Having silenced a clutch of male critics, Erraught showed she has the X factor on stage at the NCH
The unique festival is spreading the word about its innovative approach to productions
O’Conor has done what many people thought impossible by putting Dublin on the piano map via the Dublin International Piano Competition. But now he worries for its future
Gilbert, conductor of the New York orchestra, will step down in 2017 after an innovative eight-season tenure that brought contemporary music to the fore. So, what next?
Doyle comes to the job as someone who knows how bruising the council can be to clients
Technical virtuosity was where it should be – a backdrop to effective communication with the audience
The principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra fell in love with music in his high chair. He taught himself piano at a young age and formed a symphony orchestra at 16 before falling into the ‘terrifying business’ of conducting
Soloist, conductor, narrator, singer, composer
Dublin was treated to the world premiere of the orchestra’s new commission, by Jonny Greenwood
The German cellist describes his typical day, from rehearsals to recordings
In the first Great Symphonies Close Up concert, Charles Hazlewood explores Dvorák and shows a flair for the apt metaphor
It’s easy to compare the approaches of different instrumentalists at Westport Festival of Chamber Music
New orchestra aims to unearth music from the classical period by ‘the lesser-known geniuses’
At Dundalk Gaol, the experimental composer doesn’t flinch, allowing the problems to run their course
St Flannan’s is a challenging acoustic for musicians; here their solution is an energetic approach
Pollstar figures show nearly 1.3 million tickets sold by Big Two Irish promoters in 2015 so far
Live acts announced for new Dublin festival including Lasertom, Little Xs for Eyes and Paddy Hanna
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The local music festival is upon us.
And, in another NCH show, Basel Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dennis Russell Davies memorably take on a major flop
The second year of the Ros Tapestry Suite saw top-notch piano performances of five commissioned compositions
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