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The Invisible - Rispah

 

A set of contemplation and catharsis, maintaining its emotional grip for a long time.

Ladyhawke - Anxiety

 

Pip Brown’s overdue second LP is as tight and catchy as a baseball mitt.

Bobby Womack - The Poet

 

Womack updates his material for the 80s, creating grown-up sensual soul.

TrioVD - Maze

 

One of the most inventive and transgressive albums you’ll encounter this year.

Jack Savoretti - Before the Storm

 

Third album of gruffly sensitive strum-pop from tousle-haired Italian-English Londoner.

Flats - Better Living

 

Debut album from a band that probably relishes getting on as many nerves as possible.

George Frideric Handel - Alceste (soprano: Lucy Crowe; tenor: Benjamin Hulett; bass-baritone: Andrew Foster-Williams; Early Opera Company; conductor: Christian Curnyn)

 

The incomplete ‘incidental music’ for Alceste, conducted with liveliness and sensitivity.

Gallon Drunk - The Road Gets Darker From Here

 

Seventh album of darkly rockin’ blues from Londoners channelling spirits of New Orleans.

Karin Krog and Bengt Hallberg - Cabin in the Sky

 

Krog is on absolutely top form, while Hallberg sounds just like himself.

Hollie Cook - Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook in Dub

 

Modern-day dub with authentic depth.

The Band Perry - The Band Perry

 

Radio-friendly country fare, exceptionally produced but lacking originality.

Dexys - One Day I’m Going to Soar

 

Dexys are back with wisdom and wings. Some of us never doubted.

Public Image Ltd - This is PiL

 

Rotten returns with a curious mixture of rage and nostalgia.

The Pond - The Pond

 

An elegant, charming and quietly profound record.

Architects - Daybreaker

 

A fine fifth album from the Brighton metallers, set to stand the test of time.

Regina Spektor - What We Saw From the Cheap Seats

 

The truth about Regina Spektor is that quirky isn't the half of it.

2:54 - 2:54

 

A collection of mature and addictive tracks from sisters doing it their own way.

The Bamboos - Medicine Man

 

The Australians’ hybrid soul and funk sound continues to impress.

Rumer - Boys Don’t Cry

 

Sarah Joyce covers male songwriters both culty and canonical on album number two.

Sugar - Copper Blue

 

NME’s Album of the Year for 1992 reissued with a wealth of worthwhile extras.

Piano Course - Cubertou - Intermediate String Chamber Music

 

Location: St Martin le Redon, France. Dates: 22 July 2018 - 28 July 2018.

Strings Chamber (+/-Piano) Course - Cubertou - Intermediate String Chamber Music

 

Location: St Martin le Redon, France. Dates: 22 July 2018 - 28 July 2018.

Strings Chamber (+/-Piano) Course - Crescendo Summer Institute

 

Location: Tokaj, Hungary. Dates: 1 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018.

Mixed Chamber Ensemble Course - Crescendo Summer Institute

 

Location: Tokaj, Hungary. Dates: 1 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018.

Piano Course - Crescendo Summer Institute

 

Location: Tokaj, Hungary. Dates: 1 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018.

Piano Course - British Isles Music Festival. Charterhouse School. Surrey. UK

 

Location: Godalming Surrey, United Kingdom. Dates: 4 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018. Closing date: 1 July 2018.

Strings Chamber (+/-Piano) Course - British Isles Music Festival. Charterhouse School. Surrey. UK

 

Location: Godalming Surrey, United Kingdom. Dates: 4 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018. Closing date: 1 July 2018.

Mixed Chamber Ensemble Course - British Isles Music Festival. Charterhouse School. Surrey. UK

 

Location: Godalming Surrey, United Kingdom. Dates: 4 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018. Closing date: 1 July 2018.

Piano Course - Masterclass for piano – IGOR TCHETUEV

 

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany. Dates: 12 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018. Closing date: 12 Feb 2018.

Piano Job - Dance Accompanist - United Kingdom

 

Performance, with The Hammond School. Closing date: 11 Dec 2017The Hammond is looking to appoint an experienced Accompanist for this friendly and vibrant school, which has been recognised as a centre of excellence. The Hammond is a leading co-educational boarding and day school in the North West of England, specialising extensively in the performing arts. The school offers vocational dance and musical theatre training, together with courses in drama and music, to students aged 11 - 21. The successful candidate will be an experienced Accompanist who will be required to play for free classes in ballet and tap, as well as syllabus and repertoire. The applicants should have a secure piano technique, including strong sight reading skills. A varied repertoire of musical genres is preferred, but not essential. This is a part time position of one day per week, during term time only (36 weeks per year) starting in January 2018.

Piano Competition - International Music Competition - "Giovani promesse" Bracigliano

 

Location: Bracigliano (SA), Italy. Dates: 9 May 2018 - 13 May 2018. Closing date: 30 Apr 2018.

Mixed Chamber Ensemble Competition - International Music Competition - "Giovani promesse" Bracigliano

 

Location: Bracigliano (SA), Italy. Dates: 9 May 2018 - 13 May 2018. Closing date: 30 Apr 2018.

Strings Chamber (+/-Piano) Competition - International Music Competition - "Giovani promesse" Bracigliano

 

Location: Bracigliano (SA), Italy. Dates: 9 May 2018 - 13 May 2018. Closing date: 30 Apr 2018.

Strings Chamber (+/-Piano) Course - Nantwen Chamber Music Summer School

 

Location: Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom. Dates: 9 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018.

Mixed Chamber Ensemble Course - Nantwen Chamber Music Summer School

 

Location: Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom. Dates: 9 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018.

Piano Competition - 26th edition of "Gianluca Campochiaro" International Competition

 

Location: PEDARA near CATANIA / Sicily, Italy. Dates: 15 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017. Closing date: 5 Dec 2017.

Strings Chamber (+/-Piano) Competition - 26th edition of "Gianluca Campochiaro" International Competition

 

Location: PEDARA near CATANIA / Sicily, Italy. Dates: 15 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017. Closing date: 5 Dec 2017.

Mixed Chamber Ensemble Competition - 26th edition of "Gianluca Campochiaro" International Competition

 

Location: PEDARA near CATANIA / Sicily, Italy. Dates: 15 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017. Closing date: 5 Dec 2017.

Piano Course - Grigory Gruzman, Piano - Blackmore Intl. Music Academy, Berlin

 

Location: Berlin, Germany. Dates: 4 June 2018 - 10 June 2018.

Piano Course - Dmitri Bashkirov, Piano, Blackmore Intl. Music Academy, Berlin

 

Location: Berlin, Germany. Dates: 23 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018.