fri 12/04/2024

Gavin Dixon

Gavin Dixon's picture
Bio
Gavin Dixon is a writer, journalist and editor based in Hertfordshire, UK. He has a PhD on the symphonies of Alfred Schnittke and is a member of the editorial team for the Alfred Schnittke Collected Works Edition, currently being published in St Petersburg. Gavin is also a Curator of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum in London and Music Editor of Fanfare Magazine.

Articles By Gavin Dixon

Prom 6: Hough, BBC Philharmonic, Mark Wigglesworth review - poetry and power

Read more...

Paul Lewis, Wigmore Hall review - superlative Schubert

Read more...

Giulio Cesare, English Touring Opera review - a return visit to Handel's Egypt

Read more...

Ólafsson, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - spirit of delight

Read more...

Watts, BBCSO, Wigglesworth, Barbican review - clarity, control and focus

Read more...

Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Wigmore Hall review - muted regret and distant longing

Read more...

Leif Ove Andsnes, Wigmore Hall review - brooding richness and fiery fervour

Read more...

Kavakos, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Harding, Barbican review - elegance without poise

Read more...

theartsdesk at the Bayreuth Festival Ring 2022 - a jumbled mess of ideas, some of them compelling

Read more...

Prom 5, Power, BBC Philharmonic, Mena review - detail and breadth

Read more...

Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Wigmore Hall review - surprise and spontaneity

Read more...

Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park Young Artists review - intimacy and reflection

Read more...

theartsdesk at the Dresden Music Festival - orchestral abundance in a spectacular setting

Read more...

Vondráček, LSO, Tilson Thomas, Barbican review - mixed messages

Read more...

Moore, LSO, Zhang, Barbican review – virtuosity worn lightly

Read more...

Lohengrin, Royal Opera review - a timely return to warzone Brabant

Read more...

Pages

latest in today

Back to Black review - rock biopic with a loving but soft to...

Sam Taylor-Johnson has fashioned her biopic of Amy Winehouse with great care and affection, but sometimes, as she shows her subject...

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Philharmonia Chorus, RPO, Petrenko, RFH...

Purple patches flourished in the first half of this admirable programme: it could hardly have been otherwise given Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s devotion...

Six Chick Flicks, Leicester Square Theatre review - funny, f...

Spoofing movies or movie genres has been done before, but Six Chick Flicks goes the extra mile. It's a funny, frenetic and...

Civil War review - God help America

Alex Garland’s fourth movie as writer/director is a chilling glimpse of an...

The Teachers' Lounge - teacher-pupil relationships unde...

The Teachers’ Lounge should really have been translated into English as The Staffroom, but that’s a minor gripe. Focussing on a...

Album: Maggie Rogers - Don't Forget Me

For the past almost two years, Maggie Rogers has taken an unexpectedly special place in my heart and musical tastes. Upon reviewing her previous...

Aci by the River, London Handel Festival, Trinity Buoy Wharf...

“Site-specific” performance locations rarely come more atmospheric, or evocative, than this one. Beyond the East India Dock basin, with the...

Daphnis et Chloé, Tenebrae, LSO, Pappano, Barbican review -...

Antonio Pappano fervently believes that talking about music is a vital part of his communicative art, and nobody does it better. Given that the...

Cassie and the Lights, Southwark Playhouse review - powerful...

"In care". It’s a phrase that, if it penetrates our minds at all, usually leads to distressing tabloid stories of children losing their lives at...

theartsdesk at Tallinn Music Week - art-pop, accordions and...

Tallinn is a very civilised city. It’s enough to provoke intense jealousy on arrival from the land of potholes, two...