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Julian Lloyd Webber: Bio

Julian Lloyd Webber is widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation. He has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians from Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Neville Marriner and Georg Solti to Stephane Grappelli, Elton John and Cleo Laine.

Julian has made many outstanding recordings including his Brit-Award winning Elgar Concerto conducted by Yehudi Menuhin (chosen as the finest ever version by BBC Music Magazine) the Dvor k Concerto with Vaclav 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 has also recorded several highly successful CD's of short pieces for Universal Classics including Made In England, Cello Moods, and Cradle Song: "It would be difficult to find better performances of this kind of repertoire anywhere on records of today or yesterday" - Gramophone.

Julian has given more than fifty works their premiere recordings and has inspired new compositions for cello from composers as diverse as Malcolm Arnold and Joaquin Rodrigo to James MacMillan and Philip Glass. Recent concert performances have included three further works composed for Julian - Michael Nyman's Double Concerto for Cello and Saxophone on BBC Television, Gavin Bryars' Concerto in Suntory Hall, Tokyo and Philip Glass's Concerto at the Beijing International Festival. Julian's recording of the Glass concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Gerard Schwarz was released on the Orange Mountain label in September 2004.

Julian's most recent recording, Phantasia, is based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera and features violinist, Sarah Chang. This is available on EMI and is the first of several planned recordings that Julian will be making for EMI Classics.

Julian Lloyd Webber plays the 'Barjansky' Stradivarius cello of c.1690.

1 Lady D'Arbanville  
2 Lenehan Oblivion  
3 Marble Halls  
4 Prelude In E Minor  
5 In Haven  
6 Chant Hindou  
7 Trees  
8 L'Heure Exquise  
9 Kashmiri Love Song  
10 Koyal  
11 Sicilenne  
12 Hushabye Mountain  
13 Music When Soft Voices Die  
14 Serenade  
15 The Lea Ring  
16 African Crib Carol  
17 In Trutina  
18 A Gift Of A Thistle  
19 To A Wild Rose  
20 Unexpected Song  
Schubert's Serenade performed by Julian Lloyd Webber
Julian Lloyd Webber plays The Swan by Saint Saens

Unexpected Songs is Julian Lloyd Webber's 40th CD, & 4th for EMI Classics. Branching out in new directions, the renowned cellist performs 20 tracks reflecting a wide range of color from classical & folk to film & theatre music. Harpist Catrin Finch and pianist John Lenehan join Webber, amongst other friends, & the album's title track was written by brother Andrew

20 Now "ON"
Markets include:
Cleveland, Cincinnatti, Indianapolis, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Columbus OH

Crossover Media Projects with: Julian Lloyd Webber