Described as ‘a phenomenon, a mover and shaker’ by BBC Music Magazine, Maxime Pascal has won plaudits from Hallé audiences in recent years.

After Brahms’s turbulent Tragic Overture, he’s joined by the young Israeli pianist, Tom Borrow, the latest Terence Judd-Hallé Award winner and a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. Noted by Gramophone as ‘One to Watch’, for his Hallé debut he’s chosen the brooding Third Piano Concerto of Beethoven. Prokofiev’s ballet score Romeo and Juliet captures all the drama of Shakespeare’s tragedy in vivid, characterful music, whether it be the ardent emotions of the star-crossed lovers or the haughty personification of their feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets, now known throughout the land as the theme music for television’s The Apprentice.