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Simon Höfele becomes BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist

The trumpeter Simon Höfele will be part of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists programme from September 2017 – August 2019

As part of the BBC’s commitment to developing and nurturing young talent, BBC Radio 3 launched its New Generation Artists scheme in the autumn of 1999. Now well into its second decade, the scheme has acquired the reputation of being a world leader for young artists. Every autumn six or seven artists or groups who are on the threshold of an international career are invited to join the scheme, which offers them unique opportunities to develop their talents. These include concerts in London and around the UK, appearances and recordings with the BBC performing groups, studio recordings for Radio 3, and, last but not least, the possibility of appearing at the BBC Proms. The artists also have the opportunity to commission new works thanks to a partnership between Radio 3 and the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Simon Höfele will perform with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Matthias Pintscher) in Glasgow on 11 November 2017. On the programme are works by Strawinsky, Toru Takemitsu, Claude Vivier, and the world premiere of “Im Nebel” by Toshio Hosokawa.

The other artists for 2017-2019 are: Quatuor Arod (string quartet), Aleksey Semenenko (Violine), Mariam Batsashvili (Klavier), Catriona Morison (Mezzosopran), Thibaut Garcia (Gitarre) und Misha Mullov-Abbado (Jazz-Kontrabass).

> more information about BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme

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