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.

Job: Piano teacher - The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music

 

Period: 1st September 2020 – 31st May 2021

Competition: Disklavier Composers Contest 2020

 

Disklavier Composers Contest nasce per favorire l’incontro tra l’innovativa tecnologia Yamaha e il genio creativo dei compositori di oggi! Il concorso è aperto a tutti i musicisti maggiorenni,..

Course: University of Limerick, Ireland. 2 yr Masters String Performance

 

07 Sep 2020 - 03 Jun 2022 Online auditions are on offer for the innovative, creative, 2 year Masters programme at the University of Limerick. This exciting, uniquely devised course, led by members of..

Course: Katrina Chamber Music | Master Classes 2020

 

TEACHERS Cecilia Zilliacus: violin & chamber music Henninge Landaas: viola & chamber music Kati Raitinen: cello & chamber music Anna Laakso: piano & chamber music Janne Rättyä: accordion The master..

Competition: Young Ludwig Youth Music Competition

 

Die erste Austragung des Jugendmusikewttbewerbes Young Ludwig richtet sich an talentierte Geiger, Cellisten und Pianisten im Kinder und Jugendalter. Die Teilnehmer werden in drei Altersgruppen..

Course: Masterclass per maestri collaboratori

 

Partecipa alla masterclass per maestri collaboratori dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala! Dedicata a giovani pianisti diplomati di età compresa fra i 18 e i 29 anni, la masterclass offre un..

Course: Sublime Baroque - 5e Académie - Gard

 

L’Académie de musique sacrée de Lyon organise son stage de musique baroque, dans le Gard. Pour cette 5ème académie, « Sublime Baroque » réunira des instrumentistes, des choristes et 8 jeunes..

Job: Piano teacher for kids and conservatory students - Souland Music Institute

 

Job title: Piano teacher – Full-time job (One year with option for renewal) Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China Job duties: 1. Deliver fundamental piano lesson to students aged between 4 to 15 2...

Course: Musical odyssey Masterclasses

 

Musical odyssey is a summer course with difference. Intensive tuition from world renowned musicians for pianists and singers, sponsored concert engagements in UK and Europe . Programmes for different..

Competition: Busan Maru International Music Festival of Korea 2020

 

Busan Maru International Music Festival encourages inter-community participation and harmony by balancing various cultural events in Busan. In addition to being a well rounded cultural city, we..

Competition: The 2nd WPTA Finland International Piano Competition

 

World Piano Teachers Association Finland Online Piano Solo and Piano Duo/Duet Competition NO TRAVELLING REQUIRED! Open to all pianists around the world! ~ One round only ~ Solo and Piano Duo/duet..

Course: International Piano Week

 

Young pianists aged 10 – 18 will develop the skills required for the 21st century classical pianist and explore a wide range of genres including chamber music, musical theatre, orchestral, jazz,..

Course: Music Academy in Telč

 

The Music Academy in Telč was founded in 1995 as a unique European music project, connecting Czech and French culture. The project founders are the Municipality of Telč, the French Embassy and the..

Course: 36th Early Music Days

 

The 36th Early Music Day Festival will be held between 4 – 11 July 2020 in the city of Vác. It will the third time that Vác hosts the event which is promising to provide a unique programme with..

Competition: 2nd Ise-Shima International Piano Competition

 

本コンクールはオンラインコンクールです。日本語のルール・要項はこちら:https://www.iseshimaart.com/international-piano-competition • This competition is..

Competition: Tschaikowsky Award 2020 - Piano Competition

 

The second edition of the Tschaikowsky Award – which is sponsored by Elizabeth Claudine Tschaikowsky – will take place on Sunday, July 19, 2020, in the Great Hall of “Casa Mahler” and at the..

Course: Concert Improvisation - Certificate of Advanced Studies

 

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Concert Improvisation is a continuing education specialization (post-diploma degree) aimed at musicians of keyboard instruments who intend to develop..

Course: Advanced Studies - Music Performance / Orchestral Studies

 

voice - Castellani Luisa, Trini Monica, Zanichelli Barbara flute - Oliva Andrea, Renggli Felix, Rutz Alfred oboe - Salmi Massimiliano, Thouand Fabien clarinet - Benda François, Jordi Pons bassoon -..

Course: Ardtornish Piano Retreat Lochaline, Scotland UK

 

Ardtornish Piano Retreat (15th-20th of June 2020), an unforgettable musical journey in the remote and stunning Morven Hills of Argyll... The retreat is an annual gathering for amateur pianists of all..

Competition: V International Piano Competition Città di Acquaviva delle Fonti

 

Il Concorso è rivolto ai pianisti di ogni nazionalità nati dopo il 1985. L’iscrizione si effettua entro e non oltre il 05 Giugno 2020. PROGRAMMA Prova Eliminatoria: programma a libera scelta..