Classical Associate Artists

Southbank Centre is proud to work with the world’s best classical composers, musicians and programmers. Our Associate Artists make a special contribution to our Classical Season, often crafting events that delve into the music of a particular period or composer to provide different perspectives.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s three-year tenure as Artist in Residence began in September 2017 and in the 2019/20 season he explores the work of Beethoven and its legacy.
Associate Artist Anoushka Shankar features in our programme as both composer and performer. Her contributions to the season include a live performance of her score for the epic silent film Shiraz.
Colin Currie has a rich history with Southbank Centre. As Associate Artist, he performs new commissions and favourites, including re-creating the 1972 premiere of Steve Reich’s Drumming at Hayward Gallery.
Long-time collaborator of Southbank Centre Marin Alsop performs with massed choirs and the National Youth Orchestra in 2020, presenting a reimagining of Beethoven’s Symphony No.9. She also performs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, one of our Resident Orchestras, on Saturday 9 November 2019.

meet our associates