3rd July: Gramophone Artist of the Year 2013, Stephen Fry and Mikel Toms

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

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Gramophone Artist of the Year 2013 shortlist announced

Alison Balsom, Marc-André Hamelin and Sir John Eliot Gardiner are among those in the running to pick up the coveted award.

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Stephen Fry workshops new opera at Royal College of Music

The opera-loving actor and media personality spent the afternoon with RCM students to direct a new work based on The Life to Come by E. M. Forster.

The Times

Conductor Mikel Toms: 10 things a maestro really needs to know

From conducting The Slutcracker to having a baton cut out of his hand, conductor Mikel Toms is turning years of musical mishaps into a comedy show.

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Raymond Yiu in Tim Lihoreau’s Wednesday Web Chat

What’s your idea of a perfect 40th birthday party? Pianist and composer Raymond Yiu is planning a concert to celebrate his upcoming milestone.

Limelight Magazine

Pietari Inkinen to replace Richard Mills as conductor of The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2013

Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen has been appointed new conductor of The Melbourne Ring Cycle 2013.


Ida Haendel talks about Bach, Mozart and working with conductors

For the latest Gramophone Podcast, editor Martin Cullingford met the legendary violinist Ida Haendel, whose career in the public eye dates back to 1937.

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Mozart better than Bach for premature babies

A new study in Israel has revealed that premature newborn babies are more conducive to development if they listen to the music of Mozart rather than Bach.

Oliver Condy reports from the final of the inaugural Longwoods International Organ Competition

Global Times

A bootleg recording of Hungarian-born pianist and conductor András Schiff’s recital at Shanghai Concert Hall on June 14 sparked a media frenzy when it was shared online for free.

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