Evan Dickerson

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I was born in London, where I still live – and cannot imagine living anywhere else. After an undergraduate degree in Art History, I turned my attention to music criticism, as a student on the MA in Arts Criticism at City University in 1993-4, with the invaluable guidance of Michael Oliver. I have been active as a music critic since 2005, writing for websites such as Musicweb International, Seen and Heard, The Classical Source, Musical Pointers and currently MusicOMH. I have contributed to Fanfare, the premier classical music review journal in the USA. I also write on my personal blog. My writing includes reviews of CDs, DVDs, live concerts, opera and books; feature articles and obituaries of and interviews with composers and performers. An interest in Romanian music and the composer/violinist/pianist/conductor George Enescu has formed a major focus within my writing. Aside from attending many performances in London, I have travelled widely to hear performances of Enescu’s music, for example the opera Oedipe in Edinburgh, Berlin, Cagliari and Toulouse; the first orchestral suite in Manchester and Amsterdam; the third orchestral suite in Brussels, the third violin sonata in Bucharest and Berlin; and the Octet for strings in Paris. I have been a Board Member of the Enescu Society in London since its foundation in 2007 and am an honorary member of the International Enescu Society in Berlin. I regularly write programme notes on the compositions of Enescu and other major composers for the Enescu Society at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, for concerts given at Wigmore Hall and for the University of Plymouth's Shadows of Romania Music Festival, held in 2010. I am scheduled to give a pre-concert talk about Enescu’s music at Kings Place in London in September 2011. Alongside this, I have consistently supported younger performers in making the transition from the safety of the Conservatoire to the concert and opera stages of the world at large. Although I maintain a love of the core repertoire, I am keen to seek out composers or works in need of wider exposure and appreciation. When not indulging in lieder or the sonata form, I can often be found relaxing to classic jazz and, when I think no one else will notice, some country and western as well.
Evan Dickerson

Articles by Evan Dickerson

Norma @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Prom 62: BBC SO / Young @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Proms at… Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London (Reviews)
PCM 1: Paul & Bjørg Lewis / Vertavo Quartet @ Cadogan Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 2: Boris Godunov @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Oedipe @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Azoitei / Stan @ Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London (Reviews)
RPO / Dutoit @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 73: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Bychkov @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 72: BBC SO / Litton @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 67: John Wilson Orchestra / Wilson @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 57: Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Haitink @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London / Petrie @ Cadogan Hall, London (Reviews)
Chung / Kenner @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
Prégardien father and son / Gees @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
Ensemble intercontemporain @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
Boesch / Martineau @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
Kavakos / Wang @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
Anthony Marwood and Friends @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
Frith Piano Quartet @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Mandeal @ Cadogan Hall, London (Reviews)