VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
Here are brief details of some of the people lost to the classical music world during March 2023. May they rest in peace.
Ukrainian composer, pianist and musicologist Oleksandr Kozarenko died from COVID-19 in Ivano-Frankivsk on 21 March 2023, aged fifty-nine.
Romanian-born soprano and teacher Virginia Zeani died in Florida on 20 March 2023, aged ninety-seven.
Norwegian choral conductor Sverre Valen died on 18 March 2023, aged ninety-seven.
Czech composer, editor and teacher Marek Kopelent died in Prague on 12 March 2023, aged ninety.
Moldovan conductor, composer and teacher Serghei Ciuhrii died on 7 March 2023, aged eighty-four.
British conductor Kenneth Montgomery died in Amsterdam on 5 March 2023, aged seventy-nine.
British arts administrator Nicholas Snowman died on 2 March 2023, aged seventy-eight.
American composer, lecturer, pianist and opera coach Nicolas Reveles died from pancreatic cancer on 1 March 2023, aged seventy-four.
Posted 9 March 2023 and last updated 21 March 2023 by Keith Bramich