Internationally renowned classical violinist Nicola Benedetti will return to the Jersey Opera House this Spring to perform at the Liberation Gala Concert sponsored by Carey Olsen on Sunday 8 May.

The 2008 Classical Brit award winner accompanied by Michael Collins (clarinet) and Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) will be playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5 and Symphony No 32, Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Jersey Chamber Orchestra during the Gala Concert, part of the Liberation Music Festival organised by Music in Action.

Music in Action’s chairman, James Mews, said: “The Liberation Music festival will be a fantastic opportunity for islanders to see Nicola and many other artists perform. Listening to beautiful music performed by world famous musicians in some of Jersey’s most popular venues is a great way for Jersey people to celebrate the liberation.”

This will be Nicola’s second visit to Jersey having performed Bach’s double violin concerto at last year’s event. Her visit to the island this year is following a tour around the UK with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

Carey Olsen partner, Paul Matthams, said: “It is a privilege to be able to assist in bringing Nicola to Jersey and to see her perform at the Liberation Gala Concert. We know we will get a performance of the highest quality when she walks on stage and we’re looking forward to a magical evening.”

The Liberation Music festival will take place from Friday to Monday, 6 to 9 May in various venues around Jersey and will raise money for the British Red Cross.

The Liberation Gala Concert sponsored by Carey Olsen and conducted by Daniel Cohen will take place on Sunday 8 May and tickets for the event can be reserved from the Jersey Opera House or by visiting www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk.

For more information about the Liberation Music Festival visit www.liberationjersey.com.