Aleksey Semenenko, Inna Firsova, Rory McCleery, Alena Walentin
Sean Rafferty's guests include violinist Aleksey Semenenko and pianist Inna Firsova, countertenor and choral director Rory McCleery, and flautist Alena Walentin.
Violinist and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Aleksey Semenenko plays live in the studio with pianist Inna Firsova ahead of their performances at BBC Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend (Snape Maltings) and Wigmore Hall. Sean Rafferty speaks to Rory McCleery, the director of The Marian Consort, who are performing both Renaissance and 21st-century sacred works at the City of Derry International Choir Festival. Flautist Alena Walentin performs live in the studio with pianist Joseph Havlat ahead of their lunchtime concert at St John's Smith Square, which features music by Taktakishvili, Khachaturian, and Prokofiev.