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Outgoing Belvoir AD will reveal his foreigner-free vision for Australia in key-note speech.
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Editor’s Choice

Nothing makes a bad opera like a bad libretto. Luckily Gluck knew a thing or two...
We ask the winner of this year’s ABC Young Performers Award about her musical start in life.
We all know Australia loves opera. But is the future of the art form under threat?
Australia's favourite conductor shares his seasons greetings.
The French pianist talks about life, music and why Debussy used to make him cry.
One half of super-duo 2Cellos reveals the story behind the rise and rise of the rock star cellists.

Live Reviews

Three's a charm as Gergiev and co. score a Sydney hat-trick.
Romance and sheer murder rub shoulders in a searing Russian program.
Chemistry between Gergiev and LSO on display in Prokofiev masterpiece.
Period Schubert's the next step in Richard Gill's new musical revolution.
A slow start with Brahms gives way to Elgar's emotional riches.
Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova gives an astounding performance of Sibelius.

CD/DVD Reviews

A bit of fluty variety gives Mancini the spice of life.
Australia’s elite musical diaspora cover themselves in plenty of glory.
Brawn’s thoughtful and vital pianism brings Beethoven to life.


Philip Jameson's new string quartet commission from the Silo Collective.
Cajic, Im and Raineri announced winners of the 2014 Theme and Variations Foundation Awards

Reflections on Moorambilla

by Alice Chance on November 13, 2014
Alice Chance gives insights about her time as composer in residence for Moorambilla Voices in 2014