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


Our online blogger Nick Shave heads to the Royal Albert Hall for a First Night to remember


The start of a Beethoven marathon and late-night Chopin made for a rewarding evening at the Proms, writes Nick Shave


A Proms premiere on a Monday night failed to bring in the punters. A shame, says Nick Shave…


Nick Shave enjoys a Concerto performance from Hilary Hahn, a former prodigy who has avoided burn-out. And how.


Nick Shave is driven mad by Proms beginning at 7pm


Nick Shave explains why the Proms on television beats the live performance


The UK premiere of Langgaard's Music of the Spheres 92 years after it was composed was a weird and wonderful triumph


Nick Shave relishes the English Baroque Soloists' performance of all the Brandenburg Concertos 


An underwhelming performance of Scriabin's First Symphony leaves Nick Shave pondering some unanswerable questions


The UK premiere of Arvo Pärt's powerful Fourth Symphony was spoiled by the Royal Albert Hall's muffled acoustics, writes Nick Shave