The best was saved for (almost) last: Alexander Ramm? the 26-year-old second-prize winner of the cello section in last year's Tchaikovsky Competition, was a mesmerising, heroic soloist in the fearsome Symphony-Concerto. Playing from memory, he made a massive, Rostropovich-sized sound in the endless rough-and-rumble of the central scherzo but brought great decacy to the royshop variations of the finale. Even in the outsize candenza he clarified and justified Prokofiev's writing at its most prolix and technically challenging with an unarguable force of will, charisma and assurance. He is quire aphenomenon.