Julie Amacher Feature Archive

Avi Avital's new disc shows his instrument -- the mandolin --traveling between folk and classical, and between the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and South America. (03/26/2014)
A new disc from the ensemble Rebel features concerti by Telemann, a composer who blended international styles and found that folk musicians offered him enough themes to last a lifetime. (03/12/2014)
Jan Lisiecki is a Canadian-born pianist with Polish roots who will turn 19 years old on March 23. But when Lisiecki speaks about his new recording of Chopin Etudes, it's quite apparent he is wise beyond his years. (03/05/2014)
The red carpet rolls out for the 86th Academy Awards this Sunday, March 2, but for many what really makes a movie memorable is the music. Benjamin Wallfisch's music for 'Summer in February' is truly memorable. PLUS: Sign up for a chance to win a copy of the CD. (02/26/2014)
The Knight Arts Challenge seeks to fund projects that benefit people in South Florida through the arts. Classical South Florida's Julie Amacher spoke to the Knight Foundation's Dennis Scholl about the Knight Arts Challenge, what it does and how one can apply. (02/19/2014)
More than a century after its opening, the prestige of performing in Carnegie Hall continues to draw the world's greatest artists, including Daniil Trifonov, a 22-year-old Russian who made his Carnegie Hall debut one year ago. His performance was captured on this new recording. (02/19/2014)
violinist Hilary Hahn made more than two dozen cold calls to solicit original compositions for her latest recording, 'In 27 Pieces'. Hear all about this new album on this week's New Classical Tracks. (02/12/2014)
The Met's current production of Dvorak's fairy-tale opera, 'Rusalka', features lush sets that could have been lifted directly out of a Tolkien story: realistic, but tinged with fantasy. Here's a slideshow of the production. (02/08/2014)
Soprano Renee Fleming went from singing the national anthem at the NFL's Super Bowl last Sunday to performing the title role in 'Rusalka' this weekend at the Met Opera. She shares some thoughts with Julie Amacher. (02/07/2014)
Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz's second recording for Deutsche Grammophon is a collection of Polonaises by Chopin. (02/05/2014)
On her latest recording, Rachel Barton Pine pairs the famous Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor with one that's rarely heard by Robert Schumann. (01/29/2014)
Dvorak is best known for his orchestral music, Janacek for his operas -- but they both composed choral music, as a new disc from vocal ensemble Cantus shows. (01/22/2014)
Leonidas Kavakos is a third-generation Greek violinist. His grandfather was a folk fiddler; his father was a classically trained violinist. On his new recording of Brahms violin works, Leonidas Kavakos blends both of these worlds. (01/15/2014)
Luxembourg pianist Cathy Krier has immersed herself in the piano music of Leos Janacek. On her new recording she shares that music, along with the story of a composer who wrote authentic music that was ahead of its time. (01/08/2014)
Minnesota is in the deep freeze, so this week, we take a reprieve and head to South and Latin America on Morning Glories. (01/06/2014)