Meet the 2011 BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists

Martin Cullingford20th Jul 2011

Six musicians join prestigious scheme

British soprano Ruby Hughes won First at the 2009 London Handel Competition
Spanish-born mezzo Clara Mouriz (photo: José Manuel Bielsa)
Russian pianist Igor Levit, 24 (photo: Felix Broede)
British mezzo Jennifer Johnston, recipient of two Susan Chilcott Scholarships
Norwegian pianist Christian Ihle Hadland (Photo: Anders Bergersen)
The German Signum Quartet

BBC Radio 3 has unveiled the list of young musicians set to join its New Generation Artists scheme this year. They are: pianists Christian Ihle Hadland and Igor Levit, mezzo-sopranos Clara Mouriz and Jennifer Johnston, soprano Ruby Hughes and the Signum Quartet.

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For 12 years now the prestigious scheme has offered young performers two years of broadcast, festival, recording and concert opportunities. Alumni include violinists Lisa Batiashvili and Janine Jansen, The Belcea Quartet, cellist Natalie Clein, percussionist Colin Currie and pianists Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne.

The new intake join the current musicians on the two year scheme, who are violinists Veronika Eberle and Alexandra Soumm, the Escher Quartet, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, tenor Ben Johnson and jazz artist Shabaka Hutchings. You can listen to Benjamin Grosvenor talk about his experience of being on the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme as part of the latest Gramophone Podcast.

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