The Proms 2011 drew to a close last weekend and, while the BBC announced that the festival had attracted record audiences, M caught up with composer Graham Fitkin to find out more about his Proms premiere.
To mark the 117th Proms, M has spoken to some of the key composers premiering new works this year - bringing you an insider's view of the world's greatest classical music festival.
For our third instalment of M at The Proms, we spoke to Bolton-born composer Simon Holt about his life and work.
To mark the 117th Proms, M will be talking to some of the composers whose work will be premiered at the Royal Albert Hall this year. We will be asking upcoming and established composers, including Simon Holt, Judith Bingham, Vartan Melkonian and Graham Fitkin, about their careers and finding out about the burning issues that face classical composers in Britain today.