20th May: How Beyoncé’s violinist is tearing up the classical rulebook, Austria’s culture is booming, Opéra du Rhin and its 2021-2022 season

Thursday 20th May '21

Ezinma: How Beyoncé's violinist is tearing up the classical rulebook Growing up, violin prodigy Meredith Ezinma Ramsay hated her middle name. "I was so embarrassed by it," she says. "I was like, 'Why couldn't you have called …

5th January: Exam board drops only black composer, No relaxation for cultural events in Austria, Barenboim to conduct next New Year’s Concert

Tuesday 5th January '21

Exam board drops only black composer from music A-level syllabus The only black composer has been dropped from the syllabus of a popular A-level music exam from next year, along with the study of jazz, because …

11th December: Arts excluded from government scheme, Ex-music professor acquitted of rape allegation, Salzburg Festival presents summer 2021 program

Friday 11th December '20

Music and other arts excluded from government skills scheme Music and other creative and performing arts have been excluded from a list of almost 400 ‘high value’ courses that will be offered for free as part …

July 31st: Wigmore Hall announces live audiences, The many fears surrounding the Austrian culture scene, Andrea Bocelli causes Scandal

Friday 31st July '20

Live audiences to return to London’s Wigmore Hall From 13 September to 1 November, Wigmore Hall is reopening its doors to live audiences. The seven-week-long concert series will involve at least 60 concerts with auditorium capacity …

26th May: Riccardo Muti, Austria restarts cultural life, artists return to the concert halls without audience, Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020

Tuesday 26th May '20

Riccardo Muti leads return of classical music Riccardo Muti will lead Italy’s first public post-lockdown concert. On 21 June the Italian maestro takes to the stage with the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra for the opening concert …

18th May: The Oslo Phil extends its new Chief Conductor’s contract before he starts, Cultural scene Germany: key points for opening strategies defined, Salzburg Festival: a hope for the 2020 edition?

Monday 18th May '20

The Oslo Phil extends its new Chief Conductor's contract before he starts The Oslo Philharmonic has extended by another four years its contract with its youthful Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Klaus Mäkelä. As they …

7th April: Tarisio presents GiveBack, Early end of the season in Austria, Cancellation of the Pentecostal Festival in Salzburg

Tuesday 7th April '20

Tarisio announces auction to benefit musicians affected by Covid-19 Tarisio presents GiveBack, a special auction to benefit the musicians who have been profoundly affected by COVID-19. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen orchestras …

4th November: Musician Stephen Morris reunited with £250,000 Tecchler violin, MDR Music Summer 2020: Advance sale has begun

Monday 4th November '19

Musician Stephen Morris reunited with £250,000 Tecchler violin A 310-year-old violin worth £250,000 that was left on a train in south London has been returned to its owner. The instrument was handed over to professional musician …

8th February: Rubén Rengel wins Sphinx Competition, BSO establishes disabled-led ensemble, EU to review Apple’s reported $400m purchase of Shazam

Thursday 8th February '18

In today's news: The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has become the first symphony orchestra in the world to have a professional ensemble led by disabled musicians as a core part of its activities, Help Musicians UK …

5th December: Holden Madagame changes his vocal technique, vinyl sales on the rise and Peter Martins accused of sexual harassment.

Tuesday 5th December '17

In today's news: Holden Madagame goes from mezzo soprano to tenor, vinyl industry continues to rise, INES announces first acts to be part of the talent exchange programme. Also, RAM appoints Nikolaj Znaider as visiting professor …

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