20th June: David Garrett, Benjamin Grosvenor and Miss Saigon

Thursday 20th June 2013

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David Garrett plays for President Obama in Berlin

The German-American violin star performed in front of the Brandenburg Gate ahead of Obama speech yesterday.


Benjamin Grosvenor signs agreement with EFG International

Idea for a relationship between the banking group and the Gramophone Award-winning pianist was formed during the 2012 Gramophone Awards

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Miss Saigon to return to West End in 2014

Hit musical Miss Saigon is to return to London’s West End in May of 2014, its 25th anniversary year.


Richard Marlow, for nearly 40 years director of music at Trinity College Cambridge, has died

Founder of the college’s modern mixed-voice choir


Ballet dancer David Wall dies of cancer aged 67

He was the Royal Ballet’s youngest male principal at 21 and danced with Dame Margot Fonteyn

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UK City of Culture 2017 shortlist announced

Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay make the shortlist out of a list of 11 UK towns and cities.


Pomp and circumstances: Britten’s Gloriana

Gloriana was written to celebrate the young Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation but has barely been performed since. Soprano Susan Bullock, who sings the central role of Queen Elizabeth in a new production, on Britten’s unjustly neglected opera


Auszeichnung ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert

Pianist Fazil Say erhält Rheingau-Musik-Preis 2013

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