Find classical concerts boring? Fix the venue, not the format.

Classical concerts are not dead. They just need to be part of a bigger picture. Aftenposten, 3rd January 2015 What about: Just as we’re easing in to a new year and fresh projects, the old chorus of gloom appears padding along beside us like the stray dog we hoped we’d shaken off on the last corner. Audiences, […]

Talent hunting and a bit of Ibsen in magnificent Florence

Flying into Florence is a strange experience after years of approaching by road – in past violin-playing years, usually in a coach full of travel-weary musicians. The airport sits in an industrial suburb, the glowing rust coloured towers and turrets of the city just visible in the distance. I´m visiting for the NYIOP final auditions, […]