Qilin Sun delivered on Corigliano’s stipulation for a ‘stark, fierce’ opening with a vengeance.

The world of piano competitions is a conservative one. In many ways the Dublin International Piano Competition has hardly changed in the 30 years sinc(...)

Dynamic Russian virtuoso Sergey Malov’s homage to Paganini stretches from the 17th century to the 21st, from Domenico Gabrielli and Locatelli through(...)

The opera house in Wexford generates opera on just 12 nights a year in a town with a population of about 20,000 in the southeastern corner of the country. Photograph: David Sleator

Spontaneous, unprovoked testimonials are always impressive. I witnessed a few at Wexford Festival Opera last week. Two stood out, both of them comi(...)

German-born composer Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). Photograph: Erich Auerbach/Getty Images

Leonard Bernstein was a great talker about music. In these pages, conductor Marin Alsop told of how, at the age of nine and already a seasoned concert(...)