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MusicalAmerica.com's international network of critics and reporters is among the mostly widely regarded in the performing arts world. Regular correspondents include:
Shirley Apthorp (Europe) Shirley Apthorp was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and grew up in Australia. She lives in Berlin and writes about music for the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and other publications.
  Frank Cadenhead (Paris) Frank covers music for the International Herald Tribune and The American Record Guide, among other outlets.
Oliver Chou (Hong Kong/China) Oliver is a music critic for South China Morning Post, Singapore Straits Times, Beijing Music Weekly and Radio Television Hong Kong. He is on the faculty of the University of Hong Kong.
Keith Clarke (London) Keith is the managing editor of Rhinegold Publishing, editor of Classical Music and former editor of Music & Musicians.
Peter G. Davis (New York) Peter is a recognized opera scholar and book author who has been writing about music for over 30 years in such publications as The New York Times, The Times of London, High Fidelity, and Opera News. He served as New York magazine's classical music critic for over two decades.
Larry Lash (Vienna) Larry covers classical music, theater and dance for the Financial Times, Opera News, Bloomberg; Variety and Travel + Leisure magazine.
George Loomis (Russia) George writes about classical music for the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, the New York Sun, Opera magazine and other publications. He has a doctorate in music history from Yale.
David Mermelstein (Los Angeles) David Mermelstein is based in Los Angeles and writes about classical music for the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News and Variety. For more than a decade, he contributed regular features and record reviews to The New York Times.
Sarah Bryan Miller (Chicago/St. Louis) Sarah is the classical music critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a onetime member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus.
Ken Smith (China) Ken Smith divides his time between New York, where he is a North American correspondent for Gramophone magazine, and Hong Kong, where he serves as the Asian performing arts critic for the Financial Times. He is the author of Fate! Luck! Chance! Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace and the Making of The Bonesetter's Daughter Opera, published in August 2008 by Chronicle Books.
Rachel Straus (New York) Rachel Straus teaches dance history at The Juilliard School, serves in the summers as a Scholar in Residence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and writes the history column for Dance Teacher magazine. Her more than 250 short articles on history, education, and company premieres have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, exhibition catalogues, and festival programs. She holds a MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a MFA from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance.
Carlo Vitali (Rome/Milan) Carlo is a music critic and essayist for Amadeus in Milan, Opera Now and International Arts Manager (UK) and Switzerland's RTSI (Radio Televisione Svizzera Italiana). He also is a contributor to The Grove Dictionary of Opera.
 

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