DISCUSSION: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world 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.
Usually refers to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London UK, but is also the name of a series of halls, such as the Guildhall in Derby UK, which is mentioned in several of the articles below.
Ask Alice - On complaining about music exam results, with Classical Music Agony aunt Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. Clear Tonal Focus - Music for cello and piano by Krzysztof Meyer, recommended by Patric Standford. '... fine playing ...'
CD Spotlight. Miniaturist Skills - Music by Carey Blyton, heard by Patric Standford. '... a delight for both performer and listener.'
Ensemble. Unity of Conception - Malcolm Troup was at the BPSE Summer Festival in London
A Real Find - Robert Davies made a remarkable impact when he stood in as Papageno late in the run of English Touring Opera's 'The Magic Flute'; Roderic Dunnett profiles him and celebrates the progress of other ETO cast members
Ask Alice - On business and friends, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
Refreshingly Poetic - Eleftheria Kotzia returns to Derby, and Mike Wheeler listens
Expressive Power - A recital by cellist Tim Hugh impresses Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Enjoyment all round - Greek guitarist Eleftheria Kotzia in Derby, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Profile - Being truthful to the music. Chenyin Li, the young Chinese winner of the 2001 Scottish International Piano Competition, talks to Keith Bramich about experiences, East and West