New Generation Artists Day

BBC Radio 3 presents a day devoted to celebrating the 20th anniversary of Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme.

Founded in 1999 to support and nurture some of the world’s most exciting young musicians at the outset of their international careers, the scheme now boasts well over one hundred distinguished alumni, many of whom are major players on the world stage.

In addition to performances, discussions and recordings from current and former NGAs, today’s programme will feature no less than four live concerts featuring some of these brilliant artists, all broadcast live from London’s Wigmore Hall.

9am - 11.30am
Kate Molleson kicks off the celebrations with music performed by current NGA members and starry alumni including pianist Ingrid Fliter in Chopin, the Van Kuijk Quartet performing works by Mozart, and soprano Elizabeth Watts singing J.S Bach with the English Concert Orchestra.

For the second half of the programme Kate is joined in the studio by star trumpeter and NGA alumni Alison Balsom.

11.30am-12.30pm
The first of today's four live concerts from Wigmore Hall London sees New Generation Artist alumni Meta 4 perform a string quartet by Jouni Kaipainen, originally commissioned for them by the NGA scheme in 2010. The quartet is then joined by Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili for César Franck's Piano Quintet.

Programme
Jouni Kaipainen: String Quartet No. 6 The Terror Run
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor

Meta4
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

12.30pm-2pm
Fiona Talkington continues the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme with further performances by some of the scheme's alumni, including bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu, the Apollon Musagete Quartet, pianist Louis Schwizgebel and percussionist Colin Currie.

2pm-3pm
The second of today's live concerts from Wigmore Hall in London features former New Generation Artists, violinist Elena Urioste, violist Eivind Ringstad, cellist Andrei Ioniƫă and pianist Cédric Tiberghien in chamber music for piano and strings by Debussy, Schumann and Mozart.

Programme

Debussy: Violin Sonata
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, for cello and piano
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor,

Elena Urioste, violin
Eivind Ringstad, viola
Andrei Ioniță, cello
Cédric Tiberghien, piano

3pm-4.30pm
Fiona Talkington continues the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme with more archive performances by some of the scheme's alumni, including pianist Eric Liu, baritone Ashley Riches, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston and pianist Beatrice Rana.

Plus there's tea-time jazz just before 4 o'clock featuring some of the NGA jazz alumni.

4.30pm-5.30pm
The third of today's live concerts from Wigmore Hall in London, featuring six NGA alumni in a rich programme of songs and ensembles by Robert and Clara Schumann, Duparc and Brahms.

Programme

Robert Schumann: Zigeunerleben
Robert Schumann: Zigeunerliedchen I & II
Clara Schumann: Der Wanderer in der Sägemühle
Robert Schumann: Ich bin Geliebt
Schubert: Der hirt auf dem Felsen; Licht und Liebe
Schubert: Licht und Liebe
Duparc: L'invitation au voyage
Duparc: Sérénade
Duparc: Chanson triste
Brahms: 2 Songs, Op 91
Brahms: He, Zigeuner
Brahms: Kommt dir
Brahms: Rote Abend

Fatma Said, soprano
Catriona Morison, mezzo-soprano
Alessandro Fisher, tenor
Benjamin Appl, baritone
Martin Fröst, clarinet
Eivind Ringstad, viola
Joseph Middleton, piano

5.30pm-7.30pm
Kate Molleson returns to the studio to continue the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme by introducing performances by some of the scheme's alumni, including the Armida String Quartet, viola-player Lise Berthaud, soprano Emma Bell and pianist Igor Levit.

Kate is also joined in the studio by guitarist Sean Shibe to chat about how the scheme has forged lasting musical friendships and collaborations.

7.30pm-9.30pm
In the last of today's live concerts from Wigmore Hall in London, the Elias Quartet are joined by fellow NGA alumni Allan Clayton, Lawrence Power, Martin Fröst and Christian Ihle Hadland in music by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Programme

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
Britten: String Quartet No. 3
Mozart: Trio in E flat, for clarinet, viola and piano (Kegelstatt)
Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B flat, Op 87

Allan Clayton, tenor
Lawrence Power, viola
Christian Ihle Hadland, piano
Martin Fröst, clarinet
Elias String Quartet

9.30pm-12.30am
Kate Molleson concludes the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme with a final tranche of performances by some of the scheme's current members and distinguished alumni, including performances by pianist Alexander Melnikov, bass-baritone James Rutherford, cellist Natalie Clein, horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill, tenor Andrew Kennedy, the Ebène Quartet, and a recent recording of Barber's Violin Concerto by violinist Johan Dalene.

Publicity contact: BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Channel
DateSaturday, 1 February 2020
Time9:00 AM -
12:30 AM
Week5