John O'conor

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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(...)

Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano.

Friday 26th Tara Erraught, John O’Conor NCH, Dublin It’s a first-time collaboration between Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano, a(...)

Deborah Kelleher of the Royal Irish Academy of Music: ‘The solo piano was receding. I was nervous as a solo pianist. There wasn’t enough in it for me to want to continue.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In May 2010, the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) lost its director, John O’Conor, in less than happy circumstances. Those circumstances did not be(...)

Sae Yoon Chon, from South Korea, became the first Asian winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition

The triennial Dublin International Piano Competition is catching up. Last time around, in 2015, it chose its first ever female winner, France’s Nathal(...)

Crash Ensemble celebrated its 20th birthday with 20 commissions which, through its CrashLands project, it brought to rural locations that it has identified as both ‘unusual’ and ‘iconic’

Just in case you missed it, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has weighed in on the controversy about cutbacks at RTÉ’s orchestras. He was put on the spot by a D(...)

Members of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Are they facing a merger with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra? Photograph: Mark Stedman

It was only last year, when working on the book The Invisible Art, A Century of Music in Ireland 1916-2016, that I came to realise the full enormity o(...)

Veronica Dunne: Ireland’s most influential singing teacher. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tuesday, August 1st RTÉ CO/Robert Houlihan NCH, Dublin, 1.05pm, €12, nch.ie It’s all Russian fare as the RTÉ Concert Orchestra takes over the summe(...)

Wolfgang Rihm: shares a characteristic with Mozart

Tennis legend Jimmy Connors once remarked that, “In an era of specialists, you’re either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard(...)

Isabelle O’Connell: a hasty late edition to Composing the Island

Enda Kenny has marshalled real political heft in support of Creative Ireland, a five-year arts development project. More importantly, the Taoiseach ha(...)

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