Lapland calling: Principal Guest Conductor Christian Kluxen with the Turku Philharmonic

This evening, Christian Kluxen makes a much-anticipated return to the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he is Principal Guest Conductor. With its inspiration rooted in the mystical nature of Lapland, Christian and the orchestra perform Eight Seasons for theremin and orchestra by Kalevi Aho — who has recently celebrated his 75th birthday — for whichRead more ›

Karl-Heinz Steffens renews as Principal Conductor of Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

We are delighted to announce that Karl-Heinz Steffens’ contract as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra has been extended until the end of June 2027. Steffens started his position in Norrköping in August 2020 in the middle of the pandemic giving them a ‘special start’. Steffens comments that they have sinceRead more ›

A Tudor Trilogy: Enrique Mazzola conducts ‘Roberto Devereux’ in Amsterdam

This evening, Maestro Mazzola conducts the opening night of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux at the Nationale Opera Amsterdam with performances running until 6th May. Having previously conducted Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda in Amsterdam, Mazzola returns to complete the Tudor trilogy with Roberto Devereux. Mazzola is joined in the pit by the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra andRead more ›

Grosvenor’s week in Cologne

Tonight, Benjamin Grosvenor performs the final of three concerts of Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Gürzenich Orchestra, conducted by Elim Chan. The programme has been greeted warmly by the Cologne audience over the last few days: “Grosvenor presented the demanding part with orchestra with aplomb and particular strength in the lyrical passages” (Kölnische Rundschau).Read more ›

Alpesh Chauhan renews as Principal Guest Conductor of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker

James Brown Management is delighted to announce the extension of Alpesh Chauhan’s contract as Principal Guest Conductor of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker for a further three seasons to 2027. Chauhan made his auspicious debut with the orchestra in 2018 with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4: “what Alpesh Chauhan … unleashed on the podium of the Tonhalle … isRead more ›

Andrew Litton returns to Bournemouth Symphony

This week American conductor, Andrew Litton has returned to the Bournemouth Symphony, for a concert titled ‘Let’s Dance’ in Poole’s Lighthouse Centre for the Arts. The programme includes Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss, Saint-Saëns’, Piano Concerto No.2, with soloist Simon Trpčeski, and Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales and La Valse. Andrew has a long-standingRead more ›

Maria Włoszczowska : Orquestra XXI

Between the 5-7th April, Maria Włoszczowska performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.5, K.219 with Orquestra XXI as part of their April tour to Porto and surrounding cities. The concerts in Viseu (5 Apr), Braga (6 Apr) and Porto (7 Apr) also featured a programme of Justė Janulytė Elongation of Nights and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, Op.Read more ›

Grosvenor: Triple Concerto

“As rivals, Benedetti, Grosvenor and Kanneh-Mason were powerful; as allies and advocates they are unstoppable.” (The Sunday Times) Announced today is the most recent addition to British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor’s discography on the Decca catalogue, his eighth with the label. Alongside two other celebrated classical artists — Nicola Benedetti and Sheku Kanneh-Mason — the trioRead more ›

Viviane Hagner returns to Rennes

Following the success of Viviane Hagner’s Bach Inspiration concerts in December, Viviane returns to Rennes for her final concert as Artist in Residence with the Orchestre National de Bretagne. She is currently preparing Walton’s Violin Concerto, under Welsh Conductor Grant Llewellyn. The Orchestre National de Bretagne is joined by members of the BBC National OrchestraRead more ›

New signing: Conductor Leonard Elschenbroich joins JBM for worldwide general management

JBM is delighted to announce the signing of German conductor Leonard Elschenbroich to our roster for worldwide general management. Described by the New York Times as “a musician of great technical prowess, intellectual curiosity and expressive depth,” Leonard Elschenbroich has performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras. A celebrated and award-winning cellist, his journey towardsRead more ›

Tess Jackson: “Come to the Cabaret!”

Rising young conductor Tess Jackson takes to the podium for her debut at the Volksoper Wien, where she is Musical Assistant, for performances of Cabaret on 30th March and 2nd April. Cabaret, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, is set in 1929–30 Berlin as the Nazi regime looms, focussing on theRead more ›

New signing: Augustin Dumay joins JBM for worldwide general management

JBM is delighted to announce the signing of French violinist and conductor, Augustin Dumay for worldwide general management. Dumay started his studies at the Paris Conservatoire at the age of ten, winning the coveted premier prix at the age of thirteen. A year later Dumay made his debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysée and theRead more ›

Release Day: Alpesh Chauhan’s ‘Tchaikovsky’

“Chauhan proves … that he loves Tchaikovsky and is not afraid to show it.” (Gramophone) British conductor Alpesh Chauhan’s latest album is released on Chandos Records today. The second of the series, Alpesh and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with whom Alpesh enjoys a special relationship, continue to explore the rich canon of Tchaikovsky’s orchestralRead more ›

Daniel Hyde appointed Musical Director of City of London Choir

The City of London Choir has announced the appointment of Daniel Hyde as its new Musical Director and Principal Conductor, effective from September 2024. Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge since 2019, Daniel Hyde brings a wealth of experience to his new role. A world-famous organist with an early background as a chorister atRead more ›

Mazzola extends his contract as MD of Lyric Opera of Chicago to 2031

Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola renews his partnership with the Lyric Opera of Chicago into the next decade, it was announced today. Since becoming Music Director in September 2021, Mazzola has led the company in numerous critically acclaimed productions, including Sir David McVicar’s new production of Verdi’s Macbeth: “Mazzola was firmly in command” (Musical America). OtherRead more ›

Enrique Mazzola: AIDA – Opera at its grandest!

Tomorrow, Enrique Mazzola conducts the opening night of Francesca Zambello’s striking production of Verdi’s Aida at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Aida, one of Verdi’s most glorious scores brings us the grandest of triumphal marches, contrasted with scenes of riveting intimacy for the principal characters. Michelle Bradley and Russell Thomas are the two main protagonistsRead more ›

Benjamin Grosvenor returns to Chicago Symphony Center

This Sunday, British virtuoso Benjamin Grosvenor returns to Chicago Symphony Center to make his solo recital debut as part of the prestigious SCP Piano Series. Following appearances in Santa Fe and at Duke University, Benjamin takes to Chicago’s stage with a programme including the US premiere of Faustian Pact by celebrated composer Brett Dean, writtenRead more ›