Cornwall has been chosen as one of just a handful of venues to host a BBC Proms concert this summer.

For the first time ever, the Proms is taking its successful chamber music series across the UK – and in what is being seen as a real coup for the Duchy, celebrated international pianist Alim Beisembeyev will make his Proms debut in the Cornwall Playhouse auditorium of Truro's Hall for Cornwall on July 25. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £14.

Alim Beisembeyev, from Kazakhstan, won the Leeds International Piano Competition last year and has since seen his career take off, with critics applauding his ‘high-powered’ playing.

His performance will see the young piano virtuoso tackles three cornerstones of the keyboard repertoire: Scarlatti’s sonatas, the drama of Chopin’s expansive Second Sonata and three of Liszt’s Transcendental Études.


Julien Boast, CEO and creative director at Hall for Cornwall said: “We are honoured and excited to be hosting part of the BBC Proms, one of the world’s most prestigious classical music festivals.

“It will be a great opportunity for people to hear Alim Beisembeyev as he makes his Proms debut right here in our Cornwall Playhouse.

"Hall for Cornwall is proud to have been chosen as one of just a handful of national venues for this year’s Proms, which is such an important part of the classical music calendar.”

Pianist Alim Beisembayev is to perform  Picture: Nabin Maharjan

Pianist Alim Beisembayev is to perform Picture: Nabin Maharjan

The concert is one of a number of classical events at Hall for Cornwall this season.

On June 14 the Welsh National Opera Orchestra returns with a sparkling selection of unmissable opera arias, duets, and orchestral highlights by some of the best-loved opera composers of all time. Music by Mozart, Puccini and Verdi is featured alongside Wagner’s shipwrecked The Flying Dutchman and Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers; two delightful numbers from Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore and Stanford’s rousing sea-songs.

Book online at or call the Box Office on 01872 262 466.