Magdalena Kozena showed a  natural ease of production and expression

This is already an annus mirabilis for the work of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) in Ireland. The appearance of his music at the sta(...)

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov performs at the NCH, Dublin, on Tuesday

Sunday, December 3 RTÉ Contempo Quartet Chapter House, St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny 4pm €15 orchestras.rte.ie i, and on tour to Limerick, Dublin and(...)

IBO’s artistic director Monica Huggett suggested that people imagine their performance as ‘musical vaudeville’

Humour is a two-way thing. We’ve all got blind spots for stuff that goes over our heads or beneath our radar. I’ve never forgotten the experience of (...)

RTÉ Contempo Quartet

SUNDAY 17th, SEPTEMBER CLASSICAL Elisaveta Blumina (piano)  Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, noon, Adm free, hughlane.ie Dublin-based, St Peters(...)

Nikolay Khozyainov: his playing was free of grandstanding, though the glitter of the rapid-fire finale was as bright as you could have wished.

Russian pianist Nikolay Khozyainov was 19 when he took first prize in the Dublin International Piano Competition in May 2012. He was born in Blagovesh(...)

Monica Huggett has a way with words as well as music. This CD of mixed instrumental concertos borrows its name from an overture by Telemann, and wh(...)

Gábor Takács-Nagy: his Haydn is anything but routine

The new orchestral season got under way in earnest last week: the Irish Chamber Orchestra was in action at the RDS in Dublin on Thursday and the RT(...)

Julian Milone, whose elaboration of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor by way of an orchestration of Mendelssohn’s piano part made little sense

It looked like an interesting swap. Joshua Bell had been billed to open his NCH concert with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, in Bach’s Double (...)

Monica Huggett drives into music ‘with a sense of edginess, of danger’

It was in the early 18th century that people seem to have first become concerned about early music. An Academy of Vocal Music was set up in Lon(...)