British Bass-Baritone Timothy Dickinson is well known from his recitals across the UK to his operatic roles at Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, Longborough and elsewhere. He has toured internationally with Silent Opera and has also been a regular guest at the St Endellion Festivals in Cornwall.
When in 1996 I created the Sir Arnold Bax Website, I knew immediately the first couple of luminaries I wanted to interview. Vernon (Tod) Handley was my initial preference, but the media-shy conductor turned out to be very evasive; so I pursued my second choice, who was at that time was the curator of Asian Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and who during his off hours was intensively involved in research on the life and music of Sir Arnold Bax.
John Pickard is among today’s most accomplished and performed 21st Century British composers. He was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England in 1963 and at an early age decided to become a composer. He studied music and composition at the University of Wales, with the Welsh composer William Mathias, and later in The Netherlands with Louis Andriessen and in 1989 was awarded a PhD in composition from the University of Wales. Since 1993 he has taught at the University of Bristol, where he is Professor of Composition and Applied Musicology and was Head of Music for four years (2009–13). John Pickard is also conductor of the University of Bristol Symphony Orchestra and Choral Society.
George Parris is a singer, conductor and scholar of early-twentieth-century Anglo-Irish music. He was awarded the Elgar Society’s Certificate of Merit for initiating an Elgar Festival as his school, St Edward’s Oxford. In the same year, he founded The Carice …Continue reading →
Editor’s Note: David Owen Norris is one of the best-known and beloved figures in British music today. He is a pianist, broadcaster and composer as well as Professor of Musical Performance at the University of Southampton, Visiting Professor at the …Continue reading →
Posted on January 21, 2015 by Bax Admin Editor’s Note: Benjamin Martin is an Australian composer/pianist who records for the Melba label and has recorded for BIS and Chandos. A graduate of the Juilliard School where he was a student of John Browning, Benjamin …Continue reading →
Posted on September 14, 2014 by Bax Admin Editor’s Note: Michael McHale is unquestionably one of the most exciting and active young British pianists performing today. He is in demand as a solo and chamber player as well as an accompanist and he has …Continue reading →
Last Modified January 5, 2000 John McCabe is one of the most distinguished British composers of the latter half of the 20th Century. He is also a magnificent pianist whose repertoire extends from Haydn to John Corigliano. He is president …Continue reading →
Last Modified July 19, 1997 Myer Fredman is best known to Baxians for his outstanding recordings of the First and Second Symphonies. These recordings appeared on Lyrita in the early 1970s and for many of us they were our introduction …Continue reading →
Last Modified October 6, 1999 John McLaughlin Williams Homepage Address: http://home.earthlink.net/~jonmw It’s amazing to learn that Bax’s Violin Concerto had what is believed to be its first and only American performance just a few years ago. The musician responsible for this …Continue reading →