Fergus McCreadie to become BBC Radio 3 New Generation’s 8th (jazz) artist – London Jazz News


BBC Radio 3 today announced the next cohort of participants in its New Generation Artists programme. Pianist Fergus McCreadie becomes the eighth jazz musician to join the program (full list of others below).

Fergus McCreadie. photo creditDave Stapleton

The new cohort of musicians will join the program from September 2022 and remain there until December 2024. In addition to Fergus McCreadie, the others announced today are accordionist and colleague Scott. Ryan Corbett, Countertenor, Hugh Cup from England, Colombian cellist Santiago Cañon-Valenciathe Leonkoro Quartet (string) from Berlin who has just won the Wigmore Hall and Bordeaux competitions, violinist of New Zealand origin Geneva Lewis and South African soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha.

Fergus McCreadie says:

“It is a fantastic honor to be selected for this prestigious program. As a musician, you see these things happen to other people, never expecting to be chosen yourself. So it’s amazing to join a roster of past and current next-gen artists who are so, so talented.


Young artists from four continents join BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists program in September 2022

BBC Radio 3 is celebrating truly international programming of next-generation artists, announcing the names of the artists who will join the station’s prestigious talent development program in September 2022. They will remain there until December 2024.

Featuring some of the world’s most promising young soloists and ensembles, each on the threshold of great international careers, the next-generation artists joining the program this year come from four continents and include for the first time in its history accordionist, Ryan Corbett from Scotland, and countertenor, Hugh Cutting from England. Other artists in the 2022-2024 New Generation are Colombian cellist Santiago Cañón-Valencia, the Berlin-based Leonkoro Quartet, New Zealand violinist Geneva Lewis, Scottish jazz pianist Fergus McCreadie and South African soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha .

These performers join the new generation artists who have been on the program since 2021 and will remain there until December 2023: British-Israeli pianist Tom Borrow, British mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston, Spanish violinist María Dueñas, German-born baritone Romanian Konstantin Krimmel, Indian-American collaborative pianist Kunal Lahiry, the London-based Mithras Trio and British bass William Thomas.

Alan Davey, BBC Radio 3 and Classical Music Controller says: “It is a privilege for Radio 3 to provide performance and broadcasting opportunities to young artists as they embark on their international careers. This year, we are especially proud that the new generation artists joining the program showcase a variety of instruments and voices and come from many corners of the world. This means that our audience can experience and discover a variety of music by meeting these inspiring young performers. We hope listeners enjoy watching these young artists push boundaries, evolve, and leave their personal mark on the art of music.

The New Generation Artists program highlights Radio 3’s ongoing commitment to developing and supporting young talent. Launched in 1999, it supports young musicians at the start of their international career with performance opportunities in London and across the UK. These include solo recitals, performances with the BBC Orchestras and appearances at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues and festivals including the BBC Proms, Cheltenham Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, Ulster Hall and Snape Maltings among many others. . Through broadcasts on Radio 3, these rising stars are heard by listeners across the UK and across Europe through the European Broadcasting Union. END OF BBC PRESS RELEASE


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