Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Horsley has an avid interest in Irish traditional music, and specialises in the Irish bagpipes. Currently playing in Come From Away, he explains the drones, bellows and unique regulators.
Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank have joined forces on a musical adaptation of Miles Franklin's legendary book. Bryant tells us about the show.
The recipient of the 2020 German-Australian Opera Grant talks about breaking into the industry, finding success on the competition circuit, and tackling singspiel.
Tucked away in a shrubbery, Josephine Scheffzky proved a soprano in the bush was worth two in the hand.
A historic Mahler cycle reassessed, Sir Charles’s punchy Janáček preludes and more.
Composer Joe Chindamo discusses how he’s reworked one of the most well-known pieces of music for Perth Symphony Orchestra.
Ahead of live performances in Australia, Nitin Sawhney tells us about revisiting his seminal album, Beyond Skin, two decades on.
Recent studies have revealed just how great the problem is and how much remains to be done, but is mental health in the performing arts a good news story in the making?
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The ACO Principal Violin and founding Director of ACO Collective looks back on her 25 years with the orchestra, the constantly exciting music-making, and the mind-blowing growth of the organisation.
What do you do with a chorus of witches? And a less than heroic hero? These are just some of the challenges Verdi’s Macbeth poses for a director, says Stuart Maunder.
In his new piece, Andrew Ford harnesses the voices of those connected to the land, who see it changing before their eyes.
The Scottish maestro is the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s new Principal Guest Conductor. He talks to Clive Paget about early obsessions, managing relationships, and the thorny question of God and music.