Philippa Kiraly has been a classical music critic for more than 30 years. She wrote for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio and, after moving to Seattle in 1991, for the Sun Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Nowadays she writes for The Sun Break blog, The Seattle Times and City Arts.

Recent Articles

Review

Breathtaking Performances by Dausgaard and Melnikov

The conductor and pianist led a fresh, virtuosic Rachmaninoff program with the Seattle Symphony.
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Unexpected Bach

Harpist Bridget Kibbey with the Sebastians at Emerald City Music
Preview

‘Havana Heat II’

Northwest Sinfonietta teams up with Cuban pianist and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan.
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From Many Voices, Perfect Harmony

Seattle Pro Musica's timely choral concert at St. James Cathedral.
Preview

Up Next, From Seattle Classic Guitar Society

This Saturday, Michael Partington plays guitar music spanning five centuries.
Review

‘Russians & Jews’

Byron Schenkman & Friends' presented a klezmer-filled evening at Benaroya
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‘Music Beyond Borders: Voices from the Seven’

An extraordinary SSO concert celebrated music from Iran, Iraq, Syria and more.
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Apollo Chamber Players Forge Ahead

The Houston-based string quartet presented an impressive program of works classic and brand new.
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Brilliant Young Artists at Benaroya

Four impressive up-and-coming musicians tackled Shostakovich with the SSO.
Preview

Mostly Nordic Begins With an Icelandic Journey

An icy folk tradition comes to the Nordic Heritage Museum
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Baroque Christmas in the New World

Pacific MusicWorks' holiday concert unearthed rarely-heard musical treasures.
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Gerontius’ Dream Speaks to Us All

Seattle Symphony performs Elgar’s shimmering, spiritual oratorio “The Dream of Gerontius” for the first time in 25 years.