Photo credit: Ceri Wood
Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber with Pam ChowhanReLIVE the recital - 3 April 2014
On 3 April 2014, Julian Lloyd Webber, along with wife Jiaxin and accompanist Pam Chowhan, launched Rhinegold LIVE with music from their recent Tale of Two Cellos tour. Just a few weeks later Julian announced his retirement from performance due to a herniated disc in his neck.
The four videos below represent Julian’s last ever filmed performance as a cellist.
“In the present climate of music cut backs, it’s refreshing to be able to enjoy live music in a lovely, historical setting performed by first class artists with a pre-concert drink, all for free. Rhinegold has set a high benchmark”Melanie Spanswick, The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog, ‘Rhinegold LIVE Concert Series opens in style’
“I’m very rarely moved to tears by music, but the Prelude from ‘The Gadfly’ was absolutely sublime, as was Piazzolla’s ‘The Little Beggar Boy (Chiquilin de Bachin)’… I glanced at the faces of a few other audience members during the concert and their expressions seemed to reflect my thoughts: that we were all very privileged that evening to witness such a rare and special performance”Angloyankophile, Angloyankophile blog, 'Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber "A Tale of Two Cellos" @ Rhinegold LIVE’
“Rhinegold Live is an intriguing project and one which, I think, will develop. The planned concerts for the remainder this year are all certainly well worth investigating.”Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill, ‘Rhinegold Live: Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber'