Bachtrack was founded in January 2008 and is the largest classical event finder online. We list over 12,000 upcoming events in classical concerts, opera and dance. We also publish around 200 reviews every month from our team of around 120 reviewers based all around the world.
Our listings database is uniquely well structured, allowing you to search for events by place, performer, composer or even work. We work with many of the world’s top classical venues and organisations to maintain this service, and to make sure we’re as comprehensive as we can be.
If you’d like to add events to the site yourself, you can register and start doing so here – our basic listings service is completely free. Or take a browse at our listings or reviews. You’re welcome to contact us if you’d like more information on anything.
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Meet the team
David and Alison Karlin
founded Bachtrack with the aim of bringing more people into the concert hall to experience the wonders of live classical music, opera and dance. This remains our goal and we will continue to innovate and to use the technology available to us in every way we can to keep Bachtrack a site of major interest to lovers of the arts across the world.
David has a strong background in computing, from his early days in the semiconductor industry to being CTO of accounting software company Sage UK, via the creation of the Sinclair QL running professional audio companies for Harman International. He has loved opera since the age of five; when not reviewing it around the world, he can often be found listening to Italian opera in the kitchen as he cooks. He loves skiing, plays a mean game of tennis and many guitars.
Alison worked in the City as a fund manager, then left to have children, juggling looking after a young family and trading derivatives in the attic. As the children grew older she decided the time had come for a radical change of career and started Bachtrack with David. A serial “crafter”, Alison has always loved the arts and music and is most happy taking on a big project while listening to music from Bach to Mahler. When not working, she plays tennis and cooks (although not simultaneously).
is Classical Editor at Bachtrack. He is a keen operagoer and has a wide range of musical interests, including all things Russian and French. He was educated at the University of Winchester (Education) where he is still amazed how he was able to smuggle Verdi’s (and Schiller’s) Don Carlos
into his History dissertation. He comes to Bachtrack after four years’ writing for Opera Britannia. He also writes for Sinfini
and International Record Review
, making a major contribution to the 2013 Verdi bicentenary. His 10-page survey of Don Carlo(s)
on disc is his proudest achievement in print to date.
is Sales Executive at Bachtrack. Simon graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2012 and in his spare time he is an instrumental teacher and music arranger. Simon is a keen cyclist and has also participated in both the Berlin and Rome marathons.
is Bachtrack's Dance Editor. She studied ballet in Paris and completed her professional dance training at The Rambert School in London. She also studied with David Howard, in New York City, and at the Henny Jurriens Foundation in Amsterdam. She has performed for various ballet, opera, and commercial productions, as well as galas, fashion events and film. Alexandra studied Literature and Art History at the Open University, started writing reviews through English National Ballet's Dance is the Word blog, and writes reviews for Bachtrack both from London and Paris.
studied Musicology and English in Heidelberg and Nottingham and is Bachtrack’s German Editor. Hedy particularly likes older recorder music and British music of the 19th and 20th century. She also loves and plays Irish Folk, she likes to sing and to make all kinds of sweet treats.
is being trained as an apprentice in software development by David. In his early teens, Luke flirted with the idea of composing music, using various professional digital audio workstations to create a feature-length instrumentalist album composed of a blend of wildly varying genres. In the last five years, he has gradually shifted from writing music to writing computer code.
You can read more about the Bachtrack reviewers here.
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