The Vanbrughs, whose final years at RTÉ were marked by patchy publicity and promotion, may well feel that they have had a narrow escape

A couple of years ago RTÉ announced changes to its support of chamber music. The national broadcaster didn’t propose to wipe the slate clean: RTÉ’s(...)

Composer Ian Wilson looks on as the Irish Chamber Orchestra gives a performance of his work at the stroke unit, Tallaght hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Despite the many benefits of new technologies, a surprising aspect of medicine for lay people is that 80 per cent of diagnoses arise from the history (...)

Ian Wilson: I try to encourage everyone within the business to come up with ideas.

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Paul Hillier: ‘Young people are much more open to contemporary serious music. They won’t have this existential crisis that they’re a concert of new choral music’

When Paul Hillier became artistic director of the National Chamber Choir six years ago, he probably had no accurate idea of what his future wou(...)

Ian Wilson: Stations

The stations of Ian Wilson’s 72-minute solo piano work are the Stations of the Cross. While the music is not intended to be programmatic, it doesn’(...)

Shiny Darkly

It’s remarkable to observe Eurosonic’s rise and rise in recent years. This writer first visited Groningen in 2005 for its annual showcase of the best (...)

The first opera production of the year was – where else? – in Cork last weekend, when the CIT Cork School of Music presented Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (above)

There’s something about opera and Cork. It’s not just that the city has a theatre called the Cork Opera House: it’s that Cork just won’t lie down w(...)

Ian Wilson: his interesting writing for strings was constantly supplanted by the jazz trio and its improvised solos

‘What isn’t music?”A composer put this twist on the classic question – what is music? – at a public interview during the Kilkenny Arts Festival. It wa(...)

Vadim Gluzman

To see why the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry is so special, and why it commands a listenership of more than seven million people via Euro(...)