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BBC Proms 2010: Artists and soloists

Nicola Benedetti. Photo credit: Rhys Frampton

Featured artists...

Pianist Paul Lewis leads a line-up of soloists who give more than one concert in 2010.

Bryn Terfel sings both Wagner (17 July) and Sondheim (31 July), while violinist Julia Fischer (15 and 16 August), violist Maxim Rysanov (9 August and 11 September) and pianist Lars Vogt (29 and 30 August) are also featured artists.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner gives four concerts this season (two directing Bach's Brandenburg Concertos on 14 August; the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra on 29 August; and the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 on 10 September).

Sir Simon Rattle conducts three concerts, one with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (1 August) and two with the Berlin Philharmonic (3 and 4 September), while several other leading conductors give two concerts with different orchestras, including Semyon Bychkov, Thomas Dausgaard, Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner and Valery Gergiev.

...And glittering soloists

A good year for string virtuosos sees violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Alisa Weilerstein make their Proms debuts at the Royal Albert Hall alongside such players as Lisa Batiashvili, James Ehnes, Hilary Hahn, Viviane Hagner, Steven Isserlis, Alina Ibragimova, Leila Josefowicz, Leonidas Kavakos, Lawrence Power and Gil Shaham.

Among the starry pianists are Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Boris Berezovsky, Richard Goode, Hélène Grimaud, Louis Lortie, Nikolai Lugansky, Steven Osborne, Simon Trpceski and Christian Zacharias.

Anna Caterinia Antonacci, Renée Fleming, Philippe Jaroussky, Jennifer Larmore, Simon Keenlyside, Karita Mattila and Mark Padmore are among those who give major vocal performances and there's a host of other great voices alongside Bryn Terfel, Plácido Domingo and Alice Coote in the complete opera performances.

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