Brilliant violinist Jiafeng Chen is star turn in next Westmorland Orchestra concert

Violinist Jiafeng Chen soloist for 'wonderful' Westmorland Orchestra's Kendal concert

Violinist Jiafeng Chen soloist for 'wonderful' Westmorland Orchestra's Kendal concert

First published in News
Last updated
The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Arts correspondent

RIMSKY Korsakov’s sparkling overture to his opera, May Night, is the opening piece in the Westmorland Orchestra's Saturday, March 15 (7.30pm) concert.

The following work in the popular ensemble’s Westmorland Hall concert programme, conducted by Richard Howarth, will be Tchaikovsky’s popular violin concerto, with Shanghai-born violinist, Jiafeng Chen (pictured), in the spotlight.

Jiafeng studied at Chetham’s in Manchester and the Royal College of Music in London, before obtaining a master of music degree from New York’s Juilliard School of Music. He has won top prizes in several major violin competitions and appeared as soloist at the BBC Proms as well as with many national orchestras. Hailed as “not only technically brilliant but also subtle, deeply felt and astonishingly mature,” Jiafeng’s artistry has also supported several humanitarian causes, including the East meets West event organised by the British Red Cross.

This season the Westmorland Orchestra is being led in turn by three guest violinists; highly regarded Ulverston musician Pamela Redman is in the hot seat for Saturday’s performance.

Lakes Leisure Kendal box office 01539-729702.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree