Review: L-E-V OCD Love

By Joy Sable, September 23, 2016

Israel has a thriving contemporary dance scene. Many of its current stars made their first impact at Batsheva Dance Company before leaving to work independently or form their own troupes.


Cantor who changed his tune to Arab song

By Anthea Gerrie, September 22, 2016

He may be a sensation in Israel - his concert was a sell-out at the Jerusalem Festival of Sacred Music - but Ziv Yehezkel's one and only British performance was private event for a wealthy Dubai family.


Big mix gets the park jumping

By Joy Sable, September 16, 2016

The organisers of last Sunday's Klezmer in the Park must have friends in very high places.


Musical minds in harmony

By Jessica Duchen, September 15, 2016

In his book-laden West Hampstead flat, Steven Isserlis seems both touched and proud to see his own name on a slim new volume alongside that of his musical hero, Robert Schumann.


The fall and rise of a California girl

By Michael Kaminer, August 18, 2016

Millennials might recognise Brix Smith-Start as a presenter on television's Ultimate Shopper and Gok's Fashion Fix. Gen Xers might have met her at Start, the pioneering boutiques she and husband Philip Start opened in Shoreditch.


The blackbird's song inspires music from loss

By Claire Cantor, August 4, 2016

Auschwitz is a disturbing, silent place, even now. When British composer Leo Geyer arrived there to research his latest piece, he was struck by the way that the archivists hummed to themselves. "I imagine they are trying to escape from the silence".


No camping for Miel

By Rosa Doherty, July 28, 2016

Miel de Botton has never been to a festival before, let alone performed at one.

This weekend, that all changes, when she performs at Camp Bestival in Dorset. "It is very exciting. I don't know what to expect," she says. "It is all a new experience for me."


Womad music festival

By Beverley DeSilva, July 28, 2016

Music is more than a career for Aaron Shneyer. In his eyes, it is a vehicle to unite communities and defeat conflict, something that he is passionate about.


Summertime and the Yiddish is easy

July 21, 2016

Yiddish is undergoing a major revival and, this summer, London will be alive with the music and words of the mamaloshen.


A musical revelation in Camden Town

By Barry Toberman, July 7, 2016

From Al Jolson to Mark Ronson, musical history is awash with Jewish performers, producers and impresarios.