The Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow showcases a host of magnificent young pianists

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Scottish International Piano Competition: Jonathan Mamora, Yonggi Woo, Yilei Hao, Royal Scottish National Orchestra / David Niemann (conductor). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 1 to 10.9.2023. (GT)

Finalists: Yilei Hao, Yonggi Woo and Jonathan Mamora © Robbie McFadzean

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The Prommers revel as the Last Night of the Proms 2023 is a proper party once again

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 71 – Last Night of the Proms 2023: Lise Davidsen (soprano), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), BBC Singers (chorus master: Nicholas Chalmers), BBC Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Neil Ferris), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 9.9.2023. (JR)

Soprano Lise Davidsen sings at the Last Night of the Proms 2023 © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Nobuyuki Tsujii plays an astounding Rachmaninoff Third in one of the great BBC Proms of recent times

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 70 – Honegger, Rachmaninoff, Ortiz, Bernstein: Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.9.2023. (MBr)

Domingo Hindoyan conducting at the BBC Proms 2023 © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Marian Consort spun an enchanting web of sound during Lammermuir Festival 2023’s first weekend

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lammermuir Festival 2023 [1] – Renaissance polyphony in celebration of the Virgin Mary: Dr Lizzie Swarbrick (speaker), Marian Consort / Rory McCleery (director). St Mary’s Church, Haddington, 9.9.2023. (SRT)

Marian Consort © Nick Rutter

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Pichon and Pygmalion’s theatrical, yet deeply spiritual approach to Mozart’s Requiem

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 69 – Mozart/Süssmayr, Requiem: Malakai Bayoh (treble), Sandrine Piau  (soprano), Beth Taylor (mezzo-soprano), Laurence Kilsby (tenor), Alex Rosen (bass), Pygmalion / Raphaël Pichon (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2023. (CC)

Mozart’s Requiem at the BBC Proms 2023 © BBC/Andy Paradise

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