Shirley Higgins, conductor of St Mary’s signing choir, and members of the choir rehearsing at the school in Cabra. Photograph: Alan Betson 3:19

It’s often assumed that when profoundly deaf children are involved in any kind of musical performance it’s mainly for their therapeutic benefit: a (...)

Alexej Gorlatch: expanding the scale of his music-making

The opportunity was too good to miss. When I was invited to spend a few days in Lucerne for its piano festival, I realised that the festival’s Debut s(...)

Leif Ove Andsnes: ‘It doesn’t make sense to do a cycle of Beethoven piano concertos unless you’re sure you have something to say. I didn’t feel that that time was until now.’ Photograph: Getty

Leif Ove Andsnes’s latest project is The Beethoven Journey. The Norwegian pianist has already recorded the first and third piano concertos to great ac(...)