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We caught up with some of classical music's most talented performers, ahead of the 20th birthday Classic FM Live concert. They all took a trip to the basement of the Royal Albert Hall to chat to Tim Lihoreau.
One of Britain's most cherished violinists, Tasmin Little OBE spoke to Tim Lihoreau straight after her rehearsal for Classic FM Live. Tasmin performed Czardas by Monti and one of Classic FM's favourites, Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams. Picture: Richard Johnson
Violinist Tasmin Little spoke to Tim Lihoreau about how much she was looking forward to Classic FM's 20th birthday concert "this will be an evening to remember with a glorious programme and wonderful orchestra." Picture: Richard Johnson
Karl Jenkins is the most performed living composer in the world and Classic FM's Tim Lihoreau was lucky enough to catch up with him before he rehearsed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus. Picture: Richard Johnson
As Karl Jenkins prepares to conduct Benedictus from The Armed Man, he reflects on its premiere performance which took place at the Royal Albert Hall on 25 April 2000. Picture: Richard Johnson
TV sensation and opera star Wynne Evans (aka spoof opera star Gio Compario) chatted to Tim Lihoreau before his rehearsal with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: Richard Johnson
Tenor Wynne Evans has an incredible voice and a very big personality to match! Tim Lihoreau enjoyed catching up with Wynne about his performances for Classic FM Live. Picture: Richard Johnson
The face of the multi-million pound advertising campaign for GoCompare.com, Wynne Evans has became one of the most recognisable tenors in the UK. He poses for a press shot with Tim Lihoreau before dashing off to rehearse for Classic FM Live. Picture: Richard Johnson
HJ Lim spoke passionately about two of her favourite composers: Beethoven, and Rachmaninov. Perhaps we should get our resident Beethoven expert, John Suchet, to come down and have a chat! Picture: Richard Johnson
H J Lim began studying piano at aged 3 and made her London debut in July 2012 and she's making her he Royal Albert Hall debut as part of Classic FM Live. Picture: Richard Johnson
Highly acclaimed by audiences and music critics world-wide, an excited H J Lim spoke to Tim about her musical journey to the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: Richard Johnson
After a run through of the show, Myleene Klass, one of the hosts for Classic FM Live stopped by to talk to Tim about the exciting evening ahead.
Myleene Klass, host of Smooth Classics at the weekend told Tim how much she was looking forward to H J Lim's performances of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2.
Conductor Douglas Boyd wields the baton for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for Classic FM Live whose performance for the concert includes the unmistakable 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. Picture: Richard Johnson
Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Douglas Boyd spoke to Tim about performing at Classic FM Live and the crucial role time management plays in preparing for a big show. Picture: Richard Johnson
Young pianist and winner of the Next BRIT Thing competition, Sarah Gardner is a star of the future. She began playing the piano aged 7 and at age 17 as Classic FM celebrates its 20th birthday, Sarah makes her debut performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: Richard Johnson
Maya Iwabuchi, leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra spoke to Tim about how she started out as a musician and what it's like to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: Richard Johnson
Members of the Crouch End Festival Chorus spoke to Tim about working with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and performing to a capacity crowd at the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: Richard Johnson
Two of our presenters, Tim Lihoreau from the More Music Breakfast, and Alan Titchmarsh, who's on air on Saturday morning, crossed paths in the Nissan Note interview area. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA
Alan told Tim about the reasons why he loves Classic FM Live. An evening of brilliant music is made even better by knowing how much the audience are enjoying it. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA
Margherita found the time to chat to Tim when she arrived at the Royal Albert Hall, before she changed into her stunning ballgown for the evening performance.
Nicholas Owen brought a splash of colour to the interview area ahead of his part of the evening's performance. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA