Chinese pianist Zee Zee aka Zhang Zuo. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

Tuesday 16 RTÉCO/JONATHAN BLOXHAM NCH, Dublin 8pm €12-€39.50 nch.ie Chinese pianist Zee Zee, aka Zhang Zuo, has come up with a moniker that’s bound (...)

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 (...)

David Brophy: conducted a moving performance of Britten’s War Requiem at the National Concert Hall to commemorate Armistice Day

The musical commemoration of the dead goes back not centuries but millennia; though, of course, we have no way of knowing what most of this early musi(...)

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 (...)

Würth Philharmoniker makes its Irish debut at the NCH on Tuesday

Würth Philharmoniker NCH, Dublin Tuesday June 12th 8pm €34.50-€69.50 nch.ie The details of the Würth Philharmoniker’s foundation says it all. “The Wü(...)

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov:  ‘What he does with his hands is technically incredible,’ according to one of  the world’s greatest living pianists,  Martha Argerich

There was a real sense of special occasion for last week’s NCH debut by the of the 26-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. And why not? Trifonov (...)

JoAnn Falletta makes her Dublin debut at the National Concert Hall

Saturday. November 25 RTÉ CO/JoAnn Falletta NCH, Dublin 8pm €15-€45/€12-€40.50 nch.ie New Yorker JoAnn Falletta, who was principal conductor of the(...)

FRIDAY 20 The Four Seasons in Song  The Mac, Belfast, until Sun bbc.in/2xLuEWx BBC Northern Ireland is presenting The Four Seasons in Song over (...)

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