Piano Quartet dazzles in Cologne

Bravo to Hyeyoon Park, Benjamin Grosvenor and their fellow musicians Kian Soltani and Timothy Ridout on a sensational chamber performance last night at Kölner Philharmonie. These four world-class musicians delivered an exciting programme which included repertoire by Bridge, Schumann and Fauré. Next, Hyeyoon performs Korngold’s Violin Concerto in Mainz, and Benjamin performs Britten’s Piano ConcertoRead more ›

‘The Genius of Gershwin’: Julian Bliss Septet at Ronnie Scott’s

On Sunday 5th March, the Julian Bliss Septet will be performing at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the home of jazz in the UK. Their programme, The Genius of Gershwin, celebrates the composer’s genius and his amazing talent for combining classical music with jazz. The septet will be performing some of his most beloved tunes, includingRead more ›

Francesca Dego debuts with LSO on Apple Music

LSO and Apple Music have released “A New Dawn” a powerful collection of familiar and lesser-known works, featuring the star violinist Francesco Dego in Bologne’s Concerto Op.5 no.2 in A major, which was featured as Gramophone’s video of the day earlier this week. For Francesca, Bologne’s music is a fairly recent discovery. “When first introducedRead more ›

Henning Kraggerud directs the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra


Juho Pohjonen makes Taiwan debut

Juho Pohjonen starts 2023 making his debut in Taiwan. He begins with performances of chamber music by Brahms, Chausson and Turina in Taipei and Yunlin, before performing Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1 on 12 January with the Taiwan Philharmonic under the baton of Stefan Asbury. More on the programmes here: Chamber: https://npac-nso.org/en/concerts/doc-gc6pc9cgij Concerto: https://npac-nso.org/en/concerts/doc-gc6pcsdjvp

Benjamin Grosvenor’s forthcoming album

Decca Classics has announced Benjamin Grosvenor’s latest album ‘Schumann & Brahms’ from which Schumann’s Romance op.28 no.2 has been released today, ahead of the full album in mid-March. Grosvenor takes Robert Schumann’s haunting Kreisleriana as his starting point in his new album, Schumann & Brahms. This eight-movement work portrays the mercurial personality of the fictional Johannes Kreisler, createdRead more ›

Enrique Mazzola joins JBM

JBM is delighted to welcome conductor Enrique Mazzola to the roster for worldwide general management. He is Music Director at Lyric Opera, Chicago and also holds titles at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bregenzer Festspiele. Enrique is currently on tour with the Orchestre National de France and returns to the Royal Festival Hall on 18 JanuaryRead more ›

Julian Bliss on tour with John Mackey’s Clarinet Concerto

This week, Julian Bliss begins his tour of John Mackey’s Clarinet Concerto Divine Mischief with the Baylor University School of Music Wind Ensemble and Director of Bands Eric Wilson. Starting at Baylor University in Waco (16 Dec), with further performances in Broken Arrow, OK (18 Dec), St. Louis, MO (19 Dec) and West Aurora, ILRead more ›

Steffens performs Copland and Mahler in a double-role performance

This Friday and Saturday (9 & 10 December) with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Karl-Heinz Steffens picks up his clarinet for Copland’s Clarinet Concerto before he draws breath to conduct Mahler 5. Prior to his conducting career, Steffens was a highly respected solo clarinettist who also held several orchestral positions culminating in the successive posts ofRead more ›

Maria Włoszczowska makes Hong Kong debut

This Saturday 26 November, Maria Włoszczowska makes her Hong Kong debut at the Musicus Fest 10th Anniversary Concert directing the newly founded ensemble Musicus Soloists Hong Kong. She performs Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor, RV 104, La Notte and directs works by Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Rameau in a programme which also features Mozart’s Piano ConcertoRead more ›