RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, which is without a principal conductor and recently lost its leader, Helena Wood

The Government has spoken about the future of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Last week the Cabinet “authorised the initiation of discussions on (...)

Heading to Bantry for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival: Cédric Pescia,  Fiona Kelly, Nurit Stark, David Faber and Dudok Quartet, and Nathalia Milstein

  Nathalia Milstein Nathalia Milstein, French pianist Why the piano? My father is pianist. My mother is a violist. So I was sur(...)

Sae Yoon Chon, from South Korea, became the first Asian winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition

The triennial Dublin International Piano Competition is catching up. Last time around, in 2015, it chose its first ever female winner, France’s Nathal(...)

Fiachra Garvey rehearsing at home in Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow with his sheep dog Luas. He set up the West Wicklow Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sunday, May 13 Benjamin Appl  NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin 3pm 15 nch.ie On the evidence of the number of concerts he has been giving he(...)

Nikolay Khozyainov: 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition winner

TUESDAY 13 Nikolay Khozyainov (piano) NCH, Dublin 8pm €12-€20 nch.ie – The Dublin International Piano Competition’s promotional cycle is getting into(...)

Anna Devin: she is one of those singers whose sheer fluency and ease of command can quite mask the extremity of some of the demands she masters in performance

The first half of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s concert under Kaspars Putnins at the National Concert Hall last Wednesday was devoted to m(...)

Czech mezzo soprano Magdalena Kozená is the soloist with Le Concert d’Astrée at the NCH on Thursday

  Piano Gourmand Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway, Sunday February 4th, 3pm & 4.30pm, €20/€18/€6 per concert, €30/€27/€10 for both mu(...)

In rehearsal at the National Concert Hall ahead of the  Chamber Music Gathering,  were, from left, David McElroy (violin), Siun Milne (violin), Ed Creedon (viola), Beth McNinch (viola) and Christopher Ellis (cello). Photograph: Mark Stedman

The National Concert Hall held its second Chamber Music Gathering last Saturday. The hall’s chief executive Simon Taylor describes the three-concert e(...)

“Nathalia Milstein made plenty of sound, but her personal voice doesn’t yet seem capable of carrying the full import.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there is one thing Nathalia Milstein, winner of last year’s Dublin International Piano Competition, is not lacking, it is guts. For the competitio(...)