4th May: Timothy Andres, Alan Hacker obituary and RPS Gold Medal for Uchida

Friday 4th May 2012

The Telegraph

Timothy Andres: New face 

American pianist and composer Timothy Andres started improvising pieces at the age of six.

The Guardian

Alan Hacker obituary

Inspiring clarinettist who played a key role in new music and performance on period instruments.

NY Times

Lessons from the Dean of the School of Improv

The pianist Cecil Taylor is focusing on a coming concert series.


John Birch, Chichester Cathedral for 22 years, has died

Tenure included commissioning of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

Classical Music Magazine

RPS Gold Medal for Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida has been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, one of classical music’s highest honours.

LA Times

Gustavo Dudamel drops out of L.A. Phil’s Green Umbrella concert

Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel won’t be conducting next week’s Green Umbrella concert, as originally scheduled.