March 19th – March 25th: Report States ‘Critical Time For Music Education’, In Honour of Michail Jurowski, Bolshoi Star Ballerina Flees Moscow, Interlochen and NY Philharmonic Collaborate

Friday 25th March '22

ISM Report Reveals 'A Critical Time For Music Education'The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has published its latest report on music education in England, revealing ‘huge inequalities’ in the provision, ‘inadequate funding’, and ‘devastating testimony’ from music …

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 rulebookGrowing 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 …

13th November: MP causes backlash with north-south stereotypes, Newly discovered Mozart piece to open festival, Vladimir Urin calls for the closure of Moscow Bolshoi

Friday 13th November '20

Backlash over ‘disappointing stereotypes’ as MP says northerners like football, southerners prefer balletA conservative MP has come under fire for suggesting people in the north of England prefer football, while those in the south enjoy opera and ballet.Jake …

20th October: Music Week announces Women in Music Roll of Honour, Francendanse at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Ragna Schirmer receives State Music Prize

Tuesday 20th October '20

Music Week announces Women in Music Roll of Honour 2020Music Week has today announced the new names added to its Women in Music Roll of Honour. The Roll of Honour aims to highlight the breadth, …

28th July : Music education, German Orchestra Association, “The Nutcracker” cancelled

Tuesday 28th July '20

Music must be central to the curriculum catch-up, sector leaders urgeSector leaders have called on the Education Secretary to ensure music education is central to the curriculum when schools fully reopen in September.The Incorporated Society …

10th June: Ballet brand adds darker shades of pointe shoes, Pierre Boulez Hall extends directors contract, Davide Martello in Minneapolis in homage to George Floyd, Will It Be Safe to Sing Together Again

Wednesday 10th June '20

Ballet brand adds darker shades of pointe shoes, as petition calls for changeResponding to an online petition that attracted over 140,000 signatures, Bloch ballet suppliers will be adding more varied shades to its selection of …

23rd April: RNCM awarded over £900,000, Music associations demand support for solo artists, Paris Opera dancers’ tribute to the people mobilized against the pandemic

Wednesday 22nd April '20

RNCM awarded over £900,000 to fund entrepreneurship projectThe Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) and University of the Arts London (UAL) have been awarded over £900,000 by …

23th March: COVID-19: UK musicians lose £13.9m in earnings so far, GEMA frees closed institutions from fees, professional dancers train at home

Monday 23rd March '20

UK musicians lose £13.9m in earnings so far due to coronavirusUK musicians have already lost an estimated £13.9m in earnings because of coronavirus, according to a Musicians’ Union survey.The organisation, which has 32,000 members and …

13th February: PPL promotes Sarah Mitchell, Florian Ludwig new Music Director, Julie Guibert appointed Head of the Ballet de l’Opéra National de Lyon.

Thursday 13th February '20

PPL promotes Sarah Mitchell to head up membership and communicationsPPL has promoted Sarah Mitchell to the role of director of membership and communications.Continuing to report into PPL’s CEO, Peter Leathem, Mitchell adds communications to her …

12th December: RNCM Honorary Members, Goethe-Institut, Paris Opera strikes cost

Thursday 12th December '19

RNCM announces new Fellows and Honorary MembersThe Royal Northern College of Music’s Congregation of Awards took place on Tuesday 10 December 2019. Pianist Stephen Hough was awarded Companionship of the RNCM, the College’s highest honour, …

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