On November 11, Jon Lord was made Honorary Fellow of the Stevenson College in Edinburgh, Scotland at the college's 2010 graduation ceremony. Presented by Jim Ewing, Chairman of the board of management of Stevenson College Edinburgh, Jon Lord received the fellowship in recognition for his work with the college students in preparation for a concert held … Continue reading Jon Lord made Honorary Fellow in Edinburgh
In this part of JonLord.org's new year interview, Jon Lord takes stock on 2009. Last year took Jon Lord out on the road around the world and into the recording studio. He composed and recorded an album of new music (read previous articles - links below), performed 20 solo concerts and appeared at a handful … Continue reading Around the world in 20 concerts: Jon Lord remembers 2009
How does it feel to be 19 and share a concert stage with Jon Lord? Scottish music student and tenor sax player Christopher Hartles (previously interviewed on this website) filmed himself and his fellow students getting ready to perform the Concerto for Group and Orchestra with Jon Lord in Edinburgh, Scotland on October 5, 2009. … Continue reading ‘Proggers only’ – behind the scenes in Edinburgh
'Exceptional', 'a fantastic success' and 'jaw-droppingly brilliant'. Jon Lord's recent concert in Edinburgh received rave reviews from the Scottish press. In their two five-star reviews, The Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News, mention both the captivating complexity of Jon Lord's Concerto for Group and Orchestra and the impressive skills of the young musicians that shared … Continue reading Outstanding: 10 stars for Edinburgh
'The Edinburgh concert was fantastic, the kids were really impressive, very cohesive and obviously they enjoyed it as much as the audience.' Thus writes David Fergusson on Jon Lord's Facebook page about the concert at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Monday night. For this website, Kevin Dixon reports indepth about the evening. 'The first thing that … Continue reading Breathtaking freshness in Edinburgh
- Child In Time will blow people away. This is truly something special I am a part of. Thomas Temple is one of two young guitarists playing with Jon Lord for Monday night's performance of the Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Edinburgh. Together with six other students from Edinburgh's Stevenson College - and the … Continue reading – This is gonna be fun!
Jon Lord and Scottish trumpeter John Wallace come full circle next month, writes Scotland's Evening Times. In 1969 mr. Wallace played trumpet for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was part of the world premiere of Jon Lord's Concerto for Group and Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Now John Wallace is principal of the Royal … Continue reading Concerto veteran to oversee Scottish premiere
'Our young musicians are about to hit a Purple patch,' writes The Herald from Scotland about Jon Lord's appearance in Edinburgh in October. Tuesday saw the press launch for the project where Jon Lord will perform the Concerto for Group and Orchestra with a full rock group and symphony orchestra consisting entirely of young music … Continue reading Concerto for students and ‘rock giant’