Sir Tom on not listening to yourself

Sir Tom on not listening to yourself

Sir Thomas Allen is one of my all-time favourite performers. I’ve never seen anyone draw focus without doing anything the way he did in a performance I saw. He is celebrating 40 years since his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and who of us would not wish for such a long and illustrious career? I wish I’d been around to see his […]

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Violist mimics interrupting ringtone

Violist mimics interrupting ringtone

Who hasn’t been in a concert usurped by a mobile phone? You’ve probably read all about the recent story of conductor Alan Gilbert stopping mid-performance when a phone continued to go off during a concert of the New York Philharmonic. In this clip, the violist Lukas Kmit mimics the ring tone that disturbed his recital:   According the the Telegraph, some think it’s just too […]

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