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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Atlanta

Lang Lang shines in all-Mozart concert in Atlanta

By , 26 September 2018
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Alla Snizova (C Hopuy) and Mikhail Mypansarov (R Vega)  in Tchaikovsky PDD (after G Balanchine) © Emma Kauldhar
London

The Trocks continue to delight London

By , 18 September 2018
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Seong-Jin Cho and the EUYO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 49: Eloquence and elegance from the EUYO, Noseda and Cho

By , 19 August 2018
****1
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Seong-Jin Cho © Harald Hoffmann | DG
Verbier

Seong-Jin Cho shows maturity and subtlety in Verbier recital

By , 23 July 2018
****1
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Yuja Wang © Ian Douglas
London

Intimacy and brilliant showmanship from Yuja Wang at the Barbican

By , 05 June 2018
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New York City

All Robbins at NYC Ballet: A Gathering of Dancers

By , 18 May 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Magnificent Pavel Kolesnikov outshines the Czech National Symphony Orchestra

By , 16 April 2018
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George Li © Simon Fowler
London

A polished London debut recital from George Li

By , 20 March 2018
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
London

Balancing head and heart: Pollini reveals intimacy and exuberance in Schumann and Chopin

By , 13 March 2018
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Krzysztof Urbański © Marco Borggreve
Lyon

Mature musicality and seasoned virtuosity from Jan Lisiecki and Krzysztof Urbański in Lyon

By , 10 February 2018
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Stephen Hough at Carnegie Hall in 2015 © Christopher Smith
New York City

Stephen Hough looking at German Romanticism through a Debussian lens

By , 30 January 2018
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Rosario Guerra and Luke Prunty in Goecke's Nijinsky © Regina Brocke Klein
Berlin

First time in Berlin: Gauthier Dance in Marco Goecke's Nijinsky at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

By , 25 January 2018
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Ana Sophia Scheller and Vitor Luiz in Balanchine's Stars And Stripes (Ch: George Balanchine) © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The Grit and Glamour of San Francisco Ballet's 85th Season Gala

By , 18 January 2018
***11
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Anna Fedorova © Marco Borggreve
London

Laments and sparkles: Anna Fedorova compelling in Chopin

By , 17 January 2018
****1
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Alexander Melnikov © Marco Borggreve
London

Many pianos: Alexander Melnikov at Wigmore Hall

By , 17 January 2018
****1
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
London

Unassuming virtuosity: Daniil Trifonov’s Chopiniana at Wigmore Hall

By , 07 December 2017
***11
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Seattle

Gerstein and Debus are a sensation in Seattle

By , 02 December 2017
****1
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Alice Sara Ott © Jonas Becker
London

Infernal Liszt: Alice Sara Ott, Antonio Pappano and a Faustian pact

By , 26 November 2017
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Özgür Albayrak
Lucerne

Mindful mission, perfect poet: Leif Ove Andsnes in Lucerne

By , 25 November 2017
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Philippe Cassard © Vincent Catala
London

Debussy Perspectives: Philippe Cassard dons his dancing shoes at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 November 2017
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Bristol

Unfamiliar Russians break the routine with Karabits and the Bournemouth SO in Bristol

By , 16 November 2017
****1
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Jan Lisiecki, Sebastian Weigle and the Wiener Symphoniker © Kerstin Glasow | Wiener Konzerthaus
Vienna

The combination of Mozart and Rott makes for a memorable concert in Vienna

By , 10 November 2017
****1
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David Hallberg in Robbins' Other Dances © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

Unexpected dream pairing in Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances

By , 22 October 2017
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Roman Rabinovich © Balazs Borocz
London

Taste of honey: Roman Rabinovich sugar-coats Chopin, Haydn and Rachmaninov

By , 15 October 2017
***11
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

PCM7: Bittersweet and intimate Chopin from Pavel Kolesnikov

By , 28 August 2017
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Richard Tognetti and the ACO © Simon van Boxtel
Sydney

Old friends in high places: the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Mountain project

By , 12 August 2017
****1
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Grigory Sokolov © Aline Paley
Verbier

A dazzling display of formidable technique: Grigory Sokolov at the Verbier Festival

By , 23 July 2017
****1
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Boris Berezovsky © David Crookes | Warner Classics
London

Boris Berezovsky at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 05 June 2017
***11
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Mikhail Rudy © Benek Ozmez
Istanbul

Kandinsky and Chagall fail to camouflage patchy playing in Istanbul

By , 31 May 2017
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Dundee

The Scottish Ensemble journeys to Eastern Europe

By , 31 May 2017
****1
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Nikolai Lugansky © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

As time goes by: an evening of Tchaikovsky and Chopin with Nikolai Lugansky

By , 24 May 2017
***11
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Yuri Simonov © Ivan Smirnov
Basingstoke

A not so brief encounter with the Moscow Philharmonic

By , 23 May 2017
****1
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Nobuyuki Tsujii © Yuji Hori
Sydney

Feeling rather than seeing: Nobuyuki Tsujii’s Sydney recital

By , 22 May 2017
****1
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
New York City

At Carnegie Hall, Maurizio Pollini proves that one doesn’t have to be perfect

By , 21 May 2017
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Fabien Gabel © Gatean Bernard
Birmingham

Fabien Gabel brings a touch of French Romance to Birmingham

By , 26 April 2017
***11
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Amar Ramasar in Fancy Free © Paul Kolnik
New York City

The all-Robbins Bill: Fancy Free, Moves, and The Concert

By , 19 April 2017
***11
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Jonathan Biss © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Late Style: Brahms and more with Jonathan Biss at Milton Court

By , 27 March 2017
****1
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Jan Lisiecki © Mathias Bothor | DG
Hamburg

Jan Lisiecki tames Toyota’s troublesome acoustics at the Elphi in Hamburg

By , 15 March 2017
***11
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Finghin Collins © Frances Marshall
Dublin

Finghin Collins delivers highly expressive performance in Dublin

By , 09 March 2017
****1
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Charles Richard-Hamelin © Elizabeth Delage
Hiroshima

Hiroshima sends its message of Peace through Music

By , 16 February 2017
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Jan Lisiecki and the NFM Orchestra © Sławek Przerwa NFM
Wrocław

Jan Lisiecki brings New Year's Eve sparkle to Wrocław

By , 31 December 2016
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Moritz Gnann conducts the BSO © Hilary Scott
Boston

Good news from the New World: Mendelssohn, Mozart and Dvořák with the Boston Symphony

By , 22 November 2016
****1
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Emanuel Ax © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Baden

Hold the front page! Emanuel Ax dazzles at the site of Baden's former printing press

By , 04 November 2016
*****
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Philippe Cassard © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Wigmore Hall englouti: exquisite aquatic recital from Philippe Cassard

By , 29 October 2016
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Benjamin Northey © Matt Irwin
Melbourne

The Planets: Benjamin Northey leads Melbourne Symphony with discipline and assurance

By , 21 October 2016
****1
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Teresa Reichlen in George Balanchine's Firebird © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Two Masterworks of Unequal Weight

By , 11 October 2016
****1
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Benjamin Grosvenor © operaomnia.co.uk
London

Virtuosic command and intimate focus from Benjamin Grosvenor

By , 04 October 2016
****1
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Nelson Goerner and Marina Prudenskaya © Dan Porges
Jerusalem

Jerusalem's International Chamber Music Festival: secret lair of great pianists

By , 03 September 2016
***11
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Grigory Sokolov © Nicolas Brodard
Verbier

Worshipping at the shrine of Grigory Sokolov in Verbier

By , 26 July 2016
*****
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Lang Lang © Xun Chi
Sydney

Tchaikovsky’s melancholy, Chopin’s passion, Lang Lang’s brilliance

By , 08 June 2016
****1
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