The acclaimed Akzo Nobel for Young Talent program is returning to Birmingham in the UK for the fifth time this month.
Launched in 1994 to offer promising musicians from around the world the chance to work with internationally renowned orchestras and conductors, the concert on June 13 is being staged at Birmingham Symphony Hall.
The spotlight on the night will fall on Latvian violinist Baiba Skride and French pianist Jean Dubé, who will be performing with the London Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Paul Daniel.
It will be a landmark evening for the company’s program, as the show in Birmingham marks the 30th concert to be staged under the Akzo Nobel for Young Talent banner.
Since the launch of the scheme, a total of 18 soloists and 25 conductors have performed in major cities all over the world, including Chicago, Singapore, Helsinki, Brussels, Tokyo, Budapest, Amsterdam and Stockholm.
(Released: June 10, 2003)