23rd August: Researchers suggest that elite violinists don’t necessarily…, Prison sentence for concert agency director?, Spotify extends its free trial period from one to three months

Friday 23rd August '19

Researchers suggest that elite violinists don’t necessarily practice more than others to reach their standard A new study of student violinists published yesterday in the Royal Society Open Science journal has called into question the conclusions …

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22nd August: Steve Rubie awarded The Musicians’ Company’s Jazz Award, Berliner Philharmoniker: Kirill Petrenko takes over as Principal Conductor, The first in-house creation to celebrate…

Thursday 22nd August '19

Steve Rubie awarded The Musicians’ Company’s Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 The Musicians’ Company has announced the award of its Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019 to flautist and saxophonist Steve Rubie. Rubie runs the famous …

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21st August: Tianyi Lu joins WNO, Apple Music launches Shazam Discovery, New President wants change, French composer killed by a grizzly bear

Wednesday 21st August '19

Tianyi Lu joins WNO as first Female Conductor in Residence Welsh National Opera (WNO) has announced Tianyi Lu as its first Female Conductor in Residence. The residency was launched to help re-address the gender balance across …

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20th August: Campaign launched to build new lightweight vertical grand piano, UMG: masters of ‘many of artists’ in lawsuit were not destroyed in fire, Turkey: Star pianist plays…

Tuesday 20th August '19

Campaign launched to build new lightweight vertical grand piano Pianist Sarah Nicolls has launched a crowdfunding campaign to enable her to build a new vertical grand piano weighing only 82 kg. The ‘Standing Grand’ will initially …

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19th August: RNS Moves to give free concert at Sage Gateshead, ISM says government must cover musician’s extra cost in event of no-deal brexit, Conductor Helmuth Froschauer (85) has passed away

Monday 19th August '19

RNS Moves to give free concert at Sage Gateshead RNS Moves, a group of disabled and non-disabled musicians featuring members of Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS), will perform a free concert on September 7 at Sage Gateshead. …

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16th August: Psappha presents nine world premieres in 2019/20 season, Report: Spotify testing price increases, Study: 63 percent of people…

Friday 16th August '19

Psappha presents nine world premieres in 2019/20 season Manchester-based ensemble Psappha has announced its 2019/20 season, featuring nine world premieres performed over six concerts. The 2019/20 season, beginning on 26 September 2019, is designed to open …

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15th August: University of Birmingham announces autumn 2019 concert season, ISM calls on government to cover additional costs for musicians in the event of a no-deal Brexit, After #MeToo allegations…

Thursday 15th August '19

University of Birmingham announces autumn 2019 concert season The University of Birmingham has announced its music and concert season for autumn 2019. Highlights include: Contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment (pictured) perform brand new music in a …

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14th August: Music@Malling returns for 2019, Women connect hosts mental health in music event, Chief conductor James Gaffigan will leave Lucerne 2021

Wednesday 14th August '19

Music@Malling returns for 2019 Set in historic venues in and around West Malling, Kent, Music@Malling is to return for its ninth year from 15 – 28 September 2019. Combining the music of contemporary composers with classical, …

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13th August: The ‘Save the wood of Stradivari’ campaign has raised 230 thousand euros, Cowbridge Music Festival celebrates 10th anniversary, Women accuse Plácido Domingo…

Tuesday 13th August '19

The ‘Save the wood of Stradivari’ campaign has raised 230 thousand euros, which has been used to recover 3,000 resonant firs Following the devastation of Stradivari’s forests in the Val di Fiemme region of Italy during storms …

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12th August: Trinity Laban launches new Innovation Award, English National Opera announces new Harewood Artists, Girl wants to claim her due into Berlin State and Cathedral Choir

Monday 12th August '19

Trinity Laban launches new Innovation Award London Conservatoire Trinity Laban has launched a new award celebrating creative entrepreneurship, the Innovation Award. The Dragon’s Den style competition sees students pitch artistic and business projects to an expert …

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9th August: Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition 2020 open for applications, UK Music sales rise in the first half of 2019, UK Music sales rise in the first half of 2019

Friday 9th August '19

Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition 2020 open for applications Applications are now open for the third Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC), taking place in Shanghai from 4 – 25 August 2020. In celebration …

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8th August: Keychange receives €1.4 million funding from EU Commission, New festival to launch in Georgian wine country, Chinese Tencent Group wants to join Universal Music

Thursday 8th August '19

Keychange receives €1.4 million funding from EU Commission The European partner network behind the Keychange gender balance initiative has received funding of €1.4 million (£1.15m) from from the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The …

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7th August: Urban Development and Island Records announce partnership, Cellist Raphaela Gromes wins Freistat Art Prize, Young Euro Classic ends with…

Wednesday 7th August '19

Urban Development and Island Records announce partnership Music charity Urban Development and Island Records have partnered to support artists with development funding. In addition to funding, the partnership will also provide exceptional young artists with mentoring …

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6th August: Brains work in sync during music therapy, NYCGB seeks talented composers for Young Composers Scheme 2019/20, Anna Netrebko cancels “Lohengrin”…

Tuesday 6th August '19

Brains work in sync during music therapy New research demonstrates that the brains of a patient and therapist become synchronised during a music therapy session. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, was carried out …

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5th August: London Music Masters unveils new PGCEi qualification, Robert Ashcroft on a new era for PRS for Music, Bavarian Art Promotion Prize 2019 Award for young artists

Monday 5th August '19

London Music Masters unveils new PGCEi qualification Music education charity London Music Masters has conceived and designed Britain’s first accredited qualification for group instrument learning. The charity will offer a Level 7 PGCEi in Group Instrument …

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2nd August: BBC Radio 3 reports 6% audience increase since last year, Beethoven’s own pianos used in innovative sound sculpture, Spotify misses…

Friday 2nd August '19

BBC Radio 3 reports 6% audience increase since last year Recent data from Radio Joint Audience Research (RAJAR) shows that BBC Radio 3’s audience in the last quarter was 2.03 million – up 6% from 1.91 …

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1st August: Welsh National Opera presents autumn 2019 season, Warner Classics launches new website, Munich Opera Festival almost 98 percent capacity

Thursday 1st August '19

Welsh National Opera presents autumn 2019 season Welsh National Opera (WNO) has announced details of its autumn 2019 season, which will open with a new production of Bizet’s Carmen. Directed by Jo Davies and conducted by …

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31st July: The ISM responds to the Women and Equalities Committee’s new report, New standards introduced to improve EU digital royalty flow, Rheingau Music Festival: Flutist Stathis Karapanos…

Wednesday 31st July '19

The ISM responds to the Women and Equalities Committee’s new report Yesterday the Women and Equalities Committee has published its report, Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission …

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30th July: Help Musicians UK announce funding advice tour, Edward Gardner announced as next principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sampling dispute – The better song wins

Tuesday 30th July '19

Help Musicians UK announce funding advice tour The UK independent charity for musicians is hitting the road across the country to offer funding advice. Following the success of the Help Musicians advice session tour earlier this …

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WildKat is hiring in New York

Monday 29th July '19

We are hiring a Senior Account Manager as we expand across the Atlantic.  About WildKat WildKat is a game-changer in the classical music industry.  We believe in changing the status quo of our industry, embracing creative …

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29th July: New LPO Appointment, New Youth Orchestra, Anna Netrebko success

Monday 29th July '19

LPO appoints Edward Gardner as principal conductor The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) has appointed Edward Gardner as its next principal conductor, succeeding Vladmir Jurowski.  Gardner will become the orchestra’s first British principal conductor since the late 1960s …

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26th July: Leamington Music Winter Season announced, Refugee Orchestra Project UK debut

Friday 26th July '19

Leamington Music 2019/20 Winter Season announced The 14th Leamington Music Winter Season has been announced and will begin on Friday 4 October 2019. Launching the season with a concert at Leamington’s Royal Pump Rooms will be …

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25th July: BPI Welcomes The New Secretary, Wealthiest children three times more likely to take music classes, Bayreuther Festival 2019 begins today

Thursday 25th July '19

BPI Welcomes The New Secretary of the State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Yesterday (Wednesday) Nicky Morgan, Chair of House of Commons Treasury Committee, was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, …

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24th July: UK Music CEO urges Boris Johnson to avoid ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit, Warner Classics launches new website, The Palau de la Música…

Wednesday 24th July '19

UK Music CEO urges Boris Johnson to avoid 'cliff-edge' Brexit UK Music CEO Michael Dugher has delivered a warning on a “cliff-edge” Brexit, as Boris Johnson prepares to enter Downing Street as PM. In a keynote …

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23rd July: Ian Arber talks writing 2019 BBC Proms theme tune, Garsington Opera’s Young Artist Awards 2019 winners announced, Soprano Gundula Janowitz receives Hugo Wolf medal

Tuesday 23rd July '19

'An absolute honour': TV composer Ian Arber talks writing 2019 BBC Proms theme tune The biggest and longest-running music festival in the world has a new TV theme tune. The BBC Proms 2019 debuted the theme …

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22nd July: AIM climate action group launches, Cheltenham Music Festival announces guest curator, Kristjan Järvi, SoRyang and the Zagreb Philharmoc Orchestra on tour

Monday 22nd July '19

AIM climate action group launches The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has formed a Climate Action Group to help reduce the sector’s carbon footprint. Following the launch of Music Declares Emergency (MDE), which calls for a …

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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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