BBC Young Musician to Appear at University of Leicester
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The University of Leicester Richard
Attenborough Centre continues its link with the prestigious BBC Young Musician
of the Year Competition with a recital by Alison Balsom (Trumpet), winner of the
brass final in 1998.
Also a prizewinner at the Maurice Andre
International Competition, Paris, Alison made her BBC Promenade Concert debut in
2002, performing in Shostakovich’s Concerto No 1 for Piano and Trumpet.
Her Leicester recital, which takes place
at the Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, on Thursday, May
22, 2003 at 7.30 pm, will include music by Bach, Purcell, Haydn and
Rimsky-Korsakov. It is the third in the series, A New Musical Generation at the RAC, sponsored by HSBC Commercial
Service and Sales Centre and featuring talented young artists.
Speaking of the series of recitals which
over the next three years will feature young stars of the music world,
Organising Tutor for Music at the Richard Attenborough Centre Philip Herbert
said: “These young and gifted artists
have something very special to offer an audience, through their ability to
communicate and make music of the highest possible order.
This series seeks to celebrate their youthful achievements and offers
Leicester audiences a chance to hear them as they continue to further develop
their skills as musicians.
“Many of these artists go on to do
great things, including joining the BBC’s New Generation Artists’ scheme,
where they are encouraged to work with musicians of similar outlook in playing
solo recitals, chamber music, broadcasts and recordings.”
Commenting on the bank’s sponsorship of
the New Musical Generation series, HSBC spokesperson Andy Milner said: “High
quality people are at the heart of our business, especially here in Leicester
where we are one of the largest employers. HSBC’s sponsorship of concerts at
the Richard Attenborough Centre will be an ideal way for the bank to put back
into the community locally while enjoying an ongoing association with quality
regional audition of the next BBC Young Musician of the Year competition will be
held at the Richard Attenborough Centre on June 27.
Commenting on the forthcoming Competition, Philip Herbert continued:
“Many talented young musicians from Leicester are looking forward with
eager anticipation to the challenge of competing for a place in the next BBC
Young Musician of the Year Competition. They will have the chance to do this at
the Richard Attenborough Centre on Friday, June 27, 2003. As this is an early
round there will be no audience admitted in line with BBC policy.”
Further details can be found on the BBC
Competition website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/youngmusician
Tickets for the Alison Balsom Concert
cost £10, £9 (retired) and £7.50 (concession), and group booking discounts
are available. Further details are available from the Centre, telephone 0116 252
2455, facsimile 0116 252 5165, email RACentre@le.ac.uk
The next concert in the New Musical
Generation at the RAC series will be a recital by Elizabeth Couling (oboe), on
Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 7.30pm. This
concert was postponed from Saturday, March 15.
NOTE TO EDITORS: More information is available from Philip Herbert, Organising Tutor for Music, University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre, telephone 0116 223 1526, email email@example.com
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