Classic FM has appointed violinist Maxim Vengerov as its first solo artist-in-residence.
The radio station created the partnership ahead of Vengerov’s anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall this summer, which celebrates his 40th year on stage.
Classic FM will broadcast exclusive recordings from Vengerov, including concertos by Brahms and Tchaikovsky, an in-depth interview, and a ‘takeover’ weekend. In addition, 12 new videos will be released online and on social media in which Vengerov will share advice on performance and study.
Vengerov said he was ‘thrilled’ by the partnership. ‘This year is very special for me and working so closely with Classic FM, sharing all my exciting projects with their audiences, means a lot to me.’
Sam Jackson, Classic FM’s senior managing editor, said that it was ‘an honour to welcome Vengerov to the Classic FM family. As he has so amply demonstrated throughout his career to date, Maxim undoubtedly shares Classic FM’s desire to make classical music accessible and relevant to as many people as possible. We are looking forward to him sharing his musical passions, his performances and his wealth of experience.’
Classic FM is available across the UK on 100-102 FM, DAB digital radio and TV, at ClassicFM.com and on the Classic FM and Global Player apps.