Artists at BBC Proms 2012

15 June 2012

Next month sees the start of the BBC Proms 2012 and as usual there is a wealth of talent performing.  Here are Linn's top picks - with all artists available on Studio Master from 

Daniel Barenboim directs his first Beethoven symphony cycle in London - and becomes the first conductor since Henry Wood in 1942 to survey all nine symphonies in a single Proms season.

Friday 20th July - Friday 27th July
Proms 9, 10, 12, 13 & 18
Various times, Royal Albert Hall TICKETS

Sophie Bevan, who is currently wowing the critics as Hyacinthus in Classical Opera's latest recording, performs under Sir Mark Elder as they honour Ivor Novello.

Thursday 9th August
Prom 36: Glamorous Night: A Celebration of Ivor Novello
10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall TICKETS

Robin Ticciati conducts Mozart's comic opera with Glyndebourne forces.  This will be a taster of what is to come when the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Principal Conductor takes over from Vladimir Jurowski at Glyndebourne in 2014. 

Tuesday 28th August
Prom 60: Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro
6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall TICKETS

Benjamin Grosvenor returns to the Proms following his sensational debut appearances last year in a performance of Saint-Saëns's bristling Piano Concerto No. 2.

Tuesday 14th August
Prom 43: Delius, Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky
7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall TICKETS

Renowned for choral music that is winning ever wider audiences, Eric Whitacre makes his Proms debut in a late-night showcase in which the BBC Singers join forces with his own vocal ensemble. 

Wednesday 29th August
Prom 62: Eric Whitacre
10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall TICKETS

Benjamin GrosvenorBenjamin Grosvenor
Daniel BarenboimDaniel Barenboim
Eric WhitacreEric Whitacre
Robin TicciatiRobin Ticciati
Sophie BevanSophie Bevan
Beethoven For All - Symphonies 1 - 9Beethoven For All - Symphonies 1 - 9
Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Liszt, RavelBenjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Liszt, Ravel
Berlioz: Symphonie FantastiqueBerlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Mozart: Apollo et HyacinthusMozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus
Water NightWater Night