New York Classical Review: Namoradze Explores the Shadows, Deep and Dark, in Impressive New York Debut

New York Classical Review: Namoradze Explores the Shadows, Deep and Dark, in Impressive New York Debut

Nicolas Namoradze is a pianist with a lot to say. And he likes to say it softly.

The top-prize winner of the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Alberta, made an impressive New York recital debut Sunday night at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall with an unconventional program of (in this order) Scriabin, Bach, Schumann, and his own compositions.

KUSC: Pianist Olga Kern Lights Up Southern California Concert Halls

KUSC: Pianist Olga Kern Lights Up Southern California Concert Halls

Renowned Russian-American pianist Olga Kern, 2001 winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, is coming to Southern California for a series of concerts starting with Friday at SOKA Performing Arts Centre, Broad Stage in Santa Monica this Saturday, and two performances on Saturday, February 16 with the Pasadena Symphony. Recently John Van Driel had a chance to talk to Ms. Kern about her busy performing and teaching schedule.

Blogcritics: Pianist-Composer and Honens Winner Nicolas Namoradze on His Carnegie Hall Debut

Blogcritics: Pianist-Composer and Honens Winner Nicolas Namoradze on His Carnegie Hall Debut

Fresh off winning Canada’s 2018 Honens International Piano Competition, New York-based pianist and composer Nicolas Namoradze will be making his Carnegie Hall debut Feb 10. Concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, and other international venues are also upcoming, along with recordings on the Honens and Hyperion labels.

Violin Channel: Youth Music Culture Guangdong Instagram Takeover

Violin Channel: Youth Music Culture Guangdong Instagram Takeover

VC recently caught up with the Youth Music Culture Guangdong Festival for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Guangzhou, China. Takeover featuring violinist Johnny Gandelsman from Brooklyn Rider, cello luminary Yo-Yo Maand conductor Michael Stern.

J. Jill Rhythm in Blues Campaign

J. Jill Rhythm in Blues Campaign

More and more women are breaking barriers in all aspects of the music industry. J. Jill has brought together an eclectic group of artists including Anne Akiko Meyers, Olga Kern, and Patricia Price —the trailblazers, the firsts, the remarkable and revered to learn what they love about music and being on stage (or backstage or behind the lens), what inspires their day to day, and what they won’t go on tour without.

Steinway Podcast: Soundboard – Marc-André Hamelin

Steinway Podcast: Soundboard – Marc-André Hamelin

In this episode of Soundboard, Marc-André Hamelin speaks with Steinway's Editor in Chief, Ben Finane, a day before his recital at Carnegie Hall, where he performed on Carnegie's Steinway Model D concert grand. Here, they discuss the music of Debussy, Feinberg, Haydn, Liszt, Ives and more.

WQXR Presents "19 for 19": Artists to Watch in the Upcoming Year

WQXR Presents "19 for 19": Artists to Watch in the Upcoming Year

Contrary to the misguided and musty reputation often bestowed upon classical music, this art form is very much alive — and in the hands of many talented and creative musicians ushering it forward. That’s why WQXR is kicking off 2019 by introducing “19 for 19,” a group of artists we love that includes long-time heroes, established favorites and newcomers set for stardom.