Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. His latest musical, the hit stage version of the movie “School of Rock”, opened on Broadway in December 2015.
His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass which contains one of his best known compositions, Pie Jesu.
He owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium.
He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created an honorary member of the House of Lords in 1997.
He is passionate about the importance of music in education and theAndrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music.
Julian Lloyd Webber
Julian plays the ‘Barjansky’ Stradivarius cello of c.1690, and is widely regarded as one of the most creative cellists and musicians of his generation.
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William Southcombe Lloyd Webber
William Southcombe Lloyd Webber (1914–1982) was an organist and composer, and was the Director of the London College of Music from 1964 until his death in 1982.
William Lloyd Webber’s music has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, perhaps owing to the fame of his sons, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Lloyd Webber. Andrew’s _Requiem_ was composed in memory of his father.
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