Watch Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber – a TV special on Sky Arts

17 November 2022, 09:34 | Updated: 17 November 2022, 09:56

Julian Lloyd Webber presents Classic FM's Rising Stars featuring six of today's most exciting classical soloists
Julian Lloyd Webber presents Classic FM's Rising Stars featuring six of today's most exciting classical soloists. Picture: Matt Crossick
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By Classic FM

‘Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber’ returns to Sky Arts, this time showcasing six exciting young solo artists in classical music alongside the brilliant 12 Ensemble.

Classic FM has joined once again with Sky Arts to present Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber, a TV special championing some of today’s most exciting young classical artists, hosted by the world-renowned cellist and music educator.

Tenor Freddie De Tommaso, guitarist Plínio Fernandes, cellist Laura van der Heijden, pianist Iyad Sughayer, soprano and pianist Chelsea Guo (watch below) and oboist Armand Djikoloum, along with the brilliant 12 Ensemble, will feature in the programme, with music ranging from Mendelssohn and Mozart, Schumann and Schubert, to Bittencourt and Boccherini.

Filmed at LSO St Luke’s, an 18th-century Grade I listed church, the episode was recorded as live with an audience and with the performers and ensemble standing in the round.

Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber will be broadcast on Thursday 17 November at 8pm on Sky Arts.

Julian Lloyd Webber said: “The idea for Rising Stars came during lockdown, with concerts being cancelled all over the world and young musicians finding it impossible to establish their careers. So I got together with Classic FM and chose ‘Thirty under Thirty’ fantastic young musicians to showcase their talents. The programme gives us the chance to see five superb musicians ‘live’ and discover what makes these brilliant players so special.”

Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber brings together two of our missions as the UK’s most popular classical music station: to make classical music accessible to everyone and to champion new and emerging talent in our industry. As part of the Global family, we at Classic FM are excited to share our passion for classical music with our friends at Sky Arts, bringing viewers closer to the stars of today and tomorrow.”

Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber is produced by Global Media & Entertainment and executive produced by Philip Noyce, Andrew Crofoot and Carl Trumpess for Global and Phil Edgar-Jones and Jack Oliver for Sky Arts. The creative director is Mike Bradley and director is Tom Rudolph.

Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber will be broadcast on Thursday 17 November at 8pm on Sky Arts, Freeview Channel 11. Catch up at Sky.com.