London International Concert Orchestra 

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Thursday 23 November 7.30pm

Join us for an evening of classical music as LICO, Alexander Walker & Alda Dizdari bring the masterpieces by Beethoven, Brahms & Mendelssohn.

  • Getting here

    We are at 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus.

  • Access

    St James’s aspires to be a place where all can belong, and where every person’s gifts and identities are welcome and celebrated. We are working to improve the experience at St James’s in the church building and the online community. We have step-free access from the courtyard to the church, and a toilet for disabled people. The courtyard and Redemption Roasters coffee shop are wheelchair accessible. If you have special access requirements (e.g. wheelchair users) please contact

  • Join us for an enchanting evening of classical music as the London International Concert Orchestra (LICO), under the baton of Alexander Walker, presents works by Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn. This captivating event will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 19:30 GMT at the prestigious St James’ Piccadilly Church located at 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Prepare to be mesmerized by the timeless compositions of three legendary composers. Immerse yourself in the genius of Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony, “Eroica”, experience the emotional depth of Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and revel in the lyrical beauty of Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. With the exceptional talent of LICO and the captivating performance by the stunning virtuoso violinist Alda Dizdari, this evening promises to be a feast for the senses. Escape the ordinary and indulge in a night of exquisite music. Immerse yourself in the harmonious melodies and let the enchanting atmosphere of the iconic venue transport you to another world. Whether you are a seasoned classical music enthusiast or simply curious to explore this rich art form, this event is not to be missed.Book your tickets now and experience the magic of Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn with LICO, Alexander Walker, and Alda Dizdari. Let the power of music captivate your soul and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

    Alda Dizdari – violin

    “Such vivid, imaginative, brilliant playing is rare indeed. The expressiveness of her bowing was a thing of won- der.” – Tim Homfray, Strad Magazine

    “ Alda Dizdari is a phenomenon […] She is, as the greatest musicians are, a perfect servant of the music: she interposes no mannerisms or intellectualisms, allowing the musical work to speak for itself in every phrase.” – Sir Noel Malcolm (author of “George Enescu: His Life and Music”)

    “[…]It’s a moving story, told with refreshing openness and honesty, that captures and conveys the transformat- ive power of music under even the most trying of circumstances.” – Julian Haylock, The Strad Magazine,

    Alda Dizdari is a versatile musician, educator and author. The Albanian born London based violinist combines a successful solo career with other creative and charitable activities. Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 2010 she has been selected as a “One to Watch” musician by the Gramophone magazine, has performed as a soloist in the most prestigious venues across the country and abroad, produced five recordings on Mellos Records, has been reviewed by The Strad Magazine, featured by the Sunday Times/ Culture Magazine, and appeared live on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 programmes. After performing Elgar Violin Concerto around Europe and giving the premiere of the concerto in her native Albania, in 2020 Alda launched an audiobook of her unique memoir: ‘Kiss Me Again; A Memoir of Elgar in Unusual Places’ and released a special edition including the audiobook and a recording, including Vinyl, of the Elgar Violin Concerto with conductor Al- exander Walker and Musica Viva Orchestra.

    In 2022 Alda launched her most intimate album titled “The Words of the Candle”, she is currently touring this album and is featured in various festivals, including Canterbury Festival. In 2024 Alda will record for Resonus Label the Solo Violin Sonata and The Violin Con- certo by the British composer Robin Holloway with conductor `Alexander Walker and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    Since 2008 Alda plays a GB Ceruti Violin, Cremona 1791, bought specially for her by a private sponsor and a Dominique Peccatte Bow, on loan from the Stradivari Trust, UK.

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