Piano Season on the BBC: Children in Need
Radio 3 broadcasts a live gala concert in aid of Children in Need
The Piano Season on the BBC continues on Monday with a live gala concert in aid of Children in Need. Presented by Petroc Trelawny from BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff, the concert features the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Grant Llewellyn. The evening includes performances from the Radio 3 Piano Learners – including Radio 1’s Dev; BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood; Asian Network’s Tommy Sandhu and Olympic Pentathlete Samantha Murray – who have each undertaken the challenge of learning the basics of the instrument over a six-weeks period. Soloists include Noriko Ogawa, Kathryn Stott, Alexandra Dariescu and Valentina Lisitsa in performances of music by JS Bach, Graham Fitkin and Rachmaninov. Click here to make a donation to Children in Need via the Radio 3 website.