Mariam Batsashvili

Tom Borrow

by Colin Clarke

A recent cancellation gave Tom Borrow the big break he needed, replacing Khatia Buniatishvili as soloist for a concerto for a tour of Israel. Colin Clarke reports

The ill-tempered clavier

by Charivari

Should we ditch Mozart for Stormzy ? The very idea prompts Charivari to throw up his hands in despair

Mariam Batsashvili

by Jeremy Nicholas

Mariam Batsashvili is a pianist who knows exactly what she wants and knows how to express it. She tells Jeremy Nicholas how she sees music as ‘something that can help people and make them feel better’

Grand narratives

by Jeremy Nicholas

Concert pianists have long been a favourite topic for movie-makers. Jeremy Nicholas concludes his survey of the good, the bad and the ugly

Back in action

by Farcroft

How do you know whether your piano is worth restoring? Specialist restorer Farcroft explores the pros and cons of overhauling an old instrument

Pioneering spirit

by Isata Kanneh-Mason

British pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason introduces her debut album of music by Clara Schumann, celebrating the work of women in classical music

All stars

by James Jolly

James Jolly reports from this year’s International Tchaikovsky Competition, which saw seven finalists give commanding and individual performances in Moscow, viewed online by millions of music-lovers worldwide

Humanity in music

by Jeremy Nicholas

Jonathan Biss chooses the recorded performances that have touched him most deeply