- Elgar Introduction and Allegro Op. 47
- Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85
- Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88
Sir Neville Marriner has a proven track record when it comes to supporting emerging young artists, providing the platform for a supremely talented, 13-year-old Julia Fischer to tour with a full orchestra, and for current Music Director, Joshua Bell, to record his first concertos disc at 18 years of age. Another promising young musician in the form of the 23-year-old Dutch cellist, Harriet Krijgh, joins Sir Neville and the Academy for three dates in Germany, to perform Elgar’s famed Cello Concerto, which achieved popularity through the sensational performances of Jacqueline du Pré in the early 1960s.
Ahead of the tour, we caught up with Harriet and Sir Neville to get their thoughts on the wonders and challenges of Elgar’s music in the very first episode of the Academy Podcast, which you can listen to below: