Soloists

Category: Proms
A selection of soloists appearing at this year's BBC Proms.

In the first of three Proms appearances Nigel Kennedy brings members of his Orchestra of Life for a Late Night Prom (Late 8 August). He returns to the RAH stage for the starry Last Night, which will also see him make an appearance at Proms in the Park in Hyde Park (7 September, Last Night of the Proms).

On the First Night of the Proms Stephen Hough joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo in the latter’s fi rst performance as the BBC SO’s Chief Conductor to perform Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Lutosławski’s Variations on a Theme by Paganini (12 July). He returns to the RAH with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (19 August).

Star of the 2012 Last Night of the Proms Joseph Calleja returns in 2013 for a selection of Verdi arias (5 September) as well as making a guest appearance in Hyde Park as part of Proms in the Park (7 September, Last Night of the Proms).

British pianists Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis each perform twice at the 2013 Proms. Cooper performs Britten (PCM 29 July) while Lewis joins the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503 (30 July). The long-time friends and collaborators then come together for a Late Night duo recital (Late 5 September).

Paul Watkins appears as soloist in Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto (17 July) and returns as conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra in a programme celebrating Britten and his contemporaries (PSM 24 August).

Tine Thing Helseth brings her brass ensemble tenThing to Cadogan Hall (PCM 5 August) and also makes her first appearance at the main evening Proms in Matthias Pintscher’s Chute d’étoiles, for two trumpets and orchestra (London premiere) on her 26th birthday (18 August).

Vilde Frang gives a recital at Cadogan Hall with Michail Lifi ts (PCM 15 July) as well as appearing as soloist with the BBC Philharmonic in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (6 August).

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Christian Ihle Hadland joins the Signum Quartet for Brahms’s Piano Quintet (PCM 26 August) before appearing with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (3 September).

Singers making more than one appearance at the 2013 Proms include Christianne Stotijn (17 & PCM 29 July), Jennifer Johnston (11 August & 4 September) and Ian Bostridge (20 August & PCM 2 September).

A selection of this year’s leading international soloists: Joshua Bell performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in their first ever visit to the Proms, under Valery Gergiev (21 July).

Mitsuko Uchida returns to the Proms for the first time since 1994 in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons, who celebrates his 70th birthday in 2013 (8 August).

Midori joins the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen for the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös’s BBC co-commission DoReMi (29 August).

Janine Jansen performs Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paavo Järvi in the composer’s centenary year (1 September).

Joyce DiDonato joins the BBC SO and Marin Alsop for the world-famous Last Night of the Proms (7 September, Last Night of the Proms).