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August 14, 2013

The third-generation CEO of the Marti hotel business is known to Istanbul’s clubbers as DJ Red Owl. 

March 5, 2013

The Iscar next-gen on being a TV singing star in her native Israel, and releasing her first album.

Sivan Talmor’s musical career began early. “At the age of nine I told my mother that I wanted to be a singer, and she took me to the local music school. They said that I was too young, but they let me audition anyway and said that my voice was mature enough, so I got in.”

It was the start of an unusual journey for the granddaughter of the man who set up Iscar, an Israeli tool-making firm founded in 1952 which is famous as the first non-US business that Warren Buffett invested in; he bought an 80% stake in 2006 for $4 billion (€3.1 billion).

March 18, 2008

A family-owned musical instrument firm is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

A family-owned musical instrument firm is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The US-based Gretsch Company is marking the celebration by introducing limited edition guitars and drums.

"It's quite exciting to reach this remarkable milestone," said president Fred W Gretsch (pictured). "We owe our many years of success to four generations of Gretsch owners and the dedicated men and women on their team who were – and are – passionate about great music and high-quality instruments."

March 1, 2008

The role of a conductor has been passed from generation to generation throughout history. Paul Pelkonen talks to two generations of Jarvi family conductors on their love of music, the grandeur of the concerts and keeping tempo with the rest of the world

The role of a conductor has been passed from generation to generation throughout history. Paul Pelkonen talks to two generations of Jarvi family conductors on their love of music, the grandeur of the concerts and keeping tempo with the rest of the world

The tradition and profession of the orchestra conductor is one that is marked by the importance of family. From the Bayreuth intertwinings of Wagner, Liszt and Hans von Bulow to modern conducting families like the Abbados and the Sanderlings, the role of the maestro passes from generation to generation.

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