Maxim Vengerov: Nothing bland in his unassuming, highly articulate playing. Photograph: Benjamin Ealovega

The music writer Hans Keller (1919-1985), who was born in Vienna and lived and worked in Britain from 1938, including 20 years with the BBC, was a not(...)

Patrick Rafter: “I thought, if I want to do what Nigel Kennedy does, I need to pull myself together.” Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

You wouldn’t think it when you hear him play, but the violinist Patrick Rafter is a highly analytical thinker, with a minute grasp of detail. When he (...)

Celine Byrne makes her Irish National Opera debut in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Saturday March 23  ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT/ANDRÁS SCHIFF NCH, Dublin 8pm €35-€70 nch.ie The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment(...)

Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva is touring Ireland

Saturday, March 3rd Anna Tsybuleva Courthouse Centre, Tinahely 8.30pm €16/€15 musicnetwork.ie; and on tour to Skibbereen, Dún Laoghaire, Castlebar, (...)

The music at Killruddery House is always given in the orangery, a special high-ceilinged conservatory for growing fruit trees

At some point during last Thursday’s concert I found myself thinking about happiness. It was day three in this year’s Festival of Great Music in Irish(...)

Tenor Robin Tritschler was in exemplary form in the NCH John Field Room on Sunday, where his programme embraced Yeats settings with the Vanbrugh String Quartet

‘I have but one art,” declared WB Yeats, “that of speech, and my feeling for music dissociated from speech is very slight, and listening as I do to(...)