Wednesday 18 March 2015

Julian Lloyd Webber to be principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire

Julian Lloyd Webber photo credit Simon Fowler
Julian Lloyd Webber
photo credit Simon Fowler
It was announced today (18 March 2015) that the cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is to be the next principal of Birmingham Conservatoire. The cellist retired from playing last year, and will be taking up his position in July this year. The appointment comes at an exciting time for the conservatoire as it has a new home being built on Birmingham City University's city centre campus, with a concert hall and new practice facilities. The present principal of the conservatoire, David Saint retires in June and Lloyd Webber will replace him.

This is is something of a new departure for the distinguished cellist, who was forced by injury to stop playing. I was lucky enough to catch on of his last recitals (given with his wife Jiaxin) in April last year. But he has been involved in education for quite some time, and was co-founder of In Harmony Sistema England the music social education programme based on the Venezuelan El Sistema.

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