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BBC Young Musician at 40

A collection of BBC Young Musician winners and finalists, including Nicola Benedetti, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Emma Johnson, celebrate the competition's fortieth anniversary.

A star-studded line-up of BBC Young Musician winners and finalists, including Nicola Benedetti, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Emma Johnson, come together to celebrate the competition's fortieth anniversary.

BBC Young Musician has been a launch pad for the careers of young artists since it began in 1978, and the list of performers that have taken part reads like a who's who of British musicians. Over 20 of the competition's leading names join forces for an evening celebrating the competition's rich history, including Michael Collins, Nicholas Daniel, Natalie Clein as well as some of the rising stars of recent years: Laura van der Heijden, Martin James Bartlett and the current title-holder Lauren Zhang.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill and Josie d'Arby, the evening includes music by Saint-Saens, Ravel and Sir James MacMillan. There are also world premieres by David Bruce, Ben Foster and Iain Farrington, all with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Andrew Gourlay.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill
Presenter Josie D'Arby
Conductor Andrew Gourlay
Orchestra BBC Concert Orchestra
Musician Martin James Bartlett
Musician Nicola Benedetti
Musician Alexander Bone
Musician David Childs
Musician Natalie Clein
Musician Michael Collins
Musician Colin Currie
Musician Nicholas Daniel
Musician Jess Gillam
Musician Ben Goldscheider
Musician Owen Gunnell
Musician Emma Johnson
Musician Guy Johnston
Musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Musician Freddy Kempf
Musician Lara Melda
Musician Jennifer Pike
Musician Alexandra Ridout
Musician Adrian Spillett
Musician Laura van der Heijden
Musician Sam Walton
Musician Lauren Zhang
Director Rhodri Huw
Producer Martyn Stevens

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