The cellist received the award at the society’s season-opening concert on 19 November 2023

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Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber

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The London Cello Society has presented Julian Lloyd Webber with a Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023. Lloyd Webber received the award on Sunday 19 November at the society’s season-opening concert at the Royal Academy of Music, Cello Gold, which featured talented young cellists from UK and Europe.  

The award was presented by the British violist, Philip Dukes, a long-time musical collaborator and close friend of Lloyd Webber, citing the cellist’s outstanding and enduring contribution towards the cello community of Great Britain, his substantial services to musical education, his passion for performing and commissioning music by English composers. 

Lloyd Webber joins a distinguished list of those who have received the award including the luthier Charles Beare, cellists Steven Doane and Ralph Kirshbaum, and Nigel Brown, the founder of The Stradivari Trust. 

The award is the latest in Lloyd Webber’s list of accolades, which include Fellow of the Royal College of Music (1994) a Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum (1998) the Classic FM Red Award (2005) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ Distinguished Musician of the Year Award (2014).

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