31st March: London Symphony Orchestra appoints Antonio Pappano as Chief Conductor, Cellist Ottomar Borwitzky dies aged 90, 64% of women musicians consider sexual harassment a major challenge

Wednesday 31st March '21

London Symphony Orchestra appoints Antonio Pappano as Chief ConductorThe London Symphony Orchestra (one of the best orchestras in the world) recently revealed that Simon Rattle is stepping down from the podium for a new appointment in Germany. …

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 partnershipMusic 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 …

16th July: Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced. Festival of Brass underway in County Durham.

Monday 16th July '18

In today's news: Marin Alsop and Antonio Pappano interview: on the BBC Proms' celebration of 100 years of Leonard Bernstein. Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced. Festival of Brass underway in County Durham. …

13th June: Deutsche Grammophon’s 120th anniversary plans, composer Alexis Ffrench on what classical music can learn from hip hop

Wednesday 13th June '18

In today's news: Ivan Hewett on composer Simon Holt, Alexis Ffrench contends that classical music should learn from hip hop, and Deutsche Grammophon unveil 120th anniversary plans. Moreover, the recording of Jonas Kaufmann’s intense Otello debut …

16th June: the last ten minutes of Shostakovich & Daniil Trifonov cancels concerts

Friday 16th June '17

In today's news: the Convent Garden music director about Jonas Kaufmann and Otello, and Nishat Khan about Indian music. The last ten minutes of Shostakovich, and Daniil Trifonov cancels concerts. The Kissinger Sommer starts today, …

BBC Music Magazine Awards: Success for Accentus!

Thursday 20th April '17

Last night, Kat, Olivia, James and Eliza attended the BBC Music Magazine Awards at Kings Place in London.After a couple of glasses of fizz, we began the awards ceremony.  Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music …

30th March: AIs enter the music world & the lost opera of Liszt

Thursday 30th March '17

In today's news: Amazon makes a significant move into the UK live music scene, and British conductor Antonio Pappano launches a new competition for young singers named after his father, Pasquale Pappano. Bob Dylan will finally accept his …

9th November: Cadogan Hall announces Christmas series, Guildhall School awards fellowships & conference shows perspectives for refugee musicians

Wednesday 9th November '16

Classical News In our classical news today, Cadogan Hall announces Christmas series 2016, Guildhall School awards fellowships to Pappano and Hough, and new study finds classical music has calming effect on horses. Also, "Musikland" conference shows …

7th June: Sydney Opera House film, Simon Rattle on his return to London & Lang Lang makes recital debut in New Zealand

Tuesday 7th June '16

Classical News In our news today, a new film will show the history of the Sydney Opera House, Sir Simon Rattle comments on his return to London & Lang Lang will make his New Zealand recital …

1st March: Olivier Awards nominations, Morricone wins Oscar & Kamnitzer dies

Tuesday 1st March '16

Classical news In today's news, Ennio Morricone wins first ever Oscar and LaSalle Quartet violist Peter Kamnitzer dies aged 93. Also, Antonio Pappano and ENO chorus and orchestra nominated for Olivier Awards and music could cut …

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