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 ›