Karl-Heinz Steffens returns to Israeli Opera

Karl-Heinz Steffens conducts a run of ten performances of Don Giovanni at the Israeli Opera, opening this Sunday 19 March. The Kasper Holten production stars Alcantara German Enrique and Reich Oded as the eponymous nobleman. In July, Steffens returns to Israeli Opera for more Mozart, conducting a unique staged version of the Mozart Requiem createdRead more ›

Schumann and Brahms from Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor’s seventh album on Decca Classics is released today. This carefully-curated selection of solo piano works by the Schumanns and Brahms weaves a fascinating history through the lives and music of three of the most important figures in nineteenth-century music. The album opens with Robert’s Kreisleriana –  a tempestuous masterpiece of intricate dialogues – and alsoRead more ›

Christopher Moulds returns to Munich

This Spring sees Christopher Moulds return to the Bayerische Staatsoper to conduct Cavalli’s La Calisto and Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. Opening this Sunday 19 March and followed by three further performances, David Alden’s production of La Calisto stars Mary Bevan (Calisto), Milan Siljanov (Giove), Teresa Iervolino (Diana) and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Endimione). IlRead more ›

Olli Mustonen concludes two-season residency at the Camerata Zurich

This week, Olli Mustonen marks the end to his two seasons as the first Artist-in-Residence of the Camerata Zurich. This Sunday 19th March, Mustonen appears in triple role as conductor, pianist and composer, performing Rautavaara’s Pelimannit, Mustonen’s own Piano Quintet, Nielsen’s Little Suite and, joined by trumpeter Immanuel Richter, Shostakovich’s Concerto for Piano, Trumpet andRead more ›

Marwood in Madrid

Anthony Marwood returns to Madrid tonight to perform Thomas Adès’ Märchentänze for violin and orchestra with the Orquesta Nacional de España. Conducted by the composer, the final performance of the week on Sunday March 12 will be broadcast live from the Auditiorio Nacional de Música on Radio Clásica. The four Märchentänze (‘Dances from Fairytale’) were originally writtenRead more ›

Grant Llewellyn gives World Premiere of L’île des Jamais Trop Tard

A ten-year-old North Atlantic islander, Lise, polar animals stranded by melting sea ice, and the looming climate threat: under the baton of Grant Llewellyn, L’Orchestre National de Bretagne gives the world premiere of L’île des Jamais Trop Tard (The Island of Never Too Late), a symphonic tale by composer Sarah Lianne Lewis and playwright StéphaneRead more ›

Maria Włoszczowska returns to Leipzig

In celebration of the 1st prize she won at the the 2018 Leipzig International Bach Competition, Maria Włoszczowska returns to Leipzig this week. On 11 March at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Maria joins conductor Reinhard Goebel, fellow prize-winners Hed Yaron Meyerson and Maia Cabeza, and the Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, in a programme of concerti forRead more ›

Julian Bliss Septet at Ronnie Scott’s

The Julian Bliss Septet played to a packed club at Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London recently.  One of the oldest jazz clubs in the world, Ronnie Scott’s opened in 1959 and since that time have featured most of the legendary and popular names in modern jazz and jazz fusion.  Catch the group later in spring atRead more ›

Hyeyoon Park opens the Classix Festival

Internationally-acclaimed violinist Hyeyoon Park was the star performer for the opening night of the Classix Festival in Iasí, Romania last night with a sensational performance of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’. In the stunning surroundings of Iasi Cathedral with members of the Chamber Orchestra of the Philharmonic State of Moldova, conducted by Vlad Vizireanu, she drew myriadRead more ›

Viviane Hagner in Spain and Italy

February sees Viviane Hagner tour Spain and Italy. This week, Hagner is in San Sebastián (8 February) and Oviedo (13 February) with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. Under the baton of Trevor Pinnock, Hagner performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Later this month, Hagner is joined by Stephen Waarts, Karolina Errera, Anna Maria Wünsch, Mika Hakhnazaryan and EckartRead more ›