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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Late-night Liszt from the Canadian pianist wows Nick Shave


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


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


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

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