How the Belle Époque saw Bizet’s free-spirited heroine.
Ben studied jazz and classical performance and musicology at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music in Melbourne and is a freelance writer and historian. He is a regular reviewer for Limelight, and has a special interest in 20th-century and contemporary classical music.
Articles by Ben Wilkie
Seems Brazil has produced more than just soccer superstars.
An avant-garde icon offers rare insights into what drives her.
Rising American star asks can classical music be political?
A once-acclaimed composer gets his overdue recognition.
The MSO reached beyond the stars for its acrobatic opening gala.
Ben Wilkie spends a day at the inaugural Bendigo Chamber Music Festival – and is mightily impressed by the programming and musicianship.
Three women, three styles, three winners.
In Baltimore, if music be the food of love, play on indeed!
What would music sound like if we started all over again?
The Kronos Quartet will perform a “live documentary” at next month’s Melbourne International Arts Festival. But what is it? A concert, a film or a lecture? Ben Wilkie explores the project, which defies easy categorisation.
One Aussie joins four Yanks for music out of Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival.
How did Mozart’s last symphonies really sound?