Karl-Heinz Steffens receives glowing reviews after New Zealand debut

This time last month, Karl-Heinz Steffens had just returned from his triumphant debut in New Zealand, after stepping in at short notice to conduct the Auckland Philharmonia in a programme of Bach and Bruckner. The performance on the 2nd of May at Auckland Town Hall opened with J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concertos No.5, BWV 1056 &Read more ›

Llewellyn: Sensory Friendly concert in North Carolina

On Saturday 1st June, Music Director Laureate Grant Llewellyn returns for his second sensory-friendly concert with North Carolina Symphony. This concert experience is welcoming to all families – it is specially designed for those with autism, sensory and communication impairments, and learning disabilities and includes repertoire such as Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Offenbach’s Can-Can. GrantRead more ›

Laura van der Heijden’s debut concerto album release on Chandos Records

Released today is cellist Laura van der Heijden’s debut concerto album on Chandos Records; the most recent in her rapidly growing discography. With the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth, Laura presents the premiere recording of Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s Cello Concerto “Earth, Sea, Air” having premiered the work with them in 2023. Written for vanRead more ›

World Premiere of Izcaray’s ‘Exultate’ in Paris

On the 21st May, the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France (ONDIF) will give the world premiere of Carlos Izcaray’s ‘Exultate’ in the Grande Salle of the Philharmonie de Paris, conducted by Music Director, Case Scaglione. Commissioned by ONDIF to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Orchestra, Izcaray composed the work between the autumn of 2023 and FebruaryRead more ›

Valo Quartet makes Finnish Debut

On Sunday 19th May, the Valo Quartet reunited to make its Finnish debut, closing the Helsinki Seriös 23-24 season performing a programme of Haydn, Szymanowski and Korngold in the Sibelius Academy Concert Hall. Violinists Maria Włoszczowska and Tim Crawford stayed on until Monday 20th May to lead masterclasses with students of the Sibelius Academy. NextRead more ›

Tito Muñoz concludes 10-year tenure at The Phoenix Symphony

After 10 years as the Virginia G. Piper Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony, Tito Muñoz’s tenure, one of the longest in the organisation’s history, will conclude this Sunday 12th May. The Phoenix Symphony has recently celebrated Tito Muñoz’s final season with a series of events between the 26th April – 12th May entitled ‘Tito’sRead more ›

Grosvenor performs Liszt across the US

Tonight, renowned Liszt interpreter Benjamin Grosvenor kicks-off his latest month-long tour of North America with a return to the National Symphony, Washington. He will perform Liszt’s sparkling Piano Concerto No. 1 on three consecutive nights (9, 10, 11), collaborating with conductor Anja Bihlmaier for the first time. Next week Benjamin travels to work with theRead more ›

Attacca Quartet joins JBM

We are delighted to welcome the Attacca Quartet to JBM for European (excluding Spain and Portugal) management. Based in New York, the group was formed by Amy Schroeder and Andrew Yee at the Julliard School. Their programming sets them apart from other ensembles – it is not unusual to hear them performing works by Beethoven and RadioheadRead more ›

Chauhan debuts with WASO

This evening, British conductor Alpesh Chauhan kicks-off a series of concerts with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. For his first visit to Perth, Chauhan takes to the podium for Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12 and Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor with violinist and WASO Concert Master Laurence Jackson. Next weekend, the orchestra is joined byRead more ›

JBM Artists at the 2024 BBC PROMS

We are proud to announce appearances by three JBM artists at this year’s BBC Proms. First, cellist Laura van der Heijden takes to the Royal Albert Hall stage on 26 July for Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s concerto Earth, Sea, Air with the BBC Scottish Symphony conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth. Next on 5 August, Proms favourite pianist BenjaminRead more ›