21st February: Cardiff Singer Awards, Harlem Carmen Star and Star Wars Score

Thursday 21st February 2013

Classic FM

John Williams to score new Star Wars movies?

John Williams has commented on the likelihood of him returning to write the film scores for the new Star Wars sequels.

Benjamin Grosvenor nominated for arts breakthrough award

Representing the Classical category in The Times South Bank Breakthrough Award, the young pianist is up against a variety of artists from different genres including TV Drama, Books, Rock/Pop, and Opera, where soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn is nominated.

Classical Music Magazine

Malcolm Layfield leaves ‘untenable’ RNCM position

Malcolm Layfield, one of a reported nine former or current teachers at Chetham’s and the Royal Northern College of Music who are under investigation by Greater Manchester Police in the aftermath of the conviction of Michael Brewer, has left his position as head of strings at the RNCM.

Classical Source

Vladimir Ashkenazy Receives A Copy Of His First 1963 Decca Contract From Paul Moseley‏

Vladimir Ashkenazy receives a copy of his first 1963 Decca contract from Paul Moseley, Decca Classics’ Managing Director, at a special lunch held in London to celebrate 50 years on the British label.

Planet Hugill

Cardiff Singer of the World

The 20 finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World have been announced. They will take part in the biennial contest this year, which also celebrates its 30th anniversary.


Harlem’s Carmen opera star Noah Stewart: I love shocking people

The tenor in the Royal Albert Hall production hopes he will inspire people to follow their dreams.

Music Industry News Network

Industry Experts Deliver BA (Hons) In Music Business At The Institute, London

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is preparing for a new intake of students for its esteemed Music Business degree*.

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