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Vijay Iyer: the scientist who turned to jazz

Vijay Iyer, who next month visits the UK with two different trios, has made it his life’s work not to fit into any preset roles or identities.

NY Times

Jonas Kaufmann Withdraws From the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Die Walkuere’

Stuart Skelton will take over in Monday’s performance.

The Times

Yuja Wang: more than a sexy starlet

Her hemlines have made headlines, but there is much more to the rising piano star.

Classical Music Magazine

Festival 2012 corrals 12,000 events into purview

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Science Museum will break new ground for Festival 2012.

Arts Journal – Norman Lebrecht

Chaos at Malaysian Philharmonic as French conductor cancels

Alain Lombard pulled out from the latest concerts of the troubled orchestra, officially for health reasons, after two days of rehearsals.


Leeds International Piano Competition launches new award

Orchestra prize winner selected by Sir Mark Elder and members of the Halle.

Asher Fisch appointed principal conductor of West Australian Symphony Orchestra

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) has appointed Seattle Opera principal guest conductor Asher Fisch as its new principal conductor and artistic advisor for a three-year term from 2014.

(Written on May 3, 2012 )

The Independent

Stuart Skelton: One man, two tenors

The Austrian heldentenor tells Anna Picard about cigars, being an ‘aryan hunk’, and the secret of singing in two places at once.

The legendary, and tragic, voice of a generation at war

Contralto Kathleen Ferrier was born 100 years ago. Jessica Duchen celebrates a very British love affair.

Conductor in hospital after fall

The world-famous conductor Kurt Masur is recovering in hospital.

The Guardian

The five myths about contemporary classical music

Contemporary classical music is devoid of melody and appeal, all noise and no fun. At least, that’s the cliche.


Capturing personality through music

BBC Radio 3 and National Portrait Gallery unveil Portraits Day.

Christie’s auctions Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin bow for record amount

Sale formed part of the company’s ‘Artistry of the Bow’ auction on April 26.

LA Times

Opera couples debate dual role as lover and colleague

Singers who are linked offstage sees pros and cons of working together on stage.

Jessica Duchen

Kathleen Ferrier – and the Kathleen Ferrier Award

Last night at the Wigmore Hall, the Kathleen Ferrier Awards for young singers held its finals.

(Written on April 30, 2012 )