ZANTA Pianoforti: Play with Design

For over twenty years, Silvano Zanta worked in the laboratories of major piano manufacturers such as Steinway & Sons, Yamaha and Bösendorfer. In 1979 he decided to become independent and founded ZANTA Pianoforti. His small company specialized in the restoration [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | September 16th, 2017
Vertical Theatricality

The alpine “Julier Pass” also known as the “Pass dal Güglia” and “Passo del Giulia” is a mountain pass in Switzerland. It connects the Engadin valley with the province of Graubünden, and provides the watershed between the basins of the [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | September 4th, 2017
A Cultural Disneyland for Hong Kong!

After nearly 20 years of dilly-dallying, Hong Kong finally got rid of a construction project it never understood nor wanted! I am talking, as you might have guessed, about a dedicated 21st century concert hall at the West Kowloon Cultural [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | August 9th, 2017
Curse from the Gods

Despite the fact that epilepsy has appeared in medical history as early as 400 BC and an estimated 50 million people around the world are affected by it1, there are still many misconceptions that surround the condition.

by Desiree Ho | July 23rd, 2017
Listening to the Past without A Record Player

Before the advent of the phonograph in 1877, it wasn’t possible for people to play sound that had been recorded. The phonograph (a portmanteau word created from two Greek roots: (phone, “sound” or “voice” and graphē, “writing”) was preceded by [...] more >>

by Maureen Buja | July 12th, 2017
Classical Movements II “Moving the Music; Changing the World”

Through the efforts and vision of Neeta Helms, Classical Movements has become an organization of altruism. A large part of the profits, which the organization earns moving orchestras and choirs on their tours, are devoted to Neeta’s pursuit of global [...] more >>

by Janet Horvath | July 2nd, 2017
Classical Movements I “Moving the Music; Changing the World”

Have you ever wondered how entire orchestras and their staff are seamlessly moved from country to country when they are on tour? Neeta Helms and Classical Movements are the behind-the-scenes wizards who organize 55-70 symphony and choral tours each year. [...] more >>

by Janet Horvath | July 1st, 2017
Hong Kong Music Series In London

In 2017, Hong Kong is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region. To commemorate the transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China, the HK Government is pulling [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | June 18th, 2017