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Prom 3: BBC Young Musician 40th Anniversary

The BBC Young Musician 40th anniversary gala concert with performances from past winners including Nicola Benedetti and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and 2018 champion Lauren Zhang.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Andrew Gourlay. BBC Young Musician celebrates its 40th birthday with a concert featuring illustrious past winners and finalists, including Nicola Benedetti, Freddy Kempf and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, as well as this year's winner, Lauren Zhang.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill.

Ben Foster: Fantasia on the Young Musician Theme
David Bruce: Sidechaining
Steve Reich: Drumming, Part 1
Giovanni Sollima: Violoncelles, vibrez!
Iain Farrington: Gershwinicity

INTERVAL: Clemency Burton-Hill looks back over the history of the BBC Young Musician with the help of some of its winners.

Saint-Saëns, arr Farrington: Carnival of the Animals (excerpts)
Ravel: Tzigane
James MacMillan: Britannia
Mussorgsky, arr Wood: The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
Michael Collins (clarinet)
Ben Goldscheider (horn)
Jennifer Pike (violin)
Alexander Bone (alto saxophone)
David Childs (euphonium)
Jess Gillam (soprano saxophone)
Emma Johnson (clarinet)
Alexandra Ridout (trumpet)
Colin Currie (percussion)
Owen Gunnell (percussion)
Adrian Spillett (percussion)
Sam Walton (percussion)
Natalie Clein (cello)
Laura van der Heijden (cello)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Guy Johnston (cello)
Nicola Benedetti (violin)
Martin James Bartlett (piano)
Freddy Kempf (piano)
Lara Melda (piano)
Lauren Zhang (piano)

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Andrew Gourlay

BBC Young Musician has launched the careers of scores of artists since it began in 1978. We mark the competition's 40th anniversary with the help of an array of previous winners and finalists, joining this year's finalists; and we take a look at the competition's rich history.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ben Foster

    Fantasia on the Young Musician Theme

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Steve Reich

    Drumming (part 1)

    Performer: Colin Currie. Performer: Owen Gunnell.
  • Giovanni Sollima

    Violoncelles, vibrez!

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Natalie Clein.
  • Iain Farrington

    Gershwinicity

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    The Carnival of the Animals (arr. Farrington)

    Performer: Freddy Kempf. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Tzigane

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Britannia

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures at an Exhibition - 10. The Great Gate of Kiev (arr. Wood)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    String Quartet No.7

    Ensemble: Atrium Quartet.
    • EMI CLASSICS.

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Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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