A Chinese pianist in London : Ji Liu and his first album on Classic FM

A fraction of our encounters, no matter major or how scarce, has to and must belong to the utmost casual and it is through a mere social media’s ad, yes, and one broadcast from Classic FM that I’ve heard about Ji’s golden hands and velvet notes – subsequently deciding to attend his performance in Barbican on Valentine’s day.
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Revisiting Love Classics and interviewing Timothy Henty, inspired gentleman and conductor

What a pity would it be to enjoy and review a concert and miss interviewing its conductor. That, thankfully, isn’t the case as maestro Henty took up the time to agreeably revisit his Valentine performance at Barbican. I grabbed the occasion to ask Timothy a few personal and reflective questions, thinking them a perfect insight for former and future audiences into the architectecture of their musical bliss.
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Ashot Tigranyan, the violin, his orchestra: a matter of love, beauty, and dedication.

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 musical premieres at Charing Cross Theatre: An interview with Alex Loveless

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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An interview with Richard Clayderman

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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