Royal Academy of Music student to host classical concert at the iconic St John’s Smiths Square in London for Parkinson’s UK


Henry Kennedy, conductor of The Tonerl Symphony Orchestra, will be holding a very special concert at St John’s Smith Square for Parkinson’s UK.

‘Vienna in the Square’ will take place on 15th June at 7:30pm with The Tonerl Symphony Orchestra featuring some of London’s finest young musicians, coming together for a unique performance of Beethoven and Bruckner. Henry will be joined by piano soloist Andrei Iliushkin, recent winner of The Beethoven Piano Society of Europe competition.

Henry Kennedy, 21 from Shropshire said: “My mentor from school, Mr Martin Knox, has been living with Parkinson’s for the last 10 years.  I am looking forward to sharing this wonderful music with an audience not only appreciative of the quality of music but who want to make a real difference in finding a cure for Parkinson’s. I think it will be a really special experience to do this because my friend and mentor means so much to me and I know how much Parkinson’s can affect those living with it and their loves ones.

I have never stopped learning from Martin; he is a man of true kindness and it’s a friendship which I will always cherish for the rest of my life. All the ticket sales from the evening will go to Parkinson’s UK. The more people who come to the concert, the more we will be able to change the lives of future generations.”

Tickets are £15 (£12 conc/£5 students), for more information and booking please visit: or call 020 7222 1061

Simona Southgate, Parkinson’s UK Fundraiser for London, said: “I’d like to wish Henry every success for what will be a truly wonderful evening and thank him for putting it together. The funds raised with help improve the lives of all those affected by Parkinson’s and ultimately bring us closer to a cure.”

For more information on how you could fundraise for Parkinson’s UK visit: or email

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