Mark Bebbington, best-known for his much-acclaimed recordings of British music on SOMM, takes a leap across the Atlantic this month to bring his refined yet expressive style to a spectacular all-Gershwin CD, alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Grammy Award-nominated American conductor Leon Botstein.


In addition to the great lessons I have received from cellists throughout the course of my musical education, I have also been consistently challenged by players of other instruments.

BBC Radio 3 In Tune

Anne Akiko Meyers performed Arvo Pärt's "Spiegel im Spiegel' and Bach's "Air" from Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and talked with Suzy Klein about her new recording, broken foot, and Vieuxtemps Guarneri.


For a string player, a great instrument is only half the equipment battle. A phenomenal bow is the other half, providing finesse, tone, and various articulations.

MacArthur-winning bow maker Benoit Rolland posed for a portrait in his home studio in Watertown.

“It’s just amazing,” says Lowe, the BSO concertmaster. “Some people look at a note or phrase of music on the printed page and ask, ‘Oh, how does it do that to my heart?’ For me, it’s the same thing, but I look at a tree and think, ‘How does Benoit turn this into a bow?’ ”


It wasn't quite Little Coachella in Little Tokyo. But as if out of nowhere, more than 1,000 hip-hop fans, some wearing Kanye West T-shirts, descended on the Aratani Theatre. A few had arrived as early as noon on Saturday and waited in the hot sun for a 7:30 p.m. concert.

The violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, keeping a tight grasp on her instrument. Meyers played two concerts in DC with a broken foot this past weekend.

“Break a leg” and “the show must go on” are among the most overused injunctions in the performing arts. On Friday, Anne Akiko Meyers joined the lists of performers who have obeyed both.


The Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, led by conductor Yuga Cohler and composer Stephen Feigenbaum, is bringing hip-hop and classical music together.


The international renowned Grand Teton Music Festival springs up each year in one of the earth's most beautiful and awe-inspiring landscapes, as Oliver Condy discovers.


While conducting schools and academies still turn out the greatest number of new conductors, there is an accelerating trend among young virtuoso string players to leapfrog the traditional process on their way to the podium.


Twenty-four hours in which every note of music played on the network will have been written by a female composer could not have happened even ten years ago, explains the conductor Jessica Cottis.


The Preview is a prestigious showcase of talented conductors poised for music directorships and staff conducting positions of American orchestras.


How Billie Holiday showed Lara Downes the beauty in hardship.

Maxim Vengerov performed the “Butterfly Lovers Concerto” with Long Yu conducting the New York Philharmonic Tuesday night.

The Philharmonic played brilliantly, sounding secure and powerful under Long Yu’s baton, and the performance of the solo part by the Philharmonic’s principal harpist, Nancy Allen, was exquisite.

Opera singer Renee Fleming will return to the Aspen Music Festival this summer.

The Aspen Music Festival’s 2016 summer season will include 7 1/2 weeks of programming with more than 400 events and concerts running June 30 to Aug. 21.


Conductor Jessica Cottis has recorded a symphony commemorating the centenary of a campaign that brought together three nations.

Julian Rachlin played like a wild man, in a good way, in the Shostakovich first violin concerto with the Orchestre National de France on Sunday afternoon.

"And when Rachlin got going into the final cadenza, he became a wild thing, a kind of inspired mad scientist in a monologue both profound and terrifying..."

The Royal Concert Hall

"There was certainly nothing second-best about [Mark Bebbington's] performance of a programme that had plenty of drama and virtuosity."

Cottis: getting with the now

Edited text of the leading young conductor's keynote speech at the 2015 British Composer Awards.


In September, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra announced the launch of the large-scale competition, which will offer $100,000 to the first-prize winner, making it the single largest monetary award for a violin competition.


After conducting the world premiere in Istanbul, the fast-rising young conductor last night conducted the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to play a musical remembrance between former enemies, in Brisbane.


The Sphinx Organization announces Lara Downes as a recipient of the 2016 Medal of Excellence and $50,000 Artist Grant.


Lang Lang was named one of GQ's "Men of the Year" for his active and innovative social media presence.


Following a series of successful recordings, Sarah Fox takes a lead role in Mozart's masterpiece.


Nimrod Borenstein's score for Gandini's juggling ballet recorded by the Solaire label.

Yu has multiple roles in China's musical world, including principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Maestro Yu who recently set up Shanghai Orchestra Academy to receive prestigious prize from Atlantic Council next week alongside Henry Kissinger, Mario Draghi and Colombia's president.


- Conducted by the SSO's Music Director Long Yu and including violinist Maxim Vengerov, the orchestra will play the United States, Brazil and Argentina

- For the UN concert on August 28, artists from all the major Allied powers of WW2 will be represented, performing music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, John Williams and a new work by Zou Ye

Conductor Donald Runnicles at the Grand Teton Music Festival

Editor of BBC Music Magazine, Oliver Condy, travels to the majestic mountains of Wyoming for the Grand Teton Music Festival

Long Yu with members of the China Philharmonic Orchestra

How one of China's top conductors is extending the appeal of his country's music

Music director Long Yu led the China Philharmonic in a performance of Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” in Tehran.

"On Friday night, the music of Dvorak’s “New World” symphony was heard in Tehran, performed from the original music the New York Philharmonic has guarded since the work’s 1893 premiere. This orchestra, though, wasn’t American. It was the China Philharmonic."

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