Intesa Sanpaolo's London branches support London Symphony Orchestra

Intesa Sanpaolo Private Bank (London Branch) and most recently Intesa Sanpaolo Private Bank (Suisse) Morval SA (London Branch) have supported the London Symphony Orchestra since 2017, through its membership of the LSO Premier corporate membership programme. Both organisations initiated the relationship for the synergies that were foreseen, based on a solid approach to art, music and philanthropy.


During this time, the Bank’s executives, their customers and the ISP business network have enjoyed world-class performances by the London Symphony Orchestra in the Barbican Hall with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Marin Alsop, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Gianandrea Noseda and Sir Mark Elder, and internationally-renowned soloists such as Emanuel Ax, Alice Sara Ott, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Christian Gerhaher, Maria João Pires, Katia and Marielle Labèque and Daniil Trifonov.


Intesa Sanpaolo were pleased to continue its support of the Orchestra during the COVID-19 pandemic, as Concert Sponsor of the LSO’s online broadcast on 29 April 2021. Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, the performance included Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’ and the world premiere of Mark Simpson’s Violin Concerto with soloist Nicola Benedetti.


The first movement from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6, ‘Pathétique’ is available to watch below:

Sharing special moments in London's most iconic venues

LSO Premier recital, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, March 2020

In addition to the full orchestra concerts at the Barbican,  Intesa Sanpaolo clients have had access to the exclusive series of LSO Premier recitals and receptions  – intimate chamber recitals performed by smaller ensembles of LSO players,  coupled with drinks and canapé receptions before and after the recital in iconic London venues including Abbey Road Studios, Guildhall, Spencer House,  Shangri-La Hotel At The Shard, The Charterhouse and Hotel Café Royal.

Collaborating to promote Italian culture in the UK

Gianandrea Noseda, LSO Principal Guest Conductors © Mark Allan

On Thursday 31 October 2019, Intesa Sanpaolo and FAI UK partnered together to host 34 specially invited guests at a private reception and concert at the Barbican. The reception opened with welcome speeches from Stefano Ferraiolo, the General Manager of Intesa Sanpaolo Private Bank London Branch and a Trustee on the Board of FAI UK, and Kathryn McDowell, the LSO’s Managing Director.


After the concert, guests were escorted to the backstage of the Barbican Hall where they met conductor Gianandrea Noseda and senior members of the LSO moments after he came off the stage.

For more information about the London Symphony Orchestra, please visit lso.co.uk.