Relaxing for the listener, but technically intricate and challenging, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major is a soothing and lyrical work by a master of string music.

Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major is a joyful addition to this elegant programme, which also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 in B-flat major, a favourite of Marie Antoinette’s, and Bartok’s Divertimento for Strings.

Young Classical Artists Trust artist Michael Petrov was nominated by the Barbican as ECHO Rising Star, and has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and English Chamber Orchestras. He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is now a fellow.

Haydn Symphony No. 85 in B-flat major “La Reine”
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major
Bartok Divertimento for Strings
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D.485

Conductor Gareth Jones
Cello Michael Petrov