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Pianist Louis Schwizgebel, soprano Olena Tokar, cellist Narek Haknazaryan and the Apollon Musagete Quartet in a programme featuring Mozart, Schubert, Shostakovich and Dvorak.

Clemency Burton-Hill begins a two week series showcasing the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists.

As part of the BBC's commitment to developing and nurturing young talent, BBC Radio 3 launched its New Generation Artists scheme in the autumn of 1999. Now well into its second decade, the scheme has acquired the reputation of being a world leader for young artists. Every autumn six to seven artists or groups who are beginning to make a mark on the international music scene are invited to join. Opportunities include concerts in London and around the UK, appearances and recordings with the BBC Orchestras, special studio recordings for Radio 3, and, for some, appearances at the Proms.

Today music by Mozart, Schubert, Shostakovich and Dvorak. Louis Schwizgebel became internationally known in 2012 when he won 2nd prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition. Olena Tokar won the Grand Prix at the most prestigious singing competition of the Ukraine in 2008 and is a permanent ensemble member of the Leipzig Opera. Narek Hakhnazaryan was propelled on to the international scene in 2011 when he won the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition; and the quartet, Apollon Musagète, established itself after wins at international competitions in Vienna and Florence - the members have developesd a reputation for working with and commissioning new works from living composers.

MOZART: Piano Sonata in B flat major K.333
Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

SCHUBERT: Gretchen am Spinnrade
Olena Tokar (soprano); Joseph Middleton (piano)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Sonata in D minor Op.40;
Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello) Katya Apekisheva (piano)

DVORAK: String Quartet in C major op.61
Apollon Musagète.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Sonata in D minor, Op 40

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan. Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Quartet no. 11 in C major, Op 61

    Ensemble: Apollon Musagete Quartet.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ganymed D. 544

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Olena Tokar.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in B flat major, K.333

    Performer: Louis Schwizgebel.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gretchen am Spinnrade D. 118

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Olena Tokar.


Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Bringing young musicians on the threshold of international stardom to the world.