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Arnaud Sussmann © Carlin Ma
Arnaud Sussmann
© Carlin Ma
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OsloShostakovich: Violin Concerto no. 2

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no. 2 in C sharp minor, Op.129
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Hans Petter Mæhle; Anders Nilsson
March 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition
Entry deadline:
Performers: 31 May 2018
Composers: 16 August 2018
Finals:10-23 September 2018
Katowice, Poland
Piano, violin, voice, string quartet, composition
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The George Enescu Festival Competition
Entry deadline:
18 April 2018
Finals: 11 - 23 Sep 2018
Piano, cello, violin
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International violin competition of Indianapolis
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: September 2018
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The Menuhin Competition 2018
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: April 2018
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The Carl Nielsen International Competitions
Entries open:
March 2018
Finals: March 2019
Violin, flute and clarinet
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ARD International Music Competition Munich
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed.
Finals taken place
Violin, Piano, Guitar, Oboe
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Jagdish Mistry, Ensemble Modern: interview

© Andreas Etter
We continue our interviews series with Jagdish Mistry, violinist at the Ensemble Modern.

Jonathan Crow takes the reins in Toronto

Jonathan Crow © Sian Richards
This year’s edition of the Toronto Summer Music (TSM) marks two milestones: along with a celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, it will inaugurate Jonathan Crow’s tenure as new Artistic Director. Crow, 40, is an internationally acclaimed violinist who has served as concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2011.

Sibelius' Symphonies 1 & 2: A violinist’s perspective

Sibelius in 1889/90
An overview of Sibelius' first two symphonies from the perspective of an orchestral violinist. 
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BedfordThe young Mozart

© Felix Broede
Haydn, Mozart
Philharmonia Orchestra; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay

ParisConcert with Liya Petrova, Adrien La Marca et Aurélien Pascal

Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr. Sitkovetsky for string orchestra)
Liya Petrova; Adrien La Marca; Aurélien Pascal

MunichAkademiekonzert 4

Akademiekonzert 4
Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Kirill Petrenko; Julia Fischer; Daniel Müller-Schott

Chapel HillAcademy of St Martin in the Fields

Meyer, Wieniawski, Beethoven
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Joshua Bell

FlorianaPiano & Strings

Piano & Strings
Shostakovich, Brahms
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra; Pietro De Maria; Melanie Waite; Amy Furfaro; Anthony Gilbert

LondonSakari Oramo conducts an Anna Clyne London premiere

Sakari Oramo conducts an Anna Clyne London premiere
Clyne, Britten, Beethoven
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Vilde Frang
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The Royal Ballet celebrates Bernstein with Yugen/The Age of Anxiety/Corybantic Games

Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in McGregor's Yugen © Andrej Uspenski | ROH, 2018
Two outstanding world premières honour the centenary of a great composer 
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Gardiner and LSO make a welcome return

Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
The replication of the weekend’s triumph was cut short by a somewhat dimly executed Fourth Symphony, as violinist Faust stole the show. 
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Emelyanychev makes thrilling debut with SCO

Maxim Emelyanychev © Emil Matveev
A replacement conductor and soloists demonstrate brillance in Dvořák and Schubert in Edinburgh.
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Quatuor Ébène shines in rarely performed and standard repertoire

Quatuor Ébène © Julien Mignot
Ébène Quartet’s musical ebb and flow brings to mind Proust’s words to Fauré, that he was “intoxicated by his music”.  
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Successful resurrection of Farrenc's Third Symphony by Insula Orchestra

Laurence Equilbey conducts Insula Orchestra © Mark Allan | Barbican
There's a strong chance that the majority of the audience had never seen Louise Farrenc's Third Symphony before; conductor Laurence Equilbey made a strong case for repeat performances.
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Manchester Collective star in 100 Demons

Manchester Collective © Adam Szabo
Stretching minds and musicians in Manchester Collective’s night of strings and electronics.
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