A world class cello recital with pianist Rebeca Omordia (pictured left)
Described by Strad magazine as ‘the doyen of British cellists’ and widely regarded as one of the finest musicians of his generation, Julian Lloyd Webber enjoys one of the most creative and successful careers in classical music today. He has premiered more than fifty works for cello and he has inspired new compositions from composers as diverse as Joaquin Rodrigo and Malcolm Arnold to Philip Glass, James MacMillan and – most recently - Eric Whitacre.
Julian Lloyd Webber’s many recordings have received worldwide acclaim. His Brit-award winning Elgar Concerto conducted by Yehudi Menuhin was chosen as the finest ever version by BBC Music Magazine and his coupling of Britten’s Cello Symphony and Walton’s Concerto was described by Gramophone magazine as being “beyond any rival”. Lloyd Webber has also recorded several highly successful CD’s of shorter pieces including Cello Moods, Cradle Song and Evening Songs: “It would be difficult to find better performances of this kind of repertoire anywhere on records of today or yesterday” - Gramophone.
At the age of sixteen Julian Lloyd Webber won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music and he completed his studies in Geneva with the renowned cellist, Pierre Fournier. Since then he has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians from Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Georg Solti to Elton John, Stephane Grappelli and Cleo Laine.
Julian Lloyd Webber has won numerous awards for his services to music, including the Crystal Award (presented at the World Economic Forum in 1998) and the Classic FM Red Award in 2005. In 1994 he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Music. As founder of the In Harmony Sistema England programme, Julian is working to promote personal and community development in some of England’s most deprived areas, through orchestral-based learning and musical experiences.
PROGRAMME FOR THE EVENING
BACH: Adagio in G
IRELAND: The Holy Boy
BRITTEN: Scherzo Pizzicato from Sonata in C,op 65
FAURE: Elegie (see video below)
SAINT-SAENS: The Swan
DELIUS: Sonata (1915)
WILLIAM LLOYD WEBBER: In The Half Light
RACHMANINOV: Sonata, op. 19
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