Barbara Hannigan Appointed First Ever Associate Artist with London Symphony Orchestra

By Francisco Salazar

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced that Barbara Hannigan has been appointed LSO Associate Artist for a period of three years.

The position of Associate Artist is a new role created by the LSO to sit alongside the LSO’s family of conductors. Associate Artists are musicians with distinct influences, quality, and style that add diversity and richness to the LSO, creating their own programs in collaboration with the Orchestra and contributing to the repertoire choices for other programs throughout the season.

In a statement, Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra said, “Barbara Hannigan is a unique artist in her ability to combine conducting and singing, she is supremely gifted in both disciplines, and at the peak of her powers. Already in her performances with LSO over the last few years, she has introduced players and audiences to new works that lend themselves to her special talents.”

On her behalf, Hannigan noted, “I am thrilled to accept this appointment, developing and performing beautiful and fascinating programs with my colleagues at the LSO. This collaboration gives me a lot of energy and inspiration.”

Hannigan will be resident for a number of LSO concerts in the Barbican during each year and undertake some international work including a European tour in March 2023. She has performed at many of the great opera houses in the world including La Monnaie, Paris Opera, Opéra de Lille, and many more.