Wigmore Hall

I was kindly invited this afternoon by Victoria Bevan, of PR company Albion Media, to attend a very, very special event at London’s Wigmore Hall this afternoon, featuring speaker Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, her son Raphael Wallfisch (cello) and John York (piano).

Following her recent address to the Bundestag to mark the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Anita spoke in a very moving yet focused way of her amazing life – impressing those present with her inspirational resilience – and the importance of learning from one of history’s darkest chapters.

Her speech was supported by the excellent duo playing of works by Ernest Bloch, Maurice Ravel and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

I sat alongside Guy Holloway MA (Cantab), NPQH, FRSA (headmaster and a specialist in music history and cultural studies) and he has written his own review of the landmark performance.

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