RTÉ Concert Orchestra:  what’s the score? Photograph: Mark Stedman

People ask me questions all the time. Well, not literally. But, since my face is known, people I’ve never met do regularly come up to me at concerts w(...)

Nathalie Stutzmann: “A skinny guy will not produce the same sound as a very fat one”

If I had just one word to describe Nathalie Stutzmann, it would be “wise”. She has needed to be. Her career path has been unusual. Both of her parents(...)

As director-soloist in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Nicola Benedetti placed less emphasis on the music’s notated proportions than on the images of birds, animals and weather the composer signposted in the score

Scottish star violinist Nicola Benedetti brought a two-week tour of the music of Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Mark-Anthony Turnage to Dublin’s National(...)