28 Aug 2018

Upbeat for Tuesday 28 August

From Upbeat, 11:14 am on 28 August 2018



16-year-old Russian pianist Ivan Bessonov has claimed first place at the Eurovision Young Musicians competition in Edinburgh, with a phenomenal performance of the last movement of Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto. He’s the first Russian in 26 years to win the prize.

Eurovision Young Musicians logo

Eurovision Young Musicians logo Photo: wikicommons

1pm BBC Proms 2018: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Joby Talbot

We continue our BBC Proms 2018 with a performance from the Royal Albert Hall. Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić is the soloist in a new concerto by Joby Talbot, whose dancing rhythms take inspiration from Karadaglić’s Balkan heritage. The dance continues with Act I of Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker.

Milos Karadaglic

Milos Karadaglic Photo: wikicommons


Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić and the Finchley Children’s Music Group join the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov for our Proms matinee: Tchaikovsky, Glinka and Joby Talbot

Royal Albert Hall

Photo: Royal Albert Hall