Blog Profile / Planet Hugill

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Prizewinning Italian pianist Emanuel Rimoldi at Wigmore Hall

Emanuel Rimoldi - Photo: Laura Rizzi Having won the First Prize in the 'Top of the World' competition in Tromsø, Norway in 2013, and First Grand Prize and the Ivo Pogorelich Prize at the Manhattan International Music Competition in 2016,...Show More Summary

Flute, viola & harp: From Belle Epoque to Debussy's Sonata - Trio Anima at Conway Hall

Trio Anima (Anneke Hodnett, Matthew Featherstone, Rosalind Ventris) Dubois, Hahn, Ravel, Faure, Debussy, Couperin; Trio Anima, Matthew Featherstone, Rosalind Ventris, Anneke Hodnett; Conway Hall Sunday Concerts Reviewed by Robert Hugill...Show More Summary

Mahogany Opera Group's Various Stages Festival 2017

Mahogany Opera Group's Various Stages Festival is returning in 2017, with an all-day event at the ICA on 24 February 2017. There will be a chance to see showcases for six projects in development, and each showcase will include contextual...Show More Summary

Tête à Tête is 20, and the opera festival is 10

Amazingly Tête à Tête is 20 this year, and Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary too with the 2017 festival which runs from 24 July to 13 August 2017 at Kings Place and The Place. The company has also...Show More Summary

Looking ahead: Rattle-mania and more at the Barbican in 2017/18

LSO with Sir Simon Rattle - photo Ranald Mackechnie The Barbican's 2017/18 classical music season is one of enormous diversity. Simon Rattle takes up his post at the London Symphony Orchestra with music from Byrd to Birtwistle, Sakari...Show More Summary

Premiere postponed

We were sorry to miss the BBC Symphony Orchestra's concert at the Barbican last night (20 January 2017), which was cancelled because of conductor Oliver Knussen's ill health. We look forward to hearing the premiere of Philip Cashian's new piano concerto The Book of Ingenious Devices at a future date and wish Oliver a speedy recovery.

Completely entrancing: CPE Bach cello concertos from Nicolas Altstaedt & Arcangelo

CPE Bach Cello Concertos; Nicolas Altstaedt, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen; Hyperion Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 17 2017 Star rating: 5.0 CPE Bach's undeservedly neglected concertos in vivid performances Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach had...Show More Summary

Looking ahead: ETO's Silver Electra

Each year English Touring Opera (ETO) commissions a new opera for children and families, to tour alongside their main stage programme. For the last few years, the composer Russell Hepplewhite has teamed up with ETO's head of education,...Show More Summary

A Viennese Quartet Party: music and memoirs from Mozart's Vienna

A Viennese Quartet Party, Mozart, Haydn, Vanhal, Dittersdorf; Revolutionary Drawing Room, Simon Russell Beale, Omnibus Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2017 Star rating: 4.0 Michael Kelly's memoirs form the starting point...Show More Summary

Trinity Laban Gold Medal Showcase

There is a chance to catch some of the bright stars of Trinity College of Music and Drama as six of their most outstanding graduates from 2016 compete for the college Gold Medal. At Kings Place on Monday 23 January 2017, there will be...Show More Summary

Spiritual dimension: piano and chamber music by Jeffrey Roden

Jeffrey Roden threads of a prayer; Sandro Ivo Bartoli, Bennewitz Quartet, Szymon Marciniak, Wolfgang Fischer, Johannes Kornfeld; Solaire Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2017 Star rating: 3.5 Evoking the music of Morton Feldman,...Show More Summary

The fruit of collaboration; hear Making Music's 'Adopt a Composer' pairings on BBC Radio 3

For many amateur groups, the idea of commissioning a piece is a scary and remote process, whilst young composers do not always get the chance to embed themselves in a performing group and come to understand how to craft music to take advantage of the group's particular strengths. Show More Summary

Looking ahead: London Festival of Baroque Music

The theme of this year's London Festival of Baroque Music is Baroque at the Edge. The festival, which runs from 12 to 20 May 2017, celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of Monteverdi and the 250th anniversary of the death of Telemann, Monteverdi is represented by two of his major works, though Telemann is less favoured. Show More Summary

1767 - a retrospective: eleven-year old Mozart in context

Gemma Summerfield, Ian Page, Stuart Jackson, orchestra of Classical OperaFlickr photo credit treble2309 (Andrea Liu) 1767 - a retrospective, Mozart, Gassmann, Gluck, JC Bach, Abel, Haydn, Arne; Gemma Summerfield, Stuart Jackson, Ashley...Show More Summary

Luca Buratto: Honens piano competition winnner makes Wigmore Hall debut

Luca Buratto The young Italian pianist, Luca Buratto, winner of the Honens International Piano Competition, will be making his Wigmore Hall debut on Sunday 22 January 2017 in a programme of music by Thomas Adès, Beethoven, Byrd/Dowland and Schumann. Show More Summary

Duet for many

The Duet Philharmonic Orchestra, Ronald Corp & soloists at Royal Festival Hall performing Mahler's Symphony No. 8 In April 2017, 115 of talented young musicians will gather together for a long weekend to rehearse and play a programme which consists of Mahler's Symphony No. Show More Summary

Music in places where orchestras find it hard to reach: Orchestras Live's 2017 season

Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Sunningdale School, Sunderland. (c) Kev Brady Photography Orchestras Live presents orchestra concerts in areas where you would not normally expect them, and places where large scale professional orchestras rarely go. Show More Summary

Lively reminder: music from the Globe's productions of Twelfth Night & As You Like It

Music for Twelfth Night & Richard III arr. Claire van Kampen; Musicians of Shakespeare's Globe; Globe Music Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 10 2017 Star rating: 3.0 Lively Renaissance music selections which do not quite evoke theatrical...Show More Summary

New light on old songs: Van Diemen's Land with Sam Lee and Notes Inégales

Sam Lee - photo Frederic Aranda The folk-singer Sam Lee will be joining with Peter Wiegold's Notes Inégales to perform Van Diemen's Land at St John's Smith Square on Saturday 21 January 2017. The concert is based on the Cd, Van Diemen's Land which is launched this month. Show More Summary

Winter and Spring season at the Howard Assembly Rooms

Howard Assembly Rooms Opera North's activities in Leeds cover far more than just opera (see my article about the 2017/2018 season), and the Howard Assembly Rooms forms the focus of the company's smaller scale activities. The lively season...Show More Summary

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