St John's Smith Square

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27 year old Romanian pianist Daniel Ciobanu was awarded 2nd prize and audience favourite in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition 2017

Daniel Ciobanu started piano at the age of 9 in Piatra Neamt, Romania, with ms.Cosma Magdolna at the “Victor Brauner” music highschool , followed by lessons with ms.Delia Balan , wife of the famous conductor Ovidiu Balan , mr,Iulian Arcadi Trofin (renowed concert pianist)  and finishing with a Neuhaus tradition of music school through ms. Mihaela Spiridon. He performs at St John’s Smith Square 25 October.

Wigmore Hall

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John Gilhooly receives the Heidelberger Frühling Music Award. The award honours those committed to classical music education

John Gilhooly, Chief Executive and Artist Director of Wigmore Hall and Chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Society, is to receive 2019 Heidelburger Frühling Music Award. Gilhooly will donate the €10,000 monetary gift which comes with the honour to Wigmore Hall and RPS.

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Shakespeare's Globe announces full casting for Richard II, co-directed by Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the full ensemble for Richard II, opening 22 February 2019. Who are we as a nation post-Empire and pre-Brexit, and how do we speak truth to power? Who made this country and how do we move forward together? As we wrestle with questions of identity and ownership, we turn to our greatest playwright to reflect on ‘This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England’ as staged by the first-ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage.

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Taz Skylar's exciting new drama #WARHEADS plays select dates in Tottenham and Peckham this October, starring world-renowned spoken word poet Suli Breaks in his theatrical debut

#WARHEADS stars performance poet Suli Breaks, who shot to fame when Will Smith shared a clip of him on Facebook, which garnered over 12 million views. He has since spoken at a TEDx event at the Houses of Parliament in 2014, and will be making his theatrical debut in #WARHEADS. His last show, Not A Role Model, sold out venues across the UK. 


Trinity Laban buys five new Steinways with £500,000 donation from Trinity College London

Renowned musical conservatoire Trinity Laban took delivery of five handcrafted Steinway B grand pianos yesterday thanks to a donation of £500,000 from international exam board Trinity College London.

The pianos, which each take three years to produce at Steinway’s Hamburg factory, are to be housed at the conservatoire’s iconic King Charles Court campus at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

This unique gift, reflecting the long standing relationship between Trinity College London and Trinity Laban will allow even more young musicians the access to world-class instruments for practice and performance.


Airborne, an exhibition of new works by acclaimed artist David Breuer-Weil

A number of the paintings on display represent a logical progression from Flight, a work that portrays flying figures paradoxically held aloft by the very strands that hold them back, chords that connect these fleeing figures to their past, family or country.  Breuer-Weil believes that every person aspires to break free and to fly.  The artist spends a lot of time making very complex pencil drawings, many actually executed on flights.  

Wigmore Hall Events

Semites - Verbatim disclosures from Palestine and Israel

Featuring recently gathered testimonies from Palestinians and Israelis, Semites, directed by Daniel Goldman (Thebes Land, You’re not like the Other Girls Chrissy) explores the challenges of living an ordinary life under extraordinary circumstances, of having dialogue with the other, of loss and hope, of staying alive.  In a world of echo chambers, fake news and fear.

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A round-up of some great events taking place in the UK.

Established in 2006, Bloomsbury Festival is a creative explosion of arts, culture and science.  For five days each October, the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter play host up to 130 events which attract a significant audience from across London and beyond.


Saffron Hall

– the world-class concert hall at the heart of a state secondary school – celebrates its Fifth Birthday with a special Gala Dinner encapsulating its work on 1 December.

Dhafer Youssef releases new studio album "Sounds Of Mirrors" featuring Zakir Hussain, Eivind Aarset and Husnu Senlendirici

Tunisian singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef has performed a concert at The Royal Festival Hall to launch his new studio album Sounds Of Mirrors, which was released on Anteprima Productions on October 5th 2018 and features Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain, Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset and Turkish clarinettist Husnu Senlendirici . Weaving together the musical tapestry of Tunisia with sounds from around the globe, Youssef’s music continues to defy classification, blurring the boundaries between multiple genres.

The Music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley with Chris Ingham’s REBOP

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Tuesday 20 November, 8pm

“talented hard-bop devotees...a group of outstanding musicians” – London Jazz News

Needing no introduction to LJF supporters at The Other Palace, we welcome the return of the always sold out concerts by Chris Ingham’s mighty jazz sextet REBOP. Having enjoyed their concerts of ‘The Blue Note Years’ & “The music of Horace Silver”, audiences will be thrilled by this opportunity to re- connect with the music from Kind of Blue and other Miles Davis gems, presented as always with REBOP’s own imaginative creativity and improvisation

“Freddie’s tone ranges from the warmly conversational to the eloquently strident” – Ian Mann

Wednesday 21 November, 8pm

Freddie Gavita Quartet

Since making his LJF debut at The Other Palace in 2015, Freddie Gavita’s music achievements have gone from success to success, culminating in British Jazz Awards Best Trumpet 2017

Freddie is an in demand and versatile young musician whose performances of the music of the all time great Clifford Brown have met with critical acclaim. His performances with Paloma Faith and his regular appearances with the Ronnie Scott’s Quintet have made him a favourite not only with jazz audiences but also those who just love good music.

After being crowned 2017 Oldie of the Year, Thelma Ruby is back!

The ninety-three year old star of Jack Dee’s critically-acclaimed sitcom Bad Move returns as Golda Meir in this adaptation of William Gibson’s Golda

Adapted by Thelma Ruby and Peter Frye, Momma Golda is the story of Israel’s first and only female Prime Minister, otherwise known as ‘the grandmother of the Jewish people.’ Performed all over the world by Ruby and Frye for eight years from 1980 to 1988, this strictly limited four performance run promises to be a spectacular evening’s entertainment.

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