The performance was ahead of a dinner to be hosted by Manchester Camarata at The Midland Hotel in October, where Simon will create a bespoke 6 course menu around the orchestra's famous 1709 Stradivarius violin played by Giovanni in the hotel’s kitchen in March.
Simon is now tasked with using his culinary skills to produce a meal which will be inspired by the wood, history, style and sounds of the violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1709.
Mike Magrane, General Manager of The Midland said: “We’ve got a great relationship with Manchester Camerata, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine exquisite food with exceptional music. It’s been a very exciting times for us, with the opening of The French last week, and working with such a unique chef like Simon who is so passionate about the history and provenance of every dish he creates, it just seemed like a perfect link up.”
The Midland Hotel is one of QHotels’ 21 unique and luxury hotels, and the next opportunity to see Giovanni in action is at our 40th anniversary season finale concert at The Bridgewater Hall on Saturday 18 May.
Manchester Camerata is one of only a handful of orchestras world-wide that is privileged enough to have a Stradivarius for their leader to play, thanks to the generosity of Jonathan Moulds, President of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s European business.