Elena Urioste and the Signum Quartet
Continuing Radio 3's summer series featuring members of the BBC's New Generation Artists scheme. Now in its 14th year, the NGA scheme is a showcase for young artists who are beginning to make a mark on the national and international music scene. The scheme offers them unique opportunities to develop their talents, including concerts in London and around the UK, appearances and recordings with the BBC orchestras, and special studio recordings for Radio 3.
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill
Today the spotlight falls on the young American violinist Elena Urioste, who has been hailed by critics and audiences alike for her lush tone, the nuanced lyricism of her playing, and her commanding stage presence. The programme includes two of the great violin sonatas, recorded specially for the BBC with her regular duo partner Michael Brown. There's also a chance to hear from the young Signum Quartet who are based in Germany and open the programme with an early quartet by Mozart.
Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K159
Faure Violin Sonata No 1 in A, Op 13
Janacek Violin Sonata
Elena Urioste (violin)
Michael Brown (piano).