Julian Lloyd Webber: "Music has no barriers of class or language"
The world-famous cellist Julian Lloyd Webber talks to Tim Lihoreau about music education, Karl Jenkins and A Tale of Two Cellos.
Ahead of his performance at Classic FM Live, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber talked to to Tim Lihoreau about the community music education project he chairs - In Harmony UK.
It's about "using music to bring people together, which is of course what it does so well," Lloyd Webber says. "It doesn't have any barriers of any class, or language, or anything like that. It gets the children working together on something which is really bigger than them in individuals...It's fantastic to see."
Lloyd Webber took to the stage of the Wales Millennium Centre to pay a 70th birthday tribute to composer Karl Jenkins, at Classic FM Live, 10 February 2014. He played the soul-stirring 'Benedictus' from Jenkins's popular The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. Here he tells Tim about the piece as well as touring his recent album, A Tale of Two Cellos with his wife Jiaxin.