John Wilson, principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, during rehearsals at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra fell in love with music in his high chair. He taught himself piano at a young(...)

Keith Pascoe: a violinist who comes at his subject at times from an almost proprietorial perspective

A talk by Keith Pascoe in the NCH Insights series focused on the changing relationship between the two instruments

John Buckley is one of the most fastidious craftsmen, and the orchestra gives him the greatest palette

The composer compiles a classic Horizons programme at the NCH; and NI Opera bares all, with mixed results

Jennifer Walshe: seems to feel like a musical foundling who arrived in the world with enthusiasms that don’t fit with the culture around her. Photograph: Eugene Langan, copyright Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland

What, you haven’t heard of Zaftig Giolla or the Guinness Dadaists? Let Jennifer Walshe enlighten you

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