Lionel’s orchestral work Time of the Comet was recorded in June 2017 by Parma Recordings with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra under their chief conductor Petr Vronský. The recording took place at the orchestra’s home venue, Reduta Hall at Olomouc in the Czech Republic.

Time of the Comet, a symphonic poem scored for large orchestra, was written in 1997, during the appearance in the night skies of the Hale-Bopp comet.

The work will be included in an orchestral compilation on Navona Records. Watch this space for further details.

The Moravaská Filharmonie, home of the Moravian Philharmonic
Moravian Philharmonic
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Petr Vronský,
chief conductor of the Moravian Philharmonic
Short promotional video made at the recording session,
including interview clips with Lionel Sainsbury
Hear and watch Youtube video of the Black/Katayama piano duo
performing Lionel’s Cuban Dance No.1 recorded 24 September 2016
at the Cosmate Cultural Hall in Fukuoka Kyushu:

St. Denys Church,
Stanford-in-the-Vale, Oxfordshire

photo by Colin West 2013

Lionel gave a recital at the MUSIC IN THE VALE concert series at Stanford-in-the-Vale in Oxfordshire in November 2015 in a programme of:

Partita No.1 in B flat BWV825

Poème in F sharp Op.32 No.1
Étude in C sharp minor Op.42 No.5

Prelude in E flat Op.23 No.6
Étude-Tableau in E flat minor Op.39 No.5

Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. posth.
Waltz in C sharp minor Op.64 No.2
Barcarolle in F sharp Op.60

Richard III concert at Temple Church, London

EM RECORDS presents a solo violin recital by Rupert Marshall-Luck at the Temple Church, London EC4. The programme features works by Paul Carr, Paul Lewis, Richard Pantcheff and Francis Pott, inspired by Richard III, and also includes Lionel Sainsbury’s Soliloquy for solo violin


Andalusian Fantasy Op.16 from Lionel's Navona recording ANDALUSIAN FANTASY was streamed on 16th September by Radio Despi’s 'La Otra Orilla' in Spain. Click logo to see playlist.
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Montana Public Radio
Lionel’s Andalusian Fantasy Op. 16, Nocturne Op. 18 and Esquisse were broadcast on Montana Public Radio (MTPR) Morning Classics program on 31 August 2015.
(Please click Logo for Montana Public Radio link.)
Lionel Sainsbury at the 2015 English Music Festival
Lionel gave a recital of his piano music in Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames on 23 May 2015 as part of the English Music Festival.

Cuban Dance No.1
Moments Musicaux Nos. 1-4
Prelude No.6 (from Twelve Preludes)
South American Suite

Parma Licensing
USA TV company Fox use Sainsbury’s music

Lionel’s Soliloquy for solo violin was used in
Fresh off the Boat on 10 February 2015 in the
recording by Vit Muzik from ’Slices’, Navona Records.

Lionel Sainsbury on KUSC 17 July 2014

Lionel was Jim Svejda’s guest in a 3 hour feature on KUSC’s Evening Program on Thursday 17 July, 9.00pm to midnight,
Pacific Standard time

It included Lionel’s Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Two Nocturnes for strings, and Soliloquy for solo violin, plus extracts from
his new piano CD Sunlight and Storms.

The programme was broadcast via this link:

The programme is now available as a PODCAST (37min) which you can download via this LINK here.
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