Shirley Apthorp

Shirley Apthorp

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

February 17, 2015
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A Baroque dream come true

Tafelmusik and Musica Viva bring the court of The Duc D’Orleans to Australia. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.

August 21, 2014
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The Return Of Imogen Cooper

Currently making her long overdue return to Australia, the English pianist talks Brahms, Schumann and touring. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.

November 7, 2012
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Anthony Marwood & Aleksandar Mazdar: musical soul mates

The virtuosos reveal the recipe to their 20-year chemistry, and details of their latest collaboration. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.

September 5, 2012
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Sealed with a Kuss: the special bond of a string quintet

Violist Naoko Shimizu joins forces with the Kuss Quartet, formed when they were in their teens. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.

June 18, 2012
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Takacs Quartet returns to Australia

Formed in 1975, the ensemble presents music that is “dark and depressing, glorious and wonderful”. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.

May 18, 2012
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Trio Dali: three’s company in chamber music

Belgium ensemble Trio Dali are very serious about having fun with music. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.

April 13, 2012
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St Lawrence String Quartet: cool kids on campus

The Stanford-based ensemble tours Australia with oboist Diana Doherty. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.

February 19, 2012
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A Baroque space odyssey

Canadian ensemble Tafelmusik play the music of the spheres, with a little help from Galileo. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.

September 28, 2011
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Stephen Hough: the well-spoken, well-travelled pianist

The British pianist talks politics, blogs, bowler hats and trying his hand at composition. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.

March 8, 2011
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Andreas Scholl comes home

Countertenor Andreas Scholl has discovered that returning to his roots has enriched not only his personal life, but his artistic endeavours too. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.