A leading British violinist will be performing in St Albans on Saturday, March 9, playing one of the greatest of all concertos written for her instrument.

Clare Howick, whose reputation has soared following a series of internationally-praised recordings, will join St Albans Symphony Orchestra (SASO) to perform the turbulent and technically demanding D-major concerto by Brahms.

Her debut album of music by the composer Cyril Scott was an immediate ‘editor’s choice’ on Gramophone magazine in 2007 and has been followed by a series of award-winning discs including one featuring women composers.

In addition to many solo performances at music festivals and prestigious venues such as London’s Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall, Clare has appeared as guest leader with orchestras that include the Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony and BBC Concert Orchestra.

St Saviour’s, Sandpit Lane, AL1 4DF, Saturday, March 9, 7.30pm. Details: saso.org.uk