NEW! THE PIANIST GEORGE HARLIONO IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

07/08/2018

George Harliono talks with Gregor Tassie

Valery Gergiev with George Harliono

Among the finalists for the 2018 Brit Awards was the brilliant young pianist George Harliono, unfortunately he didn’t win an award but certainly this seventeen-year-old has already been causing a stir in the classical music world. The young teenager George Harliono from Cambridge became a media celebrity a couple of years ago when he was invited to play with the Mariinsky Orchestra in Russia, and since which he has given several high-profile concerts in Russia and has played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, played at the Wigmore Hall, and this autumn will play at the Berlin Philharmonic. But he comes from a musical family for his older brother Joshua is studying violin at the Guildhall School of Music and his sister Adelaide plays cello in the National Children’s Orchestra. Read more

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NEW! A Major Work by Stanford to be Premiered – 99 Years Late!

20/07/2018

John Quinn discusses Stanford’s Mass Via Victrix, Op.173 with Adrian Partington

Adrian Partington conducting at the Three Choirs Festival,
July 2016 (c) Ash Mills

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NEW! THE CONDUCTOR ALEXANDER SLADKOVSKY IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

05/07/2018

Alexander Sladkovsky Talks to Gregor Tassie 

Alexander Sladkovsky

The recent highly praised recordings on Melodiya of Mahler and Shostakovich by Sladkovsky’s Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra reveal they are a top-class ensemble sharing comparisons with the finest Russian orchestras in Moscow and St Petersburg. Read more

NEW! THE TENOR RUSSELL THOMAS IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARIDA MOTA-BULL

07/05/2018

Russell Thomas interviewed by Margarida Mota-Bull

Russell Thomas

The first time I came across Russell Thomas was a couple of years ago and by pure chance while searching for tenor performances in Don Carlo on YouTube. In the long list that appeared, a video caught my attention, showing Mr Thomas in a duet with Anja Harteros. She was a household name in the operatic world but I didn’t know him. So, I watched it and listened carefully to Thomas’s voice. Its power, beauty and warmth impressed me immensely. Read more

NEW! RAFAL BLECHACZ IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN

05/05/2018

Rafal Blechacz talks to Geoffrey Newman

Rafal Blechacz © Marco Borggreve

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NEW! MARKUS POSCHNER IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

19/04/2018

Markus Poschner talks to Gregor Tassie

Markus Poschner (c) Reinhard Winkler

Born in a musical family in 1971 in Munich, Markus Poschner has become one of the most sought-after conductors in recent years. He has worked extensively in both opera and concerts, all the major European orchestras, and in the United States and the Far East. Currently Markus Poschner is general music director of Opera Linz and principal conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, which he shares with and the principal conductorship of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Locarno with whom he has made a highly regarded cycle of the Brahms symphonies. As he prepares his orchestra from Linz on their third UK tour he spoke to me about his career and ambitions in music. Read more

UPDATED! Carly Paoli at Cadogan Hall, Releases New Live Album and Teams Up with The Invictus Games Choir

18/04/2018

Updated 20 July 2018:

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The Invictus Games Choir team up with classical singer Carly Paoli for single release

‘Liberty’ by Carly Paoli featuring the Invictus Games Choir will raise funds for Help for Heroes

** LISTEN TO / BUY ‘LIBERTY’ HERE: fanlink.to/liberty **

Watch teaser video here: YOUTUBE

The single is released TODAY (July 20th 2018) and will also be included on Carly’s forthcoming album ‘Live At Cadogan Hall’, released August 24th 2018 on ABIAH Music. Read more

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