Cowichan Symphony Society presents

Victoria Symphony - Enigma Variations with Raphael Wallfisch on cello

Raphael Wallfisch - Cello

Elgar's Enigma Variations

Elgar's richly layered and mysterious Enigma Variation headlines this spectacular concert featuring critically acclaimed cellist Raphael Wallfisch playing Elgar's lyrical and passionate Cello Concerto.

RAPHAEL WALLFISCH: "Any more compellingly idiomatic or richly seasoned cello playing than this would be hard to contemplate" - International Record Review

Raphael Wallfisch is one of the most celebrated cellists performing on the international stage. He is regularly invited to play at major festivals such as the BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Spoleto, Prades, Oslo and Schleswig Holstein and has 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, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berlin Symphony, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic and many others.

With a discography of over 70 discs, Raphael Wallfisch is one of the most recorded classical artists in the world. A BBC survey named Wallfisch’s recording of the Dvořák Cello Concerto the best recording of the work in the past 25 years. With concert appearances around the world, Wallfisch is at the height of his powers with a masterful technique and a soaring, singing sound that evokes a tradition continued from his teacher, Piatigorsky. Raphael Wallfisch has been at the forefront of playing and commissioning new works by contemporary composers, working with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Kenneth Leighton, James MacMillan, Rodion Schedrin, John Tavener and many others.

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