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Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert SOLD OUT

Sunday 27th May 2012

Perth Concert Hall, 19:30

This event was part of the 2012 Festival Programme.


The Festival is delighted to announce that Nigel Kennedy and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton will close the 2012 Festival.

The Programme will be

Tchaikovsky      Symphony No. 6

Brahms             Violin Concerto

Finishing time 9.30pm

For nearly twenty years, Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading violin virtuosos whose unique talent has brought fresh perspectives and a quantum energy to both the classical and contemporary repertoire. Kennedy studied originally at the Sir Yehudi Menuhin School in England before moving on to the internationally renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York to study under Dorothy DeLay while his London concert debut came playing the Mendelssohn Violin concerto with The Philharmonia under Riccardo Muti at the Royal Festival Hall.

Kennedy's subsequent, multi-award-winning discography includes the Elgar (which he has now recorded twice - with the RPO & Vernon Handley and more recently with the CBSO & Simon Rattle), Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Bruch and Sibelius concerti; Vivaldi's The Four Seasons – which earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records as one of the biggest selling classical records of all time; his newest recording devoted to the works of the great violinist Fritz Kreisler as well as a disc of his own compositions, Kafka.

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