Celebrating the many faces of classical music


Final Note Magazine is an international classical music magazine. We interview the individuals that power the classical arts industry.

Read some of our most recent articles:

Jonathan Dover – Final Note Magazine interview


It may seem a little too easy to compare our living artists to deceased legendary figures. However, being compared to Benjamin Britten is a very accurate likening if you’re Jonathan Dove. Looking at the international success of Jonathan’s works, you have to wonder if there’s a secret recipe to creating art at this level – we discovered that the answer is a profound yes!

Simon Taylor – Final Note Magazine interview


With an industry plagued with budget cuts and financial crashes, Simon Taylor has managed to lift some of Ireland’s largest classical music institutions above the water to safety. We met with the CEO of Dublin’s renowned National Concert Hall to discuss his journey to the top, how the classical music business profits today and the importance of maintaining accessibility to high standards.

Thomas Guthrie – Final Note Magazine interview


Opera director Thomas Guthrie is “hot news” according to OPERA NOW, with a production being described as “one of the Royal Opera House’s grandest achievements” by OPERA. Here we discuss the unexpected aspects of directing, dismantling the altar of music, what it is about death that fascinates him and his upcoming production of Dido and Aeneas at the Barbican, London.

Julian Grant – Final Note Magazine interview


Composer, writer, educator, music journalist and broadcaster, Julian Grant, chats to us about his music, his move to America, his collaboration with Mark Campbell and the different cultural influences on his work.

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