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Young Star Soloists Take the Stage for BSO Debuts this February

This February, the Boston Symphony Orchestra welcomes two young superstar soloists who will make their BSO debuts: Randall Goosby playing Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons (Feb. 2 & 3) and Yunchan Lim performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with guest conductor Tugan Sokhiev (Feb. 15–18). Both soloists first made splashes by becoming the youngest ever to win prestigious music prizes at the time of their victories: Goosby won top prize at the Sphinx Concerto Competition in 2010 and Lim won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2022.

Another February highlight is the return of internationally acclaimed American conductor Karina Canellakis (Feb. 8–10), who will lead a concert performance of Béla Bartók’s chilling one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle. German bass-baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle (a BSO debut) and Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill play the cruel duke Bluebeard and his inquisitive new wife Judith as they explore Bluebeard’s secretive past through seven haunting castle rooms, brought to life by Bartók’s thrilling orchestration. Canellakis will also conduct Joseph Haydn’s playful Cello Concerto in C with 2011 MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Alisa Weilerstein, performing as a soloist with the BSO for the first time since 2017.

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