Magdalene Ho: a pianist to watch

Jed Distler is impressed by Magdalene Ho, a pianist of enormous promise who won the 2023 Clara Haskil Competition, and suggests some listening

Polarising pianist: Alexis Weissenberg

In his latest discussion of a pianist notorious for invoking opposing points of view, Bryce Morrison explores the varied legacy of Alexis Weissenberg, an artist renowned for his uncompromising...

Grigory Ginzburg: a refined virtuoso

In his latest exploration of the life and playing of great Russian pianists of the 20th century, Farhan Malik investigates the astounding pianism of Grigory Ginzburg and celebrates a lasting legacy

Tiffany Poon: connecting with Schumann

A live wire buzzing with excitement and ideas, Tiffany Poon talks to Jeremy Nicholas about identifying with the twin sides of Schumann’s personality, and empathising with a creative temperament that...

Myra Hess: beyond the blitz

Bryce Morrison reassesses the legacy of Dame Myra Hess, renowned for her morale-boosting wartime concerts at the National Gallery in London, who struck some listeners more for her refinement than her...

Nikolai Lugansky: Mad for Wagner

Having recorded an album of transcriptions from Wagner’s greatest operas, Nikolai Lugansky talks to Tim Parry about his relationship with music that gripped him as a teenager and won’t let go

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