Cellist Natalie Clein took part in a thrusting account of Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata

There was serious competition for the Westport Chamber Music Festival last weekend. The muscle cars of Cannonball Ireland were on their way, and as I (...)

Raphaela Mangan, Andrew Gavin and Rory Musgrave in Opera Collective Ireland’s   ‘The Return of Ulysses’, directed by Patrick Mason and conducted by Christian Curnyn. Photograph: Marshall Light Studio

David Adams St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Sunday September 2nd 8pm €12 087-9048190 David Adams is not just a staple of the annual or(...)

The Heath Quartet performs chorales by Bach and Britten’s Second String Quartet at Westport House on  Sunday morning

Westport Festival of Chamber Music Various venues, Westport, Co Mayo Friday September 7th-Sunday September 9th westportchambermusic.ie The strangest (...)

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(...)