Susan Platts performs Mahler in Scotland and London this June

The British born Canadian mezzo, Susan Platts, will give her debut London recital at St John’s Smith Square on Friday 9 June at 19.30. She will be joined by horn player Neil Kimel and pianist Libby Burgess in a programme of Schubert, Britten, Arnold Cooke and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. For further details click here Earlier in the month she will give two performances of Mahler’s Symphony No 3 with the Royal.

Cynthia Millar performs in The Exterminating Angel at the Royal Opera House

Cynthia Millar performs the important solo ondes Martenot part that Thomas Adès has written especially for her in his opera The Exterminating Angel which opens at the Royal Opera House on 24 April for six performances. For further details click here.  After the premiere performances at the Salzburg Festival last summer Alex Ross writing in The New Yorker said “Cynthia Millar’s playing of the ondes was so acutely expressive that.

John Andrews announced as Principal Guest Conductor of the UK’s National Symphony Orchestra

Earlier this month the UK’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) announced the appointment of John Andrews as Principal Guest Conductor. He will hold this position for an initial period of three years. The announcement follows his performance with the Orchestra at Westminster Central Halls last summer. As Principal Guest Conductor, he will conduct both recording sessions and live concerts across a wide range of repertoire and styles. For further information please.

Mary Plazas as the Duchess in Powder Her Face for Northern Ireland Opera

In January 2017 Mary Plazas returned to the role of the Duchess in Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast for Northern Ireland Opera. She had previously sung the Duchess at the Aldeburgh Festival, the Almeida Theatre and on film for Channel 4 released on DVD. She also sang the role in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer. Rupert Christiansen gave the production.

Mary Plazas currently singing the Duchess in Powder Her Face for Northern Ireland Opera

Mary Plazas performed the role of the Duchess in Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face at Snape Maltings, the Almeida Theatre and on the film for Channel 4 released on DVD. She also sang the role in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer. She is delighted to return to the role for performances with Northern Ireland Opera 27,28,29 January 2017. For further information click here

Violinist Daniel Pioro joins Owen White Management

Rapidly becoming recognised as an artist of exceptional musicality and innovation, Owen White Management is pleased to announce that Daniel Pioro has joined the roster. He actively promotes new music and this summer he made his debut with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing Colin Matthews’s Violin Concerto.  He was immediately invited to return to Manchester and later this month he will play two performances of Thomas Adès’s Violin Concerto –.

Soprano Gillian Ramm joins Owen White Management

Owen White Management is pleased to announce that soprano Gillian Ramm has joined the roster. Her performances include appearances with English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Salzburger Landestheater, Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli and Festivals including the BBC Proms, Buxton and Göttingen. She recently made her role debut as Donna Anna for English Touring Opera.

Louise Winter as Madame Larina for Garsington Festival Opera

This summer Louise Winter made her role debut as Madame Larina in Michael Boyd’s new production of Eugene Onegin for Garsington Opera with Douglas Boyd conducting.  Click here for further details

New Work by Sally Beamish performed by David Titterington at Royal Festival Hall, London and Davies Hall, San Francisco

Following the world premiere of Sally Beamish’s Chaconne at the Royal Festival Hall on 8 February 2016, International concert organist David Titterington gave the US premiere at Davies Hall in San Francisco on Sunday 6 March. The programme also included two milestone works in the organ repertoire, Nielsen’s impressive Commotio and Franck’s mighty Grande Pièce Symphonique. Beamish’s new Chaconne is inspired by Robert Burns’ evocative song The Slave’s Lament. For.

London premieres of new works by Gordon Crosse and Gavin Higgins to be given by David Cohen at St John’s Smith Square

On 5 May 2017 at St John’s Smith Square David Cohen will give the London premieres of two works he has commissioned. Last year Gordon Crosse’s “Little Bu” Sonata for Cello Alone, received its 1st performance at Norwich’s John Innes Centre alongside Gavin Higgins’ Gursky Landscape. This is a single movement of a larger work to be premiered at the Cheltenham Festival in 2018 with the Carducci Quartet, who also.

Wyn Pencarreg as Lalchand in The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Linbury Studio Theatre

Wyn Pencarreg, who created the role of Lalchand in David Bruce’s The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, has recently reprised the role in a revival of John Fulljames’s production for ROH2 at the Linbury Studio Theatre. Performances run until 2 January 2016. For further information click here

Nicholas Jenkins conducts Offenbach for the Opéra National de Lyon

Nicholas Jenkins conducted performances of Offenbach’s Les Mesdames de la Halle for the Opéra National de Lyon at the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse during December. There were 9 performances with the opening night on Friday 11 December at 20.00. For further details click here.

Cynthia Millar on tour with Simón Bolívar Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel

Cynthia Millar continues her tour with The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by its Music Director, Gustavo Dudamel and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet with performances of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie in Lisbon, Lucerne, Berlin and at Carnegie Hall in New York. Click here for full details of tour venues and programmes.

Aidan Smith as Nana in Peter Pan with WNO at the Royal Opera House

As part of the continuing collaboration between The Royal Opera and Welsh National Opera Richard Ayres’s opera was recently seen in London following a successful tour of Keith Warner’s new production for WNO. The darling family dog, Nana, is played by Aidan Smith and has been particularly well received by the children in the audience. There were two performances at the Royal Opera House on Friday 24 July and Saturday.

Latest Martin Jones CD of piano music by Roger-Ducasse released by Nimbus Records

Nimbus Records has released the complete solo piano music of Jean Roger-Ducasse. A contemporary of Ravel, Roger-Ducasse was a leading figure in the musical life of Paris and was a close friend of Fauré. In 1935 he succeeded Paul Dukas as Professor of Composition at the Paris Conservatoire.  Click here for more information. In celebration of Martin Jones’s 75th birthday Nimbus has released a 4 CD box set of his.

Wyn Pencarreg as Sourin in The Queen of Spades at English National Opera

Wyn Pencarreg sang the role of Sourin in David Alden’s production of The Queen of Spades which opened on Saturday 6 June 2015. Edward Gardner and the ENO Orchestra and Chorus received glowing reviews. The excellent cast also included OWM artist Peter Van Hulle singing the roles of Master of Ceremonies and Chaplitsky.

Charmian Bedford in Grimes on the Beach

On Sunday 24 May 2015 BBC4 broadcast “Grimes on the Beach” directed for the screen by Margaret Williams. Tim Albery’s production of Peter Grimes was filmed on Aldeburgh beach at the 2013 Aldeburgh Festival. The cast included Alan Oke as Peter Grimes and Giselle Allen as Ellen Orford and the Britten-Pears Orchestra was conducted by Stuart Bedford. Alexandra Hutton and Charmian Bedford sang the Nieces. Click this link to view.

Daniel Auchincloss joins Owen White Management

Canadian tenor, Daniel Auchincloss, has recently joined the roster of Owen White Management. Based in the UK he has performed extensively with leading early music ensembles in both opera and concert. He is particularly sought after for haute contre roles and his wide repertoire also includes works by Britten, Shostakovich and Ligeti.

Louise Winter performing with the ROH Youth Opera Company

Following the premiere of Charlotte Bray’s Out of the Ruins at the Royal Opera House Gala in February, Louise Winter reprised her role as the Old Woman for three further performances with the ROH Youth Opera Company at the Linbury Studio Theatre on 30 and 31 May 2015. Next season she returns to the ROH to sing Marcellina from 5 October. Click here for further information

Charmian Bedford joins Owen White Management

We are delighted to announce that soprano, Charmian Bedford, has joined Owen White Management. She is a regular soloist with the Academy of Ancient Music and she performed the role of 2nd Niece in the 2013 Aldeburgh Festival production of Peter Grimes filmed as Grimes on the Beach.

Philippe Cassard performs at the Wigmore Hall on Thursday 28 May 2015

Philippe Cassard was joined by David Grimal (violin) and Anne Gastinel (cello) for a recital of Piano Trios at the Wigmore Hall on Thursday 28 May 2015 at 19.30. The programme included works by Chausson and Schubert and the world premiere of Baptiste Trotignon’s Trio written especially for the artists. To visit the Wigmore Hall site click here.

Last month Ammiel Bushakevitz and Andrew Mahon gave a London Schubertiade at The Forge, Camden

Pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz and bass-baritone Andrew Mahon presented a London Schubertiade in the intimate setting of The Forge in Camden, North London on Tuesday 24 March.

Wyn Pencarreg sings Sharpless at the Royal Albert Hall tonight

Wyn Pencarreg sings Sharpless in Madama Butterfly for Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall. He will sing in nine performances during the run with his opening night on Friday 27 February.

Louise Winter to perform in the Royal Opera House Gala tonight

Louise Winter will give the world premiere of Charlotte Bray’s Out of the Ruins for mezzo soprano, youth chorus and orchestra tonight at a Gala Concert for the Royal Opera House.

Piotr Lempa plays the title role in Brundibár on tour with the Mahogany Opera Group

Piotr Lempa plays the title role in Hans Krása’s, Brundibár, which was first publicly performed by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943. Frederick Wake-Walker’s production for the Mahogany Opera Group was first seen at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh in November 2014 followed by performances at London’s South Bank. The production has toured to various UK venues and further performances are planned next year

Kishani Jayasinghe as Leila with the Nationale Reisopera

Kishani Jayasinghe sang the role of Leila in Les pêcheurs de perles on tour in Holland with the Nationale Reisopera during January and February 2015. She was the first Sri Lankan born soprano to sing the role where the opera is set.

John Andrews Sullivan/Shakespeare CD is one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Records of the Year

John Andrews’ recording of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s complete incidental music to The Tempest and Macbeth with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Singers and narrator Simon Callow for Dutton Epoch has been featured in The Sunday Times list of 100 Best Records of the Year. For further details click here

Mary Plazas as Cio-Cio San at Australia’s Perth Festival

Mary Plazas reprised her role as Cio-Cio San in a revival of Anthony Minghella’s production of Madam Butterfly at the Perth International Arts Festival in Australia in February and March 2015. The production was conducted by David Parry, and it was the first time Minghella’s Olivier Award winning production had been seen in Australia.

Oliver Mercer as Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea for Mid Wales Opera

During 2014 Oliver Mercer sang the role of Acis in Mid Wales Opera’s production of Acis and Galatea directed by Annilese Miskimmon