NEW! The Pursuit of Discovery: An Interview with Conductor John Storgårds

26/02/2016

 The Pursuit of Discovery: An Interview with Conductor John Storgårds

John Storgårds © Heikki Tuuli

John Storgårds © Heikki Tuuli

Over the last five years or so, Finnish conductor John Storgårds has seemed to be everywhere: his compelling performances with the BBC Philharmonic, his Proms appearances, his recent recordings of the complete Sibelius and Nielsen symphonies for Chandos, and many other recordings on Ondine, including his new Zemlinsky. Yet Maestro Storgårds, now 52, really only picked up a baton some twenty years ago, having spent most of his early career as a violinist and concertmaster. Even his early focus as a conductor was hardly standard: he endlessly sought out the scores of hitherto-neglected Finnish and Nordic composers, often premiering their works and recording them for the first time. These projects are still ongoing, perhaps even accelerating, and have been sufficiently extensive that the conductor already has over fifty recordings to his name. Read more

NEW! London Brass and O Duo at Wigmore Hall – The 2016 Annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert

16/02/2016

London Brass and O Duo at Wigmore Hall – The 2016 Annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at 7.30pm

Leading Brass and Percussion ensembles visit Wigmore Hall in a varied programme of original works and special arrangements Read more

NEW! High Quality Singing at Major RNCM Vocal Competition

11/02/2016

High Quality Singing at Major RNCM Vocal Competition

Competition Final of the 31st Annual Frederic Cox Award for Singing,Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 2.2.2016. (RJF) Read more

NEW! The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as Music Director

05/02/2016

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (c) LA Phil/Vern-Evans.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (c) LA Phil/Vern Evans.

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as Music Director Read more

NEW! The Barbican’s Artist Spotlight in 2015/16 is on Celebrated Soprano Renée Fleming

23/01/2016

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Renée Fleming (c) Andrew Eccles/Decca

THE BARBICAN’S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT IN 2015/16 IS ON CELEBRATED SOPRANO RENÉE FLEMING

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NEW! Entering the Eclectic Universe of Pianist Stephen Hough

11/01/2016

 Entering the Eclectic Universe of Pianist Stephen Hough

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NEW! Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of ENB, Awarded a CBE for her Services to Ballet

31/12/2015

Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has been awarded a CBE for her services to ballet in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours.

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Tamara Rojo (c) Johan Persson

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NEW! Music Theatre Wales Celebrates as Artistic Directors are Awarded MBEs

31/12/2015

Music Theatre Wales celebrates as Artistic Directors

Michael McCarthy and Michael Rafferty awarded MBEs in New Year Honours List

1_Michael McCarthy (l) & Michael Rafferty (r)_photo credit_Helen Griffiths

Michael McCarthy (l) & Michael Rafferty (r) (c) Helen Griffiths

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