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December 2009



Jonathan Dove – The Enchanted Pig (Royal Opera)

Clare College Choir - Christmas concert

Puccini – La Bohème (Royal Opera)

Mozart Cosi (English Chamber Opera)

Mozart – Die Zauberflöte  (Royal College of Music)

Howard Blake: The Snowman


Mozart, Janacek & Beethoven (Doric String Quartet)

Haydn & CPE Bach (Melvyn Tan fortepiano)

Mendelssohn and Schubert (Kreutzers and friends)

Blake Birthday Concert (2009)

Schumann and Musorgsky (Sergei Leiferkus)

Karlowicz, Musorgsky, Chopin & Haydn (Ewa Podles & Garrick Ohlsson)

Frith, Cutler & Potter - (live improvisation in film and concert at Goldsmith's)

Bliss, Bridge Delius, Patterson, Wilson (Enikő Magya, viola)

Smetana, Martinů and Brahms (Concertgebouw/Jansons)

Contemporary Organ Music (Michael Bonaventure)

Haydn, Schubert & Shostakovich (Belcea Quartet & Valentin Erben at Wigmore Hall)

Handel in Italy (Classical Opera Company)

George Crumb at The Barbican

Beethoven (Sir Colin Davis at Royal Academy of Music)

Shostakovich & Rachmaninov (Pletnev & Lugansky)

Hagen Quartet

November 2009


Donizetti L'Assedio di Calais (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)

Donizetti – Maria di Rohan (Royal Festival Hall)



Dutilleux, Mendelssohn & Schubert (Arcanto Quartet with Olivier Marron)

Webern & Brahms (Arcanto Quartet with Joerg Widmann)

Kurtag and Dvorak (Arcanto Quartet with Silke Avenhaus, piano)

Lenia Safiropoulou (Benaki Museum, Athens)

Campra, Desmarest, Lully & Rameau - Grand Motets (Christie/Les Arts Florissants)

Schnittke “Between Two Worlds”

Purcell Odes (St Cecilia Day concert)

Jenkins, Purcell, Couperin & Handel (London Baroque/Kirkby)

Cras, Martinu & Mozart (Lendvai String Trio)

New Irish Music (Petcu-Colan & McHale)

Chopin Etudes (Louis Lortie)

JMcCabe: Symphony, Labyrinth etc (Kensington Symphony Orchestra)

Mendelssohn & Beethoven Quartets (Emerson Quartet)

Avison & Herschel; Handel & Vivaldi (Avison Ensemble)

Panufnik and Dvorák - and Andrew Poppy

Elision - Clarinets at King's Place

Debussy & Villa-Lobos (Cristina Ortiz at Queen Elisabeth Hall)

EXAUDI at the Warehouse

Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart & C Stamitz (Eniko Magyar, viola)

"Best of British" - Casken, Harvey, Bainbridge & Clarke at Wigmore Hall

Shesh Besh at Temple Church

October 2009


Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Cape Town Opera)

L'Heure espagnole & Gianni Schicchi (Double bill at Royal Opera House)

Puccini Turandot (ENO)

Handel Flavio (ETO's Handelfest)



Rautavaara and Bruckner (LPO at RFH)

Strauß and Adams Strauß (Royal Academy of Music)

Wallin, Xenakis, Lindbergh etc Nordland Festival at Cadogan Hall

Out Hear: new music::new Ireland (Morgan & Dullea at Kings Place)

Cropper/Welsh/Roscoe Trio (City Music Society)

St James Wind Quintet (Royal Academy of Music)

Bach (Mullova & Dantone)


September 2009


Griffiths A new world (Shakespeare's Globe)

Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress (British Youth Opera)

Verdi Rigoletto at ENO (12th revival of Miller production)


Schubert & Mahler from Nuremberg Chamber Music Festival

Andrew Kennedy & Roger Vignoles (Sunday afternoon at Wigmore Hall)

Bach Violin Recital (Viktoria Mullova)

Debussy, Dutilleux and Ravel (Alexandra Dariescu, Leonidas Kavakos, LSO/Gergiev)

Franck & Whitty (Morgan & Dullea @ Schotts)

Birthday Concerts - John McCabe and Imogen Cooper

Film & Ancient Music (Academy of Ancient Music)

Bite-size Baroque (OAE at Kings Place)

Three organ recitals

Berlioz The Damnation of Faust (Donato/White LSO/Gergiev)

Schumann & Mozart piano trios (Tetzlaffs / Andsnes)


The Proms

Late Night Proms 66 & 75

Proms PCM 15 & 16; Chamber Music at Cadogan Hall

Prom 53 - (OAE/Norrington/DiDonato)

Prom 60 - Argerich & RPO/Charles Dutoit  

Prom 61 - Sibelius, Duparc & Ravel (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Jansons & Magdalena Kocenzá)

Prom 62 - Haydn/Shostakovich (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Jansons)

Prom 67 - McCabe, Janacek & Dvorak

Prom 68 - Handel The Messiah (Youth Choirs with Northern Sinfonia/McGegan)  

July/August 2009


Beethoven Fidelio at the Proms (Waltraud Meier etc, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Barenboim

Chun Yi at the Coliseum

Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2009

Verdi Un ballo in maschera (Opera Holland Park)

Janacek Katya Kabanova (Opera Holland Park)

Euripides/McGuinness Helen at Shakespeaer's Globe

Purcell Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne at the Proms)

Handel Partenope (Prom 4)

Birtwistle Semper Dowland, semper dolens; The Corridor

Shakespeare Troilus & Cressida at The Globe


Indian, Chinese and Japanese Music (AMC)

Dvorak in Spillville (Kreutzers & guests at Wilton's)

Fauré at Wilton's (Kreutzers & Roy Howat at Wilton's)

Beethoven Explored - 'The Lost Works...' (Kreutzer Quartet/Aaron Shorr at Wilton's)


The Proms

First night

Prom10: Takemitsu, Debussy, Ravel, Sarasate, Hosokawa

Prom 15: Smetana, Bartók, Martinu and Stravinsky

Prom 19: Berlioz and Mendelssohn - Hallé/Elder

Prom 25 - Berlioz, Michael Jarrell and Beethoven

Prom 33 - Antheil, John Adams, Bartók and Stravinsky

Prom 33 - Ravel, Unsuk Chin and Stravinsky (Alban Gerhardt, cello, & BBC SSO/Volkov)

Prom 41 - Indian Voices Day

Prom 50 - Fidelio

June 2009


Martinu Mirandolina & The Marriage

Donizetti – Roberto Devereux (Opera Holland Park)

Humperdinck – Hansel und Gretel (Opera Holland Park)

Strauss – Die Fledermaus (London Lyric Opera)

Early 17 C Italian Opera (Early Opera Company)

Martin Georgiev – The Mirror (Royal Academy of Music, London)


Vivaldi 4 Seasons, Tüür & Rautavaara( Britten Sinfonia Violinist/Kraggerud)

Swedish Music from 18th to 21st centuries (Christian Lindberg & Nordic Chamber Orchestra)

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord recital)

Bach & Handel/Dupré, Robert Walker, Franck, Escaich (James McVinnie, organ recital)

Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Tüür, Rautavaara (City of London Festival 2009)

Revolutionary Violin - disciples and friends of Viotti

Menno van Delft - clavichord recital and master class (Royal Academy of Music)

Lucas/John duo; Brodowski Quartet

Ustvolskaya 90th Birthday Celebration

Radius at Wigmore Hall

Charles T Griffes - a celebration at Wigmore Hall

Schubert - Goerne & Eschenbach
1. Die schoene Mullerin
2. Schwanengesang

Bach Goldberg Variations (Calefax Reed Quintet)

Vaughan Williams and Friends (Tynan, Burggraaf etc)

Berg & Mahler (Salonen)

Grieg & Sibelius Songs (Katerina Karnéus & Julius Drake)

Isserlis, Pletnev & Rachmaninov (Steven Isserlis & Kirill Gerstein)

May 2009


Schnittke & Crumb at Goldsmiths

Handel Agrippina (Zurich Opera in London)

The English Dancing Master (Harp Consort at Lufthans Baroque Music Festival 2009)

Britten Peter Grimes (ENO 2009)

Rossini L'Occasione (Royal Academy Opera)

Wagner Lohengrin (Royal Opera, Covent Garden)

Mussorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition (Kramer, Young Vic)

Britten – Death in Venice (Staatsoper Hamburg)

Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe (Music by Nigel Hess)

Ché Walker The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe)



Khachaturian, Athinodorou, Rusconi, Vanneschi etc (Notting Hill Mayfest)

Britten, Gothe, Hillborg & Stenhammar (Stenhammar Quartet at Swedish Hall, London)

Schwanewilms/Vignoles recital at Wigmore Hall

RAM - Wigmore Award 2009 (Bic, Davis, Ciric & Siderova)

Mahler, Mendelssohn & Rasch (London Philharmonic Orchestra/Jurowski)

Dowland, Lawes, Purcell and Green (Emma Kirkby at Lufthansa Festival)

Eccles & Purcell (Early Opera Company at Lufthansa Festival)

Haydn Weekend:
1. Schiff Trio, Quatuor Mozaiques
(Wigmore Hall)

2. Robert Levin, fortepiano (South Bank Centre)

Haydn & Mozart (Nash Ensemble)

Jordi Savall (viola da gamba recital)

Beethoven & Ravel (Barbirolli Quartet)

A Rostropovich Day (Knaifel, Penderecki etc)

Barrett, Cassidy, Dillon, & Redgate (fracture/fissure at King’s Place)

Schumann and Brahms (Kate Royal)

French Piano Music - Roy Howat Masterclass & book launch (Royal Academy of Music)


April 2009


Stockhausen – In the sky I am walking … (Iara ensemble at The Space)


Dvorak & Schubert (Bernarda Fink mezzo & Gerold Huber piano)

Michala Petri & Lars Hannibal (East Meets West)

Kancheli, Silvestrov & Yusopov (LPO/Jurowski/Maisky)

Goebbels Songs from Wars

Bloch jubilee concert (Goldner Quartet/Piers Lane)

Lalo & Milhaud (Quatuor Debussy)

Bach, Fauré, Debussy, Chopin (Charles Owen, piano)

Beethoven: Piano Concertos (Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Pierre-Laurent Aimard)

national youth orchestra of great britain/Paul Daniel

Bach Preludes & improvised meditations (Matthew Barley, cellos)

Charpentier Lecons de ténébres (Les Talens Lyriques)

Beethoven, Hummel, Kurtág & Mendelssohn (Vienna Piano Trio)

Gustavo Dudamel & Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela at Royal Festival Hall

Darbar at South Bank

Hans Abrahamsen Portrait Concert (Philharmonia Orchestra/de Ridder)

Fauré, Maazel & Sibelius (Philharmonia/Maazel)

NMC Songbook at Kings Place

Felicity Lott & Graham Johnson (entente cordiale at Wigmore Hall)

Mezzos from RAM






Bloch Macbeth (University College Opera)

Osnat Schmool's Drive, Ride, Walk (Goldsmiths College)

Martinu Juliette (BBC at Barbican)

Haydn – La fedelta premiata (Royal Academy Opera)

Sallinen – The King Goes Forth to France (Guildhall School, London)

In the Dark (improvised opera at Trinity Laban, London)

Martynov - Vita Nuova




Jordi Savall viola da gamba recital

Red Priest live at Cadogan Hall

Kiku Day (jinashi shakuhachi recital)

Widmann & Schubert (Artemis Quartet)

Xenakis - Total Immersion Day

Ballads, Ayres & Dances from 17th C. Scotland (Pantagruel at St Bride's & Cambridge)

Berg & Mahler (Uchida, Tetzlaff, Philharmonia/Salonen)

Brahms Piano Quintet (Uchida & Hagens)

Nash Ensemble (Nash Inventions)

Haydn Symphonies & Concertos (ensembleF2 debut concert)

DUDAMEL's MAHLER (Symphony No.5 at Royal Festival Hall)

Nyman, Glass, Bryars, Reich (Delta Saxophone Quartet)

Fidelio Trio: Ricordi – Beyond 200

Brahms Handel Variations (Uri Caine at Laban)

Mary Dullea & Darragh Morgan at Bauer and Hiebe

Ian Pace, piano recital

Haydn The Return of Tobias [OAE/Roger Norrington]

Mahler & Beethoven/Mahler (Goerne, LPO/ LPO/Järvi)

Tristan Murail (BBC's Total Immersion Day)



Mozart, Schubert & Widmann (Artemis Quartet)

Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi & Zelenka (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment)

Martinu & Rachmaninov etc (LPO & Philharmonia Saturdays)

Carter & Woolrich (London Sinfonietta)

Beethoven, Mendelssohn & Ravel (Wihan Quartet)

Ligeti, Kodály, Stantchinsky & Beethoven (Barralet & Takenouchi)

Stockhausen Total Immersion Day (The Barbican)

Mahler – Debussy – Grieg (Karen Cargill)

Diabelli Variations etc (Stephen Kovacevich)

PLG Young Artists

Haydn, Ives, Janacek & Smetana (Florestan Trio)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann & András Schiff (Wigmore Hall recital)


Orff Carmina Burana (O2, Greenwich)

Beggar's Opera (Linbury ROH)

Korngold - Die tote Stadt