Clara Haskil in a photograph used in the documentary ‘Clara Haskil. Le mystère de l'interprète’.
Charlie Chaplin once said: “I have known three geniuses in my life: Einstein, Churchill and Clara Haskil”. So why are only
An orchestra can be a hostile place for a lone Black classical instrumentalist.
The classical music scene in Canada is shaped by histories and hierarchies that reinforce racism and cultural appropriation. Black classical musicians are calling for systemic change.
Photo: Ron Overs
Audiences know what it’s like to listen to Beethoven’s iconic works - but to play his creations as a concert pianist is to grab the music with both hands and join the composer in a powerful battle.
Performers in Speechless, a new opera by composer Cat Hope, co-commissioned by the Perth Festival and Tura New Music. The opera is a response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2014 report into children in immigration detention.
Despite the exclusion of their creative work from mainstream opera companies, Australian women composers are creating spaces for themselves, writing work that tackles urgent social issues.
Stunning: the new-look Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.
Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden has spent £50m to rejuvenate its image and shake off its elitist tag.
Musicians and athletes have a lot in common when it comes to performing in the glare of the spotlight.