Clara Schumann

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Tiffany Qiu. Photograph: Olivia da Costa

KATYA APEKISHEVA Russian-Israeli What was the musical highpoint of the last 18 months? It was so unbelievably crazy and challenging, that time. Our (...)

Pianist Ellen Jansson will be playing Fanny Mendelssohn’s Das Jahr, a cycle of 13 pieces, on Sunday March 7th as part of the Finding a Voice festival

Clonmel’s Finding a Voice festival, a festival devoted exclusively to music by women, is happening online this year, the only way that’s possible for (...)

Jaime Martín, the new chief conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Jaime Martín was in town last week for his second appearance as the new chief conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He took part in a pre-(...)

Netherlands-based Cypriot composer Yannis Kyriakides describes the buffer zone as “an audio-visual work that explores boundaries of separation”.

Thursday 5th Ulster Orchestra/Killian Farrell Ulster Hall , Belfast Dublin conductor Killian Farrell, who is currently working at Germany’s Theater (...)

Pianist Barry Douglas’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons in New Ross, Co Wexford, flew by.

A piano festival such as the New Ross Piano Festival has a fascination that no comparable festival for, say, flute, violin or clarinet, would ever hav(...)

Clara Schumann: visited Ireland at least once, to play concerts in Dublin in 1856

In the great Gershwin jazz opera Porgy and Bess, it’s one of the supporting characters – Clara – who gets to sing the stand-out song. She was present (...)

Portrait of the singer and composer Michelle Pauline Viardot-García, (1821-1910). Found in the collection of the State Central Literary Museum, Moscow. Photograph  Fine Art Images/Getty

The theatre was full. The performance of Verdi’s Macbeth had reached the sleep-walking scene. Lady Macbeth’s maid-in-waiting has brought a doctor to h(...)

Chiaroscuro quartet plays at The West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry

The big summer festivals are on the way. The Great Music in Irish Houses festival June 11th-16th, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival June 29th to Ju(...)

Nicole Lizée: clearly a woman with a fascination for film

The festival season starts in earnest every year in the run-up to the May bank holiday weekend. And all the major musical festivals have divulged deta(...)

Jennifer Walshe: one of the first women to be commissioned under an NCH and Sounding the Feminists scheme

In what way were Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Andorra the laggards of Europe? In respect of granting women the right to vote in national elections, (...)

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