Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Patrick Hahn conductor
Tom Borrow piano
On a summer evening in Edinburgh, amid the ruins of Holyrood Castle, the young Felix Mendelssohn imagined the first notes of his ‘Scottish’ Symphony. It’s all there in the music, and in the hands of guest conductor Patrick Hahn, it’ll spring vividly to life: highland mists, warring clans, and melodies as heady as a single malt. And then comes the piece they call the ‘Everest of Piano Concertos’, a concerto so overwhelming (and so romantic) that even Rachmaninoff himself had to practise twice as hard before playing it. But our soloist Tom Borrow is the kind of young artist who makes anything seem possible.
Pianist Tom Borrow Review Quote:
‘The very definition of “one to watch”’ International Piano
Pianist Tom Borrow Biography:
Born in Tel Aviv, Tom has been named a BBC New Generation Artist for 2021-23 and Musical America’s ‘New Artist Of The Month’ in 2021. In July 2022, Tom made his debut at the BBC Proms, at the Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor Patrick Hahn Review Quote:
‘Patrick Hahn’s conducting is a pleasure as he shows passion, euphoria & a precision that suited the works grandeur’ Tiroler Tageszeitung
Conductor Patrick Hahn Biography:
General Music Director of Sinfonieorchester und Oper Wuppertal and Principal Guest Conductor of Münchner Rundfunkorchester of the Bayerischer Rundfunk and Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Patrick Hahn is one of the most sought after and exciting conductors of his generation.