Only one Brit in BBC New Generation artistsmain
The six chosen by BBC Radio 3 for a career boost this year are:
Amatis Piano Trio from the Netherlands, Romanian cellist Andrei Ionita, British bass-baritone Ashley Riches, the US-based Calidore Quartet (pictured), Norwegian violist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad and Egyptian soprano Fatma Said.
Getting chosen is a game-changer. The Iranian-US harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani writes: ‘I really mean it when I say that if the NGA offer hadn’t come when it did, I probably would have quit trying to be a musician and would have done something else.’