian Concert Orchestra

“.... His playing combines a palpable sense of verve and élan with a probing thoughtfulness.” – Margaret Fingerhut

“... This is a player of culture and refinement” – Liszt Society

“Phillip's playing has a vitality and youthful freshness about it. He is a serious young artist possessing considerable pianistic facility and combining a natural warmth of personality with a strong musical intelligence....” – Philip Fowke

British Pianist, Phillip Leslie is a first class honours graduate from Trinity Laban and a recipient of the Silver Medal Keyboard Award. Having performed in venues such as Steinway Hall, Reid Concert Hall, St John’s Smith Square & St Martin in the Fields he has been described as a musician whom plays with “vigour and excitement”. He has previously studied with Philip Fowke, Martino Tirimo, Peter Tuite & Margaret Fingerhut. He is currently mentored by Dr Leslie Howard. Further accolades include the Weingarten Prize for Piano and Angela Rinsler Award (EPTA). In 2017 he became a Concordia Foundation Artist. He has worked with renowned pedagogues including Stephen Hough at the Hertfordshire Festival, Antti Siirala, Boris Petruchansky, Jonathan Plowright & Leon McCawley. A growing interest in the British repertoire, his interpretations have been expressed by a critic “…responding to the virtuosic nature of this music with a fullbodied sound, transparent passagework and clarity of expression.” In a repertoire which spans from Rameau to Boulez, in 2018 he gave a recital at the Reid Concert Hall in memory of Kenneth Leighton of which he received high acclaim. In 2016 he was interviewed on BBC Radio.

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Please note that you will be charged a flat fee of £1 for all online ticket purchases.

You can also reserve tickets up to seven days before a performance by telephone, in person at the box office, by email or by post. Payment must be made within four working days to guarantee your booking, however we will endeavour to contact you prior to releasing your tickets.

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Call the Box Office: 0113 222 3434 between 10:00AM to 5:00PM (8:00PM on concert days) for instantly confirmed credit or debit card bookings.

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Tickets can be mailed to you in advance at a charge of 50p, or can be collected in person at the Box Office.

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Drop in to the Leeds College of Music Box Office, situated in the Conservatoire's main reception (3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD).

The Box Office is open: Monday to Friday 10:00AM to 5:00PM, and until 8:00PM on concert days.

The Box Office is closed: at weekends, unless a concert is due to take place and is therefore open from one hour before the concert begins.

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State your ticket requirements and enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you would like your tickets to be sent to you.

Provision for disabilities

Please inform the Box Office at the time of booking in advance of any special access requirements, or if you require any of the below facilities.

Wheelchair access
Both venues have full wheelchair access, as well as wheelchair accessible toilet facilities. 

Hearing loop
The Venue is fitted with an infrared audio system. Patrons can independently control the level of volume required from their seat by using a headset. 

Guide dogs
Guide dogs are admitted to both venues.


Concessions are available to students in full-time education, over 60s, disabled people and unemployed people, and are available online, by telephone, in person at the box office and by post. Concessionary rates may vary for external promotions.

Wheelchair users and one companion are entitled to discounted tickets on all performances.

Please note that Leeds College of Music students and staff can only claim discounts in person at the Box Office.

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No refund on pre-booked tickets will be made on the announcement of a special offer that advertises tickets at a lower price.

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Ticket exchanges can be made for a flat fee of £1. Tickets must be returned to the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance. 

Late arrivals

We will do everything possible to assist you if you arrive late for a performance or after an interval but, so as not to disturb the enjoyment of fellow audience members, you may have to wait until a suitable break in the performance.

Occasionally it may not be possible to enter once a performance has started. 

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