ATOS Trio, Clara Mouriz, Christian Ihle Hadland, Alexandra Soumm, Victor Julien-Laferriere
The Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme exists to provide support and opportunities to some of the brightest talents in the world of classical music, and in the ten years of its existence has numbered artists such as the Belcea String Quartet, Paul Lewis, Janine Jansen, Natalie Clein and Alice Coote among its distinguished members.
In the second of ten early-evening programmes over the Christmas period, two new artists are introduced with items from their first New Generation Artists recording sessions: Spanish mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz performs Haydn's Arianna a Naxos and Norwegian pianist Christian Ihle Hadland plays C.P.E. Bach's first Wurttemberg Sonata. The ATOS trio - in their final studio recording session - perform Shostakovich's Piano Trio no. 1. Alexandra Soumm, the French violinist now in her second year, completes the programme with Kodaly's Duo for violin and cello, joined by Victor Julien-Laferrière.
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.1, op. 8
Haydn: Arianna a Naxos
Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano)
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata No.1 Wq 49'1
Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)
Alexandra Soumm (violin)
Victor Julien-Laferrière (cello).