Alumnus Alpesh Joins Stars in BBC Ten Pieces Film

RNCM alumnus Alpesh Chauhan will conduct the BBC Philharmonic and members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in the Ten Pieces Secondary project from BBC Music.

Complementing the ongoing Ten Pieces Primary, which launched in 2014 and has already engaged more of the half of UK primary schools, Ten Pieces Secondary is designed to open up the world of classical music to children aged 11 and above, inspiring them to respond creatively to the repertoire.

Featuring a host of well-known faces – including Christopher Eccleston, Pixie Lott, James May and Lemn Sissay – who each present a favourite piece, the film mixes live performance, live action and animation to explore the wonders of classical music.

Between 28 September and 10 October, all pieces heard in the film will be performed on various Radio 3 programmes during its Ten Pieces season, and there will be free screenings for schools in cinemas nationwide.

Ten Pieces Secondary film presenter Vikki Stone said: ‘I grew up with classical music in my bones, so I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful project. It’s important to keep the spirit of classical music alive, as without its influence, we’d have none of the modern music we listen to today.’

To learn more about Ten Pieces click here.

9 September 2015