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Prom 3 repeat: BBC Young Musician 40th Anniversary

BBC Young Musician 40th anniversary. BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Andrew Gourlay with soloists including Nicola Benedetti, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and 2018 winner Lauren Zhang.

Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore

BBC Proms repeat: 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.

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

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.

First broadcast Sunday 15 July.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ben Foster

    Fantasia On The Young Musician Theme for Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • David Bruce

    Sidechaining For Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Violin And Orchestra

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Ben Goldscheider. Performer: Jennifer Pike. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Steve Reich

    Drumming - Part 1 For Small Drums

    Performer: Colin Currie. Performer: Owen Gunnell. Performer: Adrian Spillett. Performer: Sam Walton.
  • Giovanni Sollima

    Violoncelles, Vibrez!

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Performer: Guy Johnston. Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Laura van der Heijden. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Iain Farrington

    Gershwinicity For Soloists And Orchestra

    Performer: Emma Johnson. Performer: Jess Gillam. Performer: Alexander Bone. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Carnaval Des Animaux

    Performer: Martin James Bartlett. Performer: Freddy Kempf. Performer: Lara Melda. Performer: Lauren Zhang. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Tzigane - Rapsodie De Concert, arr. for Violin and Orchestra

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

    Britannia For Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Modest Petrovich Musorgsky

    Pictures From An Exhibition, Orch. Henry Wood

    Performer: Francis Bushell. Performer: Annemarie Federle. Performer: Michaias Berlouis. Performer: Toril Azzalini-Machecler. Performer: Tom Hall. Performer: Alexander Pullen. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 1 in G minor

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Brahms: Haydn Variations etc: Robin Ticciati.
    • Tudor.
    • 17.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    William Tell - overture

    Orchestra: World Orchestra for Peace. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Nell'africane Selve

    Singer: Christopher Purves. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Handel's Finest Araias For Base Voice Vol 2.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.


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