BBC Proms Features World Premiere of Huw Watkins' Violin Concerto
This summer the BBC Proms features a number of works from the Schott Music catalogue. On August 17, Huw Watkins’ Violin Concerto is premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra led by Edward Gardner with violinist Alina Ibragimova, for whom the piece was written. The concerto emerged as a result of the composer's growing collaboration with the violinist, the two first having worked together when, as a BBC New Generation Artist, she invited Watkins to write her a solo work. A concerto was the natural next step for the young, dynamic award-winning violinist and indeed this is the first concerto Ibragimova has had written especially for her. The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 4 TV.
Huw Watkins Composer Profile