Print Shortlink

Costello, Gillian

Violinist with the Philharmonia orchestra of London who has appeared on their recordings of Johann Sebastian Bach’s chorale preludes, Komm, Gott, Schopfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 631 and Schmuckedich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 and “Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552” (“St. Anne”), Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25”, and Arnold Schoenberg’s “Concerto after Monn’s Concerto in D major for Harpsichord”, “Concerto, Op. 38”, “Concerto, Op. 42”, “4 Lieder, Op. 22”, “Die Gluckliche Hand, Op. 18”, “Kammersymphonie No. 2, Op. 38”, Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5, and “Variations, Op. 31”.

In 2004 she performed in the recording studio on Ellis Island: The Dream of America by Peter Boyer and the Philharmonia and on 23rd April 2005, the Philharmonia teamed up with pianist Emanuel Ax and soprano Angela Denoke for Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73” (“Emperor”), Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, and Richard Wagner’s “Prelude and Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde at Royal Festival Hall.

They appeared at the Grand Auditorium on 30th November 2009 in a concert of Zoltan Kodaly’s “Danses de Galanta”, Modest Mussorgsky’s Tableaux d’une exposition, and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto pour piano et orchestre No. 1 en si bemol mineur, Op. 23”, with Simon Trpceski at the keys.

On 25th March 2010, they joined forces with Joshua Bell for a Beethoven double-header that included the master’s “Konzert fur Violine und Orchester D-Dur, Op. 61” and “Symphonie No. 3 Es-Dur, Op. 55” (“Eroica”).

She performs here with the Philharmonia on the Epilogue from Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America