Blog Profile / Planet Hugill

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Beethoven piano concertos, Sally Beamish, Amadeus Live - ASMF's new season

Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields The Academy of St Martin in the Fields' 2016-17 season is violinst Joshua Bell's sixth as music director. Programmes in London includes a four-concert series at the Barbican with pianist Murray Perahia directing the orchestra from the piano in all of Beethoven's Piano Concertos. Show More Summary

Thomas Nickell is performing David Matthews' Piano Concerto and his own piano sonata: I catch up with the young American pianist

Thomas Nickell - photo Stephen Sullivan The American pianist Thomas Nickell is only 17 years old, and already has made quite a name for himself. Both a pianist and composer, he will coming to the UK in July and will be performing David...Show More Summary

Nicola Benedetti and Manchester Camerata in Harrogate

Violinist Nicola Benedetti will be performing an all Mozart programme with the Manchester Camerata, conducted by Andrea Marcon. at the Royal Hall, Harrogate on 1 June 2016 as part of the Harrogate International Festivals' 50th anniversary celebrations. Show More Summary

Live and streamed - the Wigmore Hall's three day 115th birthday bash

The Wigmore Hall is 115 this this year, and not surprisingly there are celebrations, three of them in fact (on 31 May, 1 & 2 June 2016). With music ranging from JS Bach, and JC Bach, through Schubert to contemporary, showcasing the hall's wide range of programming. Show More Summary

Seductive and luminous - Clare Hammond plays Horae pro clara by Kenneth Hesketh

Kenneth Hesketh Horae (Pro Clara), Through Magic Casements, Notte Oscura,Three Japanese Miniatures; Clare Hammond; BIS Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 24 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Dazzling textures, and luminous playing on this disc ofShow More Summary

A remarkable tribute - In memoriam

In memoriam William Byrd, Gareth Wilson, Silvina Milstein, Francis Pott, Jean L'Heritier, Robert Busiakiewicz, Rob Keeley, Antony Pitts, Matthew Martin, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Francis Grier; The Choir...Show More Summary

Villiers Quartet new works competition

The Villiers Quartet The new works competition run by the Villiers Quartet attracted some 114 entries from composers across 34 countries. The quartet reduced the list to six, and a public vote online came up with the three finalists....Show More Summary

Welcoming Xian Zhang - BBC NOW 2016-17 season

Xian Zhang - photo B Ealovega BBC National Orchestra of Wales new season sees Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård returning, and Principal Guest Conductor Xian Zhang conducting her inaugural concert and a series of concerts celebrating important Welsh composers. Show More Summary

Exploring the Apollonian and Dionysian - premiere of Matthew T Hall's Cantata

Matthew T Hall Tomorrow morning (25 May 2016 at 11.50am), I will be taking part in the world premiere of Matthew T Hall's Cantata at Blackheath Halls. London Concord Singers will be be joining an instrumental ensemble of 16 studentsShow More Summary

Celebrating a milestone - pianist Janina Fialkowska's birthday tour

Janina Fialkowska The Polish-Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska was 65 on 7 May 2016, and to celebrate this milestone she is undertaking a year-long concert tour. Her official birthday concert (on 8 May 2016) was in Augsburg (birthplace of Mozart's father) playing Mozart with the Sacconi Quartet. Show More Summary

The Aurora Orchestra is Playing with Fire

Under the title Playing with Fire, Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra are presenting a programme which combines Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 (played from memory) with HK Gruber's ‘pan-demonium’ Frankenstein!! with Marcus Farnsworth. Show More Summary

Jonathan Harvey at Evensong - Choir St John's College, Cambridge launch new recording

Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge On Friday 20 May 2016, St John's College, Cambridge launched its new imprint on the Signum Classics label with a disc of Jonathan Harvey's music from Andrew Nethsingha and the Choir of St John's College (see my review of the CD). Show More Summary

Deo - music by Jonathan Harvey from St John's College, Cambridge

Jonathan Harvey I Love the Lord, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, Come Holy Ghost, Praise ye the Lord, Missa Brevis, The Royal Banners Forward Go, The Annunciation, Toccata for Organ and Tape and Laus Deo; Choir of St John's College, Cambridge,...Show More Summary

Welcoming Mirga Gražinyt?-Tyla - the CBSO's 2016-17 season

Mirga Gražinyt?-Tyla The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 season arouses more than usual interest because it is the first in which their new music director, Mirga Gražinyt?-Tyla is in charge. And there is plenty of interest,...Show More Summary

Riotous Falstaff invades Wiltons

Fulham Opera - Falstaff Having performed their production in their home base of Fulham, and at the Grimeborn Festival in 2015, Fulham Opera is now bringing its lively production of Verdi's Falstaff to Wilton's Music Hall, on 23, 26, 27, 28 May 2016. Directed by Daisy Evans (founder and artistic director of Silent Opera), the production features Keel Watson as Falstaff.

A kind of alchemy - I talk to Lionel Meunier about Vox Luminis and its distinctive sound

Vox Luminis at the Brighton Festival - photo Victor Frankowski Lionel Meunier Lionel Meunier is the artistic director of Vox Luminis, the vocal ensemble which he founded in 2004 and in which he sings baritone. The ensemble was on tour...Show More Summary


Today at 12 noon (20 May 2016) players from the European Union Youth Orchestra, former players, players from other youth orchestras, professional orchestras, music colleges and academies, conservatoires, young students of music, singers and friends of the EUYO will come together to make their voices heard - through the power of music. Show More Summary

Somewhere for the weekend - Sacconi Chamber Music Festival in Folkestone

The Sacconi Quartet Chamber Music Festival in Folkstone runs from 20 to 22 May 2016, and this year the quartet (Ben Hancox, Hannah Dawson, Robin Sahwell, Cara Berridge) and their friends explore the various chamber combinations from duets and trios, through quartets and quintets to an octet, and a triple quartet. Show More Summary

Last but not least - Rachel Podger and EUBO at the London Festival of Baroque Music

Rachel Podger and the European Union Baroque Orchestra performing in May 2016 Lully, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Handel, Wassenaer, Hellendaal; European Union Baroque Orchestra, Rachel Podger; London Festival of Baroque Music at St John's Smith...Show More Summary

Irresistible warmth & charm - Haleluyáh – Il Mantovano Hebreo

Profeti della Quinta - photo Mel et Lac(Ori Harmelin, Roman Melish, Lior Leibovici, Elam Rotem, Dan Dunkelblum, Doron Schleifer) Haleluyáh – Il Mantovano Hebreo; Profeti della Quinta; London Festival of Baroque Music, St John’s Smith...Show More Summary

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