New Generation Artists - The Long Weekend

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01Ema Nikolovska At Wigmore Hall20201010Kate Molleson introduces the first of six live recitals across three days from London's Wigmore Hall, featuring current members of Radio 3's prestigious New Generation Artists scheme.

In this first concert, the young Canadian-Macedonian mezzo soprano Ema Nikolovska performs songs by composers including Schubert, Kate Soper and Errollyn Wallen; she's also joined by fellow NGA, the British viola player Timothy Ridout, for Brahms's Op 91 lieder.

Kate Soper: So Dawn Chromatically Descends to Day
Schubert: Abschied von der Erde
Errollyn Wallen: About Here
Schubert: An den Mond D193
Saariaho: Du gick, flög
Brahms: Two Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano Op.91
Ana Sokolovic: Ma mère
Poulenc: Eight Polish Songs
Shostakovich: Satires Op.109

Ema Nikolovska (mezzo), Jonathan Ware (piano), Timothy Ridout (viola)

Founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting and nurturing some of the world's finest young musicians at the start of their international careers, the scheme has since gone from strength to strength and now numbers well over 100 distinguished alumni, including Alice Coote, Paul Lewis, Alison Balsom, Alban Gerhardt, Igor Levit, and many more. Membership of the scheme is for a period of just over two years, during which time the NGAs give concerts, make studio recordings, work with the BBC orchestras, and appear at some of the UK's most prestigious festivals, including for many the BBC Proms.

Mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska, live from London's Wigmore Hall.

Six members of the NGA scheme in a weekend of live recitals from London's Wigmore Hall.

02Eric Lu At Wigmore Hall20201010Kate Molleson introduces the second of six live recitals across three days from London's Wigmore Hall, featuring current members of Radio 3's prestigious New Generation Artists scheme.

In this second concert, the young Chinese-American pianist Eric Lu plays an all Schubert programme, including one of the composer's late, great sonatas.

Schubert: Allegretto in C minor, D915
Schubert: Sonata in A, D959

Eric Lu (piano)

Founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting and nurturing some of the world's finest young musicians at the start of their international careers, the scheme has since gone from strength to strength and now numbers well over 100 distinguished alumni, including Alice Coote, Paul Lewis, Alison Balsom, Alban Gerhardt, Igor Levit, and many more. Membership of the scheme is for a period of just over two years, during which time the NGAs give concerts, make studio recordings, work with the BBC orchestras, and appear at some of the UK's most prestigious festivals, including for many the BBC Proms.

Pianist Eric Lu, live from London's Wigmore Hall.

Six members of the NGA scheme in a weekend of live recitals from London's Wigmore Hall.

03Anastasia Kobekina At Wigmore Hall20201011Kate Molleson introduces the third of six live recitals across three days from London's Wigmore Hall, featuring current members of Radio 3's prestigious New Generation Artists scheme.

In this third concert, the charismatic young Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina performs an all-Russian programme, including one of the great Romantic cello sonatas.

Stravinsky: Suite italienne
Rachmaninov: Sonata in G minor, Op 19

Anastasia Kobekina (cello), Luka Okros (piano)

Founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting and nurturing some of the world's finest young musicians at the start of their international careers, the scheme has since gone from strength to strength and now numbers well over 100 distinguished alumni, including Alice Coote, Paul Lewis, Alison Balsom, Alban Gerhardt, Igor Levit, and many more. Membership of the scheme is for a period of just over two years, during which time the NGAs give concerts, make studio recordings, work with the BBC orchestras, and appear at some of the UK's most prestigious festivals, including for many the BBC Proms.

Cellist Anastasia Kobekina, live from London's Wigmore Hall.

Six members of the NGA scheme in a weekend of live recitals from London's Wigmore Hall.

04Consone Quartet At Wigmore Hall20201011Kate Molleson introduces the fourth of six live recitals across three days from London's Wigmore Hall, featuring current members of Radio 3's prestigious New Generation Artists scheme.

In this fourth concert, the acclaimed young period instrument ensemble the Consone Quartet treats us to an all Beethoven programme.

Beethoven: String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2;
Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4.

Founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting and nurturing some of the world's finest young musicians at the start of their international careers, the scheme has since gone from strength to strength and now numbers well over 100 distinguished alumni, including Alice Coote, Paul Lewis, Alison Balsom, Alban Gerhardt, Igor Levit, and many more. Membership of the scheme is for a period of just over two years, during which time the NGAs give concerts, make studio recordings, work with the BBC orchestras, and appear at some of the UK's most prestigious festivals, including for many the BBC Proms.

The Consone Quartet, live from London's Wigmore Hall.

Six members of the NGA scheme in a weekend of live recitals from London's Wigmore Hall.

05Alexander Gadjiev At Wigmore Hall20201011Kate Molleson introduces the fifth of six live recitals across three days from London's Wigmore Hall, featuring current members of Radio 3's prestigious New Generation Artists scheme.

In this penultimate concert, the acclaimed young pianist Alexander Gadjiev performs a varied programme including music by Liszt and Debussy, alongside some of his own compositions. The programme culminates in Franz Liszt's imaginative re-working of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.

Liszt: Transcendental Étude No 11 in D flat, "Harmonies du soir"
Debussy: La Cathédrale engloutie (Préludes Book 1)
Gadjiev: Hommage à Bartók
Debussy: Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest (Préludes Book 1)
Gadjiev: Reflections
Debussy; Les feuilles mortes (Préludes Book 2)
Liszt: Transcendental Étude No 8 in C minor "Wilde Jagd" (Wild Hunt) (1851)
Beethoven, trans Liszt: Symphony No 7 in A major

Founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting and nurturing some of the world's finest young musicians at the start of their international careers, the scheme has since gone from strength to strength and now numbers well over 100 distinguished alumni, including Alice Coote, Paul Lewis, Alison Balsom, Alban Gerhardt, Igor Levit, and many more. Membership of the scheme is for a period of just over two years, during which time the NGAs give concerts, make studio recordings, work with the BBC orchestras, and appear at some of the UK's most prestigious festivals, including for many the BBC Proms.

Pianist Alexander Gadjiev, live from London's Wigmore Hall.

Six members of the NGA scheme in a weekend of live recitals from London's Wigmore Hall.

06Elisabeth Brauss At Wigmore Hall20201012Kate Molleson presents the last of six recitals across three days from London's Wigmore Hall, featuring current members of Radio 3's prestigious New Generation Artists scheme.

Founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting and nurturing some of the world's finest young musicians at the start of their international careers, the scheme has since gone from strength to strength and now numbers well over 100 distinguished alumni, including Alice Coote, Paul Lewis, Alison Balsom, Alban Gerhardt, Igor Levit, and many more. Membership of the scheme is for a period of just over two years, during which time the NGAs give concerts, make studio recordings, work with the BBC orchestras, and appear at some of the UK's most prestigious festivals, including for many the BBC Proms.

In this final concert, a chance to hear from the acclaimed young German pianist Elisabeth Brauss.

Beethoven: Sonata in D, Op 10 No 3
Mendelssohn: Variations Serieuses, Op 54
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, op. 14

Elisabeth Brauss (piano)

Pianist Elisabeth Brauss, live from London's Wigmore Hall.

Six members of the NGA scheme in a weekend of live recitals from London's Wigmore Hall.

Beethoven: Sonata in D, Op 10 No 3
Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses, Op 54
Prokofiev: Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op 14