IT IS a concert that has everything. One of the UKs top orchestras, an Italian maestro conducting and an award-winning violinist centre stage.

The prospect of next Thursdays concert by the BBC Philharmonic certainly seems to be attracting attention.

At a pre-season chat last summer, Huddersfield Borough organist Gordon Stewart was swift to recommend the BBC Philharmonics concert which is part of the Kirklees Orchestral season.

In all the years Ive known them, the Phil have never been better, he said.

They are bringing their principal conductor Gianandrea Noseda and as soloist, the violinist Mikhail Ovrutsky.

And when it comes to generating excitement Noseda is certainly up there alongside the other big names currently conducting northern-based orchestras and that includes Vasily Petrenko (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic) and Mario Venzago (Northern Sinfonia) whose appearances are still to come in the current Kirklees season.

Noseda is noted for his electric conducting performances so expect a remarkable night of music by Schumann, Brahms and Mozart at next weeks concert in Huddersfield Town Hall.

Gianandrea Noseda was born in Milan and conducts major orchestras around the world.

In Italy, he is principal conductor of the Teatro Regio in Turin. He has toured with the company in Japan and China and will lead Teatro Regios debut at the Th›-tre des Champs Elys›es in Paris in May.

Thursdays concert opens with Genoveva: Overture, an orchestral prelude from the only opera composed by Schumann.

The second piece of the evening will be the Brahms Violin Concerto in D which will feature 30 year old violinist Mikhail Ovrutsky who was born in Moscow.

Mikhail began playing the violin at the age of five under Zoya Makhtina at a special school for musically gifted children.

His studies subsequently took him to major music schools in New York and Cologne.

Since then he has been winning prizes for his playing at numerous international music competitions in Russia, America and in Europe.

He has also been performing worldwide with leading orchestras and conductors

He plays a violin that was made by Gioffredo Cappa in Turin in about 1700.

The evenings finale will be a performance of Mozarts emotionally charged Symphony No 40 in G minor.

The April 7 concert will start at 7.30pm with a pre-concert discussion or ticket holders at 6.40pm.

Tickets are priced at £7.50 to £22.50 (plus concessions) and are available from Kirklees Booking Offices, ticket hotline 01484 223200or book online at