One enthusiastic music critic said that hearing violinist Viktoria Mullova play Bach was "simply one of the greatest things you can experience”.

If that is the case, then a very great experience is coming to Malvern Theatres, this month

The virtuoso billed as "amongst the most exciting soloists of her generation" will be appearing with The Academy of Ancient Music on November 16, from 7.45pm.

Richard Egarr will play harpsichord and also direct and the countertenor James Hall will also take a bow.

And what of the programme?

On offer will be CPE Bach, Symphony No.4 in A major; JS Bach, Cantata ‘Bekennen will ich seinen Namen’ and Concerto for Violin No. 1 in A minor; Haydn, Symphony No.4 in D major; ‘Fac me vere tecum flere’ from Stabat Mater and Concerto for Violin in G major.

A spokesman said: "Mullova's bold clarity of vision lets the music speak directly to the listener.

"She joins The Academy of Ancient Music and its Director Richard Egarr in performances of violin concertos by Bach and Haydn.

"These joyful concertos are performed alongside symphonies by Haydn and CPE Bach, which in turn are juxtaposed with sublime arias, including JS Bach’s transcendent Bekennen will ich seinen Namen (Cantata 200) sung by Countertenor James Hall."

The critical acclaim Mullova is garnering is both fulsome and out of the ordinary.

One critic enthused: “This is music like a warm breeze with an easygoing lyricism at its heart … Mullova’s bow dances across the strings with a virtuosity and panache few could match.”

Born in Societ Russia, in 1959, Mullova best known not only for for her performances and recordings of by J.S. Bach, but also for and her interpretations of modern compositions by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and The Beatles.

Famously, she defected to the West in 1983, leaving a beloved Stradivari behind on a hotel bed, perhaps to throw officials off the trail.

Tickets: 01684 892277.