18th June: Classic FM wins award and Opie, Gilhooly and Aled Jones recognised at Queen’s Birthday Honours

Tuesday 18th June 2013

BBC Music Magazine

Opie and Gilhooly enjoy Queen’s Birthday Honours

Singer and presenter Aled Jones among others recognised from the world of music

The Guardian

Aram Khachaturian International Competition announces winner

Cellist Andrei Ionita, aged 19, receives the top prize

Classic FM

Classic FM wins ‘Best Classical Format’ at New York Radio Festival

A ceremony in Manhattan for the New York International Radio Festival has awarded Classic FM in the ‘Best Classical Format’ category

The Guardian

Turkish police confiscate piano used to serenade Taksim Square protesters

Davide Martello, who staged 14-hour recitals during the unrest, says officials seized his piano as part of their raid on Gezi Park

Daily Astorian 

Symphony Still Trying To Close Budget Gap

The Oregon Symphony is still trying to get its $14 million budget balanced, after taking several serious steps to reduce expenses.

Die Welt 

Ruhm und Not der Mecklenburgischen Staatskapelle

Eines des ältesten deutschen Orchester feiert Geburtstag. Vom 17. Juni 1563 stammt die Gründungsurkunde der Schweriner Kapelle. Doch die Festtagslaune ist getrübt. Die Rede ist von Kürzungen.

Davide Martello - Turkish police have taken his piano, he says