New Year New Artists featuring Christopher Park, Jasdeep Singh Degun, Horácio Ferreira, Talisk, Mariam Batashvili, Elliot Galvin Trio & Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Afternoon Ticket

Sage Gateshead

Saturday afternoon brings a diverse range of artists to the New Year New Artists festival. One ticket price allows entry to all seven performances – a great opportunity to try something new and listen to music from a range of genres including indie, folk, jazz and classical.

Saturday Pass: combined afternoon and evening ticket £21.50 – book now.

The four young classical artists have been selected by the leading concert halls in Europe from the European Concert Hall Organisation network (ECHO), as the leading chamber musicians of the next generation.

Christopher Park
12pm, Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Viennese pianist Christopher Park, an exclusive recording artist of the renowned Deutsche Grammophon label. Park captivates with his fascinating technical mastery, astounding musical maturity, and a particularly intense performance style – this was the explanation given by the jury by the Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival upon awarding him the renowned Leonard Bernstein Award 2014. He thereby joined the ranks of noteworthy musicians such as Lang Lang, Lisa Batiashvili and Martin Grubinger, who all started their careers with this internationally sought-after award.

Bach French Suite No.2 in C minor, BWV 813
Neuwirth Trurl-Tichy-Tinkle for piano solo (commissioned by Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien and ECHO)
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24

Jasdeep Singh Degun
1pm, Sage Two

Sky Arts award-winning sitarist, Jasdeep combines a versatile approach to his music with a passion and dedication to the classical tradition combined with contemporary ensemble work including BBC 2’s Goldie’s band and Shri Sirinam’s Just A Vibration.

He was recently awarded the Yuva Sangeet Ratna Musician of the Year at the National Indian Arts Awards 2016, and has worked with musicians and producers such as Guy Chambers, Cerys Matthews, Melanie C, and Vangelis as a regular studio session musician on a diverse array of records and soundtracks.

Horácio Ferreira
2pm, Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Horácio Ferreira from Portugal started playing the clarinet at the age of 8 and has emerged as one of the most talented clarinettists of his generation.

A winner at the Debussy International Clarinet Competition in Paris he also recently won First Prize at the J. Pakalnis International Competition in Vilnius.

Debussy Première Rhapsodie
Martinů Sonatine
Sarasate/Baldeyrou Carmen Fantasy
Kimmo Hakola Creazy op. 94 for clarinet solo (commissioned by Casa da Música Foundation and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon and Porto and ECHO)


3pm, Sage Two

Winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising and energetic bands on the British folk scene.

Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Craig Irving (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that has earned them multiple award wins and nationwide media attention, as well a nomination for Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2015 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

Most recently, Amini was crowned the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year.

“Extraordinary” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
“a rockin’ powerhouse” The Herald

Mariam Batsashvili
4pm, Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili won first prize at the 10th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht in 2014 (the first woman to receive the prize), as well as the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli award in 2015.

Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D minor
Mikel Urquiza Contrapluma (commissioned by BOZAR Brussels and ECHO)
Liszt Sonata in B minor

Elliot Galvin Trio
5pm, Sage Two

European Young Jazz Artist of the Year Award 2014 Elliot Galvin’s star continues to ascend.

A superbly gifted composer and pianist, his disparate world of influences has seen him compared to Django Bates.

From de-constructing standards to creating his own mirco-tonal melodica, Galvin’s music is both playful and deadly serious drawing on a wide range of influences from Keith Jarrett to Stravinsky, Ligetti, Deerhof and the Beatles as well as the films of David Lynch, the Dada movement and the literature of James Joyce.

ELLIOT GALVIN piano, kalimba, melodicas, accordion, cassette player and stylophone TOM McCREDIE double bass Corrie Dick drums, percussion

“audaciously accomplished” **** The Guardian

Tamsin Waley-Cohen
6pm, Northern Rock Foundation Hall

London-born Tamsin Waley-Cohen is one of the most exciting British violinists of the next generation.

In addition to concerts with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and BBC orchestras, Tamsin has been associate artist with the Orchestra of the Swan and has worked with conductors including Andrew Litton and Tamás Vásáry.

Debussy Sonata
Oliver Knussen Reflection for violin and piano (commissioned by THSH Birmingham and ECHO)
Elgar Violin Sonata

Evening Performances – Ticketed Separately

Amythyst Kiah
8pm, Sage Two
Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter out of Johnson City, Kiah made her North East debut at SummerTyne Americana Festival 2016. Her expressive voice and richly layered repertoire confirms her emergence as a hugely distinctive artist. hugely distinctive new artist.

Bossy Love
9pm, Sage Two
Glasgow based duo, Amandah Wilkinson and ex Dananananaykroyd Baillie Jnr, Bossy Love aren’t your typical RnB/Pop pair and, live, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Anna Meredith
10pm, Sage Two
With an incredible critical response to her debut album, Anna performs with classical musicians supplemented by electronics, guitar and drums. There’s no better artist to headline this year’s New Year New Artists.

New Year New Artists in association with NARC. Magazine

Afternoon Concourse Performances

As well as all the amazing music in NRFH and Sage Two, there will also be several performances taking place on the Concourse throughout the day. Programmes and timings subject to change.

Christopher Park piano
Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.3
Stravinsky 3 movements from Petrushka for piano

Horácio Ferriera clarinet
Poulenc Sonata
Bizet/Baldeyrou Carmen Fantasy
Bela Kovács Sholem – Alelkhem, Rov Feidman

Mariam Batashvili piano
Liszt Tarantella Venezia e Napoli from Années de Pèlerinage
Chopin Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante

Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin
Huw Watkins piano
Janáček Sonata for Violin and Piano

Part of What's On at Sage Gateshead January / February 2017

Bring in 2017 with Sage Gateshead and celebrate both new and emerging artists alongside established big names. Keep your eye out for our very first New Year New Artists festival as well as stand out performances from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, LeAnn Rimes, Martha Wainwright, King Creosote and many...

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