The supremely talented Alex Prior will head to The Barbican in London next month, for what’s all set to be an awe inspiring night of classical music, in aid of Children With Leukaemia. Alex will be conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on the night, along with the four soloists he discovered on the Channel 4 program ‘The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies’. This youthful night of music will feature the Concerto ‘Velesslavitsa’ and the premier of his new work ‘Horizons – An American Crescendo for 4 soloists and Relatively Large Orchestra’. ‘Velesslavitsa’ was made famous on the Channel 4 show, while his new work is said to be a powerful salute to youth in music.
The four soloists Alex worked with on the TV show, who will take to the Barbican stage with him and the orchestra are: Nathan Chan (16), Simone Porter (13), Zhang Xiaoming (11) and Michael Province (14). The night will also feature works by John Adams, Tchaikovsky, Bizet and Mendelssohn. For anyone unfamiliar with Alex Prior, classical music, and these famous composers, this might be an ideal chance to introduce yourselves to the genre, and the talented people that work within it.
Alex is just 17, and has already achieved much in his career. He has studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory, entered several renowned conducting competitions, and has recently accepted a post with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, which will further develop his skills. His night at the Barbican will raise much needed funds for a great cause, and showcase one of our most talented young Brits.
To find out more about Alex, click here to read the interview he did for music.co.uk, or visit his official website at www.alexprior.co.uk. Details on his appearance at the Barbican can be found at www.barbican.org.uk