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CANCELLED - Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra: Cathedral Classics

PLEASE NOTE, this concert will be performed at Llandaff Cathedral.

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra
Featuring Charlie Lovell-Jones: Violin  

 Bach / Stokowski   Fugue in G minor 
 Tchaikovsky    Violin Concerto in D Op. 35 
 Elgar  Symphony No. 1 in A Flat Op. 55 


CPO returns to Llandaff Cathedral after a ten year absence to perform a programme of great classics.  

The legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski’s transcription from organ to orchestra of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor was famously the opening piece of Walt Disney’s landmark animation, Fantasia. We begin this concert with another of Stokowski’s Bach transcriptions, the profoundly beautiful Fugue in G minor that will fill Llandaff Cathedral with monumental sounds.  

We welcome brilliant young violinist Charlie Lovell-Jones to perform one of the best loved of all concertos, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, a truly virtuoso work.  

Completing the programme is Sir Edward Elgar’s Symphony No. 1. Premiered in Manchester in 1908, it was then performed an unprecedented one hundred times in its first year alone, and is one of the glories of British music and a wonderful way to complete this season of concerts. 

Charlie Lovell-Jones
Charlie Lovell-Jones,a 20-year-old violinist from Cardiff, has been described as one of the most promising young violinists in the UK. Since his Royal Festival Hall debut at 15, Charlie's solo engagements have included appearances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin and the English Chamber Orchestra. His live recordings of The Lark Ascending and the Karl Jenkins Violin Concerto with BBC NOW have been broadcast on Radio 3. 



 Standard Price  £15
 Friends of St David's Hall |  Students | Over 60s | Claimants  £10
 Wheelchair user plus one companion (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444)  £10 each ticket

 Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee. 
*For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability - please book early to avoid disappointment.


Earlier this summer Charlie was delighted to compete in the prestigious Sendai International Violin Competition in Japan. He is the first UK violinist to be chosen through pre-selection for many years and he reached the semifinals playing two concertos with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Nearer home, Charlie has won numerous prestigious competitions for instrumentalists in Wales and the UK, including the coveted Blue Riband Instrumental Prize at the National Eisteddfod. He is much in demand as a recitalist and enjoys talking to his audiences about the music he performs. He plays with the renowned John Wilson Orchestra, most recently at this summer’s  BBC Proms. 

With the support of Cardiff City Council and the Welsh Livery Guild, Charlie regularly studied at the summer at the Cambridge International String Academy. 

Until July 2017, Charlie was a pupil at the Welsh-medium high school Ysgol Glantaf in Cardiff, where he passed his A Level Music with full marks three years ahead of his age group. He is also the youngest ever person to have received the Composer’s Medal for Under 25s at the Urdd Eisteddfod.  

Since October 2017, Charlie has been studying Music at Christ Church, Oxford, where he is an academic prize scholar and he holds the William Ewald performance scholarship. Here he has taken part in masterclasses with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Vadim Repin. 

Charlie learns with the eminent violinist Rodney Friend, former concertmaster of the London and New York Philharmonic Orchestras and the BBCSymphony Orchestra. He currently plays an important Italian violin made by G.B. Guadagnini from the distinguished firm J and Arthur Beare, loaned to him by a generous benefactor.