Felix Mendelssohn: “If you ask me what I had in mind when I wrote it, I would say: just the song as it is.”

Songs without Words is a collection of songs written by Felix Mendelssohn for solo piano between 1829 and 1845. It sounds like a contradiction in term(...)

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 (...)

Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova and French pianist Cédric Tiberghien

Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova and French pianist Cédric Tiberghien first played together in 2005 when they were both members of BBC Radio 3’s New(...)

Baritone Gyula Nagy

Saturday, July 27th Didzis Kalnins King House, Boyle Latvian pianist Didzis Kalnins has been studying for a doctorate at the Royal Irish Academy of(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the University of Leipzig during a state visit to Germany: also attended a concert in Berlin’s Kreuzberg area. Photograph: Peter Endig

Aoife Ní Bhriain began her week in a massive copper beer cauldron in Bavaria: a recording session, she insists, not a drinking session. On Thursday e(...)

The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s latest programme under opens under Jörg Widmann (pictured). File photograph

WEDNESDAY 13th  ICO/Jörg Widmann Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, 8pm, €25/€22/€10/€5, irishchamberorchestra.com; also Limerick, Thurs Hot on (...)

Chris Hayes and Sruthan can kick-off a potential Listed weekend double for the Chris Hayes-Paul team. Photograph: Inpho

Changing ground conditions are often a problem at this time of year but even an unsettled forecast shouldn’t be a concern for the Chris Hayes-Paul Dee(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: saddles a trio of regally bred runners at Navan today where his number one is Giovanni Canaletto.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There may be more than five months to Cheltenham but Silver Concorde can take the first steps back to festival success when he lines up at Navan today(...)

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(...)