This event is part of our BBC Young Musicians of the Year series. Maxim Calver British cellist Maxim Calver made his concerto debut in Symphony Hall, Birmingham as part of the Grand
This event is part of our BBC Young Musicians of the Year series.
British cellist Maxim Calver made his concerto debut in Symphony Hall, Birmingham as part of the Grand Final of BBC Young Musician 2018. His performance of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC4. Earlier in the competition he won the Strings Category Final performing works by Lutoslawski, Brahms and Stravinsky.
Maxim has performed in major venues throughout the UK and Europe, including Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and BOZAR (Brussels). Festival appearances include the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, Southwold Arts Festival and the Wimbledon International Festival, where his performance of Delius’ Cello Sonata was singled out for its ‘depth of tone and passionate intensity’ (Planet Hugill, 2014).
Gorka Plada Giron
Born in Jerez de la Frontera in 2002, at the age of eight he began studying piano at the Joaquín Villatoro Music Conservatory in Jerez de la Frontera. After just a few months he was selected, as the most promising student, to open the 2010/2011 end of course gala, where he premiered his composition “La Barca”.
He also performed at the Cope Radio Guild Awards in the presence of the Duchess de Alba, Antonio Banderas amongst other prominent personalities.
Recently he has also won a number of awards in such competitions as 1º Concurso de Jóvenes Intérpretes del Conservatorio Elemental de Música “Joaquín Turina” in Sanlúcar de Barrameda; The XIII Certamen Nacional de Música “Ángeles Reina”, Viento, Cuerda y Piano (Málaga), and the XVII Premio Infantil de Piano “Santa Cecilia”, organised by the Don Juan de Borbón foundation.
STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne
BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.5 No.2
RACHMANINOV: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19