Musicians Blog

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.

Course: Kassel Masterclasses (Clarinet-Violin-Viola-Cello-Voice-Piano)

 

The eighth annual Harleshausen “Ossen” Music Festival will take place from August 01 to August 07, 2020. The “Ossen” (=ox) is the emblem of Harleshausen, one of the western suburbs of Kassel,..

Course: Violin Viola Violoncello international music master classes

 

VVV International music master classes in Slavonice led by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are intended for young artists at the start of their performing careers in violin, viola and..

Course: Leonidas Kavakos Masterclass

 

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS International Violin Masterclass & Chamber Music Workshop APRIL 10th, 11th & 12th, 2020 The Musical Horizons Conservatory proudly presents "Leonidas Kavakos International Violin..

Competition: 2020 Dexter Britain International Piano Competition

 

Soundtrack composer, Dexter Britain, is looking to reward the best piano performance of any of his original piano pieces, with the winner receiving a £1000 GBP prize The competition is open to..

Course: Internationale Meisterkurse Vaduz

 

Barbara Doll, Violine Andreas Willwohl, Viola Rafael Rosenfeld, Violoncello Kurt Widmer, Gesang Unsere Meisterkurse richten sich an Musikstudentinnen und Musikstudenten, Berufsmusikerinnen und..

Course: Julius-Jeongwon Kim, Piano, Blackmore Intl. Music Academy, Berlin

 

Welcome to the international piano master class with great pianist Julius-Jeongwon Kim. Our course services included: individual lessons, closing concert, concert engagements in Berlin for the best..

Course: Julius-Jeongwon Kim, Piano, Blackmore Intl. Music Academy, Berlin

 

Welcome to the international piano master class with great pianist Julius-Jeongwon Kim. Our course services included: individual lessons, closing concert, concert engagements in Berlin for the best..

Competition: 6th International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists

 

- Category I up to 13 years old - Category II 14 - 17 years old The competition, founded in 2005, aims to provide an international platform for highly talented young instrumentalists: In Weimar, the..

Competition: Ferrara Young Artists Piano Awards for pianists ages 12-18

 

The Ferrara Young Artists Piano Awards is a unique piano competition forms providing young pianists with international performance platforms in Ferrara, Italy and New York, United States. Pianists of..

Course: 61st Weimar Master Classes

 

The Weimar Academy of Music is a powerful Meeting place for guest professors and students from all over the world. They rehearse, file, practice and give concerts together. Participants also have the..

Job: Piano Auditions - Dallas, TX - US Marine Music

 

PIANO Auditions – MARCH 5, 2020 Audition Location: DALLAS, TX Winners will be assigned to one of ten U.S. Marine Fleet Bands: San Diego, CA - Miramar, CA - Kaneohe, HI - Quantico, VA - Cherry..

Course: NCH International Master Course

 

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce its International Master Course for 2020 for up to 30 advanced piano and string students and young professionals. The course, scheduled to take..

Course: Opera Workshops & Courses for Conductors-Singers-Instrumentalists

 

OPERA WORKSHOP for Conductors, Singers, Stage Directors, Pianists G. Puccini SUOR ANGELICA & GIANNI SCHICCHI* 7/13 - 8/6 G. Puccini MADAMA BUTTERFLY** 8/9 - 8/29 PROFESSORS: Vittorio PARISI* Marco..

Competition: Concorso Internazionale Musicale "Città di Maruggio"

 

2° Concorso Internazionale di esecuzione musicale “Città di Maruggio” Dal 21/05/2019 al 24/05/2019- Scadenza iscrizioni / Deadline 10 Maggio/May 2020 Art.1 – BANDO DI CONCORSO Il 2° Concorso..

Course: Irish Chamber Orchestra Academy Project Spring 2020

 

The Irish Chamber Orchestra, is running its 4th Academy Project, an intensive few days rehearsing and performing with ICO principals, directed by Diane Daly. Advanced 3rd level, string players..

Job: Senior Lecturer for Piano/Jazz - Kunstuniversität Graz

 

Besondere Anstellungserfordernisse • Höchste künstlerische Qualifikation • Herausragende künstlerische Tätigkeit • Hervorragende pädagogische und didaktische Eignung sowie Lehrerfahrung..

Competition: Orbetello Piano Competition Master & Junior

 

Junior Competition 1-3 May 2020, 4 categories up to 20 years old. total prizes €3000 Master Competition 6-9 May 2020, one category up to 35 years old. 1st prize €4000 all info on..

Competition: G2.Llangollen Int.Eisteddfod Composition Competition-Instrumental

 

Composers are invited to submit original works (not previously performed or published) for piano quintet (piano and string quartet). Works submitted should be no more than five minutes in duration...

Course: Masterclass for piano – Jacques Rouvier

 

Masterclass for piano with JACQUES ROUVIER – 23th & 24th May 2020 at the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf. Each active participant will get 2 lessons with Igor Tchetuev...

Course: Nantwen Chamber Music Course - Beethoven

 

Building on the success of our annual Chamber Music Summer School in August we now have another smaller weekend course for amateur string players (violin, viola and cello). Each year this course will..