Helga's diary | Helga Weiss
Clues in the recently published childhood diary of Helga Weiss lead Andrew Green to a conversation with the venerable survivor,Read More
Standing out from the crowd | Bath International Music Festival
With music festivals old and new popping up all over the UK, festival planners have their work cut out to draw in new and dedicated...
200 not out | Wagner bicentenary
His monumental works stretch even the biggest opera houses to the limit, so how many people does it take to mount a seven-month party for...
A patron of the arts | Borletti-Buitoni Trust
The Borletti-Buitoni Trust is ten years old, and in that time has displayed a uniquely flexible and subtle understand of artists’ needs,Read More
Dream to aspire | Oxford Philomusica
Fifteen years down the line, the Oxford Philomusica has proven the naysayers wrong, writes Andrew Stewart
When Marios Papadopoulos announced the formation of a new...
In the lion’s den | Daniel Harding
A new principal conductorship is always a risk on both sides, but when Daniel Harding took over at the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra it...
Record maker | Neeme Järvi
With a discography of 400-plus recordings and a string of releases planned for 2013, Neeme Järvi is an ambassador for the recording industry.Read...
Larger than life | Valery Gergiev at 60
Valery Gergiev may be 60 this year, but it will surprise no one that he isn’t planning to put his feet up quite yet.
Copying rights | Licensing
Photocopying printed music has long been a tricky subject for teachers, but the new Schools Printed Music Licence (SPML) simplifies the situation for UK...
Opera on the big screen | Opinion
Since 2006, live transmission of opera productions has provided an up-close and behind-the-scenes insight into performances at an affordable price.Read More
The virtuosic violist | Antoine Tamestit
When someone is as musically accomplished as violist Antoine Tamestit, boasting a truly international career and an impressive discography, it’s hard to know where...
Life with Bach and bovines
As John Eliot Gardiner approaches his seventieth birthday, he has an exciting and busy line-up ahead of him this year.Read More
Brass explosion | Scottish brass band association
Six years ago, the Scottish Brass Band Association set out to stem a decline in brass band playing. Its success has been staggering,Read...
Plastic fantastic | Jiggs pBone
The Jiggs pBone may not be about to replace its far more expensive brass cousins in the concert hall, but it has plenty to...
Good companions | Galliard Ensemble at 20
The Galliard Ensemble is celebrating 20 years onstage with an ambitious plan to add 20 new pieces to the repertoire for wind quintet.Read...
Northern light | Tine Thing Helseth
At school, Tine Thing Helseth was just as happy playing football, dancing, or singing in the choir. But when she won a competition playing...
Escape to School | Summer Schools update
The wealth of summer schools and short courses in the UK is worthy of celebration. Emma Findlow here picks out four for special praise
Let's make an opera | Opera making
A new partnership is seeing the Royal Opera House and Guildhall School of Music & Drama pool resources to give fledgling opera makers the...
Ready in Kent | University of Kent
A long time in the planning, the University of Kent’s new music building is establishing itself as a creative hub,Read More