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Principal violin of the Leipzig Quartet attacks a fellow guest in New York hotel.
Almost 300 items from the great Australian diva’s estate for sale in first ever auction.
For the first time a carbon fiber violin wins the top honours at German instrument awards.
The mass participation, multi-location event will involve thousands of musicians around the world.
The world’s most influential living composer turns 90-years-old today.
The world’s most famous physicist will deliver a talk at Australia’s most iconic venue next month.

Editor’s Choice

Writer-Director Anne-Louise Sarks reveals why she’s brought Elektra into the 21st Century.
In an exclusive interview the Dutch virtuoso talks about Brahms, her Stradivarius and her musical family.
Limelight takes a look at why Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor still gets us going gaga.
The arts offers many ways to connect, reflect, express and emote.
Ten Australians form the backbone of award winning English Touring Opera.
The one and only Sally Whitwell gives Limelight a preview of her new album for ABC Classics.

Live Reviews

Bryn Terfel brings his diabolically good Baritone down under.
Classic tale of impossible love is still sprightly at 200 years young.
Much choral food for thought as Paul Stanhope passes the baton.
A small herd of camels aren’t enough to keep this ship of the desert afloat.
A savvy and stylish update, and superb cast gives this 35-year-old musical a new lease of life.
Beautiful acting trumps gore and gunshots in this update of a greek classic.

CD/DVD Reviews

Petibon fulfils more eccentric fantasies than simply Satie’s.
A Rolls Royce ride through some of the greatest Beethoven performances.
Recommended dose: take one concerto every 24 hours.

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Composer Cyrus Meurant talks collaboration, choreography and being part of a collective.

A fanfare for Sydney

by Josh Belperio on March 9, 2015
The Sydney Opera House trumpets new composition talent with their Fanfare Competition.
Composers Lisa Cheney and Peggy Polias assess the current state of composition.