These world-famous musicians came in and performed exclusively for us

12 May 2017, 16:47 | Updated: 15 June 2017, 16:25

Nigel Kennedy live session

By Lizzie Davis

Some of the world’s best musicians have popped into the Classic FM live session studio to perform exclusively for us. Here are our favourites, from Nigel Kennedy to Lang Lang

Nicola Benedetti

The brilliant Scottish violinist demonstrates the tricky moments in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Nigel Kennedy at home

We caught up with the incomparable violinist at home and he gave us this exclusive session.

Evgeny Kissin 

The world-famous pianist played a live session in Steinway & Sons in London. Here's his phenomenal Rachmaninov:
His new book, Memoirs and Reflections, is out now

The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys have made a name for themselves with their unique spin on famous pieces – here's their witty take on Bach's Cello Suites.

Rachel Barton Pine

As passionate about metal as Baroque music, Rachel Barton Pine played some Paganini, Brahms – and some Metallica just for us

Lang Lang

Arguably the most famous pianist in the world, Lang Lang made some time to treat us to some live Tchaikovsky.

Maxim Vengerov

Backstage at Buckingham Palace, the legendary Russian violinist played some Bach. As you do.

Guy Johnston and Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Some gorgeous Baroque music for cello duo, by Barrière. Guy's new album is available to pre-order now


Kyung Wha Chung plays Bach

The legendary violinist popped in to the studio and played some stunning solo Bach, just for us.

Charles Owen

In the showroom at Steinway & Sons, Charles Owen played the jazziest Bach capriccio imaginable. 

Sean Shibe plays a Scottish Medley 

The guitarist treated us to some absolutely beautiful solo playing
And you can catch Sean performing his new project softLOUD at the East Neuk Festival this June – find out more here.

Tenebrae sing Stanford

Gorgeous, ethereal singing from one of our favourite choirs, tackling a sublime Stanford song - 'The Blue Bird'.

Wayne Marshall

We challenged Wayne Marshall to improvise on a set of well-known tunes on the massive Royal Albert Hall organ. He did *not* let us down.