Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: The Headley Trust

Corn Exchange

Leo Popplewell

Young Artists Lunchtime Recital 5

Wednesday 17th May, Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD
12.30pm (ends approx 1.30pm)
£9 (Series ticket for all 6 lunchtime recitals £42)



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


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.


Book a ticket to full Young Artists Lunchtime Series £42


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