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Virtuoso is the perfect rainy-day activity for anyone who considers themselves a music buff.
The award-winning director becomes the youngest Artistic Director of an AMPAG organisation.
The former Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium was told to resign or face dismissal by University administrators.
Guidelines confirm no money for individuals or screen projects in Senator Brandis' NPEA.
A British study has identified the specific classical pieces that have the most positive effect on the body and mind.
Covent Garden's latest production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell offends with "nude rape" scene.

Editor’s Choice

We catch up with the iconoclastic Chinese pianist taking music by the scruff of its neck.
The French Legion d'Honneur talks about growing out of her pants and how she definitely "ne regret rein".
It’s second star on the right as Li Cunxin’s intrepid dancers strap on their flying harnesses.
Clive Paget and Pinchgut Opera’s Erin Helyard consider who was the real winner.
Change and the artists who have been at the forefront of change.
Composer Elena Kats-Chernin and Recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey on reimagining J.S. Bach's inventions.

Live Reviews

Demi-monde brought fully to life in beautifully cast and conducted revival.
Boesch and Martineau draw us magnetically into Schubert's cold, dark night.
Extraordinary chemistry at work in Boesch and Martineau's compelling double act.
Matinee of popular French works, skilfully performed alongside Piers Lane and Marshall McGuire.
Finely sung revival stays with you far longer than a Chinese takeaway.
A well-designed programme with much time devoted to the true masters of cabaret.

CD/DVD Reviews

ABC Classics release a lovingly played reissue of Grainger’s piano pops.
A rich conjuring of pomp and ceremony from a defining time.
The special relationship between five musicians captured on film.


Michielotto’s new staging of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell raised plenty of hackles in London, but will it here?
The satisfaction of rediscovering old favourites.
Ahead of their anniversary concert, Nicholas Routley shares the choir's history.