BBC Radio 3 to host Young Artist Day

BBCradio3forwebBBC Radio 3 is to celebrate the next generation of creative talent with Young Artist Day, a series of programmes dedicated to profiling under 25-year-olds working in the arts.

The broadcasts will span a variety of fields as diverse as music, poetry, dance, composing, writing, video art, fashion design and photography.

Musical highlights will include Martin James Bartlett, the teenage winner of BBC Young Musician 2014, discussing Mozart’s early years with Donald Macleod in Composer Of The Week.

In Tune, presented by Sean Rafferty, will showcase a mix of classical music and carnival-inspired sounds in a special collaboration between Radio 3 and London’s Roundhouse. The programme will include live performances and interviews with carnival band Kinetika Bloco, singer-songwriter Jess Carmody, the award-winning Artesian Quartet and the Roundhouse Choir.

Alan Davey, Controller of Radio 3, said: ‘BBC Radio 3 is committed to nurturing young talent as part of our support of the creative industries in the UK and the wider BBC Arts and BBC Music strategies.

‘In addition to our existing new talent schemes, Young Artists Day is our chance to put the spotlight on the young people who are at the very beginning of their career in the creative sector.’

Elsewhere, a special edition of Afternoon On 3 will see Welsh 22-year-old Lloyd Coleman join Ian Skelly live in the studio to talk about life as a young composer.

The day will culminate with Jazz On 3. This will feature the acclaimed organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra, which helps develop and promote promising jazz musicians in the UK and BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Alexander Bone.

Visit the BBC’s website to find out more.