Classical Music News – 21st June

Tuesday 21st June 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day. If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!

BBC News

Cultural Olympiad: has it had any impact?

Will Gompertz explains why it has so far had little impact whilst Tony Hall, chair of the event, defends it.

Stradivarius violin sold for £9.8m at charity auction

The money will go towards disaster relief in Japan.


Dutch courage needed in face of classical music funding cuts

Dutch music is under threat due to culture cuts.

Classical Music

Moldovan Soprano Valentina Nafornita wins Cardiff Singer of the World

Nafornita also won the Audience Prize, while the song prize went to Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko.