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In today’s news round-up, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has been named as the recipient of the New York Philharmonic’s Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize. Royal Northern College of Music announced a new professional partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera. Also, Bob Shennan has been promoted to Director Of Radio, and will take responsibility of all BBC Radios, as well as the BBC Performing Groups, the BBC Proms, BBC Music and radio production.

International Piano Magazine

Benjamin Grosvenor receives inaugural NY Phil piano prize

Benjamin Grosvenor has been named as the inaugural recipient of the New York Philharmonic’s Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize.

Reuters UK

Former New Order musician, DJs mix classical and rave for new album

A classical orchestra playing club music alongside DJs may seem like an unlikely mix but former New Order bassist Peter Hook hopes to win over fans with a new album giving a somewhat different twist to rave tunes.

Early Music Today Magazine

OAE invites composers to write for the Night Shift

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is inviting composers to write for 18th century instruments to mark the tenth anniversary of its Night Shift series.

Music Teacher Magazine

RNCM announces partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has announced a new professional partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera (PKU).

Choir & Organ Magazine

Sing for Pleasure announces 2016/17 young conducting scholars

Sing for Pleasure has announced its young conducting scholars for 2016/17.

Music Business Worldwide

Bob Shennan Takes Responsibility For All BBC Radio With New Promotion

Bob Shennan, currently Controller of Radio 2, Asian Network and 6 Music and Director of BBC Music, has been promoted to Director Of Radio at the Beeb.


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Reunite with Pianist & Composer Fazil Say at Carnegie

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra reunites with Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, following a highly successful collaborative New York and European tour in 2015.

Köln: Stadt will Straßenmusik verbieten

Straßenmusik und andere öffentliche Kleinkunst soll zukünftig rund um den Dom ganzjährig verboten sein. Das Verbot gilt zudem für den Einsatz von Lautsprechern und elektrischen Verstärkern bei Musikdarbietungen. Darüber hinaus sollen offensive Arten des Bettelns unterbunden werden.

Neue Musikzeitung

Insolventes Festspielhaus in Füssen beschäftigt Staatsanwaltschaft

Wie ein Sprecher der Behörde in Augsburg am Donnerstag mitteilte, ist dort ein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen des Verdachts auf Insolvenzverschleppung anhängig.

Kulturradio Rbb

Unbekanntes Kirchner-Bild entdeckt

Im Städel Museum Frankfurt ist ein bislang völlig unbekanntes Werk des Malers Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) aufgetaucht. Das expressionistische Gemälde zeigt eine Szene in einem Café und war auf denselben Rahmen gespannt wie das Bild “Schlittenfahrt im Schnee” – wurde von diesem aber verdeckt.


Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Happy birthday to the @RoundhouseLDN! Find out more about its history as a performing arts centre here:

Royal Philharmonic @rpoonline In 1969 @ElvisPresley released his No.1 hit song Suspicious Minds, listen now to our version:

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet An introduction to the music of Steve Reich: … #ROHmcgregor


Photo: Decca/Sophie Wright

(Written on October 21, 2016 )

Classical News


Paris classical music row intensifies as new concert hall prepares to open

Salle Pleyel’s ex-owner and fans vow to get decision to make €390m Philharmonie capital’s principal orchestral hall reversed


Lyre, lyre: Bringing ‘Orfeo’ to the London stage

The world’s first great opera is to be the first staged at London’s Roundhouse


96 things you shouldn’t miss in 2015

Daring risks, surprising twists and welcome returns – our critics select the cultural highlights of 2015

Classic FM

Playing a musical instrument could help children who suffer from anxiety

The largest study of its kind has shown a link between musical training and brain development.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Ein Zeitalter im Bühnenlicht

Aus den Trümmern zur Premiere: Günther Rühle hat seine Geschichte des Theaters in Deutschland mit einem exzellenten zweiten Band über die Jahre 1945 bis 1966 fortgesetzt.

Zwickauer Schumann-Preis 2015 geht nach Düsseldorf

Die Düsseldorfer Robert-Schumann-Forschungsstelle wird mit dem Robert-Schumann-Preis 2015 der Stadt Zwickau ausgezeichnet.

The New York Times

Song and Daughter Inspire Plans to Celebrate People With Disabilities

In July, a month after the Gay Pride March is scheduled to unfold, a different kind of pride procession is set to commence: the Disability Pride NYC parade.


Minkowski Cancels Grenoble Concerts

After having lost a public funding of 438.000 Euros, Marc Minkowski’s ‘Musiciens du Louvre’ have canceled a series of concerts, first consequence of the brutal decision by the mayor of Grenoble to stop funding the orchestra.

Danish National Chamber Orchestra Starts Crowdfunding

Officially, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra does no longer exist.


Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: We kick off the @BBCRadio3 Monday Lunchtime broadcasts for 2015 with a recital by cellist Alisa Weilerstein at 1pm: 

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3: Grasp the Gesamtkunstwerk. Thirty features about Wagner, from 3 mins to one hour, online now: 

Royal College Music @RCMLatest: Hear about our recent re-enactment of the @BerlinPhil‘s 1913 wax recording of Beethoven 5, reported on @BBCRadio3: 

A computer-generated image of inside the Philharmonie de ParisA computer-generated image of inside the Philharmonie de Paris, which is part of the state-run Cité de la Musique complex. Photo: Guardian


(Written on January 5, 2015 )