This year’s New Generation Artists scheme has been launched by Radio 3 to highlight some of the world’s most promising new classical and jazz music talent.
The scheme is in its 14th year and gives young musicians a wide range of opportunities over two years to develop their live and recorded performances for broadcast. They will have the opportunity to go into the studio for solo chamber music recordings, make regular concerto studio recordings and live broadcasts with BBC orchestras, give lunchtime concerts from around the UK including London’s Wigmore Hall, and are encouraged to be involved in chamber music collaborations with other New Generation Artists.
Adam Gatehouse, Radio 3 Editor for New Generation Artists said, “It’s so wonderful to see so many talented young international musicians again this year. BBC Radio 3 is the home of classical music and is committed to jazz, the station is proud to spotlight and nurture the stars of the future whilst offering listeners an opportunity to hear world-class international artists on the radio from the comfort of their own homes.”
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 fronted by BBC Young Musician of the Year presenter Clemency Burton-Hill, who commented “I’m thrilled and delighted to be presenting a new season of programmes highlighting the dazzling talents of the BBC New Generation Artists. At a time when support for young musicians is increasingly challenging, the ambitious scheme provides a vital and exciting opportunity to nurture and develop some of the most brilliant international stars of tomorrow – on the concert platform, in the recording studio, and by encouraging meaningful musical partnerships with other emerging artists. It’s a great honour and privilege for me to meet and work with these inspiring and wonderful musicians and I can’t wait to hear what they have in store for us over the next two years!”
The New Generation Artists 2012 are tenor Robin Tritschler, classical guitarist Sean Shibe, jazz saxophonist Trish Clowes, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, clarinettist Mark Simpson, Apollon Musagate Quartet and violinist Elena Urioste.