Tag Archives: Royal Festival Hall

Olga Kern: fearlessness and family links

Some think they need to suffer for their art. Olga Kern doesn’t seem to be one of them. For this forty-year-old Russian pianist, playing seems to come effortlessly. In 2001, she became the first woman in over thirty years to … Continue reading

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Charles Dutoit discusses Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit speaks to Hannah Nepil about the challenges and implications of Bartók’s dark opera. Sinister, enigmatic, and yet so simple: such is the story of Béla Bartók’s one-act 1911 opera Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. A … Continue reading

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The Zukermans: A Family Portrait

How does it feel to give your Southbank début…under the baton of your dad? Arianna Zukerman can give us a clue. On Wednesday 29th May the forty-year-old American soprano hits the Royal Festival Hall, singing the solo in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, … Continue reading

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RPO Overview 2013

A brand new year and a brand new line-up of concerts from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Hannah Nepil discusses the Orchestra’s upcoming highlights for 2013. First up, on Wednesday 23rd January, is a visit to Fairfield Halls, Croydon, from the pianist … Continue reading

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Nicola Benedetti on fame, image and practice

Hannah Nepil interviews superstar violinist Nicola Benedetti, who plays Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday 1st November at Royal Festival Hall, London. It’s hard to remember that Nicola Benedetti is still only twenty-five. By now the … Continue reading

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