3rd January – New Year Honours and cultural highlights of 2012

Tuesday 3rd January 2012

The Times

New Face Of Classical Music: Kathryn Rudge.

Pop singers can rise in a flash; the operatic route to the top is usually far slower. But Kathryn Rudge seems to have a magic short-cut.

The Guardian

Top Artists Reveal How To Find Creative Inspiration.

Guy Garvey, Isaac Julien, Martha Wainwright and other artists give their top tips for unleashing your inner genius.

How Many Notes Would A Virtuoso Violinist Pay For A Stradivarius?

Research shows that concert violinists cannot tell from the sound alone whether they are playing a 300-year-old Stradivarius or an instrument made last week.


A Knight At The Opera – Arise, Sir Antonio! 

Classical music has a thin year in the New Year Honours list.

The Independent

2012: The Unmissable Cultural Treats.

The Independent critics select the most exciting cultural highlights of 2012.

The Telegraph

Why Do  The Dodgy And The Dull Get Honours, While Musicians Don’t?

Michael White meditates on classical music’s scant representation amongst the New Year Honours.