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In today’s News, Classical Music Magazine announces British Composer Awards shortlist, The Guardian reports on English National Opera’s commitment to its core values & Classic FM announces big increase in number of listeners

Classical Music Magazine

British Composer Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2015 British Composer Awards has been announced. It comprises 33 composers across 12 categories, including choral, sonic art, liturgical, and community or educational project, with 40% of those shortlisted being first-time nominees

The Guardian

We’ve turned the page, insists English National Opera

After a difficult year, the opera company affirms its commitment to its core values and central London base

Classic FM

Big audience increase for Classic FM

The world’s biggest classical music radio station has posted a significant increase in audience. 5.5 million people now listen to Classic FM each week, and they’re tuning in for longer

Der türkische Pianist Fazil Say ist in Paris mit dem internationalen Säkularismus-Preis “Prix de la Laicité” ausgezeichnet worden. Die Verleihung fand am Montag im Pariser Rathaus statt

Musik Heute 

Dresdner Frauenkirche: Musikprogramm 2016 zwischen Wiederentdecken und Kennenlernen

Die Dresdner Frauenkirche lädt im kommenden Jahr zum Wiederentdecken verschollener und Kennenlernen neuer Kompositionen ein

Unos 60 expositores traen 100.000 discos este fin de semana a a la VIII Feria del disco de Madrid 

El Mundo 

El cantaor/cantautor sevillano era, en los 70, un héroe del flamenco político y un residente habitual de las comisarías. El jueves será celebrado por sus colegas


Record Label A&R: A Huge List of Opportunities for Musicians 

LondonLifestyleAward:The award goes to . Congrats on being crowned London Live Music Venue of the… 

Music Yuppy Americana focused record label considering talented artists to add to their roster  
Sonic art category nominee Christopher Fox Photo: Sally Trussler Classical Music Magazine

Sonic art category nominee Christopher Fox
Photo: Sally Trussler
Classical Music Magazine

(Written on October 29, 2015 )


Leila Josefowicz puts her violin up for sale

The 1750 instrument by Michele Angelo Bergonzi will be auctioned through Ingles and Hayday

Classic FM Online

Jack Topping to enter race for Christmas No. 1

Jack’s hoping he’ll be ‘Topping’ the charts come Christmas Day, fending off competition from this year’s X factor winner

The Globe and Mail

Once banned, classical music finds an unlikely future in China

Having been banned during the time of Mao, classical music has had a boom since it was allowed back into China. Shi Shuai is the face of classical music’s most promising new frontier

New York Times

Columbia to House a Trove of Prokofiev’s Items

A foundation dedicated to Sergei Prokofiev will give a priceless trove of musical manuscripts, letters and other items belonging to the composer — including a suitcase — to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia in an effort to make them more accessible to scholars

Muscle and Speed Win a Crowd’s Adulation

Mariinsky Orchestra Closes Carnegie Run With Rachmaninoff

Arts Professional

Festivals in the frame

Why do we need festivals? Do we simply enjoy coming together to celebrate culture − or is it more than that? Debate today at 5pm for discussing this topic


„Ehrliche Virtuosität macht Spaß“

Seit Jahren gehört Hélène Grimaud zu den erfolgreichsten und beliebtesten Pianistinnen der Klassik-Szene. Anders als viele ihrer französischen Klavierkollegen hat sie auch ein besonderes Faible für die Werke von Johannes Brahms. Nun hat sie beide Klavierkonzerte eingespielt

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on October 17, 2013 )