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January & February 2019

Happy New Year an thank you to the many visitors, new and returning to this website. One of my New Years resolutions is to post here more regularly - So here goes with a small selection of dates for January & early February 2019.18th JANUARY ...

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Strad Magazine & Stephen Bryant

Fresh from a tour of the Far East, and with the Proms fast approaching, Stephen Bryant is a busy man.The leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBCSO), Bryant has come a long way from the young pupil who refused to use vibrato: ‘I didn’t like the ...

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Parallel Lives: Belohlavek and Bryant

Hitting the right note demands a good understanding of each other, reveals this team from the BBC Symphony Orchestra.Jiri Belohlavek, chief conductor, and Stephen Bryant, leader, BBC Symphony Orchestra.Jiri: Every conductor has a great concer ...

Reviews for Stephen Bryant

(These online reviews are taken from the last three years and are in no particular order)From the Strad Magazine‘…Stephen Bryant was a splendid soloist with a beautifully integrated tone,impeccable intonation and sovereign technique…’www.clas ...

Heifetz – A Talk By Stephen Bryant

Having previously given a talk to the Esher Recorded Music Society about my career they asked me back to talk to them again! I chose, this time, to give a talk about Heifetz – an idol of mine from the age of 11 or so.I began playing the violin wh ...

About The Korngold Reviews

This letter, Time Out article and Strad review all relate to my performances of the Korngold Violin Concerto. In 1982, when I was at music college, a friend and I were keen fans of Jascha Heifetz’ playing. One of my favourite recordings at that time was ...

A Letter From Erich Korngold’s Son

Dear Mr. Bryant:I know that my wife had written to you to tell you why I couldn’t answer your kind letter.I have been home now for 6 weeks and am recuperating quiet well. Hence, I am finally able to take care of my correspondence.Thank yo ...

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Time Out

Film buffs at Friday’s free BBC concert at Maida vale may detect familiar strains in Korngold’s headily dreamy Violin Concerto.Themes from the ex-child prodigy’s film music, notably the Erroll Flynn costume comedy ‘The Prince and the Pauper’, ar ...