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The Heath Quartet - photo by Simon Way
The Heath Quartet - photo by Simon Way. L to R: Chris Murray, cello; Oliver Heath, violin; Sara Wolstenholme, violin; Gary Pomeroy, violia.

Heath Quartet releases albums, performs at Wigmore, and more

The Heath Quartet, which plays with “a winsome blend of impetuosity and discipline” (The Washington Post), has just completed a stint as Middlebury College‘s first-ever string-quartet-in-residence. The residency featured the Heath performing the six Bartók quartets (which…

Ran Dank at San Miguel de Allende

This weekend, pianist Ran Dank offers two recital programs for San Miguel de Allende. Program 1 includes Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, and Beethoven; Program 2 is (wholly different) works by Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Watch Dank…

Zuill Bailey, cello
Zuill Bailey, cello. Photo by Diane Sierra.

Zuill Bailey Launched the Northwest Bach Festival this week

This week Zuill Bailey launched the Northwest Bach Festival (where Bailey is Artistic Director), joining the Matt Herskowitz Piano Jazz Trio in an opening-night performance, offering his “Bach’s Lunch” today, and leading chamber concerts through…

Ursula Oppens, piano
Ursula Oppens, piano. Photo by Steve J. Sherman.

Ursula Oppens at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards

Pianist Ursula Oppens strolls the red carpet at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards with her artistic and personal partner Jerome Lowenthal.  Oppens was nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for the Cedille Records release featuring her recording of Frederic Rzewski’s…

Anthony Marwood, violin
Anthony Marwood, violin. Photo by Pia Johnson.

Anthony Marwood in St. Louis, Boston, and Miami Beach

Well established in Europe and Australia as leader/soloist with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Norwegian and Swedish Chamber Orchestras, Camerata Bern, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Anthony…

Alina Ibragimova, violin
Alina Ibragimova, violin. Photo by Eva Vermandel.

Alina Ibragimova with the Boston Symphony and Montreal Symphony

Alina Ibragimova’s debut performances at the Boston Symphony included the Hartmann Concerto funebre and the Haydn Violin Concerto in C Major: “Ibragimova’s faultlessly elegant playing captured it adroitly.” – The Boston Globe, Feb. 19, 2016…

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Photo by Sim Cannety-Clarke.

Marc-Andre Hamelin at Carnegie Hall

Last week Marc-André Hamelinperformed a solo recital at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, with a program featuring works by Mozart, Ravel, Busoni, himself, and Liszt. “Mr. Hamelin, having spent much of his early career exploring pianistic showpieces…

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Ken-David Masur, conductor. Photo by Beth Ross Buckley.

Ken-David Masur with the Boston Symphony, and worldwide

Conductor Ken-David Masur enjoyed an international end to 2015, a year anchored by three subscription weeks with the Boston Symphony (where he is Assistant Conductor). World-wide dates included programs of Grieg, Vaughan Williams, Ravel, and…

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Jacques Lacombe, conductor. Photo by Philippe Champoux.

Jacques Lacombe in New Jersey, Montreal, Omaha, and more…

Maestro Jacques Lacombe began the year in Canada, leading a program of Paganini, Tchaikovsky and Coulthard with the Edmonton Symphony and this week leads his home orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, in their annual Winter…

Till Fellner, piano
Till Fellner, piano. Photo by Jean Baptiste Millot.

Till Fellner playing Mozart in Berlin and Chicago

This December, pianist Till Fellner joined Bernard Haitink and the Berlin Philharmonic, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503. Enjoy this charming interview in German with Fellner and Berlin Philharmonic cellist Knut Weber,…

Zuill Bailey, cello
Zuill Bailey, cello. Photo by Diane Sierra.

Zuill Bailey: Haydn in London and Peru

Last month Zuill Bailey returned for several appearances to the International Wimbledon Music Festival in London – a solo recital, a premiere of a new chamber work by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin, a masterclass, and…

Rob Kapilow
Rob Kapilow - photo by John Johansen.

Rob Kapilow in New York, Toronto, and DC

Conductor, educator, pianist and public speaker Rob Kapilow brought his renowned What Makes It Great?®  program to Merkin Hall this week, exploring Schumann’s Piano Quintet. In January, Kapilow leads What Makes It Great?®  with the Toronto Symphony, exploring Mozart Symphony No.…

Juilliard Quartet on tour and at Lincoln Center

In the midst of a busy fall season, the Juilliard Quartet was hailed for the first of their two annual concerts at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall: “Bittersweetness tinged the Juilliard String Quartet’s first Lincoln Center performance…

Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Dawn Upshaw, soprano. Photo by Brooke Irish.

Dawn Upshaw in collaborations and solo recitals

After Summer dates at Tanglewood, Chautauqua and Ravinia (where she performed with the chamber orchestra The Knights), soprano Dawn Upshaw has launched into a busy Fall season. She kicked things off with fellow soprano-explorers Lucy…

JACK Quartet
JACK Quartet - photo by Shervin Lainez. L to R: Jay Campbell, cello; John Pickford Richards, violin; Christopher Otto, violin; Austin Wulliman, viola.

JACK Quartet in Madrid, New York, Bogota, Frankfurt and beyond

JACK Quartet enjoyed Summer dates at the Ottawa Chamberfest, the Music Academy of the West, in Lucerne and at the Salzburg Festival, before returning home to New York for the opening of the Miller Theatre season, performing a…