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Cambridge concert

Gautier Capuçon Photo reproduced with permission from Andrew Burton

This 'Cambridge Live' first birthday celebration concert can be summarized in two words: 'positively exquisite'.

Cambridge Concert

Charles Dutoit Photograph reproduced with permission from Andrew Barton

Under the baton of favoured conductor, Charles Dutoit, the orchestra shone. Such beautiful resonant sound, such fine precision: - in musicality, rhythm, articulation and emotional intensity is rarely heard. It was no wonder the packed audience was transfixed.

The concert included a vibrant performance of 'Eugene Onegin: Polonaise' by Tchaikovsky, a very moving interpretation of Dvořák's 'Cello Concerto in B minor op 104' and a most tasteful, eloquent and potent presentation of the very familiar 'Symphony No.9, 'From the New World'' by Dvořák.

The 'cello soloist, Gautier Capuçon, was wonderful, playing the concerto with profound passion and unswerving technique. He, the conductor and orchestra played as 'one'. Every subtle nuance within the varied musical texture was fully explored, developed and clarified by these magnificent performers. The concert ended with the expected rousing applause and frequent curtain calls.

You are advised to book early for future events featuring these talented musicians.

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Rosemary Westwell
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Australian-born teacher and writer Dr Rosemary Westwell (PhD, MA Ed, MA TESOL, B Mus. BA Hons) lives in Cambridgeshire, England. She completed her PhD in 2007 on ‘The Development of Language Acquisition in a Mature Learner’ ( available free on: She writes a column for the Ely Standard, directs a ladies’ choir (‘The Isle Singers’)  and is a member of her local council.

Her husband suffers from dementia and is in a care home. They have two daughters and six children who live in the UK.

Other publications, including ‘Twenty Tips for Teaching IGCSE ESL’, ‘Teaching Language Learners’ and her novels ‘John, Dementia and Me’ and ‘John’s Shadow’ which are  available on

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