Concert Draws Out Similarities and Contrasts between Composers Vasks and Metcalf


Vale of Glamorgan Festival 5 – Vasks, Metcalf: Maxim Rysanov (viola), Alice Neary (cello), members of BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Edwin Outwater (conductor), Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 20.5.2016. (PCG) Read more

Moscow State Symphony Offers Feast of Superb Performances


Shostakovich, Prokofiev: Noriko Ogawa (piano), Moscow State Symphony Orchestra / Pavel Kogan (conductor), St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 17.5.2016 [PCG] Read more

Accordion Music and Two New String Quartets in an Art Gallery


Vale of Glamorgan Festival 3 – Sørensen, Boden, Lindberg, Hudry: Andreas Borregard (accordion), Tana Quartet, Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff, 13.5.2016. (PCG) Read more

Good Reception for Three Premieres of Distinction from BBC NOW


Vale of Glamorgan Music Festival 2 – Boden, Puw, Vasks: Madeleine Mitchell (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales cond. Edwin Outwater, Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 12.5.2016. (PCG) Read more

A Strong Sense of Form and Far More than Four Mallets from 4-Mality


Rafnsson, Du Plessis, Bradley, Norman, Marino, Hastings: 4-Mality (Jan Bradley, Sophie Hastings, Mark Norman, Sam Wilson). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 29.4.2016. (GP) Read more

Enjoyable Evening in Italy with Welsh Sinfonia


Schubert, Giacotto, Martello, Barber, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn: Gillian Taylor (oboe), Robin Stowell (violin), Welsh Sinfonia / Mark Eager (conductor), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 30 April 2016 (PCG) Read more

Indefatigable Jac van Steen Premieres Music by Welsh Composers


Sayers, Grainger, Humphries, Furber, Jones: COMPOSITION WALES. BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 28.4.2016 (PCG) Read more

Olena Tokar Displays Sensitive and Subtle Artistry in Lesser Known Repertoire


Respighi, Liszt, Korngold: Olena Tokar (soprano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Damian Iorio (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 26 April 2016 (PCG) Read more

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