JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER
Julian Lloyd Webber is one of today’s leading cellists. He has given the premières of more than fifty new works for cello and has inspired new compositions from composers as diverse as Malcolm Arnold and Joaquín Rodrigo to James MacMillan and Philip Glass. His many recordings including his Brit-Award winning Elgar Concerto conducted by Yehudi Menuhin (chosen as the finest ever version by BBC Music Magazine), the Delius Concerto with Vernon Handley and the Philharmonia, the Dvořák Concerto with Václav Neumann and the Czech Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the London Symphony under Maxim Shostakovich and a coupling of Britten’s Cello Symphony and Walton’s Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which was described by Gramophone magazine as “beyond any rival”. Julian Lloyd Webber’s partnership with John Lenehan began in the mid-1970s and they have since given recitals together all over the world. Julian Lloyd Webber plays the ‘Barjansky’ Stradivarius cello of c. 1690.
Interview: Julian Lloyd Webber on Delius courtesy of Gramophone