Julian Milone, whose elaboration of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor by way of an orchestration of Mendelssohn’s piano part made little sense

It looked like an interesting swap. Joshua Bell had been billed to open his NCH concert with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, in Bach’s Double (...)

Sergei Nakariakov: ‘In nearly 50 years of concert-going I have never encountered trumpet playing like this’

The four concerts I attended this week set me thinking about music’s moral and emotional power. In Plato’s ideal republic, music would be stric(...)

Conductor Killian Farrell (19) prepares for an ambitious Dublin performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Killian Farrell is a young man in a hurry. He took up the piano aged six, started conducting in his teens, and staged his first orchestral prod(...)