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.

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 ›

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 ›