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After 17 days of intense of competition, Russia’s Andrey Gugnin takes out the prestigious competition's First Prize.
The Adelaide-based festival of Asia-Pacific culture has announced the line-up for its ten-year anniversary celebration.
Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has put out a call for artwork for her upcoming album Verismo.
A New Zealand fur seal who enjoys sunning on the Opera House steps has returned and he's brought a friend.
The annual Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music champions the cutting edge of musical thinking.
Iain Grandage kicks off his first year as Artistic Director of the festival with a programme titled Re-Inventions.

Editor’s Choice

Marlowe's history play gets a modern day remake that brings its psychosexual complexities to the fore.
Might the occasionally sordid history of opera suggest the art form needs to look back to move forward?
Move over cat pianists! Cavoodle virtuoso's chopsticks stuns the internet, but is his Bach worse than his bite?
The Australian guitarist speaks about her collaboration with Tama Matheson, based on Byron's epic poem.
See what happened when a flugelhorn and trumpet player began playing Star Wars outside the composer's house.
Tasmin Little talks about chicken dinners at the Menuhin school, upcoming performances in Australia and intense collaborations with Piers Lane.

Live Reviews

★★★★☆ Australian Dane Lam conducts a fine performance with a firm grasp of Rossini's style.
★★★★★ Three more finalists do battle with stunning Mozart concerti, and we see the first piano change of the finals.
★★★★★ A spiritually profound, sensuously crafted performance from the Rolls-Royce of choirs.
★★★★★ The first set of finalists battle it out with a trio Mozart concerti.
★★★★½ A beautiful production where gentle comedy makes way for profound sadness.
★★★★☆ Mozart and the two Haydns prove a crowd-pleaser for period ensemble.

CD/DVD Reviews

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★★★★½ Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená returns to one of her very first musical loves.
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★★★★☆ A meditation on natural phenomena in Australian flute music from the 1970s onwards.
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★★★★½ Handel's other water music turns up a consistent delight.

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