Leo was lead cellist with the National Youth Orchestra in 2013 and his talent has seen him emerge as a major soloist and recitalist who has a particular interest in bringing new music to life.
He is currently studying at Cambridge University where he is past president of Clare College Music Society and performs with fellow students in the Farrer Trio.
Accompanied by Mikey Pandya, who specialises in song accompaniment and chamber music, locally-born Leo, the great-nephew of cellist Jacqueline du Pré, presents a programme ranging from the lyrical romanticism of Fauré to the expansive expressivity of Britten’s Cello Suite No.1, written in 1964 for Mstislav Rostropovich.
Duration: 1 hour approx.
Leo Popplewell - Cello Mikey Pandya - Piano
Sibelius - Malinconia Op.20 Fauré - Sonata No.2 in G Op.117 Britten - Cello Suite No.1 Op.72