Raphael Wallfisch Returns to Salisbury

22nd Feb 2012 2:45 pm

On Saturday 24 March, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra will accompany the world famous cellist Raphael Wallfisch in a performance of Dvorak’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in the City hall.

When Raphael Wallfisch last visited Salisbury six years ago to perform the Elgar Concerto, the City Hall was sold out weeks beforehand. He is an astonishing artist with a reputation which circles the globe. Currently playing in Israel, he returns to play in London at the end of February and then appears in Los Angeles in March before jetting back to Salisbury.

Besides being a top rank soloist, he is a passionate teacher. He is in demand as a teacher all over the world holding the position of professor of cello in Switzerland at the Zürich Winterthur Konservatorium and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

At the age of twenty-four he won the Gaspar Cassadó International Cello Competition in Florence. Since then he has enjoyed a world-wide career playing with such orchestras as the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Hallé, City of Birmingham Symphony, Berlin Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and many others.

As Ross Mallock, Chairman of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, says, 'We are thrilled and immensely proud that Raphael has agreed to play with us again. The last time he visited Salisbury, the capacity audience in the City Hall was spellbound by his playing. Just as important, he is a delightful individual and accompanying him is an unbelievable privelege for the members of our orchestra. David Halls, our conductor and Director of Music of the Cathedral, is taking no chances. Rehearsing is a serious business!’

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