Feb 8th // The charismatic cellist is set to captivate audiences at the famous church in Trafalgar Square, London, with an intimate candlelit performance featuring works by J. S. Bach and Òscar’s Microsuite nº5

Known for his “luminous tone” as hailed by Gramophone, Waltham’s performance in the legendary London Church on the 8th of February, 2024, promises to immerse attendees in an atmospheric setting, making it a unique opportunity for classical music lovers. The evening’s programme will showcase Bach’s masterful Cello suites, including No. 1 in G major (BWV1007), No. 2 in D minor (BWV1008), and No. 5 in C minor (BWV1011). In addition to Bach’s compositions, the audience will also hear Òscar Colomina i Bosch’s Microsuite no. 5, which Vlad himself commissioned in 2010.

Vladimir Waltham’s versatility as a musician is widely acknowledged, as he seamlessly transitions between Cello, Baroque Cello, and various sizes of da Gamba instruments. His passion for sharing an extensive musical palette is evident in his repertoire, which spans from the Middle Ages to collaborations with contemporary composers, world premieres, and everything in between.

Waltham’s illustrious career has seen him perform in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including London’s King’s Place, Southbank Centre, and Barbican Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan t’Ij, and Tokyo’s Sumida Triphony Hall, among others. His recordings, which have garnered critical acclaim, reflect his “soulful and atmospheric” playing style, captivating audiences and critics alike.

Beyond his solo endeavours, Waltham is an integral part of the Linos Piano Trio and serves as the principal cello of La Serenissima. His multifaceted career has taken him from France to Thailand, performing solo and chamber recitals, appearing as a concerto soloist, and engaging in recording activities. This season, alongside his performance at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Waltham anticipates the release of his solo album, “Scordatura,” and new chamber music releases from the Linos Piano Trio and La Serenissima.

The upcoming concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields offers a rare opportunity for audiences to experience Vladimir Waltham’s artistry up close and personal. For those eager to immerse themselves in an intimate evening of music, tickets for this intimate performance are available, offering a unique opportunity to witness Vladimir Waltham’s artistry in the historic setting of St Martin-in-the-Fields Crypt.

St Martin-in-the-Field’s Crypt
Thursday 08 February 2024, 20:30hrs
Trafalgar Square, London, Greater London, WC2N 4JJ, United Kingdom

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Cello suite no. 1 in G major, BWV1007
Cello suite no. 2 in D minor, BWV1008
Cello suite no. 5 in C minor, BWV1011

Colomina i Bosch, Òscar (b. 1977)
Microsuite no. 5

More info & Tickets, HERE