The Proms: Five rising stars

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Five rising stars

Julia Fischer (violin): 4 & 5 August
The German violinist has her work cut out with an entire lunchtime recital as well as the Brahms Concerto the next day, but she'll be helped along in both by the conductor and pianist Yakov Kreizberg, which should help lessen the arduousness.

Han-Na Chang (cello): 8 August
The Korean-born prodigy, a Rostropovich protégée, will be appearing in a late-night Prom playing the "Three Meditations" from Leonard Bernstein's Mass. This isn't the place to explain the whole Mass – be glad they're only doing the best bits.

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano): 11 August, 1pm, Proms Chamber Music
Jeffers has risen through the ranks of the Royal Opera House's Young Artists' Programme and sings one of the best song-cycles of the 20th century, Messiaen's Harawi. Show off to your neighbours pondering the funny words amid the French by telling them that they're in the Quechua language, from Peru.

Martin Frost (clarinet): 13 August
The charismatic young Swede gives the UK premiere of Swedish composer Anders Hillborg's Clarinet Concerto, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Yevgeny Sudbin (piano): 24 July
The young sultry-eyed Russian star makes his Proms debut with Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 1. Try to look at his fingers, not just his cheekbones.

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