Beethoven: Symphony No.8

  • Friday 12 April 2013 7.30pm
  • BRISTOL Colston Hall (Map)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.8
  • Bristol Ensemble
  • Natalia Lomeiko: violin
  • Ben Gernon: conductor
  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.8
  • Pre-concert talk 6.15-6.45 with Peter Yeman and Ben Gernon

We are delighted to announce that the Russian violinist Natalia Lomeiko will take the place of Nicola Benedetti who is indisposed due to illness. In a change from the advertised programme, Natalia will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

A performance of Beethoven‘s Eighth Symphony, an extraordinarily plain-spoken work, described as a ’dramatic comedy’ continues the Bristol Ensemble‘s Beethoven Symphonies Series.

TICKETS £27, £24, £19, £15,u26s £8, u18s £1. Book all three series concerts for £49. Booking from Colston Hall on 0117 922 3686 or online here

Natalia Lomeiko launched her solo career aged seven with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic. A few years later she was invited to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School (the late Lord Menuhin hailed her as ‘one of the most brilliant of our younger violinists‘). After completing her studies at the Royal College and the Royal Academy of Music she won several prestigious international competitions, including the ‘Premio Paganini‘ in Italy and ‘Michael Hill‘ in New Zealand. Natalia has been accompanied by major orchestras around the world including the St.Petersburg Radio-Symphony, Tokyo Royal Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Melbourne Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and many other orchestras. She has performed chamber music alongside such renowned musicians as Gidon Kremer, Tabea Zimmermann, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Schlomo Mintz, Boris Pergamenschikov, Isabelle Faust and Yuri Bashmet. Natalia has recorded for DYNAMIC, FONE and Trust Records with pianist Olga Sitkovetsky. Her recent projects include a recording with her husband Yuri Zhislin for Naxos in autumn 2009 as well as numerous solo and chamber engagements around the world. In 2011 Natalia was appointed as a Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music in London.