The Festival, for over 50 years, has celebrated new talent. 2017 sees the return of its acclaimed Young Musician Series, featuring four performances by young, talented musicians.

Starting the series with a little Mozart is Savitri Grier on violin. She has earned an international reputation having recently debuted at Carnegie Hall. She was recently hailed by The Guardian for her ‘wonderfully assured and lyrically poised’ performance.

Trio Volant was formed by students at the Royal Northern College of Music; they have played with leading orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic and will perform music by Rossini and Milhaud.

Cellist Maria Marshall – who will play Mendelssohn with pianist Paul Feehan – is a local star, as winner of the overall prize at the Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music in 2016. Finally, Timothy Ridout, a young violist, will perform with Robert Thompson on piano – playing music from Brahms.

This year there’ll also be a special concert from the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists who will perform at the Royal Hall, recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Clarinettist, Annelien Van Wauwe, returns to the Harrogate Music Festival to perform with the award-winning Van Kuijk Quartet. The BBC platform brings the world’s most promising talent to audiences, Harrogate International Festivals are proud to support this initiative.

Music Manager Brian said: “Experiencing a live performance can be transformative. It’s why we’re passionate about our new Library of Live scheme, which offers free tickets to young people to come and try something new.”


BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists perform at the Royal Hall, Sunday 9 July, 7.30pm.

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