Lucy Crowe, Daniel Barenboim, Iain Burnside and Deborah Warner named among London’s most influential people

Four Askonas Holt artists have made ‘The Progress 1000’, a list of London’s most influential people in 2015:

Daniel Barenboim, Conductor and pianist
“Whether he comes to play or conduct, Daniel Barenboim is always a sell-out. From the Sixties when he used to perform in London with his wife, the brilliant cellist Jacqueline du Pré, and their friends Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, the cosmopolitan Barenboim has always been a welcome visitor to London.”

Lucy Crowe, Soprano
“Combining a dazzling stage presence with a gleaming lyrical soprano tone, Crowe has rapidly established herself as an international star, with performances at the Met in New York, in Berlin and elsewhere, as well as both major houses in London. At Covent Garden she was as winning as ever in the role of Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, alongside Bryn Terfel and Vittorio Grigolo.”

Iain Burnside, Pianist
“Known chiefly as a collaborative pianist with high-calibre singers such as Roderick Williams and Sarah Connolly, he has also made his mark as a BBC Radio 3 presenter. In association with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Burnside has conceived and written a series of theatre pieces which have been performed in London and elsewhere.”

Deborah Warner, Director
“The calm and elegant Warner, brought up a Quaker, is a great director but one who seems to find conventional theatre spaces limiting. A champion of undervalued authors, she has also forged a reputation as a skilful interpreter of opera, most recently directing ‘Between Worlds’, a tragic piece by Tansy Davies that was set in the World Trade Center on 9/11.”

Visit the Evening Standard website for the full list.

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