Star-studded classic season

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Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall is promising the starriest line-up for years when it opens its doors for the new Classics season in October.

Classic Brit award-winner Nicola Benedetti MBE heads the 2014/15 line-up and is joined by legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman, British pianists Stephen Hough and Paul Lewis, clarinettist Julian Bliss and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas. Also performing is Benjamin Grosvenor, the 21-year old pianist whose prodigious talent saw him make his BBC Proms debut – opening the first night – at just 19.

Two of the world’s greatest orchestras will also appear - the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic, as will the London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

At the heart of the season, the Hallé continues to go from strength to strength as Nottingham Classics’ resident orchestra under Music Director, Sir Mark Elder.

Tickets for the new season are now available to buy and information on every concert in the programme is detailed at

Neil Bennison, music programme manager at the Concert Hall, said: “I honestly can’t remember a time when we had so many world-renowned soloists and orchestras in one season.”