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Julian Lloyd Webber & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Sir Yehudi Menuhin
1986
Recorded live at Harrogate International Festivals

It was in Harrogate, as part of the Festival, that Julian Lloyd Webber performed as the soloist in Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Yehudi Menuhin – a version considered by many to be the finest ever.

Julian Lloyd Webber has formed at the Festival a number of time, and now bares the accolade of being a honorary Vice President of the Festival. Speaking of the role that Harrogate International Festivals played in his career Julian said:  ‘It’s one of the very first places I performed in public. I played the Royal Hall in 1970 when I was 19, in a Beethoven bicentenary concert with John Lill. Things took off from there.’

The late Sir Yehudi Menuhin, who conducted this fantastic performance had a close relationship with Harrogate International Festivals as an honorary patron, performer and conductor.