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Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Anne Sofie Von Otter, Fidelio Trio20181207
Band Of Burns, Simply Quartet, Anstey Harris20190125

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Special Burns Night guests, folk collective Band of Burns, perform live in the studio for us on this celebratory evening. The Simply Quartet also joins us alongside author Anstey Harris to tell us about her debut Novel “The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Artherton”.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians. A Burns Night special.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Barbara Hannigan, Carolyn Sampson And Joseph Middleton, Ben Goldscheider20190314

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Today's guests include soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan, who will be at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Ligeti, Haydn, Berg and Gershwin this weekend. Live music today comes courtesy of soprano Carolyn Sampson with pianist Joseph Middleton, who give us a sneak preview of their new album Reason in Madness. Plus, horn player Ben Goldscheider plays live and looks forward to performing with the English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall in London on Saturday.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Belle Chen, Vikki Stone, Emma Halnan + Daniel King-smith20190327

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. The pianist Belle Chen joins us in the studio to perform and talk about her new album. We hear from comedian Vikki Stone, and flautist Emma Halnan plays for us with pianist Daniel King-Smith ahead of their concert at St John's Smith Square tomorrow.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Benjamin Baker, Daniel Lebhardt, Sonoro And Ohp's Hip-hop To Opera20181205

Violinist Benjamin Baker and pianist Daniel Lebhardt perform live for Katie Derham ahead of their concert at Wigmore Hall on Sunday, and we also hear from the choir Sonoro about their Christmas album and forthcoming performance at St John's Church, Wimbledon. Plus Director of Opera Holland Park, Michael Volpe, is joined by graduates of the Hip-hop to Opera project ahead of their visit to the Milan International Filmmaker Festival.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Brad Mehldau, Mirga Grazinyte-tyla, Trio Isimsiz20190315

Sean Rafferty presents top-class live music, with performances by Trio Isimsiz ahead of their concert in Portsmouth and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau whose new Piano Concerto premieres tomorrow with the Britten Sinfonia. Plus, Sean speaks to conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in an all-Shostakovich programme tomorrow.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Castalian Quartet, Improviso And Mark Bowden20181206

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes courtesy of the Castalian String Quartet before they head up to Halifax for a recital, and baroque ensemble Improviso, who join us in the midst of their Christmas tour. Plus we hear from composer Mark Bowden about his new Saxophone Concerto, which was inspired by Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens, ahead of its premiere with the London Sinfonietta tomorrow.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Cellist Guy Karker And Judith Weir's Christmas Carol O Mercy Divine20181220

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Christine Rice, Valentina Lisitsa, Panos Karan + Zach Tapagos20190328

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Christine Rice sings live in the studio ahead of her performance next Tuesday in Bach's St John Passion with a starry cast plus the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under conductor Sir Simon Rattle, The pianist Valentina Lisitsa drops by en-route home from a concert in New York, and we hear from conductor Panos Karan and flautist Zach Tapagos about their work with the Fukushima youth Sinfonietta.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Christmas Special From The Bbc Radio Theatre20181221

With live music from The Kingdom Choir, Quatuor Arod and Jackie Oates

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Elizabeth Llewellyn, Leonore Piano Trio, James Brining20190114

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include Elizabeth Llewellyn and the pianist Simon Lepper, who performs live for us in advance of their appearance at St James Church Piccadilly. We also hear from opera director James Brining ahead of a new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute by Opera North. And the Lenore Piano Trio join us in the studio ahead of their concert at St Margaret's Catholic Church in Twickenham.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Eric Whitacre, Bertrand Chamayou, Kosmos Ensemble20181212

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include the genre-fluid Kosmos Ensemble, who perform live in the studio before a gig in Canterbury tomorrow. Pianist Bertrand Chamayou also plays live and looks forward to his recital tomorrow at Wigmore Hall in London, and composer and conductor Eric Whitacre joins us in the studio too.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

European Union Baroque Orchestra, Harlem Quartet20181129

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes courtesy of the European Union Baroque Orchestra and their director Lars Ulrik Mortensen, who visit the studio today before their concert at St John's Smith Square in London tomorrow. The Harlem Quartet also perform live for us before giving a recital at the Royal College of Music, where they are artists in residence.

Top-class live music from some of the finest musicians on the planet.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Felicity Lott, Nicolas Altstaedt, Dante Quartet20190312

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include Dame Felicity Lott, who is currently playing the role of Heidi in Stephen Sondheim's Follies at the National Theatre in London. Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt performs live for us and looks forward to joining the BBC Symphony Orchestra on its trip to Dubai later this week, as well as performing with the Academy of Ancient Music later this month. Plus the Dante Quartet also play live before their concert later this month at Kings Place in London.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Free Thinking Festival At The Sage, Gateshead20190329

As part of the Free Thinking festival, Katie Derham broadcasts live from Sage Gateshead with music by Kathryn Tickell and her band The Darkening who talk to us about their new album. The Consone Quartet perform live, and we're joined by Gesualdo Six, the pianist Louis Schwizgebel, the Durham Singers, and the recorder quartet Palisander. Plus New Generation Thinker Daisy Black and historian of emotions Professor Thomas Dixon preview their Free Thinking lectures.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Gianandrea Noseda, George Li, John Crawford Trio, And Pinchas Zukerman20190325
Igor Levit, Simon Bode, Laura Wilde, Alexander Ullman20190313

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. The tenor Simon Bode and pianist Igor Levit perform live in the studio, ahead of their recital at Wigmore Hall. Soprano Laura Wilde speaks to Sean about her Scottish Opera debut as the titular role in Kátya Kabanová, and pianist Alexander Ullman plays pieces from his debut album on Rubicon Classics.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

James Ehnes, Matilda Lloyd, Dalia Stasevska20190116

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include violinist James Ehnes, who joins us live ahead of his performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican on Friday. And the trumpeter Matilda Lloyd plays with Leo Nicholson before her concert at the Bunyan Meeting Church in Bedford tomorrow. Dalia Stasevska also dials-in from Helsinki to speak to Sean about the Finnish world of conducting and taking the helm of the Philharmonia this Sunday as part of the Southbank Centre's SoundState Festival.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Janina Fialkowska, Hyeyoon Park, Sholto Kynoch, Richard Scott20190110

Sean Rafferty presents, a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include pianist Janina Fialkowska, who performs live in the studio for us before a recital at Kings Place in London. Violinist Hyeyoon Park and pianist Sholto Kynoch also perform live for us in the lead up to their concert at Wigmore Hall, and we launch this year's Proms Inspire competition in the company of two former winners. Plus TS Eliot Prize nominated poet (and former opera singer) Richard Scott looks forward to the TS Eliot Prize Readings at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday - and to the unveiling of the prize the following day!

Also, as part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music they love.

Top-class live music from the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Jean-efflam Bavouzet20190208
Jennifer Davis, Hanna Hipp And Pianist Gloria Campaner20181219

Pianist Gloria Campaner joins Sean Rafferty in the studio following the launch of her new album, Home. The A4 Brass Quartet herald the arrival of Christmas, and Caroline Campbell, curator at the National Gallery, talks about the restoration of Giovanni Bellini’s influential panel painting, the 'Assassination of Saint Peter Martyr'.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Jeremy Denk, Calidore String Quartet And Aeham Ahmad20190320

Live music today comes from pianist Jeremy Denk ahead of recitals at Wigmore Hall and Perth later this week. We also hear from the Calidore String Quartet who take part in the Tetbury Chamber Music Festival which runs from the 22nd to the 24th March. And Syrian-Palestinian pianist Aeham Ahmad became known after he dragged his piano in to the rubble of the bombed out streets of his neighbourhood of Yarmouk near Damascus; he joins us in the studio ahead of the publishing of his memoir: The Pianist of Yarmouk.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Johannes Moser, Yaron Lifschitz, Ceruleo20181211

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes from cellist Johannes Moser, who is heading up to Scotland to perform with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and baroque group Ceruleo, who'll be at the Baroque at the Edge festival in London in the early new year. Plus an interview with director Yaron Lifschitz.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, New College Oxford, Novus Quartet20181214

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes from the choristers of New College, Oxford, whose busy Christmas season includes a concert at St John's Smith Square in London. The Novus String Quartet also play live and look forward to their Wigmore Hall recital on Sunday, and choral legends John Rutter and Bob Chilcott talk to Sean about two joint concerts with the BBC Singers and Concert Orchestra.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Jonathan Biss, Dover Quartet, Anais Gaudemard20190322

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Today we have a triple bill of live music in the studio: pianist Jonathan Biss plays Beethoven before joining the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London; the Dover String Quartet perform music by Barber and Dvorak and look forward to recitals in Claygate, Surrey and London's Wigmore Hall; and harpist Anaïs Gaudemard shares some music from her new CD with us.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Joshua Bell, Bernadette Robinson, The Blossom Street Choir20190118

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. We hear from violinist Joshua Bell ahead of his concert with the Academy of St Martin in the Field, and Bernadette Robinson joins us in the studio to perform and talk about her show 'Songs for Nobodies'. We also hear the Blossom Street Choir who recently released a CD celebrating a century of British Women’s right to vote.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Juan Diego Florez, Stephen Waarts, Steven Devine20181213

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include tenor Juan Diego Floréz, who joins us down the line from The Met in New York, where he is singing the role of Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata. Harpsichordist Steven Devine is joined by soprano Anna Dennis and tenor Gwilym Bowen to give us some live music by Bach before they head to Bristol for a performance of the Chirstmas Oratorio, plus young violinist Stephen Waarts and pianist Gabriele Carcano play music from their new CD live for us.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Julia Doyle, Matthew Wadsworth, Thierry Fischer, Yulia Chaplina20190115

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include Music Director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, who has a new album out featuring music by Saint-Saens. Live music today comes courtesy of lutenist Matthew Wadsworth and soprano Julia Doyle and look forward to their concert at Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday. Plus pianist Yulia Chaplina performs live and chats about her upcoming Prokofiev weekend at the Purcell Room in London's Southbank Centre.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Justina Gringyte, Dmytro Popov, Iain Burnside, Mariam Batsashvili, John Lubbock20181128

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Her guests include singers Justina Gringytė and Dmytro Popov, who perform live with pianist Iain Burnside before a concert of Russian Song at Wigmore Hall in London. Pianist Mariam Batsashvili also performs live before heading to Northampton and Cambridge where she is performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Plus an interview with conductor John Lubbock, whose Orchestra of St John's gives a special 50th anniversary concert at St John's Smith Square on Friday.

Top-class live music from some of the finest musicians on the planet.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Kathryn Rudge, Christopher Glynn And Jamie Bergin20190123
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Amandine Beyer, Birds Of Chicago20190130

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Her guests include pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout and violinist Amandine Beyer ahead of their concert in Oxford on Friday. En route to Glasgow for the Celtic Connections festival, we also hear from Birds of Chicago who perform for us live in the studio.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Laura Mvula, Christian Tetzlaff And Sean Shibe20190122

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Today's guests include Laura Mvula who joins us ahead of her performance at The London A Cappella Festival at King's Place on the 23rd January.; Sean Shibe also performs live for us as part of Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend 2019 which takes place at Bridgewater Hall on Sunday 27th January; and finally violinist Christian Tetzlaff chats to Sean before his performance with the CBSO in Birmingham on the 23rd and 24th January.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Leticia Moreno20190204
Lotte Betts-dean, Andrey Lebedev20190207
Lucy Crowe, Benjamin Appl, Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kurzak20190128

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Her guests today include the soprano Lucy Crowe and Benjamin Appl performing the role Aeneas in a performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with the LPO and Sir Roger Norrington on Wednesday. We also hear from Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak ahead of Richard Eyre's production of Bizet's Carmen at The Met, being broadcast both from 6.30pm on BBC Radio 3's Opera on 3 and Live in HD this Saturday.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Mark Padmore, Simon Lepper And The Choir Of Clare College, Cambridge20181218

Tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Simon Lepper perform live for Sean Rafferty ahead of their concert at Wigmore Hall tomorrow, plus we hear from the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and Director Graham Ross before their recital on Thursday at St John’s Smith Square. Sean talks to Galician musician Carlos Nuñez who is playing a cross-cultural concert at Edinburgh's Hogmanay.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Martin Hayes, Iarla O'lionaird And International Opera Awards20190129

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Her guests include the fiddle player Martin Hayes and his new quartet, as well as the singer Iarla O'Lionaird who all perform live in the studio ahead of their concert at the Barbican tomorrow which explories Irish life in England. We hear from soloists of the International Opera Awards.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Martinu Quartet, Cheryl Frances-hoad, Nicholas Mulroy20181127

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Her guests include tenor Nicholas Mulroy, who sings live for us before heading north to Macclesfield, where he is performing Finzi's exquisite Dies Natalis with the Northern Chamber Orchestra. The Martinu Quartet stop off in the studio to play live for us in the middle of a mini-tour of the UK, and composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad joins us to talk about her new CD. She is joined in the studio by Tamsin Collison who is the librettist for Cheryl's new song-cycle, which receives its world premiere this week.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Maxwell Quartet, Stefan Herheim, The Hermes Experiment20190109

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes from new music ensemble The Hermes Experiment, who celebrate their fifth birthday with a concert in Clerkenwell on Friday, and the Maxwell Quartet, who perform at St John's Smith Square tomorrow. Plus an interview with opera director Stefan Herheim, whose production of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades opens at the Royal Opera House on Sunday.

Also, as part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music they love.

Top class live music from the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Paavo Jarvi, Pavel Kolesnikov, Doric String Quartet20190111

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include Paavo Järvi talking about his new disc of Sibelius symphonies, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, who performs live for us and looks forward to his debut recital at the Southbank Centre's International Piano Series. Plus the Doric String Quartet perform live before giving a concert at Wigmore Hall in London this weekend.

Also, as part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music they love.

Top-class live music from the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Pavel Kolesnikov, Edward Gardner, Ian Brown And Philippa Davies20190318

Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov performs live for us in the studio ahead of his concert with the Hallé on the 21st March at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. We are also joined by Ian Brown and Philippa Davies from the Nash Ensemble who will be performing at Wigmore Hall on the 19th March in a special programme with musicians from the Royal Academy of Music, and looking ahead to the ‘Nash Inventions’ concert on the 12th April. We also meet conductor Edward Gardner to discuss his upcoming concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Piotr Anderszewski, Spiritato!, Katherine Baker, Lucy Wakeford20190108

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include flautist Katherine Baker and harpist Lucy Wakeford, who perform live in the studio before heading north to Macclesfield for a concert with the Northern Chamber Orchestra. Baroque ensemble Spiritato! also perform live for us before a concert in Claygate, Surrey. Plus pianist Piotr Anderszewski talks to Sean from Birmingham, where he is in rehearsals with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Also, as part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music they love.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Roman Rabinovich, Pavel Sporcl, Holly Mathieson And Martyn Brabbins20190124

Pianist Roman Rabinovich performs live ahead of his Wigmore recital on the 25th January and Czech violinist Pavel Sporcl also joins us in the studio before heading to Malvern and Tunbridge Wells with the English Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of Dvořák.

We also celebrate 10 years of BBC Hoddinott Hall with conductors Holly Mathieson and Martyn Brabbins who joins us from Cardiff ahead of the anniversary concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on the 25th January.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Ruisi Quartet20190205
Sam Amidon, Stephen Hough, Patrick Terry20190117

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include folk singer and guitarist Sam Amidon, who performs live for us and looks forward his Songs from the Road collaboration with the Aurora Orchestra. We hear from the pianist Stephen Hough in advance of his concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Plus the countertenor Patrick Terry joins us ahead of La Nuova Musica's production of Handel’s Alcina at St John Smith Square.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Santtu-matias Rouvali, Alena Baeva, Paula And Fabiana Chavez20181203
Skampa Quartet, Bernard Haitink, Huw Warren20190321

Pianist Huw Warren and saxophonist Iain Ballamy perform live for us ahead of the Bristol International Blues & Jazz Festival. The Skampa Quartet also join us for a live performance ahead of their concert at Wigmore Hall on the 22nd March; and Sean meets conductor Bernard Haitink as the LSO celebrates his 90th birthday and a career spanning over six decades.

Top-class live performances by some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Sonia Prina, Will Todd, Ning Feng20190206

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes from Violinist Ning Feng as he prepares to join the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Bath at the weekend; and contralto Sonia Prina sings for us ahead of her Vivaldi programme at Wigmore Hall on the 7th February. We also hear from composer Will Todd.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

The Furrow Collective, Signum Quartet20181130

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today courtesy of the Signum Quarte before they perform with the O/MODERNT orchestra at King's Place in London. Members of The Furrow Collective talk about their new album and play live. Katie also talks to conductor, Robert Spano who is in the UK to conduct the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra this weekend.

Top-class live music from some of the finest musicians on the planet.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

The Labeque Sisters, Brabant Ensemble, Ray Chen20181210

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes courtesy of one of the world's finest pianistic duos, Katia and Marielle Labèque, who have a pair of concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in London this week. Choral group The Brabant Ensemble perform music from their new CD live as well as repertoire from their concert at St John's Smith Square tomorrow. Violinist, Ray Chen joins us down the line from Birmingham where he is in rehearsals with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with whom he performs on Wednesday.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

The Young'uns, Sam Haywood, Charles Peebles20190107

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes from folk trio The Young'uns, who have a new album out are touring the UK at the end of the month, and pianist Sam Haywood, who performs in Leeds tomorrow. Sean speaks to conductor Charles Peebles ahead of the National Opera Studio 40th Anniversary Concert, where students of the NOS Young Artists programme perform alongside the Orchestra of the English National Opera.
Also, as part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music they love.

Top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Venera Gimadieva, Boris Giltburg, Keri-lynn Wilson20181126

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes courtesy of Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva, whose debut CD of bel canto arias was released recently, and pianist Boris Giltburg, who gives a recital at Wigmore Hall in London tomorrow. Plus conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson talks to Katie about conducting Carmen at the Royal Opera House.

Top-class live music from some of the finest musicians on the planet.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.

Violinist Daniel Pioro20190131
Vocal Ensemble Papagena And Baroque Ensemble Les Surprises20181217
Xian Zhang, Andrei Ionita, Fflur Wyn20190326
Yu Kosuge, Franziska Pietsch, Gabriel Jackson20190319

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Pianist Yu Kosuge plays live for us before she gives the UK premiere of Dai Fujikura’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow on Thursday. Violinist Franziska Pietsch also performs live for us - music by Richard Strauss from her new CD - and composer Gabriel Jackson looks forward to the release of his latest CD, which features the Choir of Merton College, Oxford singing his Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.

Knock-out performances from the best musicians on the planet.