22nd December: Esa-Pekka Salonen awarded knighthood, Federal government awards grants for classical music, A Christmas on antidepressants for classical music

Tuesday 22nd December '20

Esa-Pekka Salonen awarded honorary knighthoodConductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has been awarded an honorary knighthood by the UK, for services to music and to UK-Finland relations.Salonen is his final season as the Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and …

21st February: UK cultural life shackled by post-Brexit artist visa policy, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival announces Star line-up, Artists threaten to withdraw their works from the Opéra de Lyon

Friday 21st February '20

UK cultural life ‘diminished and shackled’ by post-Brexit artist visa policyA leading composer has criticised the UK’s post-Brexit immigration laws, which will restrict the movement of EU artists to the UK, subjecting them to the …

22 January: NYCGB’s 2020 Programme, Accentus Music wins ICMA, Mehta’s return

Wednesday 22nd January '20

NYCGB announces 2020 programmeThe National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced plans for its 2020 programme during its Annual Showcase event held at the Royal Albert Hall, London.The National Youth Chamber Choir …

21st November: Baroque at the Edge Festival, Teatro La Fenice, Rémy Stricker’s death

Thursday 21st November '19

Baroque at the Edge Festival returns for its third year in 2020London-based early music festival Baroque at the Edge will return for its third year from 10 – 12 January 2020, taking place at LSO …

13th November: Plácido Domingo withdraws from Tokyo Olympics events, Classical streaming now free and even easier – IDAGIO launches worldwide free version, Romanian Cristian Macelaru appointed as Conductor of the Orchestre National de France

Wednesday 13th November '19

Plácido Domingo withdraws from Tokyo Olympics eventsPlácido Domingo is withdrawing from all pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan, it was announced on Friday. The 78-year-old opera singer cited the ‘complexity’ of the planned theatrical performance.Domingo had …

WildKat welcomes the European Foundation for Support of Culture

Wednesday 23rd October '19

WildKat welcomes the European Foundation for Support of CultureWildKat is delighted to announce we will be working with the European Foundation for Support of Culture on the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming European tour in …

23rd September: Further no-deal Brexit advice for musicians published, Erste “Oper! Awards” verliehen, Opéra Comique saison 2020, encore et toujours 9

Monday 23rd September '19

Further no-deal Brexit advice for musicians publishedThe UK Government has confirmed that an additional four ports (Belfast Seaport, Dover, Eurotunnel and Holyhead) will be designated to handle the movement of protected animals or plants to …

12th November: Choirs to sing in The Shard, Brands and the music industry, and show tunes for dementia patients

Tuesday 12th November '13

The Telegraph Classic show tunes provide boost for dementia patients Care homes should be filled with the sound of music, researchers claim after discovering benefits of singing Broadway hits Classic FM OnlineChoirs compete to sing in The ShardAmateur …