18th February: NYCGB announces 2021 Young Fellows, German government criticized for not matching help for arts, Glyndebourne Festival adapts its programming

Thursday 18th February '21

NYCGB announces its 2021 Young Composers and FellowsEight musicians aged 22 to 26 have been selected for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain’s 2021 Young Composers and Fellowship programmes. The schemes each offer a fully …

London Mozart Players launches Piano Explored 2021, German Record Critics’ Prize: The list has been published, Violinist Hilary Hahn rubs shoulders with artificial intelligence

Monday 15th February '21

London Mozart Players launches Piano Explored 2021 with Howard ShelleyHoward Shelley unearths some unusual specimens of the piano concerto repertoire in his latest Piano Explored series with the London Mozart PlayersMusic lovers are all feeling …

5th February: National Schools Symphony Orchestra opens for 2021, State Music Councils: Allow choir rehearsals again, Optimism returns to Bayreuth

Friday 5th February '21

National Schools Symphony Orchestra opens for 2021The residential courses for 8- to 17-year-olds are set to go ahead at Malvern College this July, including three orchestras, a conducting course and a newly launched Big Band. Running …

18th January: Nuns storm classical charts, Will it be necessary to cancel the festivals in summer 2021?, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival awards Hindemith Prize 2021

Monday 18th January '21

Nuns storm classical charts as ancient plainchant strikes a chord in pandemic timesIt might come as no surprise that the ethereal sound of nuns’ traditional plainchant has resonated with listeners across the globe in 2020, with many …

23rd December: Steinway unveils Black Masterpiece Limited Edition, Mozartwoche 2021 to be moved online, FBI seeks 1710 Amati violin

Wednesday 23rd December '20

Steinway unveils Black Masterpiece Limited EditionSteinway & Sons has launched a new Limited Edition grand piano to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Steinway Crown Jewels collection.The new ‘Black Masterpiece’ grands have been crafted in …

24th November: Socially-distanced christmas-events at Royal Albert Hall, When music becomes prayer, 6 young musicians invited to participate in the Festival Un été en France 2021

Tuesday 24th November '20

The Royal Albert Hall is to host a socially-distanced season of events this ChristmasChristmas is a magical time, and nowhere more so than at the home of Christmas in London – the Royal Albert Hall.This …

5th November: Verbier Festival 2021 as before, Toks Dada – Southbank Centre head of classical music, Music stand against corona

Thursday 5th November '20

Martin Engstroem: «L'été prochain, il y aura un festival de Verbier comme avant»La nouvelle a un air surréaliste. Alors que tous les événements culturels se mettent en berne au fil du développement des mesures sanitaires, …