Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Julian Lloyd Webber Life Story Interview…..
Julian Lloyd Webber is a British solo cellist who has been described as the “doyen of British cellists”.
Lloyd Webber was educated at three schools in London: at Wetherby School, a pre-prep school in South Kensington , followed by Westminster Under School, and University College School, a day school for boys in Finchley Road.
He then won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, and completed his studies with Pierre Fournier in Geneva in 1973.
The music genius Julian Lloyd Webber talks to Alex about life and career.
He’s the brother of Andrew and one of the countries greatest musicians ever!
In May 2009, Lloyd Webber was elected President of the Elgar Society in succession to Sir Adrian Boult, Lord Menuhin (who conducted his Brit Award winning recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto) and Richard Hickox.
In April 2014, Lloyd Webber was awarded the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ (of which he is a member) Distinguished Musician Award (DMA) at their annual conference. In September 2014, the charity Live Music Now announced Lloyd Webber as its next public spokesman.
On 28 April 2014, he announced his retirement from public performance as a cellist, because of a herniated disc in his neck.
His final public performance as a cellist was on 2 May 2014 at the Forum Theatre, Malvern, with the English Chamber Orchestra when he played the Barjansky Stradivarius cello, dated c.1690.
In March 2015, he was announced as Principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire
Recorded 2011 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.