Professor Julian Lloyd Webber will be hosting a showcase of music by Birmingham Conservatoire students at Artrix Arts Centre in Bromsgrove on Wednesday 29 March. The internationally renowned cellist, who is Principal at the Conservatoire, will introduce both the music and his hand-picked musicians in a unique programme of popular classics – from artists such as Chopin, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and Tchaikovsky – played and sung by five of the Conservatoire’s finest students.
The students include pianists Domonkos Csabay from Hungary and Luigi Carroccia from Italy, South African soprano Caroline Modiba, clarinettist Luke English and Taiwanese violinist Yu-Mien Sun. Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, Principal, Birmingham Conservatoire, said: “As Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire I want to share the marvellous music-making which goes on there with a wider audience.
“This is the first showcase we have given outside Birmingham and I am sure the audience will enjoy a fantastic evening of entertaining music from my specially hand-picked students!”
In 2016, Birmingham Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall was demolished as part of the £500 million Paradise regeneration project. Meanwhile, the music institution is currently preparing to move to a new state-of-the-art £57 million facility later this year in the Eastside region of Birmingham.
Part of Birmingham City University, the new Birmingham Conservatoire will be a unique contemporary building, incorporating five public performance spaces including a new 500 seat concert hall for orchestral training and performance, private rehearsal and practice rooms, and teaching spaces for musicians from a variety of disciplines.
Between the closure of the Adrian Boult Hall and the new building opening, Birmingham Conservatoire is presenting a full programme of concerts in its Recital Hall, as well as at partner venues across the City and region including Artrix Arts Centre, Town Hall, Symphony Hall, Elgar Concert Hall – Bramall Music Building (University of Birmingham), CBSO Centre, St Philip’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Church and the Rep Studio Theatre.