Discover more as guests from the Birmingham Classical 2019/2020 season discuss their lives, programme and influences at these free Pre- and Post- Concert Conversations. All Pre- and Post- Concert Conversations are signed by a British Sign Language interpreter. 

Shao-Chia Lü

The Taiwan-born conductor Shao-Chia Lü studied music firstly in Taipei, then at the Indiana University in Bloomington, and finally at the Hochschule for Music in Vienna. After having been nominated General Music Director of the Hannover Staatsoper, he established himself as an excellent opera conductor through numerous outstanding performances. Since August 2010, Shao-Chia Lu has been the Music Director for the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan.

Kit Armstrong

Described by the New York Times as a “brilliant pianist” who combines “musical maturity and youthful daring in his exceptional playing”, Kit Armstrong performs as a soloist with some of the world’s most famous orchestras while maintaining an active career as a recitalist and composer. Born in 1992, “Armstrong, the amazement-causing artist who can only be described as a musical phenomenon” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)