Tafelmusik and Musica Viva bring the court of The Duc D’Orleans to Australia.
Shirley Apthorp was born in South Africa, grew up in Australia, studied at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, and now lives in Berlin. She writes for the Financial Times (UK). She is the founding director of Umculo, which promotes social change through music in South Africa.
Articles by Shirley Apthorp
Currently making her long overdue return to Australia, the English pianist talks Brahms, Schumann and touring.
The virtuosos reveal the recipe to their 20-year chemistry, and details of their latest collaboration.
Violist Naoko Shimizu joins forces with the Kuss Quartet, formed when they were in their teens.
Formed in 1975, the ensemble presents music that is “dark and depressing, glorious and wonderful”.
Belgium ensemble Trio Dali are very serious about having fun with music.
The Stanford-based ensemble tours Australia with oboist Diana Doherty.
Canadian ensemble Tafelmusik play the music of the spheres, with a little help from Galileo.
The British pianist talks politics, blogs, bowler hats and trying his hand at composition.
Countertenor Andreas Scholl has discovered that returning to his roots has enriched not only his personal life, but his artistic endeavours too.