Generation names revealed
Radio 3 has named its latest batch of New Generation Artists. The scheme, which since 1999 has recruited six or seven people a year, gives brilliant young musicians the opportunity to perform and broadcast on high-profile stages over a two-year period. This year’s recruits are violinist Aleksey Semenenko, mezzo Catriona Morison, pianist Mariam Batsashvili, jazz bassist Misha Mullov-abbado, Quatuor Arod, trumpeter Simon Hofele and guitarist Thibaut Garcia. A couple of the names may be familiar: Morison won this year’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and Mullov-abbado is the son of violinist Viktoria Mullova and conductor Claudio Abbado.
familiar face?: Misha Mullov-abbado joins the ‘New Gens’