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We’re delighted to announce the next Noted Roundtables in Berlin and London on 12th and 14th March 2018 respectively.

Following our initial roundtable on entrepreneurship, which attracted lots of interesting and detailed feedback, we’re very happy to announce our second topic for discussion:

International Women’s Day took places on Thursday 8 March 2018 and with it comes a huge number of initiatives and opportunities for women with the aim of equality across the sector. We want to explore these initiatives and start to develop solutions on how to diversify the administrative structure of the classical music industry to include more minorities.

As part of this discussion we want to find out how to target, engage, and support minorities (including those from BAME backgrounds, low socio-economic backgrounds, those with disabilities, women, and more).

Questions to be answered:

  • How can women in the industry help to diversify the sector even more, helping and supporting other minority groups?
  • What can “woke” male-led companies do to bring in a more diverse workforce?
  • Where does the lack of diversity in the classical music industry start? Is it in the classroom? How can we remedy that?

Rather than discussing the problem, we want to find the solutions.

A huge thank you to our client, the Royal Over-Seas League, for hosting us in one of their beautiful rooms in London. Why not check out ROSL’s Annual Music Competition on Tuesday? Details here.

Also we’re very grateful to Idagio for hosting us in Berlin. We’re sure that you know them already but if you’ve somehow missed this impressive, sleek streaming platform, check them out here.

Sign up for Berlin and London and let’s #PressForProgress!

(Written on March 9, 2018 )

We are very pleased to be working alongside the Royal Over-Seas League on their 66th Annual Music Competition, which is taking place at Over-Seas House on Greek Park, London.

The AMC is the centrepiece of ROSL Arts’ year-round programme of music, art and literary events. Offering upwards of £75,000 in grants and awards, the AMC is widely-regarded in industry circles for its prestige and heritage. Recent winners of the Gold Medal include guitarist Sean Shibe, baritone Jonathan McGovern and saxophonist Huw Wiggin, each having gone on to achieve outstanding success in the early stages of their career.

Winners are offered life-changing performing opportunities after the competition, including bookings at the likes of Wigmore Hall and British music festivals. Past winners have benefited from concerts organised in countries including Singapore, Canada, Australia and Zimbabwe.

Founded in 1910 as the ‘Over-Seas Club’, ROSL aimed to unite a ‘far-flung brotherhood of individual men and women of diverse creed and races living widely apart under differing conditions, in different latitudes’ (Sir Evelyn Wrench). ROSL continues to champion international friendship and cultural understanding throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. A non-profit private members’ club, the Grade I listed clubhouse hosts regular music and arts events and offers under-35s a heavily discounted membership fee and networking opportunities.

A full list of section finals, and details of winners so far, is below:

13 February Wind and Brass (Jonathan Radford, saxophone)
20 February Voice (Michael Mofidian, bass-baritone)
27 February Strings (Emmanuel Bach, violin)
6 March Keyboard
13 March Ensembles A
20 March Ensembles B
22 March Overseas Award

The prestigious Gold Medal final, carrying an award of £15,000, will be held on 4 June at the newly reopened Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank. Tickets can be purchased here.

(Written on February 28, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news a man has been charged with murder after Natalia Strelchenko was found dead of head and neck injuries. The Guardian looks inside Max Richter’s vinyl collection and answer the question: why does music give us chills? Also, Chi-chi Nwanoku talks to Jessica Duchen about the launch of Europe’s first professional orchestra of black and minority ethnic musicians.


Inside Max Richter’s vinyl collection: Aphex Twin, Bach, Grouper and more

In the lead-up to the release of his eight-hour lullaby album, Sleep, the composer creates a playlist of some his favourite music, from noise-rockers Girl Band to Aphex Twin

Why does music give us chills? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day, millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries


Chineke! Europe’s first professional orchestra of black and minority ethnic musicians launches

Its founder double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku talks to Jessica Duchen

Classic FM

Man charged with murder of pianist Natalia Strelchenko and attempted murder of teenager

John Martin has been charged with murder after Natalia Strelchenko was found dead of head and neck injuries. Martin is understood to be Strelchenko’s partner.

Classical Music Magazine

ROSL ARTS director dies after being hit by bus

Roderick Lakin, director of ROSL ARTS since 1984, died on 28 August from head injuries suffered when he was struck by a bus.

BR Klassik

“Barockmusik hat immer gerockt”

Mittwoch Abend startet in Füssen die 13. Ausgabe des Festivals “vielsaitig”, künstlerisch verantwortet vom Kölner Verdi Quartett. Unter dem Motto “BaRock” wollen die Veranstalter eine Brücke schlagen von der Barockmusik hin zur modernen Rockmusik.

Musik heute

MDR Sinfonieorchester blickt musikalisch nach Süden

Das MDR Sinfonieorchester stellt die Spielzeit 2015/16 unter das Motto “Go South”. Damit komplettiert Chefdirigent Kristjan Järvi den in den Vorjahren unternommenen Blick in die vier Himmelsrichtungen, teilte der MDR am Dienstag in Leipzig mit.

Pianistin Natalia Strelchenko in ihrer Wohnung getötet

Die norwegisch-russische Pianistin Natalia Strelchenko ist mutmaßlich Opfer eines Gewaltverbrechens geworden. Die Musikerin war am vergangenen Wochenende mit schweren Kopf- und Halsverletzungen in ihrem Haus in Manchester gefunden worden.

France Musique

Amine Bouhafa remporte le prix France Musique – Sacem de la musique de film 2015

Le compositeur Amine Bouhafa a remporté mardi 2 septembre le 9ème prix France Musique – Sacem de la musique de film pour sa bande originale de “Timbuktu”, réalisé par Abderrahmane Sissako.

The New York Times

Nikolaus Lehnhoff, German Opera Director, Dies at 76

Nikolaus Lehnhoff, a German opera director who staged “Salome” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Wagner’s “Ring” cycle in San Francisco in the 1980s, but who was best known for his productions in Europe, died on Aug. 22 at his home in Berlin. He was 76.


Classical Music ‏@ClassicalMusic_Essential operas for 205/16 from our friends @theartsdesk 

Royal College Music ‏@RCMLatest : Join @PeterStark16 & the RCM Phil for our first #OrchestralMasterworks concert, 4 weeks today 

Classic FM ‏@ClassicFMWhere was your favourite classical work placed in the Ultimate #HallOfFame? Take a look here: 

nwanoku-richmondIts founder double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku talks to Jessica Duchen. Photo: Independent

(Written on September 2, 2015 )