Maria Włoszczowska makes Hong Kong debut

This Saturday 26 November, Maria Włoszczowska makes her Hong Kong debut at the Musicus Fest 10th Anniversary Concert directing the newly founded ensemble Musicus Soloists Hong Kong. She performs Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor, RV 104, La Notte and directs works by Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Rameau in a programme which also features Mozart’s Piano ConcertoRead more ›

Grosvenor at Carnegie Hall

Benjamin Grosvenor returned to Carnegie Hall last week – this time with Orchestra of St Luke’s to kick off their 22/23 season at the prestigious venue. Benjamin performed a dazzling interpretation of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 conducted by Harry Bicket, followed by Liszt’s Gnomenreigen as an encore to a very enthusiastic audience. Next, Benjamin takesRead more ›

Alpesh Chauhan OBE

Yesterday at Windsor Castle, conductor Alpesh Chauhan was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Services to the Arts by His Majesty King Charles III. Alpesh was awarded the honour in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2022 when he commented: ‘It is a very happyRead more ›

Andrew Litton jumps in with the Seattle Symphony

Due to visa-processing issues which made it impossible for Alexander Shelley to appear, Andrew Litton stepped in at short notice this month for three performances with the Seattle Symphony, which as luck would have it, fell in the one available period in his autumn diary. The programme included the world premiere of  Antiphaser, a concertoRead more ›

Henning Kraggerud back in Liverpool

Henning Kraggerud returns to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Finnish conductor Emilia Hoving. Continuing his close relationship with the Royal Northern College of Music, he travels on to Manchester to work with its students in a violin masterclass. For further information about hisRead more ›

Hyeyoon Park in Koblenz

This Sunday 6th November, Hyeyoon Park returns to the International Music Festival Koblenz for the Festival’s Closing Concert. With the Georgian Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Raiskin, Hyeyoon performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto at the Electoral Palace. Find out more here.

Tito Muñoz steps in to conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Bravo to Tito Muñoz for stepping in at the eleventh hour to conduct the BBC last week. The programme included Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour, Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Eric Lu, and Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra. “Muñoz’s pacing was masterfully gauged […] He certainly had the SSO playing their best so far thisRead more ›

Podcast: Vinay Parameswaran ‘On Record’

This week Vinay Parameswaran appears on Julia Figueras’ podcast ‘On Record’ with violinist Tai Murray. Vinay and Tai will be joining the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra this week for two performances of Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5. In this episode, they discuss the extraordinary language of Marsalis and the exquisite sonoritiesRead more ›

Grant Llewellyn salutes America

Music Director Laureate Grant Llewellyn celebrates his return to the North Carolina Symphony this season with an all-American programme. Featuring titans of the American tradition, the programme includes Copland: Quiet City, Barber: Violin Concerto, starring Geneva Lewis, Ives: The Unanswered Question, and Bernstein: Fancy Free. More details here.

Glowing reviews for the Tallis Scholars’ recent tour in Australia

After a hugely successful Australian tour, The Tallis Scholars have been receiving some wonderful reviews of their concerts in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Suzannah Conway for Limelight  “[A]stonishing technical skills and quality of these elite voices […] Phillips directed with complete command of the complexity of the piece”. “[A] splendid and powerful performance by singersRead more ›