Abbado’s son is taken on by the BBC

Among the seven names in the BBC’s New Generation Artists List for 2017-19 the one that leaps out is that of Misha Mullov-Abbado, son of the late conductor and the Russian-British violinist Viktoria Mullova.

He’s a jazz composer and musician.

The Cardiff Singer of the World winner Catriona Morison is also on the list, though she hardly needs the boost now that she has been signed by a proper agent and been launched on the world stage.

The other five are:

Quator Arod (France)

Violinist Aleksey Semenenko (Russia)

Pianist Mariam Batsashvili (Georgia)

Trumpet player Simon Höfele (Germany)


Guitarist Thibaut Garcia (France).


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  • Good luck, Misha! (I owe you a shout–sorry!!) Talk soon–and great news here!! The BBC is fabulous in supporting these gifted young musicians. Hats off to the BBC!

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