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Published On: 11 May 2015

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is delighted to be sponsoring "An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber", the world-renowned classical cellist, at St George’s Bristol tonight, Monday 11 May. 

The event will mark the official launch by St George's of its new Bristol Music Mentors Scheme. The project, whose official patron and first music mentor is Julian Lloyd Webber, aims to provide music lessons by world famous artists to aspiring young local musicians in Bristol and the South West.

Earlier in the day, Julian Lloyd Webber will be giving a private cello lesson to three young cellists: Thomas Youngs from Bristol Cathedral Choir School, Sebrina Lambert-Rose from Prior Park School in Bath and Hannah Wilkie from Clifton College. 

At the evening concert, Julian Lloyd Webber will recount stories and anecdotes of touring, recording sessions, concerts and TV shows. He will be joined by his wife and fellow cellist, Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, and pianist, Pam Chowhan, to perform works such as Faure’s "Elegy", Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "The Music of the Night", Rachmaninov’s "Cello Sonata" as well as works by composers William Lloyd Webber, Philip Glass, Frank Bridge and J S Bach.

Tony Cherry, Bristol Regional Senior Partner at DAC Beachcroft, said: "We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with St George's and are committed to enhancing educational opportunities in Bristol, so are very pleased to be associated with this event which supports both."  

He added: "Last year, we were delighted to sponsor Julian Lloyd Webber's final cello recording, the release of which marked his official retirement from public performance, so it is particularly apt to be sponsoring this special evening with Julian on his return to St George's."

Suzanne Rolf, Chief Executive at St George's Bristol, commented: “We are very grateful to DAC Beachcroft for its ongoing support and sponsorship of St George’s live music events programme."

She added: "We are particularly pleased to have this opportunity to associate the firm's longstanding support to this new initiative which will be of direct benefit to so many aspiring young musicians from throughout Bristol and the South West."

Catherine Freda, Head of Education at St George’s Bristol said: "We are delighted to have Julian on board for this special project and are sure the young musicians will relish the experience of a lesson with him.  

She added: "We want young performers across Bristol and the region to have access to similar opportunities, and will be encouraging young people, schools, music teachers and parents to take a look at the artists we have signed up to the project and encourage young people to put themselves forward."

DAC Beachcroft is a long-standing patron of the arts in Bristol, having sponsored many concerts, performances, events and exhibitions at St George's Bristol, the Arnolfini, the Colston Hall, the Tobacco Factory and Bristol Old Vic over the last 15 years. The firm also provides space at its Bristol office at Portwall Place for local artists to exhibit their work.