The BBC New Generation Artists scheme offers young artists the opportunity to work extensively with the BBC. Throughout the two concert seasons, artists will have their concerts at venues such as the Wigmore Hall and LSO St Luke’s broadcast by the BBC, as well as having the opportunity to perform and record with the five BBC orchestras, and to make special studio recordings for Radio 3. BBC NGA artists regularly feature in some of Britain’s most prominent festivals, including the City of London Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Cheltenham Festival and Edinburgh International Festival.
One of the youngest artists to join the BBC New Generation Artists scheme, Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. An exquisite technique and ingenious flair for tonal colour are the hallmarks which make Benjamin Grosvenor one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.
First concert: Thursday 14 October 2010, 1.00pm
LSO St Luke’s – Chopin Piano Series
BBC Radio 3 (associated with New Generation Artists)
Escher String Quartet
The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its individual sound, inspired artistic decisions and unique cohesiveness. Championed by members of the Emerson String Quartet and previously supported by the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society’s residency programme for young performers, the Escher String Quartet have blazed a trail across the USA, performing in prestigious venues including Alice Tully Hall and Symphony Space in New York. The quartet have recently begun performing in Europe and have been re-invited to the Louvre. They made their debut at West Cork Chamber Music Festival in the summer and are thrilled to be joining the scheme.
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