CHESTER Philharmonic Orchestra’s spring concert comes from Russia with Love.
The city musicians welcome Russian virtuoso cellist Mikhail Nemtsov to play Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C at Chester Cathedral on Saturday, April 24, at 7.30pm.
Nemtsov played the piano from four before switching to the cello. In 1995 he became a pupil at the Rimsky-Korsakov Lyceum under Galina Koroleva.
He received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Russia and studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Nicholas Jones from 2005-2007.
He continued with his undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Hannah Roberts.
The programme will also feature Beethoven’s Symphony No 7 and music from his ballet The Creatures of Prometheus.
The orchestra will be directed by Richard Howarth who has conducted orchestras including Manchester Camerata, the Ulster Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets are £15 reserved, £10/8 unreserved with concessions from 0151 632 1633, the Chester Tourist Office or at the door.