Julian Lloyd Webber
John Lenehan, piano • Catrin Finch, harp
Guy Johnston, cello • Laura van der Heijden, cello
"They say the cello is the closest instrument to the human voice. With ‘A Tale of Two Cellos’ we wanted to sing together in a universal language so that we could share this beautiful music, which spans nearly five hundred years, with everyone."
– Julian and Jiaxin 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.
Jiaxin Lloyd Webber graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China, in 1997. She was already giving performances with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra but left China for further studies in New Zealand where she received her Master’s Degree at the University of Auckland in 2001. While in New Zealand she was principal cello of the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and played regularly with both the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.