So, what should he play?
What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
We asked some of the world's best musicians to share their top tips
We asked today's best classical musicians to share the best piece of advice they'd ever been given, from Joyce DiDonato and Itzhak Perlman to Maxim Vengerov and Pinchas Zukerman.
Every great musician has made it to the top of their field through hard work, practise and a dose of good luck.
So we asked some of the biggest names out there to share the best piece of advice they’d ever been given. Here's what they had to say…
When Joyce popped into the office to talk about her latest appearance in Massenet's opera Werther we just had to get her top tips for young singers. Here's one of her pearls of wisdom – and you can hear more from the brilliant mezzo-soprano here .
Itzhak Perlman is a true legend of classical music – we put some of your musical FAQs to him. Here's one of his top tips:
When Renée Fleming invited Classic FM to interview her during a trip to London, we just had to get some pro-tips from the brilliant diva: