The three Finalists for BBC Young Musician 2016 have been selected. They are saxophonist Jess Gillam, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and French Horn player Ben Goldscheider (pictured).
It’s unusual to have a final without piano or violin.
The final will take place on Sunday 15 May at the Barbican. It will not be shown live but will be recorded for broadcast later the same day at 7pm on BBC Four, and on BBC Radio 3 at 7:30pm, thereby draining the event of its public immediacy. The executives who makes these decision are more concerned with internal BBC considerations than with maximising the impact of the young musicians.
The Finalists will perform:
Jess Gillam: Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances
Ben Goldscheider: Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto no. 2
Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto no. 1