The Full Works Concert – Monday 20 May: Rising Stars
After spending last week focusing on living legends, this week's concerts are all about the rising stars of the classical music world.
All this week on the Full Works Concert, Jane Jones turns the spotlight on soloists who are fast becoming some of the most in-demand classical musicians of today.
30-year old guitarist Milos Karadaglic's debut album topped the classical charts in 2011 and won him the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year and Echo Klassik Newcomer of the Year awards. He was named Classic BRIT MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year for his second release in 2012. One critic has described Karadaglic as a "guitarist of superior musical and technical gifts who allows his personality to sing through the music with taste and intelligence.”
Benjamin Grosvenor, 20, won the piano category of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2004 and hasn't looked back. Last year, he won two Gramophone Awards - 'Instrumental Award' and 'Young Artist Award' making him Gramophone's youngest ever double award winner. Tonight he performs the second Saint-Saens piano concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
25-year old Norwegian Tine Thing Helseth started to play trumpet when she was seven. In 2011, she signed a contract with EMI Classics. She has performed with orchestras including the Wiener Symphoniker, Liverpool Philharmonic and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed three times in the USA.
One of today's most outstanding wind instrumentalists, Martin Fröst is an enthusiastic exponent of new clarinet music. In 2011/12 he performed in venues including London’s Wigmore Hall and Berlin’s Konzerthaus.
Violinist Jack Liebeck, pictured, was born in London in 1980 and is one of the most compelling young violinists on the concert platform. He has appeared with all the major British orchestras and worked with such conductors as Roy Goodman, Andrew Litton, Sir Neville Marriner, Jukka Pekka Sarasteand Leonard Slatkin. This evening we hear him playing Dvorak's Violin Sonatina in G.
Carlos Gardel: Por Una Cabeza
Guitar: Milos Karadaglic
Christoph Israel conducts the European Film Philharmonic Orchestra
Camille Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor
Piano: Benjamin Grosvenor
James Judd conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Johann Baptist Georg Neruda: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Trumpet: Tine Thing Helseth
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Bernhard Crusell: Clarinet Concerto No.3 in B flat major
Clarinet: Martin Frost
Okko Kamu conducts the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Antonin Dvorak: Violin Sonatina in G major
Violin: Jack Liebeck
Piano: Katya Apekisheva