Rising star conductor Jonathon Heyward has earned rapturous acclaim for his BBC Proms debut on 7 August. Leading the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and violinist Nicola Benedetti. Nick Breckenfield in Classical Source writes, “What followed was a tremendous performance of Eroica. …Heyward drew out an admirably heroic performance with period punch and an ear for orchestral colour.  The funeral march slow movement for many may have had a special resonance after eighteen months of the pandemic, but the whole programme had been devised as a statement of hope, and it worked: hope for the future careers of such fantastic young players perhaps paramount.”