Llewellyn: Beethoven Celtique in Brittany

Grant Llewellyn, together with his compatriot Bryn Terfel and the Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Nunez, opens the season with the Orchestre National de Bretagne this week with a typically enterprising programme entitled Beethoven Celtique. The movements of Beethoven Symphony no.7 will be interspersed by a number of Beethoven’s Irish, Scottish and Welsh songs which have beenRead more ›

Karl-Heinz Steffens season opening in Norrkӧping

This week Karl-Heinz Steffens embarks upon his 2nd season as Music Director of the Norrkӧping Symphony Orchestra. The concerts include Sibelius’ atmospheric Oceanides and Symphony no.2; to complete the programme, the American violinist Esther Yoo joins them to perform Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. Details HERE.  

A thrilling start to the new season for Benjamin Grosvenor

It’s a busy start to the new season for Benjamin Grosvenor who performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 at the BBC Proms on Tuesday evening with the Hallé conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Catch up HERE. Benjamin returns to the Hallé later this month for performances of Ravel in G at the Bridgewater Hall before embarkingRead more ›

Julian Bliss Septet joins JBM for worldwide management

JBM is delighted to welcome the Julian Bliss Septet to the roster. Formed in 2010, the group quickly became widely known for their inspiring jazz-fuelled shows, which have captivated audiences across the globe. Their dazzling virtuosity, extraordinary musicianship and charming humour shine through in their programmes of swing, Latin, American and jazz music. James BrownRead more ›

New release by Francesca Dego

Francesca Dego’s new release on CHANDOS of the first volume of Mozart Violin Concerti has been widely praised for its fresh approach and first-class musicianship. Recorded with Sir Roger Norrington and the RSNO, Francesca’s latest disc recently received a glowing four star review in The Times: “For singing beauties of an instrumental kind, look noRead more ›

Moulds is back in Moscow

Christopher Moulds has returned to Moscow where he conducts the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and fine casts in a series of three Handel Operas: Rodelinda, Tamerlano and Guilo Cesare. The concert performances will all take place at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on 3rd, 9th and 15th September respectively. 3/9/21 – https://meloman.ru/concert/gendel-rodelinda-koroleva-langobardov/ 9/9/21 – https://meloman.ru/concert/gendel-tamerlan/ 15/9/21 –Read more ›

Mustonen starts 2021 season in Turku

As Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Olli Mustonen is back with the Turku Philharmonic after the summer break. Their first concerts are 9 and 10 September when violist Laurance Power joins them for Shchedrin’s brilliant Concerto dolce. The programme begins in a contemporary mood with Durch einen Spiegel and concludes with the familiar music ofRead more ›

Krzyzowa Music Festival 2021

Krzyzowa Music, of which Viviane Hagner is Artistic Director is back in full swing for its seventh season. The musicians are all there busy preparing for concerts which take place from 26th August to 5th September at a range of stunning venues. JBM artist Olli Mustonen joins the festival as pianist and composer, taking partRead more ›

Zlata Chochieva performs piano rarities

Zlata is at the Husum Piano Festival “Rarities of Piano Music” in Germany this week. The performances take place at Husum Castle and her programme includes pieces by Henry Cowell, Pierre Sancan, Edvard Grieg and Nikolaj Medtner amongst others. It will be broadcast live on Deutschlandfunk Kultur on 20th August and available to stream afterwardsRead more ›

Benjamin Grosvenor in Hamburg

Celebrated British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has been enjoying a busy summer – with recent recitals at the presitigious Radio France Festival in Montpellier and at La Roque in the South of France. Next he travels to Hamburg for two performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 this Saturday with Mo. Kent Nagano and the Philharmonisches StaatsorchesterRead more ›