Pianist Duncan Honeybourne in conversation with Robert Beattie

New piano music emerges from the Covid lockdown

Duncan Honeybourne © Kris Worsley Photography

Duncan Honeybourne gave his first London recital at 15 and his first BBC broadcast recital at 17. He was a prize-winner at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he graduated with First Class Honours and later received the honorary award of HonRBC for professional distinction. His teachers included Rosemarie Wright, Philip Martin, John York and Dame Fanny Waterman, and he completed his studies in London for three years with Mikhail Kazakevich on a Goldenweiser Scholarship awarded by the Sheepdrove Trust.

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BBC Two will broadcast Mozart’s Requiem from English National Opera on 14 November

English National Opera (ENO) is delighted to announce that BBC Two is to broadcast Mozart’s Requiem from English National Opera on Saturday 14 November at 7pm. Presented by Danielle de Niese, it has been performed and recorded specially for a lockdown television audience at the London Coliseum, with strict safety measures in place for the performers, crew and presenter.

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St John’s Smith Square’s 35th Christmas Festival with live audience and streamed live

St John’s Smith Square postpones live concerts throughout November but announces
35th Christmas Festival

Further to the Government announcement of new national restrictions, St John’s Smith Square will not be operating any public events between Thursday 5th November and Wednesday 2nd December inclusive.  SJSS are working to reschedule all concerts due to take place during this period to new dates in 2021. 

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PIANIST ELEONOR BINDMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE

Pianist Eleonor Bindman talks to Robert Beattie

Eleonor Bindman (c) Masataka Suemitsu

Eleonor Bindman is a New York based pianist and chamber musician who has received extensive praise for her piano transcriptions. The New York Times commented on her ‘lively, clear textured and urbane’ performances and ‘impressive clarity of purpose and a full grasp of the music’s spirit’. Eleonor has appeared at Carnegie Hall, The 92 Street Y, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and on solo concerto engagements with the National Music Week Orchestra, the Staten Island Symphony, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the New York Youth Symphony, and The Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra of Moscow, Russia. She is a prize winner of the New Orleans, Busoni and Jose Iturbi international piano competitions and is a recipient of a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts award.

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Young Concert Artists announces 2020 events

Young Concert Artists announces 60th anniversary season

The 60th anniversary season of the Young Concert Artists opens on 21 October with a concert streaming live from Merkin Hall that will feature performances by an array of artists representing YCA’s remarkable history. The program will include solo and chamber works by Ravel, Bach, Handel and Higdon, as well as the world premiere of a partita for solo violin by YCA Composer Chris Rogerson. (Rogerson is represented by Young Concert Artists, Inc., and served as YCA Composer-in-Residence from 2010-2012. In 2016, he joined the Musical Studies Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.)

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‘Man of the People’: The 15th International Malcolm Arnold Festival online in October 2020

The 15th International Malcolm Arnold Festival
‘A Man of the People’
17 – 18 October 2020
Live-streamed and FREE to view

‘A Man of the People’ is the theme of this year’s Malcolm Arnold Festival; the annual celebration packed with music, films and talks on this multi-faceted composer and his music. Available online for the first time, listeners will be able to join proceedings via the website portal over 17th – 18th October 2020: for more information click here.

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A Suitable Stirring Solution for the Pandemic

Eternal gratitude is what I feel when my excellent ear training for the musicality of the spoken word is needed. Whatever the situation. It goes back to the time I was at London University’s Institute of Education, studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Music Education, just specifically introduced for Music two years earlier. It would … Read more

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces a series of streamed performances

Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s streamed performances in October

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra continues its commitment to bringing world-class music to audiences at home throughout October, with four evening chamber concerts filmed at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh and two lunchtime concerts live-streamed from St Andrews University.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) today announces six further streamed concerts throughout October as part of its autumn Season, featuring music by Brahms, Handel, Coleridge-Taylor and Philidor.

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