He will join presenter Sean Rafferty on Wednesday April 4 for what will be his only UK interview and broadcast performance in advance of his eagerly anticipated and sold-out recital at London's Wigmore Hall. Listeners throughout the UK can hear the programme on air, online or via the BBC iPlayer and the Radio 3 website will feature exclusive filmed footage of Vengerov's performance and interview.
Sean Rafferty says:
As an old friend of the programme, we are delighted Maxim Vengerov is marking his return the concert platform with an exclusive interview and performance for Radio 3's In Tune. Maxim is a dazzlingly charismatic virtuoso who has blazed a trail for so many young and brilliant players. I am looking forward to talking to him about his journey back to his worldwide audience and playing live in the In Tune studio.
BBC Radio 3 will also record Vengerov's Wigmore Hall recital for broadcast in Sunday Concert, 29 April at 2pm. This performance takes place almost two decades since he last took to the stage at this most intimate of concert venues and he is joined by pianist Itamar Golan to perform works by Handel, Bach and Beethoven.
Additional live guests in the In Tune studio on 4 April include Wayne McGregor and Mark Ronson discussing their new collaboration, the ballet Carbon Life which receives its premiere at the Royal Opera House on 5 April.
In Tune is broadcast Monday – Friday on BBC Radio 3, 4.30-6.30pm
Photo: Maxim Vengerov, by Mark Allan/BBC
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His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.