Pick of the Week:

Lament for a US luthier

The death of Paul Bartel has left the US bereft of a vital supplier of baroque violins. Paul, 67, was founder of the Baroque Violin

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Finn wins LA Phil limelight

Laura Kukkonen, 18, from Finland, is the winner of the ‘Play with Ray’ competition at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Last night, Laura joined Ray Chen

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Bregenz is rained off, again

For the second time this season, the lakeside performance of Rigoletto was abandoned after 15 minutes amid a heavy downpour. Around 1,600 audience members were

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Where’s Khatia?

Continuing our popular midsummer series…. The effervescent Georgian-French pianist Khatia Buniatishvili is … teaching class in San Sebastian, Spain. No cancellations. Good for her.  

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