John O Conor

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Percussionist Colin Currie

Normally, the bread-and-butter programming of Great Music in Irish Houses comes mostly from the core classical repertoire. Last week, the 49th ed(...)

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

Pianist John O’Conor at his home in Rathgar, Dublin 6. Photograph: Alan Betson

On Sunday night, pianist Dr John O’Conor will receive the NCH Lifetime Achievement Award 2017. The event will be a gala concert in honour of his uniqu(...)

The Vanbrugh Quartet

Order matters. Just ask yourself when you last began a meal with a dessert. Language has peculiarities that are not immediately obvious. There’s no r(...)

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said:  first prize at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

The award of the first prize in last week’s Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition to 24-year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said is a reminder(...)

Eoin Fleming, winner of the Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Award. Fleming is a sixth-year student at St MacDara’s Community College, Templeogue, Dublin

Eoin Fleming (17) a sixth- year student at St MacDara’s Community College, Templeogue, has won the 2015 Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Award, Irela(...)

HJ Lim: gives the impression that, musically speaking, punctuation and cadence are of little concern to her

Korean pianist HJ Lim created quite a stir three years ago. She arrived on the recording scene in spectacular style in her mid-20s. EMI Classics to(...)

Beethoven and his Missa solemnis, an oil painting by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1819

I had not previously come across the observation of Schopenhauer: “talent hits a target that no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can(...)

John Cage was happy to write in a letter of recommendation that Christian Wolff (above) ‘is not known as a student of mine for the reason that I learned more from him than he from me’

Heineken may not be brewed in Dundalk, but one of its most famous advertising slogans – about refreshing the parts other beers cannot reach – has m(...)

John O’Conor’s playing had something of the air of a grand master about it, the big picture always well-understood

On Monday, Google’s homepage ran a picture to celebrate the 360th birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori, inventor of the piano and keeper of instrument(...)

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