BBC Radio 3 Announces 2014 New Generation Artists

09 September 2014

Principal Horn with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alec Frank-Gemmill and baritone Benjamin Appl are among six rising stars who BBC Radio 3 have named 2014 New Generation Artists. The accolade is given to artists who BBC Radio 3 believes will be the classical music stars of the future.

Linn is already fully aware of the talents of these two young stars having worked with them on different recordings. You can hear Alec in Weber's virtuosic Horn Concertino in E minor, which is widely-regarded as an extremely demanding work, as well as being a featured soloist on Ensemble Marsyas' highly engaging Fasch: Quartets and Concertos. Benjamin Appl is a guest on Ann Murray's final studio recording Brahms & Schumann: Lieder, but you will need to wait until February 2015 to enjoy his contribution when the album is released.

Other winners this year are Esther Yoo (violin), Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello), Pavel Kolesnikov (piano) and the Armida Quartet. Over the past sixteen years the scheme has supported internationally recognised artists as diverse as Benjamin Grosvenor, Alison Balsom, the Belcea Quartet, Christine Rice and Gwilym Simcock.

Alec Frank-GemmillAlec Frank-Gemmill
Benjamin ApplBenjamin Appl
Brahms & Schumann: LiederBrahms & Schumann: Lieder
Fasch: Quartets and ConcertosFasch: Quartets and Concertos
Weber: Wind ConcertosWeber: Wind Concertos