BBC Radio 3 announces 2022 Next Generation artists

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(Courtesy of BBC News)

Emerging artists from four continents will join Radio BBC 3it is New generation artists program from September 2022 and will remain on the list until December 2024.

Launched in 1999, the prestigious program helps launch the international careers of young musicians, offering them performance opportunities across the UK – including recitals and solo concerts with the BBC Orchestras, and appearances at the BBC Proms, Cheltenham Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, and Wigmore Hall in London.

The initiative welcomes for the first time in its history an accordionist, Ryan Corbett (Scotland), and a countertenor, Hugh Cup (England).

Other new members include Colombian cellist and VC Young Artist Santiago Cañon-Valenciabased in Berlin Leonkoro Quartet, VC Young Artist violinist Geneva LewisScottish jazz pianist Fergus McCreadieand South African soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha.

These artists will join those who have been in the program since 2021 and will remain so until December 2023; they understand the pianist Tom Borrowmezzo-soprano Helen Charston, VC Young artist violinist María Dueñasbaritone Constantin Krimmelpianist Kunal Lahirythe Mithra Trioand singer William Thomas.

“It is a privilege for Radio 3 to provide performance and broadcasting opportunities to young artists as they embark on their international careers,” said Alain DaveyController of BBC Radio 3 and Classical Music, in the press release.

“This year, we are especially proud that the new generation artists joining the program showcase a variety of instruments and voices and come from many corners of the world,” added Davey. “This means that our audience can experience and discover a variety of music by meeting these inspiring young performers. We hope listeners enjoy watching these young artists push boundaries, evolve, and leave their personal mark on the art of music.

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