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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.

Mixed Chamber Ensemble Course - Orchesterakademie El Sistema

 

Location: Kranj, Slovenia. Dates: 6 Aug 2018 - 16 Aug 2018. Closing date: 1 July 2018.

Piano Course - La Fabrique Opéra Grenoble

 

Location: La Côte Saint André, France. Dates: 16 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018.

Piano Competition - 10th Int. Z. Fibich Competition in Interpretation of Melodrama

 

Location: Prague, Czech Republic. Dates: 26 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018. Closing date: 15 Aug 2018.

Piano Course - Petrof International Summer Festival

 

Location: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Dates: 11 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018. Closing date: 15 June 2018.

Strings Chamber (+/-Piano) Course - Petrof International Summer Festival

 

Location: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Dates: 11 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018. Closing date: 15 June 2018.

Piano Course - Euroepan Music Institute Vienna

 

Location: Vienna, Austria. Dates: 8 July 2018 - 10 Aug 2018. Closing date: 15 June 2018.

Piano Course - Advanced Studies - Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

 

Location: Lugano, Switzerland. Dates: 10 Sept 2018 - 28 June 2019.

Strings Chamber (+/-Piano) Course - Advanced Studies - Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

 

Location: Lugano, Switzerland. Dates: 10 Sept 2018 - 28 June 2019.

Mixed Chamber Ensemble Course - Advanced Studies - Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

 

Location: Lugano, Switzerland. Dates: 10 Sept 2018 - 28 June 2019.

Piano Course - 6th International Master Course for Young Pianists

 

Location: Radziejowice, Poland. Dates: 10 Aug 2018 - 22 Aug 2018. Closing date: 31 May 2018.

Mixed Chamber Ensemble Course - Nantwen Chamber Music Summer School

 

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

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

 

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

Piano Course - Menuhin Academy Summer Master classes in Rolle - Switzerland

 

Location: Rolle, Switzerland. Dates: 26 July 2018 - 31 July 2018. Closing date: 20 June 2018.

Piano Course - Summer Masterclasses in Rimini for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello

 

Location: Rimini, Italy. Dates: 3 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018. Closing date: 30 June 2018.

Piano Course - Festival-Academy "Aigues-Vives en Musiques"

 

Location: Aigues-Vives (Gard), France. Dates: 3 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018. Closing date: 15 May 2018.

Strings Chamber (+/-Piano) Course - Festival-Academy "Aigues-Vives en Musiques"

 

Location: Aigues-Vives (Gard), France. Dates: 3 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018. Closing date: 15 May 2018.

Piano Course - Classica Viva Piano Academy

 

Location: Vinci, Italy. Dates: 9 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018. Closing date: 25 July 2018.

Piano Job - Job announcement for Piano - China

 

Teaching Post, with Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Academy of Music. Closing date: 20 May 2018Qualifications: In order to present an excellent learning experience and offer students a thorough music education in a real-world context, the successful candidates are required to have experience in instrumental teaching at the level of higher education, and to demonstrate excellence as a performer. Master degree in relevant area is needed, PhD is preferred. Teaching experience at an internationally recognized music school is preferred.

Piano Job - Sessional - Music Tutors - United Kingdom

 

Teaching Post, with Royal Borough of Greenwich. £26.18 per hour plus holiday pay extra The Royal Greenwich Music Hub is looking for enthusiastic, specialist music tutors to work in schools and at our Saturday Music Centre, on a variety of exciting music programmes within the borough. All instrument types, including singing are welcomed with the ability to offer more than one instrument an advantage. Applicants should be music graduates. Previous teaching experience in a school an advantage. Successful applicants sit on a panel of hourly paid sessional workers and are engaged as required. You will be asked to upload your CV at the beginning of your application. If you would like to contact a member of the Music Hub management team directly for further information, please e-mail music- Please note this is a rolling advert. Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Piano Competition - Boulder International Chamber Music Competition - Art of Duo

 

Location: Boulder, CO, United States. Dates: 11 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018. Closing date: 15 July 2018.