Nick Shave

Blog creator, Nick Shave

Nick Shave writes for The Guardian and is contributing editor of BBC Music Magazine. A regular reviewer and blogger of the Proms, he can usually be found at the Royal Albert Hall with only seconds to spare, breaking into an ungainly powerwalk somewhere between the ticket collection desk and the stalls

01/08/2011

Nick Shave is pleasantly surprised by the composer's work at Prom 19

08/08/2011

Nick Shave enjoys the drama of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra's Proms performance

11/08/2011

Nick Shave allows himself to be swept up in Reich's unique soundworld

15/08/2011

Nick Shave reflects at the mid-point of the festival on what makes for an extraordinary performance

19/08/2011

Lisa Batiashvili finds powerful emotion in the dark spirit of Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto

22/08/2011

How will commissions from a trio of contemporary composers measure up? Nick Shave finds out

26/08/2011

Late-night Liszt from the Canadian pianist wows Nick Shave

30/08/2011

Nick Shave asks what's happened to the traditional concert experience

01/09/2011

The pianist's account of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 leaves Nick Shave cold

06/09/2011

Colourful Tchaikovsky from the Pittsburgh Symphony but Grimaud was the star attraction at this Prom