Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - New Generation Artists

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01Arod Quartet20180130

The Arod Quartet plays Mozart and Mendelssohn at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Sarah Walker presents the first of four recitals from the brand new concert hall at the recently reopened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, featuring some of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists.

Today's programme features the Arod Quartet in music by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Mozart: String Quartet in D minor, K421
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 13

Established in 2013, the Arod Quartet came to the attention on the international stage when they won First Prize at the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich, having already taken First Prize at the Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen in 2015 and at the FNAPEC European Competition (Paris) in 2014.

In 2017, Quatuor Arod premiere the first string quartet by French composer Benjamin Attahir (commissioned by La Belle Saison, ProQuartet and Quatuor Arod). They are invited to perform alongside artists such as violists Amihai Grosz and Mathieu Herzog, clarinetists Martin Fröst, Romain Guyot and Michel Lethiec, pianist Eric Lesage, and cellists Raphaël Pidoux, François Salque, Harriet Krijgh and Bruno Philippe.

The Arod Quartet studies with Mathieu Herzog and Jean Sulem and is currently artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels with the Artemis Quartet. They also work with the Ebène Quartet and Diotima Quartet. The quartet is in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac and at ProQuartet - CEMC.

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Trumpeter Simon Hofele and pianist Magdalena Mullerperth at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Sarah Walker presents the second of four recitals from the brand new concert hall at the recently reopened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, featuring some of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists.

Today's programme features trumpeter Simon Hofele and pianist Magdalena Mullerperth in sonatas by Karl Pilss and Theodor Holdheim. Simon also plays a solo trumpet piece written for him by his close friend Kathrin Denner, and Magdalena performs Ravel's "Jeux d'eau" and two short pieces for piano solo by Hindemith.

Karl Pilss: Sonata for trumpet and piano
Ravel: Jeux d'eau, for solo piano
Kathrin Denner: Sonare II for solo trumpet
Hindemith: Marsch and Ragtime from Piano Suite (1922), Op 26
Theodor Holdheim: Sonata for trumpet and piano

Simon Höfele, trumpet
Magdalena Müllerperth, piano

One of the most exciting young trumpeters of his generation, Simon Höfele has already made his debut with some of the world's greatest orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw under conductor Semyon Bychkov.

He is the winner of the 2016 Reinhold Friedrich International Trumpet Competition in Lisbon, and also won the European Prize for Young Trumpet Players in Alençon, France, and First Prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory.

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"Pianist Mariam Batsashvili plays Busoni, Chopin & Liszt at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Sarah Walker presents the third of four recitals from the brand new concert hall at the recently reopened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, featuring some of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists.

Today's programme features pianist Mariam Batsashvili in Ferruccio Busoni's transcription of Bach's D minor Chaconne, alongside two of Liszt's tour-de-force solo piano works and Chopin's Andante spianato e Grande polonaise brillante.

Bach transc. Busoni: Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 13, S244/13
Chopin: Andante spianato e Grande polonaise brillante, Op 22
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2

Mariam Batsashvili, piano

At just 24 years old, Mariam Batsashvili already ranks among the most promising young pianists of her generation.
She gained international recognition at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht 2014, where she won First Prize as well as the Junior Jury Award and the Press Prize. "Winner Batsashvili turns every phrase into something special", headlined Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, and the international Jury called her a "complete artist" with a "tremendous touch" and "sincere emotion".

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Pianist Mariam Batsashvili plays Busoni, Chopin & Liszt at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Sarah Walker presents the third of four recitals from the brand new concert hall at the recently reopened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, featuring some of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists.

Today's programme features pianist Mariam Batsashvili in Ferruccio Busoni's transcription of Bach's D minor Chaconne, alongside two of Liszt's tour-de-force solo piano works and Chopin's Andante spianato e Grande polonaise brillante.

Bach transc. Busoni: Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 13, S244/13
Chopin: Andante spianato e Grande polonaise brillante, Op 22
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2

Mariam Batsashvili, piano

At just 24 years old, Mariam Batsashvili already ranks among the most promising young pianists of her generation.
She gained international recognition at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht 2014, where she won First Prize as well as the Junior Jury Award and the Press Prize. "Winner Batsashvili turns every phrase into something special", headlined Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, and the international Jury called her a "complete artist" with a "tremendous touch" and "sincere emotion".

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"Baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Sholto Kynoch at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Sarah Walker presents the last of four recitals from the brand new concert hall at the recently reopened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, featuring some of Radio 3's current and former New Generation Artists.

Today's programme features baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Sholto Kynoch in songs by Schubert, Reger, Brahms, Grieg, Warlock, Strauss, Poulenc and Ireland..

Schubert: Seligkeit, D.433
Reger: Des Kindes Gebet, Op.76'22
Schubert: DEr Einsame, D.800
Schreker: Waldeinsamkeit
Brahms: Mein Madel hat einen Rosenmund
Grieg: Zur Rosenzeit
Richard Strauss: Allerseelen, Op.10'8
Schubert: Drang in die Ferne, D.770
Schubert: Der Wanderer in den Mond, D.870
Adolf Strauss: Ich weiss bestimmt, ich werd' dich wiedersehen
Poulenc: Hyde Park
Vaughan Williams: Silent Noon
Henry Bishop: Home, sweet home
Warlock: My own country
Warlock: The Bachelor
Ireland: If there were dreams to sell
Grieg: Ein Traum

Benjamin Appl, baritone
Sholto Kynoch, piano.

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Baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Sholto Kynoch at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Sarah Walker presents the last of four recitals from the brand new concert hall at the recently reopened Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, featuring some of Radio 3's current and former New Generation Artists.

Today's programme features baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Sholto Kynoch in songs by Schubert, Reger, Brahms, Grieg, Warlock, Strauss, Poulenc and Ireland..

Schubert: Seligkeit, D.433
Reger: Des Kindes Gebet, Op.76'22
Schubert: DEr Einsame, D.800
Schreker: Waldeinsamkeit
Brahms: Mein Madel hat einen Rosenmund
Grieg: Zur Rosenzeit
Richard Strauss: Allerseelen, Op.10'8
Schubert: Drang in die Ferne, D.770
Schubert: Der Wanderer in den Mond, D.870
Adolf Strauss: Ich weiss bestimmt, ich werd' dich wiedersehen
Poulenc: Hyde Park
Vaughan Williams: Silent Noon
Henry Bishop: Home, sweet home
Warlock: My own country
Warlock: The Bachelor
Ireland: If there were dreams to sell
Grieg: Ein Traum

Benjamin Appl, baritone
Sholto Kynoch, piano.