19th July: The Production Music Awards 2019, Laura Mvula to receive honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University, Richard Wagner as a traffic light man

Friday 19th July '19

Production Music Awards 2019 opens for entries Calling all library music composers and publishers: the Production Music Awards 2019 are now open for entries. Organisers are accepting composition and sync entries from production music libraries from …

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18th July: Two Moors Festival returns! UK music welcomes google action and music therapy improves quality of life…

Thursday 18th July '19

Two Moors Festival returns for 2019 The Two Moors Festival returns for its 19th year from 11 – 20 October 2019. Taking place in 15 locations across Exmoor and Dartmoor, the festival brings together more than …

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17th July: Kensington Symphony Orchestra announcement, The new generation Inside the rejuvenated classical sector, Theater Konstanz: Danger of collapse…

Wednesday 17th July '19

Kensington Symphony Orchestra announces 2019/20 season Kensington Symphony Orchestra has announced its programme for 2019/20, the orchestra’s 64th season. The 2019/20 programme continues the KSO’s longstanding commitment to contemporary music. Highlights include works by Anna Clyne …

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Welcome guitarist Markus Fleischer!

Tuesday 16th July '19

"Music is language, where language ends"  These words by R. M. Rilke have inspired guitarist and composer Markus Fleischer throughout all of his musical life. We are very pleased to be working with him in support …

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16th July: Isata Kanneh-Mason tops UK classical chart, Brass Bands England Youth Championship 2020 Test Announced, GEMA launches…

Tuesday 16th July '19

Isata Kanneh-Mason tops UK classical chart Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason has debuted at the top of the UK Official Classical Artist Chart with her album ‘Romance’. Kanneh-Mason collaborated with conductor Holly Mathieson, violinist Elena Urioste and the …

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15th July: Sound announces highlights of 2019 festival, Wayne McGregor curates album of composer collaborations, Berlin Opera…

Monday 15th July '19

Sound announces highlights of 2019 festival Sound has announced highlights of the 2019 festival of new music, which will take place in venues in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire from 23 October – 3 November. This year’s soundfestival features …

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12th July: UK Music Industry Declared Climate and Ecological Emergency, Sir Stephen Cleobury wins Musicians’ Company, German Music Industry Grows By 7.9 Percent

Friday 12th July '19

UK Music Industry Declares Climate and Ecological Emergency The declaration has been administered by the newly formed Music Declares Emergency (MDE) group, an independent organisation created by music business professionals and artists. Signatories include Universal Music, Sony …

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11th July: Joe Frankland announced as new PRS Foundation CEO, Nominations open for Music Week Women in Music Awards 2019…

Thursday 11th July '19

Joe Frankland announced as new PRS Foundation CEO Frankland joined the organisation in 2014 as industry fund manager to run flagship schemes such as the Momentum Music Fund and the International Showcase Fund. He moved into …

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10th July: And the winner for the most performed opera in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is…

Wednesday 10th July '19

CBSO wins South Bank Sky Arts Award The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has won a South Bank Sky Arts Award for its 2018 Debussy Festival. Stephen Maddock, CBSO chief executive, was presented with the award …

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9th July: RNSM appoints Steve Berry as head of jazz & improvisation, Applications now open to play FOCUS Wales, Music publisher Hans-Peter Malten becomes Deputy Chairman of the GEMA Supervisory Board

Tuesday 9th July '19

RNCM appoints Steve Berry as head of jazz and improvisation The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has announced the appointment of Steve Berry to the role of head of jazz and improvisation. As head of jazz …

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8th July: Young artist focus and a bandstand: the Proms on TV, BSO calling for disability inclusion, A man who slept with his guitar – João Gilberto tribute

Monday 8th July '19

Young artist focus and a bandstand: the Proms on TV BBC seeks to attract new audiences to its festival coverage With two weeks to go before the Proms opens, the BBC has unveiled its plans for television …

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5th July: Yoko Ono is campaigning for peace with a mass bell-ringing ceremony,National Album Day 2019 announced ,Nike Wagner resigns as artistic director

Friday 5th July '19

Yoko Ono is campaigning for peace with a mass bell-ringing ceremony in Manchester The artwork will see thousands of people ring 4,000 bells loud and clear across the city to promote harmony as part of Manchester …

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4th July: Music students score better in certain academic disciplines, Best alternative ways to experience classical music, Barbara Frey becomes new director

Thursday 4th July '19

Music students score better in certain academic disciplines than non-musical peers An American study, involving more than 112,000 student records, shows that music education improves performance in maths, science and English. The study, published by the American …

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3rd July: Bees make home in reclaimed cello, Buxton International Festival announcement, Orchestra Director Leaves

Wednesday 3rd July '19

Bees make home in reclaimed cello 20,000 bees have been encouraged to make a hive inside a cello in order to create a musical soundscape.  The cello, which is tuned to the key of C, is currently …

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2nd July: Academy of St Martin in the Fields announces, Royal Philharmonic Society new membership offer, Komische Oper Berlin breaks the 90% utilisation mark

Tuesday 2nd July '19

Academy of St Martin in the Fields announces its 60th anniversary season The season opens on 12 November 2019 with a celebration at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, 60 years on from the orchestra’s first …

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Installation Artist creates an Architectural Utopia

Monday 1st July '19

Up until 6th July 2019, The Korean Cultural Center Berlin will present "The View from Mount Sumeru" by South Korean artist Dai Goang Chen. This architectural experiment covers five spaces each decorated with a different theme, …

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1st July: Guildhall School launches a new masters degree, Stephen Fry to judge young composers, Dominique Meyer succeeds

Monday 1st July '19

Guildhall School of Music & Drama launch new Masters degree Guildhall School of Music & Drama has announced a new postgraduate Electronic Music degree. Starting in September 2020, the two-year course will equip students with practical …

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28th June: The 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition results, Bow explosion: hilarious moment, A change in the piano industry

Friday 28th June '19

The 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition announces the results A 22-year-old French musician triumphs in the piano category The 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition concluded last night, naming the winners across its six categories. In the customarily much-followed piano …

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Out now! Yury Kunets releases third album Reflection

Friday 28th June '19

Today, Russian composer Yury Kunets has released his new album "Reflection" with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the help of an award-winning team! In his work, Kunets combines elements of classical, jazz and pop music. Melodic …

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27th June: Royal Albert Hall announces a restoration plan, a new study on Classical Music revealed and Kiril Petrenko at Munich Opera Festival

Thursday 27th June '19

Royal Albert Hall announces first part of 20-year restoration plan London’s Royal Albert Hall has revealed the first part of a 20-year vision designed to secure the venue’s long-term future. Craig Hassall, chief executive of the Royal …

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26th June: Tchaikovsky Competition Finalists Announced! PRS Foundation Keychange Pledge, Mariss Jansons Cancellation

Wednesday 26th June '19

Tchaikovsky Competition 2019 Piano Finalists Announced! The finalists of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition have been revealed. The mostly hotly viewed category, the piano, once again had a surprise up its sleeve. Instead of a final …

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Korean pianist SoRyang embarks on her first tour across Europe with conductor Kristjan Järvi and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 25th June '19

From 4th -12th October 2019, pianist SoRyang will tour Europe for the very first time with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and American-Estonian conductor Kristjan Järvi with stops in Zagreb, Vienna, Dresden, Munich, Zurich and Frankfurt. SoRyang (c) Kaja …

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25th June: Help Musicians UK Announcement, East Neuk Festival, Bachfest Leipzig 2019

Tuesday 25th June '19

Help Musicians UK Announce Latest Funding Recipients The independent charity will support 57 musicians from across the UK with it 360-degree fund Do It Differently. The latest announcement marks an increase in the number of individual musicians …

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24th June: Andrei Kymach wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, classical music gets lost in metadata and Blind gehört Live returns

Monday 24th June '19

Andrei Kymach wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 Baritone Andrei Kymach, from Ukraine, was announced as the winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 on Saturday 22 June. During the final round held …

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Charity launches new course, Ib Nørholm dies and new survey findings

Friday 21st June '19

Orchestras for All to launch new online training course The music charity Orchestras for All (OFA) is launching an online training course for music ensemble leaders, to be announced at a music education event at the …

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Music data challenge, Concord acquires Sikorski and Grimme Online Awards

Thursday 20th June '19

Music data presents challenges for AI and Blockchain The study, entitled Music 2025: the music data dilemma, investigates the opportunities and challenges of managing data in the diverse music industry. It found that databases are often developed …

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Blüthner announcement, Aural Diversity Initiative and La Scala News

Wednesday 19th June '19

Blüthner has announced its Wimbledon Piano Classics 2019 programme. The concert series, which takes place at Trinity United Reformed Church in Wimbledon from 10 to 12 October 2019, is presented by Blüthner and the Royal College of Music, who have assembled a world-class …

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Home office bans disabled musicians from travelling to Edinburgh, GSMD launches new Masters in Electronic Music and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians officially locked out

Tuesday 18th June '19

Home office bans disabled musicians from travelling to Edinburgh for cultural event Campaigners are appealing to the public to back their petition to overturn the decision. The decision to bar 19-year-old violinist Jyothi Kalaiselvi and 25-year-old keyboardist …

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Blüthner announces Wimbledon Piano Classics 2019

Tuesday 18th June '19

The concert series, which takes place at Trinity United Reformed Church in Wimbledon from 10 to 12 October 2019, is presented by Blüthner and the Royal College of Music, who have assembled a world-class line up of leading …

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Cadogan Hall presents twelfth Choral at Cadogan series, Stephanie Blythe wins 2019 Maria Callas award and The Staatsoper Berlin Open-Air Concert was experienced by 45,000 people

Monday 17th June '19

Cadogan Hall presents its twelfth Choral at Cadogan series Cadogan Hall’s twelfth Choral at Cadogan series will return with eight concerts from October 2019 to June 2020. Cadogan Hall presents its twelfth ‘Choral at Cadogan’ series which …

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