Maestro Ashot Tigranyan is the founder, director and soloist of CCCO, the Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra. The sky was bright, the sun rose high for a winter day, yet a nose biting cold made me glad to find refuge under the warm arcades of Saint John’s Smith Square, whom a German pilot decided it’d become a concert hall and not a church a few decades ago.
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Bel-Ami is Alex’s modern re-telling of this classic story, showing at Charing Cross Theatre from 20th February. A fresh take on the classic Guy de Maupassant novel by award-winning composer Alex Loveless, we ask him several questions on the forthcoming performance.
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Your repertoire and recordings have consisted of mainly classical pieces. Have you ever considered delving into another genre?
RC : In fact, among the 1000 titles which I have recorded in the past 35 years, there are less than 10% of classical titles. In fact although I have studied in a Conservatory the classical piano, I do not consider myself a classical pianist. I am rather what we usually call a Pop pianist with my own romantic style.
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An exclusive video interview of Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens talking about his latest project – Frankenstein (29 Oct). The award-winning actor and narrator has recorded an uncanny audiobook performance of Mary Shelley’s timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch.
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Jodie Gough, an aspiring actress from Brighton, has, like so many others of our time, found her considerable talents restricted by the financial burden imposed by further education. However, unlike many others she has done something about it.
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There is no musician more exposed than the solo singer-songwriter. Stood with nothing but a guitar over the shoulder and a microphone in front, there’s nowhere to hide. But it’s this exposure that makes genuine talent all the more satisfying. Marie Naffah is one such singer-songwriter, London born and raised. Continue reading “Marie Naffah: An Interview”
Drummond Money-Coutts (affectionately referred to as DMC) is best known as a magician booked by well-heeled and often famous patrons. He is an impressive performer, to be sure, as plentiful film footage and images testify. What is less well known is his quasi-obsessive quest to expose all practices on the fringe (and often sinister edge) of magic – voodoo, shamanism and the like – and a quiet determination to use his skills and the power of magic ‘for good’. Continue reading “The Power of Magic: Conversation with Drummond Money-Coutts”
Elliot Grove is the founder of Raindance Film Festival, an independent film festival that was established in 1992. The Raindance Film Festival supports and promotes independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world. Elliot Grove answers some questions for Performance Reviewed.
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Few bands have had to work quite so hard to fight preconceptions about their music as The Feeling. After reaching #2 and #1 in the charts with first two records, their third studio album was a relative flop, both critically and commercially. But 2 years on and newly signed to BMG Chrysalis, The Feeling are back with a new album, ‘Boy Cried Wolf.’
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