Sir Colin Davis, LSO’s longest-serving conductor, dies aged 85
Classical world pays tribute to London Symphony Orchestra’s president and longest-serving principal conductor.
Turkish pianist Fazil Say convicted of insulting Islam
World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say has been given a suspended 10-month jail sentence for insulting Muslim values.
Rieu’s 2013 masterpiece concert to hit cinemas
One of André Rieu’s hometown Maastricht concerts is to be screened in cinemas across the UK and the world in July.
Stradivarius Trees: Searching for perfect musical wood
Switzerland is home to some of the best violin makers in the world. But how do they know which tree will make a top quality violin?
Heated Twitter feud inspires political opera
Spending cuts and increased public debt in the Eurozone prompted an angry online exchange last summer, now set to music in a lively new opera.
New York Philharmonic conductor appears on Sesame Street
The New York Philharmonic’s conductor Alan Gilbert gave a masterclass with a difference when characters from Sesame Street showed up at The Lincoln Centre to watch a rehearsal.
Subway Violinists cover Taylor Swift hit
A classical cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ has surfaced on the internet after two musicians made a video of themselves performing it on the subway in Boston.