23rd May: music education could keep disengaged young people in school, Pieter Wispelwey wins Brahms prize, and Stars and Rising Stars Festival lineup

Thursday 23rd May '19

21st century music education could keep disengaged young people in school, research says A new four-year research project by Birmingham City University and national music charity Youth Music has highlighted the importance of music education for …

18th April: Classic FM’s Hall of Fame & the Return of Naïve Classique

Tuesday 18th April '17

In today's news: Candidates for the Philadelphia's Astral National Auditions are announced, the return of label Naïve Classique in the music world, and this year Classic FM Hall of Fame with popular composers. A 93 …

7th April: Alexander Rahbari says Tehran Symphony Orchestra’s return after three years is due to President Rouhani, Video games music star in Classic FM Hall of Fame 2015, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s longest serving violinist dies

Tuesday 7th April '15

Classical News The GuardianTehran's reborn symphony orchestra: an ovation before playing a noteAfter a three-year hiatus, orchestra has been revived with an ambitious programme and a world-class conductor, Alexander Rahbari – and he says it’s all …

Bringing classical music to the general public: how WildKat has got it right

Friday 13th June '14

It would seem that state-funded arts organisations are having a bit of a rough time at the moment. Subsequent to Harriet Harman's discontent at the lack of inclusion by state-funded organisations, Andrew Mellor of the …

12th February: Violinist Performs Underground, Spotify’s Success and Conservatoire Campaign

Tuesday 12th February '13

The IndependentThe Rite of Spring: Happy birthday to music's most famous flopCentury-old Rite of Spring couldn't be more popular – now Evening Standard The great British busk-off: what happened when a world-class violinist played on the London …

Alban Gerhardt’s Unusual Tour

Thursday 4th November '10

Having recently played at the Radialsystem in Berlin, a former water utility plant, Alban Gerhardt is no stranger to alternative classical music performances.  The world-renowned cellist enjoyed the challenge of performing in an unconventional setting so …

Alban on a tour with a difference…

Tuesday 26th October '10

All this week, Alban Gerhardt is touring across North Germany. However, this is no usual tour. Each morning he will be speaking on a local radio station and then listeners will call in and request …

Alternative performance spaces: the preferable, modern alternative to the ‘off-puttingly formal and cultish’ traditional concert format?

Monday 25th October '10

Tom Service recently highlighted the new research which suggests that 'young people are put off by formal concert formats' in his Guardian blog, leading us to ask whether the immersive theatrical experience is the way …

Alban Gerhardt- Radialsystem Berlin

Wednesday 28th July '10

Alban performed a sensational Bach Marathon to critical acclaim in Berlin last Saturday and below is his blog entry from the night:Last night was probably the hardest concert I ever played in my life. All …

Competition Time

Thursday 17th June '10

On Thursday June 24th at 11am, cellist Alban Gerhardt will be previewing his upcoming recording for Hyperion with pianist Cecile Licad at the Austrian Cultural Forum. The event is strictly invite only, but we are …

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