Mustonen appointed Principal Guest Conductor designate – Lapland Chamber Orchestra

Congratulations to Olli Mustonen on being appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra in Rovaniemi. The position will begin in January 2023, and he will join the orchestra to conduct and perform as soloist twice each year as well as give a piano recital on each visit. Coinciding with this exciting announcement, MustonenRead more ›

Juho Pohjonen steps in with BBC Philharmonic

This week, Juho Pohjonen steps in at the last minute to join conductor Leslie Suganandarajah and the BBC Philharmonic, performing Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Tune in at 14:25 on Thursday 26th May to listen live.   Or listen afterwards for 30 days here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0017dv3

Zlata Chochieva: CD release and concert at the Konzerthaus, Berlin

Today Zlata Chochieva releases Chiaroscuro, a daring combination of works by Mozart and Scriabin. ‘[Her] grasp of Scriabin is full of poetry, lean in tone and – like her Mozart – of great clarity.’ – PIANIST magazine, May 2022. Chiaroscuro is Chochieva’s first disc on the naïve label. Listen and order here: Chochieva returns toRead more ›

‘Breathtaking’ music-making in Munich

Congratulations to Hyeyoon Park and Benjamin Grosvenor for a wonderful week in Munich! The duo gave a recital on Tuesday evening at the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche which received the highest praise from Suddeutsche Zeitung – describing their partnership as at the ‘highest quality in every respect’. Tomorrow (Saturday 14th), Benjamin opens the Berliner Klavier Festival at theRead more ›

Grant Llewellyn with Renée Fleming in North Carolina

Music Director Laureate of the North Carolina Symphony, Grant Llewellyn returns after a 3-year break due to the pandemic for a special one-night-only event with Renée Fleming on the 90th anniversary of the Symphony’s very first concert, before conducting two performances of Beethoven’s epic Symphony No.9 in June.

Alpesh Chauhan: Associazione Nazionale Critici Musicali award

Warm congratulations to British conductor Alpesh Chauhan on receiving the prestigious Conductor Award from the Italian National Association of Music Critics for ‘Miglior Direttore’ for concerts across 2021. The award singled out his work with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestra della Toscana and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano. On receiving theRead more ›

Juho Pohjonen joins JBM for general management

We are delighted to announce that Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen is joining our artist roster. Pohjonen is regarded as one of today’s most exciting and unique instrumentalists, performing widely in Europe, Asia, and North America. An ardent exponent of Scandinavian music, Pohjonen’s growing discography offers a showcase of music by Finnish compatriots such as Esa-PekkaRead more ›

5 singles from ‘Chiaroscuro’ album out now!

Today Zlata Chochieva releases Scriabin’s 5 Preludes Op.15, the first singles from her upcoming album Chiaroscuro. Listen and pre-order here. To be released on 20th May 2022 and coinciding with Scriabin’s 150th anniversary year, Chiaroscuro is a delightful combination of Mozart and Scriabin. Watch the album trailer for more.

Zlata Chochieva embarks upon US tour

In the lead-up to the release of her first album on the naïve label, Chochieva returns to the US for the first time since the pandemic. She performs at the Miami International Piano Festival on 1 May and the Frederic Chopin Society in Minneapolis on 8 May, culminating in further recitals in Duluth on 9Read more ›

Olli Mustonen in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Olli Mustonen takes up his triple-role as conductor, composer, and pianist, returning to Brazil after two and a half years to conduct the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in an exhilarating programme featuring Mustonen’s The Old Church at Petajavesi, and his playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major.  

JBM Artists at the BBC Proms 2022

This summer the BBC Proms return to the Royal Albert Hall for another season of exhilarating live performances – with three notable highlights from the JBM family:   29 July PROM 18 British conductor Alpesh Chauhan makes his much-anticipated Proms debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – where he is Associate Conductor. He brings a powerfulRead more ›

Viviane Hagner in València

Returning to Spain, Viviane Hagner joins the València Orchestra performing Berg’s famous Violin Concerto ‘To the memory of an angel’, under the baton of Alexander Liebreich. She and Alexander last performed the work together with Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in February 2021.

Maria Włoszczowska directs the Royal Northern Sinfonia

Maria Włoszczowska directs the Royal Northern Sinfonia in an imaginative programme featuring Strauss’s late masterpiece Metamorphosen, which contrasts with the youthful vitality of Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10 as well as exuberant dance suites by Bartok, Brahms and Skalkottas. More here.

Grosvenor celebrates World Piano Day & Prix Caecilia award

To mark World Piano Day, today sees the release of a gem from Benjamin Grosvenor’s archive on Decca Classics – Bach’s Siciliano BWV1031 arr. Kempf. You can download/listen here. This comes hot on the heels of his recent honour as recipient of the Prix Caecilia 2021 award for his Liszt Album which he accepted (inRead more ›

Zlata Chochieva returns to Aarhus

On this year’s World Piano Day, Zlata Chochieva continues her strong relationship with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and returns to play at their Tchaikovsky Festival, which was originally due to take place in 2020 but was cancelled due to the pandemic. The concert on 30th March features Chochieva playing the composer’s famous Piano Concerto No.1Read more ›

Karl-Heinz Steffens: Schreker’s Der Ferne Klang in Prague

Karl-Heinz Steffens is at the Prague State Opera on Sunday 20th March conducting the premiere of Franz Schreker’s Der ferne Klang, the mysterious and passionate work that propelled Schreker to fame, in a new production by Timofey Kulyabin. This continues Steffens’ exploration of Musica non Grata, the series he initiated which is dedicated to “unwelcomeRead more ›

Olli Mustonen in London and Milan with Steven Isserlis

Olli Mustonen embarks upon a duo tour with long-time recital partner Steven Isserlis to Barnes Music Festival and St. Luke’s Music Society in London, followed by further recitals at Serate Musicali in Milan and Unione Musicale in Torino, performing Mendelssohn’s Variations Concertantes, Mustonen’s own Cello Sonata, Martinu’s Sonata No. 3, and Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No.Read more ›

Moulds steps in to conduct Le Nozze di Figaro in Munich

Last night Christopher Moulds stepped in at short notice to conduct the opening night of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and is now due to conduct the full run with performances on 11th, 15th and 20th March. Shortly after he returns from Munich, Moulds embarks upon the preparation for Handel’sRead more ›

Grosvenor dazzles in his Chicago Symphony debut

Benjamin Grosvenor has performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 2 no fewer than four times over the past week with Mo. Paavo Järvi and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to make his triumphant debut with the orchestra: “[In Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Grosvenor] captured the brooding agitation of the opening Maestoso, where he was in sync with theRead more ›

Grant Llewellyn Stravinsky in Rennes

Grant Llewellyn has been busy in preparation for a month-long celebration of Stravinsky conducting his neo-classical masterpiece The Rake’s Progress at the Opéra de Rennes, which premieres today and is followed by a run of performances in Rennes and Nantes. In addition, together with dancers and narrator Jean-Philippe Lafont, he conducts musicians from L’Orchestre NationalRead more ›

Alpesh makes his RFH debut

Congratulations to British conductor Alpesh Chauhan for jumping in for an indisposed Klaus Makela to make his Royal Festival Hall debut on Saturday night with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Given the current atrocities in Ukraine, the evening was made all the more poignant by opening the concert with a rousing performance of the Ukranian NationalRead more ›

Jonathan Berman steps in to conduct the LPO

Bravo to Jonathan Berman for stepping in at the eleventh hour to conduct a thrilling programme at the Royal Festival Hall with the LPO last night. The evening included the World Premiere of Nimmy Lopez’s new Piano Concerto written for Javier Perianes and R.Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra. “Berman’s greatest achievement was to have looked atRead more ›

Out now!

  Today Francesca Dego releases her latest disc on CHANDOS with long time friend and collaborator, pianist Francesca Leonardi. This is the second in Francesca’s recent Mozart series, following the success of the disc featuring Sir Roger Norrington and Royal Scottish National Orchestra of Wales earlier this season. In this new album, Francesca takes usRead more ›

Karl-Heinz Steffens in Stockholm with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Karl-Heinz Steffens takes the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra to Stockholm’s Konserthuset this Saturday. Featuring soprano Siobhan Stagg, the French programme includes Rapsodie Espagnole, one of Ravel’s first major orchestral works, and Impressionist masterpieces, Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Debussy’s La Mer, as well as Brett Dean’s orchestration of Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliées. More about the programme

New Release: Pohádka

Laura van der Heijden has released her debut album on Chandos Records, exploring the rich musical heritage of Bohemia, with pianist Jâms Coleman. Laura writes: “Jâms and I first met in 2017, when I was mesmerised by the sensitivity of his musicianship and the colours he managed to create on the piano. Our first concertRead more ›

Zlata Chochieva signs with Naïve

We are delighted that Zlata Chochieva is joining Naïve exclusively and will be releasing the first album of their collaboration, Chiaroscuro, this summer, featuring Mozart and Scriabin, to coincide with Scriabin’s 150th birthday.   Here is the press release from Naïve: Naïve, a label of Believe, is happy and thrilled to announce a new collaborationRead more ›

Grosvenor Plays Liszt

Benjamin Grosvenor makes his long-awaited debut with Scottish Chamber Orchestra later this week. The British pianist will perform Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 under the baton of Maxim Emelyanychev, taking the programme to Usher Hall Edinburgh (3rd), City Halls Glasgow (4th), with a final performance in Aberdeen Music Hall on 5th February. These concerts kick-off aRead more ›

Olli Mustonen in Russia

Olli Mustonen performs Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, as part of Yuri Bashmet’s birthday celebration. He is joined by soloists including oboist Albrecht Mayer, operatic bass René Pape and soprano Aida Garifullina, as well as vocal ensemble Intrada. Next month, Mustonen returns to Russia for the Winter International Arts FestivalRead more ›

Karl-Heinz Steffens conducts Der fliegende Holländer in Prague

The Czech State Opera’s new production of Wagner’s stormy and romantic Der fliegende Holländer premieres today under the baton of Music Director Karl-Heinz Steffens and is followed by a run of nine performances. This production by Norwegian theatre director and designer Ole Anders Tandberg features a fine cast including Joachim Goltz as The Dutchman and ElisabethRead more ›

JBM signs conductor Jonathan Berman.

We are pleased to announce that British conductor Jonathan Berman joins the roster as our first new signing of 2022. A champion of the music of Franz Schmidt and Oliver Knussen, he has a strong reputation for contemporary music and is a creative and passionate communicator. Later this season he conducts the Cleveland Orchestra atRead more ›

Christopher Moulds in Berlin

Christopher Moulds begins 2022 with a return to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin for three performances of Sasha Waltz’s production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. He last conducted this production in Berlin in November 2019, and elsewhere has lead performances in Buenos Aires, Madrid, and Sydney. It features Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, VocalconsortRead more ›

New Year’s Honour for Alpesh Chauhan

We are delighted to announce that British conductor Alpesh Chauhan has been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2022. Alpesh receives the honour for services to the arts. The Music Director of Birmingham Opera Company was delighted to accept the prestigious award: “It was a happy surprise toRead more ›

Christopher Moulds: Magic Flute in Moscow

Following his successful 6-performance run of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte at Opernhaus Zürich, Christopher Moulds prepares for Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in concert with Moscow State Philharmoic Society this week. Moulds is joined by the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra, vocal ensemble Intrada, and a cast of distinguished soloists. More here.

Olli Mustonen in Prague

This week, Olli Mustonen performs with the Prague Philharmonia under the baton of Marcelo Lehninger. The programme celebrates the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, and features Martinu, whose style is believed to be reminiscent of Brahms, who himself characteristically follows that of Beethoven. This will be Mustonen’s final performance in 2021, following the annual EcumenicalRead more ›

Karl-Heinz Steffens in Berlin

This weekend Karl-Heinz Steffens takes up both his clarinet and basset horn to participate in the Mendelssohn Festival at Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal, a two-day celebration of the composer curated by Elena Bashkirova which also features an arrangement of his songs by Aribert Reimann as well as works by his sister Fanny Hensel and Mozart.Read more ›

Maria Włoszczowska joins for worldwide general management

JBM is delighted to welcome Maria Włoszczowska to our artist roster. The Polish violinist is recognised for her versatile musicianship, performing as soloist, director/ concertmaster, and chamber musician. ‘She cuts a charismatically unpretentious presence on stage, authoritative yet compliant, incisive in gesture but eliciting a natural expressive warmth.’ – Ken Walton, VoxCarnyx

Grant Llewellyn performs festive favourites with BBC NOW

Grant Llewellyn and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales bring festive cheer to Cardiff and Swansea with a seasonal programme appealing to families and the young at heart. Christmas Celebrations 15th December in Cardiff 16th December in Swansea Family Concert: The Night Before Christmas 19th December in Cardiff (English) (Welsh)

Julian Bliss joins JBM for worldwide general management

We are delighted to welcome clarinettist Julian Bliss to the JBM roster alongside his septet. Performing recitals, concertos and chamber music, as well as concerts with his jazz septet, he is a true all-round musician. Frequently performing classics such as Mozart’s clarinet concerto and Brahms clarinet quintet, Bliss also enjoys working in the more contemporaryRead more ›

Grosvenor shines in Spain

Benjamin Grosvenor has enjoyed three wonderful recitals in Gran Canaria, Oviedo and at the prestigious Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona over the past few days. Critics were unanimous in their praise of the British pianist, with particular admiration for his interpretation of Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor, as featured on his most recent DeccaRead more ›

Turku debut for Alpesh Chauhan

Newly-appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker Alpesh Chauhan makes his debut with Turku Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland this month,  performing at the Turku Concert Hall on 25th November in a varied programme including Dvorak 8th Symphony, Ibert Divertissement and Henriette Renié’s Harp Concerto

Francesca Dego’s debut with NHK Symphony Orchestra

Francesca makes her long awaited debut with NHK Symphony Orchestra this month, led by their incoming principal conductor Fabio Luisi.  Written in three movements, Paganini’s 1st Violin Concerto shows the Italian bel canto influence, particularly that of the younger contemporary Rossini,  and the later audition of military band instruments gives the piece a distinct militaryRead more ›

Christopher Moulds conducts Mozart in Zurich

Christopher Moulds has been busy preparing a revival of Mozart’s Così fan tutte at Opernhaus Zurich. This dense and radically modern production by Kirill Serebrennikov is from 2018, and was developed under unique conditions. The Russian director was under house arrest in Moscow and unable to attend rehearsals. But that didn’t diminish his artistic powers,Read more ›

Viviane Hagner performs Britten in Berlin

This week Viviane Hagner joins the orchestra of Komische Oper Berlin and conductor Ainārs Rubiķis. As part of the programme which features three giants of the 20th century, she will be performing Benjamin Britten’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor op. 15. The rest of the programme is comprised of Prokofiev’s Symphonic PoemRead more ›

Zlata Chochieva makes debut in Singapore

This week Zlata makes her much anticipated debut in Singapore with recitals on Friday and Saturday evenings at Victoria Hall. The programmes will feature works from her latest CD (re)creations, as well Mozart, Scriabin and Ravel. “I heard that the Singapore audience is very special, very cultured and very warm as well, so I’m really,Read more ›

Tallis Scholars – Divine Office

As the UK moved to GMT on Sunday 31 October The Tallis Scholars marked the hours of the day on BBC Radio 3 with the monastic services of the Divine Office. Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce and Mass, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline. Details here.

Grant Llewellyn with harp and kora in Liverpool

Grant Llewellyn celebrates the soundworlds of the harp and the kora with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and two great soloists, his compatriot the harpist Catrin Finch and the Senegalese master of the kora Seckou Keita.  The concert features newly scored arrangements of pieces from Catrin and Seckou’s two albums Clychau Dibon (2013) and SOARRead more ›

Alpesh in Dusseldorf

This week sees British conductor Alpesh Chauhan conducts his opening concerts as Principal Guest Conductor of Dusseldorfer Symphoniker at the Tonhalle Dusseldorf. Beethoven 6 | Tonhalle Düsseldorf Alpesh’s first project in his new position includes Beethoven’s Symphony No.6 and John Psathas’ ‘Leviathian’ Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, which was commissioned by Tonhalle Dusseldorf and dedicatedRead more ›

Viviane Hagner in Prague

Viviane Hagner joins Karl-Heinz Steffens and the Orchestra of the Prague State Opera for a Gala concert for the survivors of Nazi persecution.  Entitled As If It All Happened Yesterday, the concert forms part of Steffens’ continuing Musica Non Grata series and features works by Pavel Haas and Viktor Ullmann as well as the Mendelssohn’sRead more ›

Benjamin debuts in Toulouse

Benjamin Grosvenor made his long-anticipated debut with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse last weekend to the delight of audiences there. He performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Cornelius Meister followed by a thrilling encore of Liszt’s Gnomenreigen. You can watch the performance in full for the next 45 days here.Read more ›

Sensational Schumann at the Wigmore Hall

Benjamin Grosvenor and Hyeyoon Park concluded their European Tour with fellow Quartet members Timothy Ridout and Kian Soltani to a packed Wigmore Hall on Saturday evening. Fresh from two back-to-back performances at the Concertgebouw, the Quartet also performed the same programme in Madrid, Hohenmens, Trento, Turin and Gent before giving a finale performance in London’sRead more ›

Laura van der Heijden signs exclusive contract with Chandos Records

The BBC Young Musician winner’s first release for the label explores the rich folk melodies of Kodály, Dvořák and Janáček, together with pianist Jâms Coleman (due for release February 2022). Laura van der Heijden comments: “I am so excited to be joining such a wonderful roster of artists at Chandos. It is an honour toRead more ›

Steffens’ Zemlinsky 150 Festival in Prague

Karl-Heinz Steffens embarks upon a weekend of performances in Prague to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Alexander Zemlinsky’s birth; these concerts form part of the Musica Non Grata series that he has initiated in his post of Music Director at the Prague State Opera.   In addition to well-known works such as the Lyric Symphony,Read more ›

The Tallis Scholars win Gramophone Award

Marking the end of a 34 -year journey, The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips receive this year’s Early Music Award for their ninth and final volume of Josquin Masses. Beginning in 1987 when their album of the Pange lingua and La sol fa re mi Masses was voted Gramophone’s ‘Recording of the Year’, they areRead more ›

Chochieva joins Board of Rachmaninoff’s ‘Ivanovka’

Zlata Chochieva has recently joined the Board of Patrons of the Museum-estate of Sergei Rachmaninoff ‘Ivanovka’. His summer residence between 1890 – 1917, Rachmaninoff composed many of his works at the property. Zlata commented: Just a few weeks ago I received an invitation to become a member of the Board of Patrons of Ivanovka whichRead more ›

New release: Francesca Dego

Francesca Dego’s new release on CHANDOS of the first volume of Mozart Violin Concerti has been widely praised for its fresh approach and first-class musicianship. Recorded with Sir Roger Norrington and the RSNO, Francesca’s latest disc recently received a glowing four star review in The Times: “For singing beauties of an instrumental kind, look noRead more ›

Llewellyn: Beethoven Celtique in Brittany

Grant Llewellyn, together with his compatriot Bryn Terfel and the Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Nunez, opens the season with the Orchestre National de Bretagne this week with a typically enterprising programme entitled Beethoven Celtique. The movements of Beethoven Symphony no.7 will be interspersed by a number of Beethoven’s Irish, Scottish and Welsh songs which have beenRead more ›

Karl-Heinz Steffens season opening in Norrkӧping

This week Karl-Heinz Steffens embarks upon his 2nd season as Music Director of the Norrkӧping Symphony Orchestra. The concerts include Sibelius’ atmospheric Oceanides and Symphony no.2; to complete the programme, the American violinist Esther Yoo joins them to perform Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. Details HERE.  

A thrilling start to the new season for Benjamin Grosvenor

It’s a busy start to the new season for Benjamin Grosvenor who performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 at the BBC Proms on Tuesday evening with the Hallé conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Catch up HERE. Benjamin returns to the Hallé later this month for performances of Ravel in G at the Bridgewater Hall before embarkingRead more ›

Julian Bliss Septet joins JBM for worldwide management

JBM is delighted to welcome the Julian Bliss Septet to the roster. Formed in 2010, the group quickly became widely known for their inspiring jazz-fuelled shows, which have captivated audiences across the globe. Their dazzling virtuosity, extraordinary musicianship and charming humour shine through in their programmes of swing, Latin, American and jazz music. James BrownRead more ›

Moulds is back in Moscow

Christopher Moulds has returned to Moscow where he conducts the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and fine casts in a series of three Handel Operas: Rodelinda, Tamerlano and Guilo Cesare. The concert performances will all take place at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on 3rd, 9th and 15th September respectively. 3/9/21 – https://meloman.ru/concert/gendel-rodelinda-koroleva-langobardov/ 9/9/21 – https://meloman.ru/concert/gendel-tamerlan/ 15/9/21 –Read more ›

Mustonen starts 2021 season in Turku

As Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Olli Mustonen is back with the Turku Philharmonic after the summer break. Their first concerts are 9 and 10 September when violist Laurance Power joins them for Shchedrin’s brilliant Concerto dolce. The programme begins in a contemporary mood with Durch einen Spiegel and concludes with the familiar music ofRead more ›

Krzyzowa Music Festival 2021

Krzyzowa Music, of which Viviane Hagner is Artistic Director is back in full swing for its seventh season. The musicians are all there busy preparing for concerts which take place from 26th August to 5th September at a range of stunning venues. JBM artist Olli Mustonen joins the festival as pianist and composer, taking partRead more ›

Zlata Chochieva performs piano rarities

Zlata is at the Husum Piano Festival “Rarities of Piano Music” in Germany this week. The performances take place at Husum Castle and her programme includes pieces by Henry Cowell, Pierre Sancan, Edvard Grieg and Nikolaj Medtner amongst others. It will be broadcast live on Deutschlandfunk Kultur on 20th August and available to stream afterwardsRead more ›

Benjamin Grosvenor in Hamburg

Celebrated British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has been enjoying a busy summer – with recent recitals at the presitigious Radio France Festival in Montpellier and at La Roque in the South of France. Next he travels to Hamburg for two performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 this Saturday with Mo. Kent Nagano and the Philharmonisches StaatsorchesterRead more ›

First Night of the Proms: Daniel Hyde performs Poulenc’s Organ Concerto

Daniel Hyde will be performing Poulenc’s Organ Concerto as part of the First Night of the Proms 2021 tonight at 19:30. Lead by conductor Dalia Stasevska, Daniel will be joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 2, and will be available online for 30Read more ›

Hyeyoon Park opens the Young Euro Klassik Concert series

Celebrated violinist Hyeyoon Park performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on Friday this week at the opening concert of the Young Euro Klassik Concert series at Konzerthaus, Berlin conducted by Marzena Diakun. Hyeyoon is renowed for her outstanding style and virtuosity and this performance will be later broadcast on Deutshlandfunk Kulture on 3 August at 20:00. FreshRead more ›

Alpesh Chauhan conducts the opening night of ‘RhineGold’

This weekend, Alpesh Chauhan conducts the opening night of ‘RhineGold’ with Birmingham Opera Company and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall. This will be the Birmingham-born conductor’s first production as their newly-appointed Music Director. For more information, click here. After the tragic news of Sir Graham Vick’s passing earlier this month, the wholeRead more ›

Anthony Marwood performs Ligeti at Tanglewood

Anthony Marwood will perform the Ligeti Violin Concerto at Tanglewood on 26th July 2021. The performance, with the Tanglewood Music Centre Orchestra, will be conducted by Thomas Adès. One of the premier summer music festivals in the world and summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937, Tanglewood is located in the beautiful BerkshireRead more ›

Francesca Dego plays Bologne

Fresh from her studio recording at Maida Vale with BBC Symphony Orchestra last month, this week Francesca takes the rarely-performed but much-admired Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges Violin Concerto in A major to the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington as part of the Wolf Trap Festival. Italian violinist Francesca said ‘It’s like fireworks! It’s actually extraordinaryRead more ›

Carlos Izcaray returns to Porto

Carlos Izcaray continues his association with the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música this month, with two concerts in Portugal. The first programme is dedicated entirely to music from, or associated with, the Americas, including works by Silvestre Revueltas, Igor Stravinski  and Alberto Ginastera. The second programme includes much-loved works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Read more ›

Opus Klassik Awards nominations

It has been announced that both Benjamin Grosvenor and Zlata Chochieva have been nominated for Opus Klassik awards in the same two categories. Benjamin’s nominations are for his highly acclaimed ‘Liszt’ album, and Zlata has been nominated for her superb performance on her album ‘(re)creations’. The categories are “Instrumentalist of the Year”, and “Solo RecordingRead more ›

The Tallis Scholars perform the 2020 NCEM Young Composers winning entries

The Tallis Scholars recently performed the winning entries from the 2020 NCEM Young Composers Award at Cadogan Hall. Eilidh Owen won the 18 years and under category for her beautifully moving ‘As if there were no such cold thing’, and Fintan O’Hare, winner of the 19-25 category, brought us the exceptional ‘Come Passing Rain’. BothRead more ›

Hagner releases Mendelssohn Concerto

Viviane Hagner joined the Dogma Chamber Orchestra during autumn 2020 to record Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchesta in D minor. They are now very pleased to be able to announce the release of the CD which is the 2nd volume of their Mendelssohn project and also features his symphonies 4-6. Find out more HERE.

Llewellyn returns to the podium

We’re delighted that Grant Llewellyn recently returned to the concert platform with his orchestra L’Orchestre National de Bretagne on 21st May.  The performance, which included Beethoven Symphony no.5 together with concerto works by Rossini and Saint-Saëns with soloists Pierre Génisson and Hugues Borsarello, can be seen in its entirety here. Aptly entitled Hope, this wasRead more ›

Andrew Litton conducts at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Andrew Litton, Music Director at New York City Ballet and Principal Guest Conductor at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, is in the UK this month to conduct for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. This year, the competition will be staged without an audience, in compliance with the latest government guidelines related to COVID-19,Read more ›

Viviane Hagner in Portugal

Viviane is in Portugal performing in Lisbon and Porto. She takes part in the new Festival dos Capuchos in Lisbon for a celebration of Alfred Brendel’s musical work. She’ll perform Bach duos with Cellist Adrian Brendel as well as Schubert Sonatas and Trios with pianist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro. Alfred Brendel will be there himself giving talksRead more ›

Christian Kluxen conducts in Copenhagen

This week, Christian Kluxen returns to his home-town orchestra, the Copenhagen Phil, and Tivoli Concert Hall for a performance of Danish, Russian and British masterpieces, all composed within 30 years between 1878 and 1908. Opening the concert with Nielsen’s tone poem Saga Dream, orchestra and conductor are joined by Canadian violinist James Ehnes for Tchaikovsky’sRead more ›

BBC Proms 2021

We are thrilled to announce that two JBM artists will feature in the 2021 BBC Proms.   Daniel Hyde returns to the Proms to join the line-up of the First Night of the 2021 season on Friday July 30th, performing Poulenc’s Organ Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra lead by Dalia Stasevska.  The programme includesRead more ›

Moulds conducts Alcina in Strasbourg

Christopher Moulds re-opens Opera du Rhin’s 20/21 season with live performances of Handel’s Alcina starting on Friday 21st May 2021 for an audience at the theatre. Due to Coronavirus restrictions they aren’t able to perform the full production but they are very happy to be back on stage. There will be performances in Strasbourg, ColmarRead more ›

Tito Muñoz makes his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

In a triumph of determination over Covid-related hurdles, New York-based conductor Tito Muñoz makes his debut with the RPO at Cadogan Hall in London on 19th May 2021. This will be the orchestra’s first concert at the hall after the latest relaxation of restrictions, and promises to be a memorable event for everyone involved. TheRead more ›

International Opera Awards Newcomer of the Year

Alpesh Chauhan has been announced winner of Newcomer of the Year at the International Opera Awards 2020 at the virtual ceremony which took place on Monday, 10 May 2021. The award was bestowed to Alpesh in recognition of his work with Birmingham Opera Company, who themselves won the Education & Outreach Award, on the acclaimedRead more ›

Moulds wins Golden Mask

Congratulations to Christopher Moulds who has won the Golden Mask Award for Best Conductor for his performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. He conducted several runs of performances, most recently in January earlier this year. The Golden Mask is a prestigious Russian National Theatre Award established in 1993 for productionsRead more ›

The Tallis Scholars win the BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year Award

The Tallis Scholars have received the prestigious Recording of the Year award at the BBC Music Magazine Awards for the ninth and final album in their complete series of Josquin’s Masses. 34 years ago in 1987, The Tallis Scholars won Recording of the Year at the Gramophone Awards for the very first instalment in thisRead more ›

Daniel Hyde celebrates Easter

Conductor Daniel Hyde joined forces with Britten Sinfonia and a cast of hand picked young soloists at Saffron Hall to create a filmed performance of Bach’s St John Passion. The orchestra warmly welcomed Daniel’s return after a period of living and working in New York. This is a free concert available from Palm Sunday 28Read more ›

Alpesh Chauhan named Principal Guest Conductor in Düsseldorf

Alpesh Chauhan has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker at Tonhalle Düsseldorf from the 2021-22 season. Over the course of the coming three years he will lead a number of projects with the musicians, including returns to their main “Sternzeichen” series. Alpesh comments, “I am delighted to take up this post andRead more ›

Steffens steps in at Antwerp Symphony

This week Karl-Heinz Steffens steps in for Edo de Waart with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in a programme comprising Richard Strauss’ Wind Serenade and Metamorphosen and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.  The concert is being recorded on Friday 12th March for streaming on Antwerp Symphony Orchestra platforms as well as for television broadcasting on the TV channelRead more ›

Francesca Dego releases “Il Cannone” on Chandos

Francesca Dego pays homage to Niccolò Paganini with a new recording of works inspired by the great violinist and composer, out on Chandos Records on 26 February. Recorded on Paganini’s violin, the legendary ‘il Cannone’ crafted by Guarneri del Gesù in 1743, the CD features the virtuoso’s own Campanella in an arrangement by Fritz Kreisler,Read more ›

Early praise for ‘Liszt’, Benjamin Grosvenor’s new recording

Coinciding with its release on 19 February, Benjamin Grosvenor’s new recording for Decca Classics, Liszt, has been selected for Editor’s Choice by Gramophone. The reviewer comments “An ideal Liszt Sonata performance requires transcendental virtuosity, prodigious colouristic resources, a sense of drama and narrative flow and a gift for fusing both architecture and passion. Benjamin Grosvenor’sRead more ›

Tito Muñoz makes his New York Philharmonic debut.

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra has launched a new streaming series called NYPhil+ This week, Tito Muñoz conducts the following programme, in his first performance with the orchestra: Copland              Quiet City ML Williams        Selections from Zodiac Suite Still                      Out of the Silence Ives                     The Unanswered Question Copland               Appalachian Spring (for 13 instruments) For moreRead more ›

Andrew Litton joins JBM for worldwide management

JBM is delighted to welcome Andrew Litton to the roster. Music Director of New York City Ballet Orchestra, Andrew Litton holds positions across the world including the title of Principal Guest Conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Laureate at the Bergen Philharmonic and Conductor Laureate at the Bournemouth Symphony. He guest conducts someRead more ›

Mustonen begins role in Turku

Olli Mustonen takes up his position as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic in January 2021. His first concerts in the role are this week – 28th and 29th January when he will by joined by pianist Eero Heinonen for a programme of Rautavaara, Dvořák and Mendelssohn. It will be available toRead more ›

Moulds conducts Dido & Aeneas at the Bolshoi

Following his recent performances of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (italics) in December Christopher Moulds is back at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow for the final series of this production of Dido and Aeneas which was premiered at the Bolshoi in December 2019. The production is nominated for Golden Mask award for best production, andRead more ›

Zlata Chochieva releases new CD

We are very pleased to announce that Zlata Chochieva’s new disc ‘(re)creations’ will be released worldwide on 12 February 2021 by Accentus. She presents piano transcriptions by three great pianists and composers, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Friedman, that lend new life to works by J. S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Mahler and many more. Here is aRead more ›

Mustonen live from Helsinki

Olli Mustonen joins the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu for a performance of Hindemith’s Theme and Variations “The Four Temperaments”. The concert will be streamed live online at 8pm (Finnish time) on Wednesday 13th January, and also available on radio. Following the Hindemith, the orchestra will perform Schubert’s Symphony No. 1. ForRead more ›

Tito Muñoz: Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

Tito Muñoz begins the year in Europe, conducting concerts with the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France over the coming week. The ‘Passions Russes’ programme includes Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto performed by soloist Alena Baeva, along with his 6th Symphony ‘Pathétique’. Muñoz made his debut with the orchestra in the 2019/20 season with a programme which included Beethoven’s ViolinRead more ›

Viviane Hagner performs Mendelssohn

Viviane Hagner is delighted to be joining the Hamburg Symphoniker and conductor Sylvain Cambreling to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto op.64 on Sunday. Due to current restrictions which unfortunately means no audience in the Laeiszhalle, the concert is being streamed online. The programme starts with Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, and concludes with Beethoven’sRead more ›

Benjamin Grosvenor renews with Decca and announces new album

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has renewed his exclusive partnership with Decca Classics, which so far has seen acclaimed releases such as his 2016 recital album Homages and, most recently, his recording of the Chopin concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Elim Chan, which won a Diapason d’Or and Gramophone Concerto Award in 2020. Benjamin’sRead more ›

Moulds Conducts Figaro in Moscow

Christopher Moulds is back in Moscow over Christmas, this time to conduct Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. There will be four performances starting tonight. For more information about the production, click here. He will also be returning in January for further performances of Dido and Aeneas which has been nominated for a Golden Mask award.

‘Josquin has defined our career’: Peter Phillips on the end of a major recording project

Article first appeared on Arts Desk. Read HERE. “I have never been a fan of recording “Complete Works”. These projects almost inevitably include music that one would not normally spend time and money on, just to claim that one has done it all. For this reason the Gimell catalogue, from the earliest days, will beRead more ›

Moulds nominated for Golden Mask

Congratulations to Christopher Moulds who has been nominated in the Best Conductor category of the 2021 Golden Mask awards for his performances of Dido and Aeneas at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow this season. As part of the National Theatre Awards, the production has also been nominated for a Golden Mask in the Best Production category,Read more ›

Artist in Residence – Benjamin’s first concert of the season with BSO

9th December 2020 sees Benjamin’s opening concert as Artist in Residence this season with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He will perform Chopin’s E minor Concerto “abounding in melodies of indescribably expressive sweetness”. His recording of the Chopin concertos on Decca Classics won the Gramophone Concerto Award earlier this autumn. The BSO will be conducted by MartaRead more ›

Francesca Dego signs exclusive contract with Chandos Records

Italian-American violinist Francesca Dego has signed an exclusive recording deal with Chandos Records. For her first release, due in late February 2021, she celebrates the legacy of Niccolò Paganini with a recording of works inspired by the great violinist and performed on the his violin, the fabled “Il Cannone”. Future releases include the Mozart violinRead more ›

Marwood revisits Adès

Anthony Marwood returns to Adès’ violin concerto “Concentric Paths” in November with performances in Finland and Spain. In Finland he will appear with the Tapiola Sinfonietta and Ryan Bancroft in the Tapiola Hall at the Espoo Cultural Centre. In Spain, he will appear with the Orquesta Nacional de España, conducted by the composer, for threeRead more ›

Josquin Mass Cycle

On 30th October 2020 The Tallis Scholars release a new recording of Josquin’s Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie, Missa D’ung aultre amer and Missa Faysant regretz. This album is the final release in the group’s project to record all of Josquin’s masses before the composer’s 500th anniversary in 2021. Founder and Director Peter Phillips comments: “WhenRead more ›

Mustonen live from Warsaw

Olli Mustonen is giving a recital tonight which is being broadcast live on Polish television and online from the ballroom of the Teatr Wielki, Polish National Opera. Part of the Master Recitals series, his programme includes worls by Chopin, Shchedrin, Prokofiev and his own piano sonata ‘Jehkin Iivana’. Click HERE for full details and toRead more ›

Moulds returns to Moscow

Conductor Christopher Moulds was last in Moscow in March 2020 – his final concerts before the pandemic struck. He is delighted to back at the Bolshoi Theatre this week for five performances of Purcel’s Dido and Aeneas. The production premiered in Aix-en-Provence in July 2018 in co-production with the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence andRead more ›

Live From London

The Tallis Scholars are performing a concert on 12 December as part of ‘Live From London – Christmas’, the new festive online vocal festival. The festival will broadcast 15 concerts across the festive period in December and January, filmed live from the heart of London and from venues across the world. Audiences will be ableRead more ›

Christopher Moulds in Berlin

No stranger in Berlin, this week Christopher Moulds makes his debut with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, stepping in for Bernard Labadie; the concert takes place at the Konzerthaus on 24th September at 8pm. The effervescent programme includes Bach Orchestral Suite no. 3 and Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and he is joined by the cellist Julian Steckel inRead more ›

Tito Muñoz with the Detroit Symphony

Conductor Tito Muñoz joins the Detroit Symphony this week, for two live-streamed programmes, including Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major (with cello soloist Wei Yu) Stravinsky’s Concerto for Chamber Orchestra “Dumbarton Oaks”, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Takemitsu’s Archipelago S. For more information, click HERE.

Gramophone Award for Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor’s most recent recording on Decca Classics has been announced as winner of the Concerto category at the 2020 Gramophone Awards. The disc, which was released in February, features Frédéric Chopin’s two piano concertos, and was recorded with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of Elim Chan. Named Gramophone’s Recording of theRead more ›

Steffens’ takes up Principal Conductor post in Norrköping

Karl-Heinz Steffens is thrilled to be in Norrköping for his first concerts as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. They celebrate the opening of the season with two seminal Beethoven symphonies, nos. 3 & 5, and are joined by internationally renowned Swedish baritone Peter Mattei singing Mahler Kindertotenlieder on 5th September,Read more ›

Gala concert to open Prague State Opera season

Back in Prague, Karl-Heinz Steffens is delighted to be on stage with the orchestra of Prague State Opera conducting a gala concert to open the 20/21 season, his second as Music Director.  The concert marks the beginning of the four-year Musica non Grata project dedicated to “unwelcome music” written by composers who fell victim toRead more ›

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra appoints Associate Conductor

Alpesh Chauhan has been announced Associate Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. This follows regular appearances with the orchestra since May 2015, when he stepped in at short notice to conduct two concerts featuring works by Janacek and Shostakovich. At the time, The Herald commented: “There cannot be the slightest doubt that in theRead more ›

Honour for Christian Kluxen

Christian Kluxen, Music Director of the Victoria Symphony and Chief Conductor of the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, has been announced as a recipient of a special grant of honour, awarded by the Danish Wilhelm Hansen Foundation. The conductor is one of 20 figures from the arts world who have been selected by the foundation for theirRead more ›

Julian Bream CBE. RIP.

We are very sad to report that Julian Bream CBE (b. 1933), English classical guitarist and lutenist, died peacefully at home today, 14 August 2020. Julian had a distinguished and internationally renowned performing career, working with some of the 20th century’s most important musicians and composers. His catalogues of recordings for RCA and EMI ClassicsRead more ›

Krzyżowa-Music 2020

Kryżowa-Music is hosting the sixth edition of the internationally acclaimed music workshop with festival concerts from 18th until 30th August 2020. Viviane Hagner, Artistic Director, is delighted that they are able to go ahead and everyone involved is looking forward to making music together.

Return to the Proms

Benjamin Grosvenor joins this year’s live Proms in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 9 September. Appearing with the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Benjamin will be the soloist in Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and available to watch onRead more ›

Artist “In Focus 2020/21” at Tonhalle Zürich

In the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich’s series «In Focus» , Olli Mustonen will be presented as an “extraordinary artist who inspires the audience with his individual approach and new concepts.” He will be appearing with Music Director Paavo Järvi in the season’s opening concerts as soloist in the piano version of Beethoven’s violin concerto, and featureRead more ›

Francesca Dego opens MITO Festival 2020

It has been announced that Italian-American violinist Francesca Dego will open the prestigious MITO Settembre Musica festival in early September 2020. Together with the la Verdi Orchestra and conductor Daniele Rustioni she will take the stage for the inaugural concerts both in Milan and Turin, performing Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher in an arrangement for solo violinRead more ›

The Tallis Scholars in India

The Tallis Scholars have been invited to give a performance in the Royal Opera House of Mumbai in 2021. This will be the ensemble’s first visit to this country. The programme will include some of the finest pieces of Renaissance polyphony including Allegri’s ‘Miserere’ and Palestrina’s ‘Missa Papae Marcelli’.

Artist in Residence at Radio France

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has been announced as Artist-in-Residence with Radio France for the 2020/21 season. He marks the beginning of his residence with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestre National de France under the baton of Cristian Măcelaru, the orchestra’s Music Director Designate, in September 2020. Later in the season, Benjamin joinsRead more ›

New post for Alpesh Chauhan

Birmingham Opera Company has appointed Alpesh Chauhan as their Music Director from July 2020. Standing alongside Artistic Director Graham Vick, Alpesh will lead the Company in its ground-breaking work involving the local community and attracting new audiences for innovative and world-class opera performances.

Release of box set ‘Modern Times’

Recorded during Steffens’ time as Music Director of the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the series of 20th Century works was released to critical acclaim. Rob Cowan, for Gramophone Magazine, says ‘…Rarely have I enjoyed a creative compilation as much as I’ve relished Capriccio’s enterprising l0-disc Modern Times Edition, where the conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens inspires the Deutsche StaatsphilharmonieRead more ›

Viviane Hagner performs live at Berlin Konzerthaus

Viviane was delighted to be invited to perform J.S. Bach’s Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001 at the Berlin Konzerthaus. After so long without performing she returned to record solo in the empty Konzerthaus in their solo Bach series alongside esteemed colleageus including Suyoen Kim, Midori Seiler and Veronika Eberle. It’s available to watchRead more ›