Thoughts on the Chatelet, premiering John Adams, and the view from the conductors room.
With so much virtual music at our fingertips, was it silly to get sentimental about selling off 2,000 of my classical CDs?
There's plenty of theatre for young people going on in South Australia, but how easy is it to release your inner child on demand.
Musings on Arcangelo Corelli, the Baroque period's legendary generator of musical style.
Perhaps all of us, classical musicians included, should be a bit more honest about voicing our emotions.
Beaches and bush walks in regional NSW; yep, it's a tough life on tour.
If this is Tuesday, it must be Sydney. Life on the road for the Streeton Trio.
Now the party's over, it's time for some reflection, some clearing up, and to do the accounts.
How to cope when it's sub-zero, there's a camera up your left nostril and the choir's been arranged in height order.
A pair of starry deps keep the wheels on the wagon for the Streeton Trio.
How to sell your hit show: Go to Adelaide's Central Markets dressed as a nun. Oh, and take your mother along too.
With one day left to go, the theatrical drug is working it's magic. Here's why it's hard to kick the habit.
How to sing while leaping about with a giant wing, devouring a ripped out heart - and not injuring Sir John Tomlinson in the process.
Australia’s opera companies have been shirking their highest artistic duty:
the creation of new work.
They may have been chattering away on their mobile phones, but audiences on The Australian Voices’ tour to China were keen to hear new music from Down Under.
The virtues of age and experience may be underrated when it comes to music.
Macquarie Trio and TRIOZ were born from a collaboration of friends who enjoyed working together. Selby & Friends continues that idea, only now under my own steam and with a changing line-up of phenomenal musicians – an enterprise that presents audiences with an ever-changing mix of artists and repertoire.
Max Richter’s Vivaldi Recomposed: adventures in postminimalism and musical renovation.
The Sydney Opera House went from architectural controversy to style icon within a few short years, but what does the future hold for our newest concert halls?
Music competitions are a stressful business, both for performers and the audience. But if they must exist, do they need to be quite so stuffy?