The international cellist, forced to retire from the concert stage last April with a neck injury, has found a new life as principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire.
It’s a high-profile appointment at an important time. Birmingham City University is building the conservatoire a new concert hall and expanded practice facilities. Julian, 63, will make sure it gets its fair share of public attention.
He said: ‘I am honoured and thrilled to be chosen as the new Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire. The state-of-the-art facilities being built within Birmingham City University’s superb campus will be second to none and superior to many, both throughout the UK and beyond. I am especially excited about the fantastic opportunities that will be on offer to our students.’
Julian Lloyd Webber replaces the outgoing principal, David Saint, who retires in April.