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Nicole Wilson, previously a violinist in the LSO, will be guiding us through the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition 2016 with behind the scenes video shorts that will be published on Bachtrack as the competition is taking place. Here she introduces the competition for those not already familiar with it.
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A pupil of Russell Johnston at Artec, Sam Berkow has been the acoustical designer of performing arts venues and recording studios. He talks to David Karlin about modern acoustics, and his belief that modern performance spaces should support a wide range of performances without acoustical compromise.
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Livermore turns Norma into a dubious tribute to fantasy B-movies but Gregory Kunde and Karine Deshayes come to the rescue.
Evelyn Herlitzius and Adrianne Pieczonka are unsinkable in the the French director's final production, conducted with impressive symphonic sweep by Daniel Barenboim.
“I sing a wordless song that arises from and combines joy and sorrow into a single melody that resonates through my bones.”
Spot on progamming makes for an uplifting experience with the Nash Ensemble in Mahler, Schoenberg and Schubert in Wigmore Hall.
Balisázs Kovalik's new dystopian Turandot is musically rousing but let down by a production that's more 1970s TV series than slick modern sci-fi.
Released from the incarceration of directorial prison walls, Fidelio can still make a most powerful impact on the concert platform.
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October's themed month explores the world of international competitions through the eyes of some finalists of top competitions around the world. We continue our Operalia series with Rosa Feola, winner of the 2nd Prize, the Zarzuela Prize and the Audience Prize CulturArte Prize in 2010.
We continue our tips series with Barry Douglas, winner of the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1986. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.
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Marko Ivanović; David Radok; Katarina Giotas; Anders Lorentzson; Katarina Karnéus
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