Claire Wrathall

Art

A passion for porcelain

Contemporary studio pottery is juxtaposed with fine Sèvres porcelain in an exquisite collection shaped by a chief investment officer and a London gallerist. Claire Wrathall reports. Photographs by Shamil Tanna
People

Leif Ove Andsnes’ Bergen

The award-winning Norwegian pianist is a leading interpreter of Grieg. The latest recording of his Beethoven Journey musical tour was iTunes’ Best Instrumental Album of 2012
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Contemporary photography

Rebuilding a personal portfolio of cutting-edge photography has been a five-year voyage of discovery for this collecting duo. Claire Wrathall reports. Portrait by Jude Edginton
Performing Arts

Raising the roof

Music-loving philanthropists are revitalising the cultural landscape with ambitious new concert halls – in somewhat unlikely locations. Claire Wrathall reports on private ventures of note
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Edward Watson’s London

The Royal Ballet principal was the winner of last year’s Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in dance for his performance in Arthur Pita’s “The Metamorphosis”
Art

Postwar abstract art

“Lyrical abstraction” has led to many a flowing conversation between a Parisian gallerist and a London-based financier. Claire Wrathall reports. Photograph by Richard Cannon
City

Antonio Pappano’s Rome

The UK-born, US-raised conductor of Italian origin is music director of both the Royal Opera House in London and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia orchestra in Rome
Art

Giving up for good

Collectors are parting with cherished works for record prices to pursue philanthropic goals and witness first-hand the virtues of their charitable endeavours. Claire Wrathall reports
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Postwar design

A broad-reaching collection of postwar design that celebrates technical and artistic achievement brings a French entrepreneur and a London gallerist together. Claire Wrathall reports. Photograph by Richard Cannon
Art

Contemporary Chinese ink on paper

The Chinese artists creating dynamic works in the traditional medium of ink intrigue both a specialist dealer and a keen collector, says Claire Wrathall.
Philanthropy

Digging deeper

Investing in the heritage of developing countries is one of the most sustainable ways of lifting people out of poverty. Claire Wrathall reports.
Home Accessories

Posh

Vintage tableware from some of the world’s grandest hotels – along with kooky Americana – fills this Chicago emporium.
Art

Arpad Busson’s iconoclastic collection

Mutual appreciation of this Puerto Rican’s vibrant work is just one element of an enduring collaboration between a financier and his advisor. Claire Wrathall reports.
Furniture

Design art

An appreciation of beautiful mergers of form and function helped forge a friendship between one collector and his dealer. Claire Wrathall reports.
Performing Arts

Note worthy

Intimate recitals in private homes not only bring classical music closer to audiences – they can also perform as fundraisers. Claire Wrathall reports.
Art

Contemporary photography

A collector’s interest in photographic art is piqued after a serendipitous meeting with a gallerist. Claire Wrathall reports.
People

Hélène Grimaud’s Lucerne

This summer, the French-born, award-winning pianist Hélène Grimaud will be touring the US, Europe and Ramallah. She lives near Lucerne.
Performing Arts

Music manuscripts

Original scores by great composers – with their own pen-and-ink notations – give an insight into the creative process and are highly desirable, says Claire Wrathall.
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