The newest work from Edward Gregson will be premiered at this year’s International Cello Festival, to be held at the RNCM in Manchester. On May 3, the world premiere of 'A Song for Chris' - concerto for cello and chamber orchestra will be given by soloist Li-Wei with the Manchester Camerata, conducted by Douglas Boyd. The work is dedicated to Christopher Rowland, Director of Chamber Music at the RNCM, who has just celebrated his 60th birthday, and is valiantly fighting against cancer. The work is a tribute to him. This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date.