A beautifully reserved account of the Cello Concerto from Alban Gerhardt

It’s time to start figuring out how the circle is going to be squared. RTÉ has issued a five-year strategy document covering the years 2018 to 2022. I(...)

Saturday, February 17 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra NCH, Dublin; 8pm; €40-€80; also Sunday 3.15pm, €15/€10; and Sunday 8pm, €19.50-€45; nch.ie The Cze(...)

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov:  ‘What he does with his hands is technically incredible,’ according to one of  the world’s greatest living pianists,  Martha Argerich

There was a real sense of special occasion for last week’s NCH debut by the of the 26-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. And why not? Trifonov (...)

Nathalie Stutzmann, RTÉ NSO’s principal guest conductor, conducts five concerts in the 2017-2018 season. Photograph: Simon Fowler

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its new concert season, which will run from September 8th to May 25th, 2018.  Frenc(...)

Swedish soprano Maria Keohane: gets to the heart of everything with unfailing potency and point. Photograph: Anna Thorbjörnsson

The sheer scale of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival is always challenging to come to terms with. There’s music from morning to night, and the e(...)

Hans Pfitzner wrote three cello concertos, the first as a 19-year-old in 1888 (eight years before the première of Dvorak’s great Concerto in B (...)