The New York Occasions Appoints New Music Critic

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The New York Occasions’ long-standing music critic Anthony Tommasini stepped down from the submit in November 2021. Zachary Woolfe, who has been The Occasions’s Classical Music Editor for the final seven years, has stepped in as his substitute.

Woolfe first started working for the paper as a freelancer in 2011 and have become its Classical Music Editor in 2015.

Throughout his tenure, Woolfe launched plenty of new columns, together with his standard “5 Minutes That Will Make You Love…” which prompts a variety of business figures to share a five-minute clip of music that’s significant to them in a technique or one other.

A graduate of Princeton College, he beforehand served because the opera critic of the New York Observer.

Initially from Lengthy Island, Woolfe’s attain as a critic is totally worldwide. In addition to having reviewed concert events in New York, he has additionally offered protection of European festivals at Salzburg, Bayreuth, Aix-en-Provence, and Glyndebourne. At residence in America, opera has been a specific focus.

“The previous seven years as classical music editor have been fantastic, however I’m thrilled and honored to return to specializing in my writing, to push myself and our protection in new instructions and attempt to meet the usual of a distinguished custom of critics,” Woolfe mentioned.

“Zack’s capability to demystify classical music and to discover the numerous methods by which it enriches and intersects with our lives is well-known to readers of The Occasions, the place he has been writing opinions, options and essays for greater than a decade,” mentioned NYT’s Gilbert Cruz and Sia Michel.

“We will’t wait to see how Zack writes the following chapters, and we predict readers — together with the passionate followers who comply with classical music intently and basic readers who’re excited by studying extra about it — will probably be in for a deal with,” they concluded.


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