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In today’s news: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, funds cello lessons at former school, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa receives Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award, and King’s Place to celebrate tenth anniversary with Time Unwrapped. Ensemble Aravà receives moderation award for old music , Festival String Lucerne remembers its founder, and soprano Kiri Te Kanawa retires.

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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Classic FM wins a Gramophone Award 2017

The 40th annual Gramophone Awards was a star-studded event celebrating the greatest names in classical music, including pianist Murray Perahia and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.


Bramwell Tovey named director of orchestral activities at the Boston University

British conductor Bramwell Tovey, 64, the outgoing Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, takes a new post at the Boston University School of Music where he has been named director of orchestral activities. His first public rehearsal is scheduled for this Friday.

The Violin Channel

Former Minnesota Duluth Music Teacher Has Died from Accidental Overdose

Former Choral Director and Associate Music Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Tina Thielen-Gaffey has passed away – aged just 50.

Music Teacher

Sheku Kanneh-Mason funds cello lessons at former school

The 18-year-old cellist, who has just started his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, donated £3,000 to Trinity Catholic School in Aspley, Nottingham after hearing that budget cuts could bring an end to cello teaching. The money, which was earned through playing engagements, will ensure that cello teaching continues at the school for the next three years.

International Piano

Yamaha launches AvantGrand NU1X

Yamaha has revealed the AvantGrand NU1X, the successor to the award-winning NU1.

Classical Music Magazine

King’s Place to celebrate tenth anniversary with Time Unwrapped

King’s Place will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2018 with a year-long series dedicated to time.


Opera Queensland announces its 2018 season

Lindy Hume will direct Don Giovanni in her final season as AD and Graeme Murphy’s The Merry Widow comes to town.

Ensemble Aravà erhält Moderationspreis für Alte Musik

Der Moderationspreis für Alte Musik, der in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal vom Forum Alte Musik in Frankfurt am Main vergeben wurde, geht an das Ensemble Aravà.

Musik Heute

Neuer Präsident der Musikhochschule Nürnberg ernannt

Bayerns Kunstminister Ludwig Spaenle (CSU) hat dem neugewählten Präsidenten der Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, Christoph Adt, am Mittwoch in München die Ernennungsurkunde überreicht.

Klassik Heute

Festival Strings Lucerne erinnern an ihren Gründer Rudolf Baumgartner

Heute wäre Rudolf Baumgartner (1917–2002) 100 Jahre alt geworden.

France Musique

La soprano Kiri Te Kanawa se retire de la scène

La chanteuse néo-zélandaise Kiri Te Kanawa a annoncé à la BBC le mercredi 13 septembre qu’elle prenait sa retraite, à l’âge de 73 ans.


Gramophone @GramophoneMag

What a night! Read the full Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017 report:

Ensemble Aravà © Jo Titze







(Written on September 14, 2017 )

We are thrilled to announce that the founder of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain, Vivienne Price, is one of two recipients of the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2014, Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement award is for an individual who has made a seminal contribution to music education and Price’s life work is exemplary in this regard.

In making this award, the panel of judges said:

Vivienne Price’s legacy is plain to see and hear – in its 35-year history, the National Children’s Orchestras has been a beacon of aspiration, benefitting thousands of children, including many of today’s top performers. Her tireless tutelage continues to pay dividends in concert halls across the country and abroad, and her achievement in founding the organisation and ensuring its continued growth cannot be underestimated.’

On the news of receiving the award, Vivienne Price commented:

It has been a privilege to form part of the musical progress of so many children over 36 years. There have been many people who have helped me along the way and it has been such a comfort to know that, having passed the baton to Principal Director of Music, Roger Clarkson, the NCO is now in such capable and inspirational hands.’

Born in 1931 and trained at the Royal College of Music, Price co-founded the Fitznells School of Music, formed and trained orchestras at schools in Epsom and trained the orchestra in the preparatory division at Guildhall School of Music and Drama before forming the NCO in 1978. Price saw the need for talented children aged under 14 to have their own symphony orchestra. By 1981, so many children were applying to join that the Training Orchestra was set up for those who had just missed out.

There is nobody more deserving of the Lifetime Achievement Award than Vivienne Price. Countless thousands of musicians are today reaping the rewards of what she introduced to them during their formative years, through vision, dedication and her understanding of what music has to offer. However, this does not apply to just practicing professional musicians, it is pertinent to anybody who has been ‘under her umbrella.’ [Peter Stark, Conductor]

Vivienne Price’s work with the NCO was acknowledged with an MBE in 1997. In the same year she was also made Hon RCM and in 2002 Hon ARAM. There could be no more deserving recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was formerly announced at London’s Barbican Centre on February 7th as part of the Music Education Expo 2014.


(Written on February 10, 2014 )


New York City Opera on the brink of bankruptcy

The company gave what may be its final performance over the weekend unless $7m in last-minute donations can be raised

Classic FM Online

Crocodile listens to Classic FM

Introducing Caesar the classical croc, who, like so many of us, enjoys nothing better than eating, playing cards, and listening to Classic FM

Plácido Domingo and José Carreras reunite to honour Pavarotti

Two of the remaining Three Tenors are joining forces at this year’s Classic BRITs to honour their late third member, Luciano Pavarotti, who will receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony

ABC News

Conductor John Hopkins, considered a giant in Australian classical music, dies age 86

Born in Britain and described as a giant in Australian classical music,  John Hopkins has died in Melbourne aged 86

Star Tribune

Minnesota Orchestra talks collapse; Carnegie Hall concerts off

Musician pay remained the main bone of contention. As rhetoric flared, Osmo Vänskä’s resignation remained uncertain

Limelight Magazine

Berlin Philharmonic leads mass orchestra strike

Orchestral musicians around Germany are replacing their instruments with picket signs in a nationwide walkout

Berliner Zeitung

“Opernhaus des Jahres”

Glitter und Glamour: Berlins Komische Oper hat sich zum kreativsten Musiktheater der Hauptstadt herausgeputzt. Sie wird von den Kritikern jetzt dafür belohnt

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(Written on October 1, 2013 )