Who’s been busy this summer?main
This is not a mathematical league table but a general indication of the number of dates artists are getting in this bleak landscape, some by reputation others by their own initiative.
1 Daniel Barenboim
Recitals and orchestra concerts in Berln, Salzburg, Spain and more
2 Renaud Capuçon
Salzburg and all over France and central Europe
3 Paavo Järvi
Has his own festival in Estonia and an orchestra in Zurich, where they are letting audiences in.
4 Valery Gergiev
Runs a massive touring operation, regardless of high Covid numbers in his troupe
5 Igor Levit
Beethoven recitals in Salzburg, Berlin and more
6 Simon Rattle
In Munich, Prague, Birmingham
Currently on a whistle-stop Italian tour.
8 Pat Kop
Recitals around Switzerland, a Salzburg apparance, recordings
9 Jonas Kaufmann
Recitals and first-call jump-in at major opera houses, top draw in The Met Stars Live.
10 Nicola Benedetti
Apart from solo appearances, she is running ensemble events through her foundation (see below).
The Virtual Mini Sessions, presented by the Benedetti Foundation, were held for the first time throughout July and August, and continue in September presenting short, focused workshops designed to provide in depth and detailed exploration on a wide variety of topics. The Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective musicians Tom Poster (piano), Elena Urioste (violin), Savitri Grier (violin), Rosalind Ventris (viola), Laura van der Heijden (cello) and Joseph Conyers (double bass) present the Benedetti Foundation’s first virtual chamber music weekend on 26 and 27 September.