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Europe's major concert halls keep a watchful eye on the new generation. Every year they select their favourite Rising Stars, talented young artists who go on tour to perform to audiences in Paris, London and Vienna, Cologne, Amsterdam and Barcelona, Stockholm, Berlin and Athens. But it's not just about discovering the performers; the programme offers new things too. Depending on their instrument and ensemble, each musician's repertoire includes a new work commissioned for them. This generation of aspiring musical stars has a deeply embedded appreciation of music history but generally combined with a passionate interest in all that is new and emerging. These artists demonstrate extraordinary technical sophistication and flexibility coupled with universal musical intelligence, switching effortlessly between Claude Debussy, Frank Zappa and Karlheinz Stockhausen, between baroque and jazz. And if there's a gap in the original repertoire, they fill it with their own arrangements or compositions. What deserves more admiration – their versatility, their flawless technique or their performance maturity? Rising Stars – the Stars of Tomorrow is a subscription series offering six variations on music of the future.