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Royal Orchestral Society with Cellist Tim Hugh

Following his success at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow Tim enjoys an international career as soloist. He has since worked and recorded with many of the greatest conductors including Gergiev, Previn, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Rostropovich, Menuhin, Harding, Xavier-Roth, Chung and Tortelier.

As chamber musician he plays with the Nash ensemble regularly and has recorded a large part of the Piano trio repertoire with the Solomon Trio. Earlier recordings include Faure piano quartets as a member of Domus and numerous recital discs, the latest being his album "Hands on Heart" in memory of his brother Steve featuring a live performance of the Kodaly Sonata on NAIM Records. (live from Wigmore Hall).

As solo cellist with the LSO he has also performed Elgar , Strass Don Quixote, Shostakovich , Haydn, Dvorak, Messain and Walton concertos and at the Barbican he has given recitals with Andre Previn , Helen Grimaud, Nikolai Znaider and Andrew Marriner. Recently he toured the UK playing Elgar and Brahms concertos with Moscow Philharmonic and in Spain with the LSO at Alhambra Palace, Granada and Almeria. , Saintsaens concerto with Pamplona Symphony , Tabakov and Saygun concertos in Ankara , Turkey and Rousse Bulgaria as well as recitals in Beirut and Dubai , New York and Portugal. His recordings of the Saygun and Tabakov concertos with the Ankara Symphony Orchestra have just been released.

With Maestro Valery Gergievhe he gave the UK premiere of Tischenko Cello Concerto with the LSO at the Barbican and also premiered it with him at Berlin Philharmonie and the Rotterdam Festival and in Nurnberg he opened the season playing Walton concerto with their Principal Conductor Alexander Shelley. He will be playing Dvorak concerto in Sofia with Tabokov and Elgar concerto with Howard Griffiths in Frankfurt and Brandenburg with further performances in Bath and Montenegro. Tim is playing on a cello by Zanoli.

The Royal Orchestral Society is a friendly and sociable orchestra playing to a high standard. The mix of conservatoire students and excellent amateurs perform 4-5 concerts per season in St John’s, Smith Square or Cadogan Hall in London, and meet for around 4 rehearsals in central London during the two weeks leading up to each concert.

The orchestra also puts on a popular children’s concert every year, organises an ‘away weekend’ to work on particularly challenging repertoire, performs an annual concert with the London Chorus, and is planning a short concert tour to Europe within the next couple of years.

Royal Orchestral Society
Valentine’s Day Concert
Saturday, 14 February 7:30 pm

Timothy Hugh cello
Orlando Jopling conductor

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2