Eamonn Quinn: What’s interesting about his curiosity in the world of new music is his lack of ideology. He does not appear to be interested in any style or trend for its own sake

The Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung’s 2018 Belmont Prize award ceremony took place before the Louth Contemporary Music Society’s Book of Hours Festival in (...)

Máire Carroll

THURSDAY 21st Kirkoskammer – The Piano Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin, 7pm, €10/€7, kirkoskammerpiano.eventbrite.ie  The latest(...)

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(...)

English pianist Julius Drake: expressive vehemence

Francis Humphrys, director of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, has chalked another piece of music off his bucket list. Sunday night saw the festi(...)

Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino gives the impression of re-drawing time. Photograph: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Martin Luther, Brian Boydell and Salvatore Sciarrino were all celebrated at three very different musical celebrations during the past week.  The(...)

What Tuesday’s concert showed was that Niall O’Sullivan’s playing is in an altogether higher league than his publicity.

Sometimes you just don’t know what to expect. Take the Irish trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan, who appeared as soloist at the RTÉ National Symphony Orche(...)

 Alan Buribayev launches the NSO season with a free concert today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Oftentimes the things that matter most are not the ones that are talked about the most. Think of practices in the medical profession that can c(...)