Bachtrack was founded in January 2008 and is the largest site for live classical music. In 2020 we created a substantial section of the site to focus on video listings, both live streamed and on demand, so those unable to get to live events could also enjoy fabulous performances online. Over 900 events are in that section. We list over 30,000 events each year in classical concerts, opera and dance and publish around 200 reviews every month from our team of around 150 reviewers based all around the world. We also interview leading singers and instrumentalists together with some of the stars of the future and preview festivals, competitions and new seasons.

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Our listings database is uniquely well structured, allowing you to search for events by place, performer, composer or even work. We work with many of the world’s top classical venues and organisations to maintain this service, and to make sure we’re as comprehensive as we can be.

If you’d like your events listed on the site, get in touch with our sales department here. You’re welcome to contact us if you’d like more information on anything.

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Happy concert-going!

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We do not have any vacancies at this time.

Meet the team

David and Alison Karlin founded Bachtrack with the aim of bringing more people into the concert hall to experience the wonders of live classical music, opera and dance. This remains our goal and we will continue to innovate and to use the technology available to us in every way we can to keep Bachtrack a site of major interest to lovers of the arts across the world.

David has a strong background in computing, from his early days in the semiconductor industry to being CTO of accounting software company Sage UK, via the creation of the Sinclair QL running professional audio companies for Harman International. He has loved opera since the age of five; when not reviewing it around the world, he can often be found listening to Italian opera in the kitchen as he cooks. He loves skiing, plays a mean game of tennis and many guitars.

Alison worked in the City as a fund manager, then left to have children, juggling looking after a young family and trading derivatives in the attic. She started Bachtrack with David and runs jointly runs the site with him, responsible for the sales, marketing and content areas of the business. Alison is happiest with her nose in a book, singing choral music, playing tennis or cooking, or when possible on a small boat on the ocean after a long lazy dive. She especially loves the music of Bach and Mahler.

Mark Pullinger has been Bachtrack’s English editor since 2014. He is an experienced critic, writing over 500 reviews for the site, as well as contributing to Gramophone and Opera magazines. He is a member of the Music and Dance Sections of The Critics’ Circle. He also writes programme notes. Mark has a particular passion for the operas of Verdi as well as Russian and French repertoire. Outside the concert hall and opera house, Mark enjoys cooking and travel and is probably at his happiest let loose in a French patisserie.

Elisabeth Schwarz is Bachtrack’s German editor and Press Manager. Before moving to London she could most likely be found in the last row – or performing onstage of the Goldene Saal – of the Musikverein or the Stehplatz at the Wiener Staatsoper. She has a soft spot for Wagner, Schubert Lieder, Händel and pastries.

Musicologist, graduated from the Conservatoire de Paris, Tristan Labouret is Bachtrack's French editor, based in Paris. He collaborates with numerous artists, such as Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, chamber music festivals in Deauville, Just Classik Festival, La Symphonie de Poche and more, engaged in media activities for all audiences. Outside his professional activity, Tristan loves viola jokes, comic strips and running on the Brittany coastline.

Katia de Miguel is Bachtrack’s Spanish editor. She studied Music Teaching and Musicology at Complutense University in Madrid while studying piano. She worked at Royal Palace Library, at Madrid Historic Council Library and at National Library of Spain cataloguing manuscript music. She also worked for EMI Classics and collaborated as a proofreader for Audioclásica and Teatro Real. She moved to London in the summer of 2013 and joined Bachtrack in January 2015. Her passion for music goes from Victoria to Daft Punk and she also loves walking and running.

Brought up in the Italian part of Switzerland to a Polish mother, Clara Colotti is Bachtrack's Sales Manager. She speaks German, English, Polish, Spanish and French in addition to her native Italian. After many years of studying violin and ballet, she enjoys attending dance and chamber music performances. When not working Clara enjoys listening to electronic music and taking long walks in nature.

Laura Volpi is Bachtrack's Commissioning Editor. Having studied singing as part of the choir of Teatro Alla Scala, Milano, in her native Italy, she has a soft spot for Mozart operas and contemporary dance, but also loves all classical music. A published author and magazine writer, in summer you can find her queuing for the Proms or in Hyde Park listening to Vivaldi while feeding carrots to squirrels.

Stojancho Bakovski (a.k.a. "Stole"), a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, is Bachtrack's administrative services manager. He comes from the Republic of North Macedonia, having previously worked for the Macedonian Philharmonic, the Ohrid Summer Festival, the Robert Schumann International Competition in Düsseldorf and as a piano accompanist for the Music and Drama Academies in Skopje. Stole spends his spare time travelling, reading or going to the theatre.

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