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Quatuor Arod

Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Radio 3 to broadcast Royal Birmingham Conservatoire concerts

4:50, 20th December 2017

The first concert broadcast from the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Concert Hall will take place on 9 January.

Radio 3 is to broadcast a series of four lunchtime recitals by its New Generation Artists from the conservatoire. The weekly hour-long concerts are at 1pm on successive Tuesdays in January, and feature trumpeter Simon Höfele (9 January), pianist Mariam Batsashvili (16 January), bass baritone Ashley Riches (23 January) and the Quatuor Arod (30 January).

Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, said: ‘We’re thrilled that Radio 3 have chosen to present this series showcasing the astonishing talent of these brilliant young professional performers. I want to encourage the whole of Birmingham to come and hear them and, at the same time, get the chance to experience our fantastic new concert hall in action.’

The four concerts will be broadcast from 30 January to 2 February on Radio 3 and will also be available for 30 days after broadcast via the Radio 3 website and the BBC iPlayer Radio app.

Radio 3 will return to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to record the Royal Gala opening concert on 11 March 2018, performed by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.


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