Henning Kraggerud takes his Goldbergs to Ireland

This week, Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud takes his acclaimed arrangement for strings of J S Bach’s Goldberg Variations to Ireland for performances with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, to whom he is no stranger. Play/direct performances across Ireland on 7th, 8th, and 9th March also include talks by Henning as he unlocks this intricate and endlesslyRead more ›

Francesca Dego’s Chandos release of Brahms and Busoni

Today sees the release of Italian-American violinist Francesca Dego’s latest concerto album alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra and their Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska. Having performed the Brahms since she was a teenager, and no stranger to taking the Busoni to the concert platform, the release of Francesca Dego’s latest album on the Chandos labelRead more ›

Alpesh Chauhan: ’Big Bruckner’ with the BBC SSO

Performing the last notes ever written by the composer, this week Alpesh Chauhan conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner’s 9th Symphony at Glasgow City Halls and The Glasshouse in Gateshead. With the two hundredth anniversary of his birth just around the corner in September, the concert at The Glasshouse brings to a closeRead more ›

Vinay Parameswaran conducts Vixens this Spring

Over the next three months, Vinay Parameswaran will conduct two productions of Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen. Vinay has been in rehearsal with Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) since January and their production will open on the 29th of February at the Corbett Auditorium. Vinay will then return to the Curtis Institute of Music,Read more ›

Tito Muñoz makes Carnegie Hall debut

On Tuesday 27th February, Tito Muñoz will make his Carnegie Hall debut in a sold-out performance of Carl Orff’s iconic work, Carmina Burana as part of Carnegie Hall’s city-wide festival, ‘Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice’. Tito will lead over 200 musicians in the Stern Auditorium, consisting of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Westminster Symphonic Choir,Read more ›

Benjamin’s Busoni in Berlin

This weekend, Benjamin Grosvenor makes his much-anticipated debut at the Berlin Philharmonie with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and their Music Director Robin Ticciati. Benjamin performs Busoni’s Piano Concerto in the city the composer himself called home in the years until his death in 1924. Himself an incomparable virtuoso, Busoni’s extravagant, five-movement concerto is rarely performed, not leastRead more ›

Julian Bliss on tour with Royal Northern Sinfonia

Julian Bliss is performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and principal conductor Dinis Sousa this week across the UK. He is performing at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham tonight (Tuesday 20th February), in Birmingham Town Hall on Wednesday 21st, Beacon Hall in Bristol on Thursday 22nd. Julian will conclude theRead more ›

Olli Mustonen joins the Mozart-Mustonen Festival in Bratislava.

Olli Mustonen is in Slovakia this week as the main guest of the Konvergencie festival in Bratislava. For their ninth winter edition the festival looks at the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in dialogue with the compositions of Olli Mustonen. “Olli Mustonen is an exceptional personality in the world of classical music. Like Mozart, heRead more ›

Viviane Hagner is awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

The president of the German Federal Republic, Frank Walter Steinmeier, awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz) to Viviane Hagner for her work on the cultural exchange between Germany and Poland at Krzyżowa festival. The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany is the only federal decoration ofRead more ›

Tess Jackson’s blossoming relationship with NYO

Tess Jackson, Associate Conductor of the NYO, has spent the last week working on a special project with the organisation. Although only in its second year and following its huge success in 2023, the ‘NYO Inspire’ programme provides unbiased opportunities to hundreds of teenage musicians to join in musical fellowship and work on key elementsRead more ›