BBC Radio 1 today announced the return of Mercury Prize winner and Grammy nominee James Blake to BBC Radio 1’s Residency, alongside new additions Breach and SBTRKT. The three DJ’s will join George Fitzgerald, Heidi, Skream, Kaytranada, and Hannah Wants, who are all part of the Radio 1 Residency team.
Five talented young composers have been announced as the winners of the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition 2015 – the culmination of the BBC Proms’ annual scheme that gives the nation’s brightest young composers aged between 12 and 18 years old the opportunity to expand their musical horizons and get a taste of what it means to be a composer in the 21st century.
BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour has revealed its Power List of top 10 influencers in a special programme today, presented by Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray and broadcast live from BBC Radio Theatre. The list features women involved in areas ranging from politics and fashion to journalism and entertainment.
BBC Radio Ulster celebrates its 40th birthday this year taking to the highways and byways right across Northern Ireland in the coming weeks and months.
The only choral work written by one of the UK’s most influential composers, Oliver Knussen, unperformed for almost 30 years, is set for a revival thanks to Encore Choral, a Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3 project which breathes new life into exceptional contemporary music that deserves to be better known and heard more often.
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