International Soloists 2018–19
Great pianists, superstar trios, celebrity vocalists – you'll find them all here.
Evgeny Kissin in recital
The brilliant Russian reaffirms his credentials as one of the supreme pianists of our time in a recital that ranges from Schumann to Scriabin, from deep poetry to untrammelled ardour.
Roderick Williams: An Italian Songbook
Behind its modest title, Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch tells a deeply Romantic tale of love, longing and loss. Roderick Williams heads a hand-picked cast in a new staging.
Roderick Williams in recital
A woman’s life and love? For Milton Court Artist-in-Residence Roderick Williams, Schumann’s great song cycle opens up some remarkably modern perspectives on identity and the human heart.
Arcadi Volodos in recital
Arcadi Volodos is a pianist who sets his own standards: this recital pairs Volodos’s beloved Schubert with music from the dark heart of Russian romanticism.
Khatia Buniatishvili in recital
The Georgian piano virtuoso Khatia Bunatiashvili is an artist who makes the weather. Everything she does creates headlines and this Barbican recital promises to be no exception.
Measha Brueggergosman in recital
The Canadian soprano presents a song recital that ranges from Ravel to John Cage – music as varied and as characterful as her own ‘wonderful’ (The New York Times) voice.
Benjamin Grosvenor in recital
The masterly young British pianist takes Schumann as his starting point for a musical journey through three different gateways into the Russian soul.
Magdalena Kožená and Yefim Bronfman in recital
Few mezzo-sopranos are more vibrant than Kožená; and few pianists can find the mystery in a romantic miniature quite like Bronfman. Pair the two for an evening of utterly magnetic music-making.
A near-matchless superstar trio; three of the world’s pre-eminent soloists – Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax – come together as chamber musicians to play all three of Brahms’s Piano Trios.
Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet come together as colleagues – and friends – in piano trios by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Ravel.
Sheku Kanneh–Mason in recital
The winner of 2016 BBC Young Musician makes his Milton Court debut in a cello recital charged with both wit and romance.
Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano: Requiem
Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano present a deeply personal song recital inspired by war, and the pity of war.
Diana Damrau in recital
The German soprano launches her exploration of the music of Richard Strauss in the most personal way – with an evening of solo song.