NEW! A Q&A WITH ITALIAN BARITONE FRANCO VASSALLO

16/04/2018

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Franco Vassallo is an acclaimed interpreter of leading Verdi roles – amongst many others – in the world’s most important opera houses (including Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Opéra de Paris, London’s Royal Opera House and New York’s Metropolitan Opera). He has just sung Scarpia for the first time in Puccini’s Tosca at the Staatsoper Hamburg in the Robert Carsen production and performed with Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann. Read more

NEW! A First Charity Classical Music Concert at Finchcocks on 27 May

12/04/2018

Broadwood Piano Concert At Finchcocks

Finchcocks, a renowned piano museum turned contemporary piano school, has announced it will be hosting its first charity classical music concert this May. The concert is being organised in collaboration with John Broadwood and Sons, taking place on the 27th May 2018 and starting at 7.30pm. The intimate evening of music will celebrate the bicentenary of the delivery of one of Thomas Broadwood’s best pianos to Beethoven.

Finchcocks Manor House

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NEW! MICHAEL SANDERLING IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

04/04/2018

Michael Sanderling talks to Gregor Tassie

Michael Sanderling (c) Marco Borgreeve

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01/04/2018

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NEW! Trinity Laban Moves to Abolish All-Male Composer Concerts

09/03/2018

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Leading international music college moves to abolish all-male composer concerts

Harriet Harman launches Venus Blazing at Trinity Laban (c) Juno Snowdon

Harriet Harman launches ‘Venus Blazing’, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance’s campaign to celebrate music by ‘missing’ women composers Read more

NEW! ARABELLA STEINBACHER IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

09/03/2018

Interview with Arabella Steinbacher

Arabella Steinbacher (c) Sammy Hart

When I spoke with Arabella Steinbacher, she was half way through a tour with the Orchestre National de Lille in Southern France playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and conductor Mark Shanahan. The bitterly cold weather allowed the German violinist some extra time in her hotel to speak with me about her early career and her inspirations for what has been a busy calling embracing the standard classical repertoire and explorations of less known 20th century repertoire. Read more

NEW! THE CONDUCTOR LAURENCE EQUILBEY IN CONVERSATION WITH COLIN CLARKE

23/02/2018

Laurence Equilbey on La Seine Musicale, Insula Orchestra and Female Composers

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La Seine Musicale (c) CD92/Olivier Ravoire.

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NEW! Newly Discovered Song by Alma Mahler to be Performed in Oxford and Newbury

22/02/2018

Kokoschka’s Doll and The Art of Love, incorporating Einsamer Gang will be performed in Oxford and Newbury

Alma Mahler

It is well known that in addition to the fourteen songs by Alma Mahler published in her lifetime, several dozen more – perhaps as many as one hundred – were written and have been lost or destroyed. One of those ‘lost’ songs, Einsamer Gang (Lonely Walk), has recently been discovered and will be given its UK premiere performances by Rozanna Madylus and Counterpoise at the Wagner 1900 conference in Oxford (April) and at the Newbury Spring Festival (May). Read more

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