JULIAN Lloyd Webber, one of the most renowned musicians in the world today, will perform at Cork Opera House for the first time on Thursday, January 31.
The legendary cellist, who is the brother of "Phantom of the Opera" composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, will perform favourite classics by Bach, Faure, Saint-Saens and Debussy, as well as work by his father William, and brother Andrew.
In a most informal evening, Julian will also reminisce on his collaborations with musicians as diverse as Yehudi Menuhin, Cleo Laine, Stephan Grappelli, as well as Elton John, Gary Moore and, of course, his brother.
The second half of the evening will feature a Q&A session with the audience where Julian will take questions and also read a few short extracts from his book, "Travels with my Cello."
Julian's cello, a Stradivarius, which famously gets its own seat on airplanes, is named for Russian cellist Alexandre Barjansky, who played the instrument during the first half of the 20th century and who premiered works such as the Cello Concerto by Frederick Delius on the instrument. Julian has been playing the Barjansky Stradivarius since 1983.
Pianist Pam Chowhan will accompany Julian and this concert, in the wonderful surroundings of Cork Opera House, will be a must for lovers of all music.
Tickets are €30 (€26 concession).