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(...)

RIAM season: the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho

Waking the Feminists has inspired moves within the musical world to improve the lot for female composers. The Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, d(...)

As director-soloist in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Nicola Benedetti placed less emphasis on the music’s notated proportions than on the images of birds, animals and weather the composer signposted in the score

Scottish star violinist Nicola Benedetti brought a two-week tour of the music of Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Mark-Anthony Turnage to Dublin’s National(...)