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Otto Tausk © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 24: Strong Proms debut from Otto Tausk

By , 01 August 2018
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Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 17: Purity and passion from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2018
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Morris Robinson, Quinn Kelsey and Thomas Søndergård © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 11: A Mahlerian leaving party

By , 22 July 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
London

Prom 8: Thomas Søndergård explores youthful beginnings and untimely ends

By , 20 July 2018
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Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Cardiff

Springtime for Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

By , 19 January 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Cardiff

Scintillating season opener from Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 12 October 2017
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Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Prom 32: Four centuries of British music from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC NOW

By , 09 August 2017
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Xian Zhang at the podium © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 21: An underwhelming performance of MacMillan and Beethoven

By , 30 July 2017
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Nicola Benedetti with the BBC NOW © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: RAH resounds with Nicola Benedetti's extraordinary Shostakovich

By , 18 July 2017
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Thomas Søndergård and the BBC NOW © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 5: Brilliantly played 20th-century classics from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 17 July 2017
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Catriona Morison © BBC Wales (B Tarr)
Cardiff

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: A Thrilling Finale

By , 18 June 2017
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
Cardiff

Joyful noise: Walton’s mighty Belshazzar’s Feast in Cardiff

By , 01 December 2016
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Tadaaki Otaka © Masahide Sato
Cardiff

Majesty and beauty in Daphnis et Chloé from Tadaaki Otaka and BBC NOW

By , 10 November 2016
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Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales © BBC|Mark Allan
London

Prom 37: Webern, Brahms and a Watkins première from Søndergård and BBC NOW

By , 12 August 2016
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Thomas Søndergård, Tai Murray and the BBCNOW © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 35: Malcolm Hayes' Violin Concerto forms compelling centrepiece

By , 11 August 2016
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Jac van Steen © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 16: Chloë Hanslip inspired in powerful Berkeley première and exotic ballets from BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2016
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Mark Wigglesworth © The Proms - Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 11: Wagner and Tippett make an effective pairing

By , 23 July 2016
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Pascal Rophé © Kajimoto Music
Cardiff

Extravagant impressions: new music and the BBCNOW pays homage to Dutilleux

By , 27 January 2016
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Anastasia Kalagina © Andy Buchanan
Cardiff

Thomas Søndergård and his Welsh forces score a hit with Rachmaninov’s The Bells

By , 03 October 2015
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
London

Prom 64: Caprine mythology, oriental adventures and heavenly Mahler from Thomas Søndergård and the BBCNOW

By , 03 September 2015
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Tadaaki Otaka and Ailish Tynan © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 26: Best of British crowned by an energetic Walton 2

By , 05 August 2015
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
London

Prom 6: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales present an eclectic jamboree under Thomas Søndergård

By , 21 July 2015
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The Firebird at the Ten Pieces Prom © BBC | Guy Levy
London

Proms 2 & 3: Ten Pieces a hit with young audience

By , 19 July 2015
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Nadine Koutcher claiming the BBC Cardiff Singer crown © Brian Tarr
Cardiff

When the voice alone is not enough: BBC Cardiff Singer prize eludes favourite

By , 21 June 2015
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
Cardiff

Star-gazing performances of Bowden and Holst as BBC NOW and Chorus perform a Mark Bowden première

By , 18 April 2015
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B Tommy Andersson © Peter Knutson
Cardiff

A composer portrait of B Tommy Andersson in Cardiff

By , 25 February 2015
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Thomas Søndergård © Bjarke Johansen
Cardiff

A too-delicate touch with the classics from Søndergård and BBC NOW

By , 05 February 2015
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André de Ridder © Marco Borggreve
Cardiff

Late romanticism rises to a deafening climax: Langgaard, Korngold and Zemlinsky in Cardiff

By , 18 November 2014
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Veronika Eberle © Marco Borggreve
Bristol

The Brahms Experience in Bristol with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 08 October 2014
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Thomas Søndergård © Bjarke Johansen
London

Prom 35: Søndergård charts a sure progress through Sibelius’ Fifth

By , 12 August 2014
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
London

BBCNOW find the connections between Richard Strauss, Mozart and Carl Nielsen

By , 11 August 2014
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Matthew Trusler © Sheila Rock
London

William Mathias première at the Proms, but bruising Elgar disappoints

By , 06 August 2014
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Emmanuel Pahud © Sheila Rock | Askonas Holt
London

Frivolity, tragedy and serenity: the many sides of BBC NOW at the Proms

By , 27 July 2014
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Chloë Hanslip © Benjamin Ealovega
Cardiff

A Slavic Centrefold to the Welsh Proms

By , 23 July 2014
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John Lill © Roman Goncharov
Cardiff

War-horses to the rescue: Brahms and Beethoven at St David’s Hall, Cardiff

By , 09 May 2014
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Cardiff

St David's Day Gala in Cardiff

By , 01 March 2014
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David Pyatt  ©  Nina Large
Cardiff

Arcomis International Brass Event's impressive opening concert by the BBC NOW at St David's Hall, Cardiff

By , 10 October 2013
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Thomas Søndergård  ©  Andy Buchanan
Cardiff

Tragedy and hilarity: Søndergård conducts Poulenc and Shostakovich at St David's Hall, Cardiff

By , 04 October 2013
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Nishat Khan performs with David Atherton and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 39: Holst, Vaughan Williams and Nishat Khan with BBC NOW and David Atherton

By , 12 August 2013
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Thomas Søndergård makes his debut at the BBC Proms in Prom 9  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 21: Søndergård and BBC NOW play Colin Matthews, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

By , 29 July 2013
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Jac van Steen  ©  Ross Cohen
London

Prom 16: BBC NOW play British music and Tchaikovsky

By , 24 July 2013
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Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC National  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 9: BBC NOW and Thomas Søndergård play Stenhammar, Szymanowski and Strauss

By , 18 July 2013
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Doctor Who Prom 2013  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 2: Woo woo! The Doctor visits the Royal Albert Hall

By , 13 July 2013
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Strings, BBC National Orchestra of Wales  ©  Betina Skovbro
Cardiff

François-Xavier Roth conducts Zarathustra in Cardiff

By , 24 May 2013
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BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales  ©  Betina Skovbro
Cardiff

Britten and Poulenc with Adrian Partington and the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

By , 08 May 2013
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Tadaaki Otaka  ©  Martin Richardson
Cardiff

20th-century concerti with Tadaaki Otaka and BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 28 March 2013
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Thierry Fischer  ©  Christopher Stock
London

Prom 39: Thierry Fischer ends his BBC NOW tenure with the Berlioz Requiem

By , 11 August 2012
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Performers in the Street Chorus and Celebrant Morten Frank Larsen at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 32: Leonard Bernstein's Mass makes its Proms debut

By , 06 August 2012
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Tadaaki Otaka  ©  Masahide Sato
London

Prom 23: A varied menu of early 20th-century English music

By , 31 July 2012
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Ryan Wigglesworth  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
London

Prom 16: BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Joanna MacGregor and Ryan Wigglesworth

By , 26 July 2012
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