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In today’s news many comment on the emotional One Love Manchester concert that took place last night, two weeks after the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert. The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is back at the top of the charts for the first time in 50 years, and The New York Times looks at the best moments in classical music last week.

BBC News

One Love Manchester: The most emotional moments

There were high emotions at a benefit concert staged by Ariana Grande in Manchester less than two weeks after the terror attack following her gig in the city. But the show also demonstrated the power of pop music to bring people together

Sir Jeffrey Tate: Conductor with spina bifida dies at 74

Sir Jeffrey, who was born with spina bifida, was the principal conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Opera House in the 1980s

The Guardian

Liam Gallagher attacks brother Noel for absence at One Love Manchester concert

Oasis brothers’ feud continues as Liam says he is ‘very disappointed’ after Noel fails to join him for concert following Manchester Arena attack


Manchester One Love: Police dance with members of crowd at tribute concert

Footage of officer dancing with children in a circle at concert goes viral

New York Times

An Ice Cream Truck at Carnegie Hall: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

In addition to reviews, features and news during the week, our critics and reporters collect the best of what they’ve heard: notes that sent shivers down their spines, memorable voices, quotations that cut to the heart of the story

Uncompromising Music Survives on the Brooklyn Waterfront

There is so much new life and affluence crowding the Brooklyn waterfront that traditionalists like Mark Peskanov, the master violinist who runs the Bargemusic concerts of chamber music aboard a handsomely converted coal barge, hard by the Brooklyn Bridge, might be tempted to move. Which he has no intention of doing

Dallas News

Mozart piano concertos begin at the Cliburn competition

Starting Saturday, the semifinal round of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition switched to a half-and-half format each day: two solo recitals each afternoon, four performances of Mozart piano concertos each evening, with Nicholas McGegan conducting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Classical Source

Royal Opera cast amendment, Otello, Ludovic Tézier

It is with deep regret that French baritone Ludovic Tézier will no longer be making his role debut as Iago in Otello on 21, 24 and 28 June, and on 2, 6 and 10 July

M Magazine

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band back at number one

The Beatles’ classic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is back at the top of the charts 50 years after it was first number one

Washington Post

Can listening to nature improve how we listen to music?

As a species, we have a lot more experience listening to the wind than we do listening to our favorite songs


: A view from backstage

: “It is striking how Mancunians have turned to poetry and music”

Where Is The Love? – Black Eyed Peas and Ariana Grande. Photo: BBC News



(Written on June 5, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Lawrence Power appointed artistic director of the English Chamber Orchestra charitable trust, Richard Farnes takes on Wagner’s The Ring Cycle as his final assignment with Opera North and the Arts Council England faces renewed pressure over its funding of opera. Also, Isreaeli Cellist Daniel Hass wins Stulberg International String Competition and fifty percent of the Sex Worker’s Opera are actual sex workers.

Classical Music Magazine

Lawrence Power appointed artistic director of the English Chamber Orchestra charitable trust

Lawrence Power will become artistic director of the English Chamber Orchestra charitable trust from the 2016/17 season.

BBC News

Opera North’s Richard Farnes departs with The Ring

There can be few more challenging tasks as a conductor than taking on the whole of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle – but that is the one that has been handed to Richard Farnes for his final assignment at Opera North.


Meet the stars of the Sex Worker’s Opera which features REAL working prostitutes

Fifty percent of the cast are made up of actual sex workers while the other half are friends of sex workers who are hoping to dissolve the stigma attached to the industry.

The Stage

Equity to ramp up pressure on opera funding in wake of ENO furore

Arts Council England is to face renewed pressure over its funding of opera, after performers called for increased efforts to protect the genre’s subsidy. The call, at Equity’s Annual Representative Conference, comes in the wake of the dispute at English National Opera, where earlier this year chorus members threatened to strike over cuts to their contracts, enacted by ENO management in response to a £5 million drop in subsidy from ACE.

The Strad

Cellist Daniel Hass wins Stulberg International String Competition

Israeli cellist Daniel Hass has won the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo, MI, US. The 18-year-old, who currently studies with Joel Krosnick at the Juilliard School, received the gold medal, $6,000 and engagements with orchestras across America.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for Psappha’s Composing for Piano scheme

Composers are invited to submit their applications for Psappha’s Composing for Piano scheme. The programme is open to UK-based composers who have completed their first degree and/or left higher education within the last three years.


Spanish Early Music Association Honours Jaap Schröder

Spanish Association of Early Music Groups (GEMA) announced the second edition of their Awards.

BR Klassik

Gotthold Schwarz wird Thomaskantor

Mehr als ein Jahr wurde gesucht, jetzt steht Gotthold Schwarz als neuer Thomaskantor fest: Schwarz hat den Thomanerchor bereits seit 2015 kommissarisch geleitet.

Musik heute

Bregenzer Festspiele: Drei Viertel der Karten bereits weg

Gut zwei Monate vor dem Start der Bregenzer Festspiele sind schon die meisten Tickets verkauft.

Milena Wilke gewinnt den Violinwettbewerb Ton und Erklärung

Die deutsche Geigerin Milena Wilke hat den ersten Preis des Violinwettbewerbs “Ton und Erklärung” gewonnen. Der erste Preis ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert.


NightingaleHammerson @NGHHammerson #celebratingartincarehomes introduction from Alastair and Chris having a great day

Opera North @Opera_North Beginning again… cycle 2 kicks off tonight with Das Rheingold!

Top Classical News @topcmnews Barihunk Benjamin Appl signs with Sony Classical


Photograph: Clive Barda

(Written on May 24, 2016 )

This evening, Cadogan Hall will play host to Ignatz Waghalter: The Lost Romantic. Due to the extraodinary circumstances of his life, Waghalter’s works were lost and forgotten due to his flight from persecution, and the change in musical style following the Second World War. Sixty years after the composer’s death,  his works were discovered and The Waghalter Project was established to re-establish Waghalter as one of the great late Romantic composers. Project founder and violinist, Irmina Trynkos, will be performing Waghalter’s works with the English Chamber Orchestra and conductor Alexander Walker, amongst works by Mozart, Dvořák, and Mendelssohn. Having not been performed in over 100 years, tonight will be a unique opportunity to hear Waghalter’s Violin Concerto in A major, and Rhapsodie for Violin and Orchestra.

For the chance to see the performance of Ignatz Waghalter’s works, or more more information, click here.

The Naxos recording of the violin repertoire can be purchased here.


(Written on November 14, 2012 )

On 14th November, Irmina Trynkos and the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Walker will perform a selection of works from Ignatz Waghalter’s lost repertoire. The concert will feature the first performance of his Violin Concerto in A Major since 1911, and Rhapsodie for Violin and Orchestra, which will be the first performance since 1907, alongside works by Dvořák, Mozart, and Mendelssohn.

Although celebrated in his lifetime, Ignatz Waghalter’s works have been forgotten since his flight from Europe in the Nazi era, and the change in musical fashions, which followed the end of the Second World War. Violinist Irmina Trynkos, together with conductor Alexander Walker, pianist Giorgi Latsabidze, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has recently recorded Waghalter’s works for violin to, which is now available to buy here: 

To win two tickets for this unique opportunity to hear groundbreaking performances of Ignatz Waghalter’s music at one of London’s finest venues, visit the MDT website here.

(Written on October 10, 2012 )

Classic FM 

Joseph Calleja on tackling Mario Lanza

Maltese Tenor Joseph Calleja talks to Classic FM about his new tribute album to Mario Lanza.

New Classical App makes music theory fun 

‘Singsmash’ a new app for iPhone and iPad promises to make learning scales and music theory fun for musicians.

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

A public protest at Katherine Jenkins

‘Real’ Opera Singer Donal Byrne protests after BBC Television introduces Katherine Jenkins as ‘the opera singer’ on breakfast television.

Sad News: A trail- blazing horn is gone, too soon

Mary Knepper, an American horn player in the English Chamber Orchestra has died at the age of 63.

Dallas plucks its new boss from the boondocks

Jonathan Martin is announced as the new president of Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Gramophone Blog 

The Great and the Good 

Mark Wigglesworth discusses if it is possible to define truly great performances from merely very good ones.

FT Music

‘You have to be strong’ 

Conductor Marin Alsop shares how she is trying to help women make it to the top in a male-dominated profession.

The Guardian 

How we made: Franco Zeffirelli and John Tooley on Tosca (1964)

The director and assistant general administrator of the 1964 production of Tosca in which Maria Callas and Renato Cioni starred talk to The Guardian’s Anna Tims.

(Written on July 24, 2012 )