Jozséf Hárs, conductor
What tradition began in the 1950s and is a lasting favourite with audiences year after year? Correct. The Young Soloists concert is in many respects one of the highlights of the year. The experience of playing with a big symphony orchestra is so unique that it has fired many of the young soloists chosen for the concert with a burning desire to become a professional musician. Over the years, their ranks have included Paavo Berglund, Ralf Gothóni and Esa-Pekka Salonen. The soloists are chosen by audition.