Jorg Widmann

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Jascha Heifetz in 1934, aged 33. Photograph: William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images

There’s a great story told about the 1917 New York debut of then 16-year-old Vilnius-born violinist Jascha Heifetz. He had already stormed Russia and (...)

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 (...)

Magdalena Kozená

This year has been rich in turning points. There was the launch of Irish National Opera in January. March brought the news that David Agler, artistic (...)

Clarinettist Katherine Spencer

Saturday Nov 10 Yury Revich, Benedict Kloeckner Birr Theatre & Arts Centre 8pm €16/€14/€8 birrtheatre.com; also Sun, Sligo; Mon, Castlebar; music(...)

Claudia Boyle takes on multiple roles in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, on tour nationwide

Roll Over Beethoven – ICO/Jean-Christophe Spinosi Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Thursday September 13th 8pm €25/€22/€10/€5 irishchamberorchestra.co(...)

Eugene Downes: his weaknesses in Kilkenny were as clear as his strengths. Photograph: Bryan Meade

The curtain has fallen, and the Eugene Downes years at Kilkenny Arts Festival have come to an end. Musically, Downes left as he had started, with an e(...)

New York-based Irish clarinettist Carol McGonnell played at the Airbnb International Hub on Hanover Quay

Kilkenny Arts Festival has announced full details of its 2018 programme which will run from Thursday, August 9th to Sunday, August 19th. It is the las(...)

Eamonn Quinn, co-founder and artistic director of the Louth Contemporary Music Society and winner of the prestigious Belmont Prize.

The list of winners of the €20,000 Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung’s Belmont Prize for contemporary music is an interesting one. It begins in 1999 with the(...)

RTÉ NSO: the wonderful Alina Pogostkina is soloist in Khachaturian’s 1940 Violin Concerto

Sunday, March 18th James Taylor, Tom Ó Drisceoil St Mary’s Cathedral Chapter House, Kilkenny; 4pm; €15/€10; 086-1777017 For all the growth in the wor(...)

Nikolay Khozyainov: 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition winner

TUESDAY 13 Nikolay Khozyainov (piano) NCH, Dublin 8pm €12-€20 nch.ie – The Dublin International Piano Competition’s promotional cycle is getting into(...)

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