25th November: Armenia hosts Composers’ Festival, Komische Oper’s Architectural competition bust, James Gray

Monday 25th November '19

Armenia hosts ‘Contemporary Classics’ Composers’ FestivalEarlier this month composers from around the world descended on Yerevan, Armenia for a new festival of contemporary music.From 1-9 November, composers including Penderecki, Alexey Shor, Georgs Pelecis, and Sir …

25th July: BPI Welcomes The New Secretary, Wealthiest children three times more likely to take music classes, Bayreuther Festival 2019 begins today

Thursday 25th July '19

BPI Welcomes The New Secretary of the State for Digital, Culture, Media and SportYesterday (Wednesday) Nicky Morgan, Chair of House of Commons Treasury Committee, was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, …

2nd July: Academy of St Martin in the Fields announces, Royal Philharmonic Society new membership offer, Komische Oper Berlin breaks the 90% utilisation mark

Tuesday 2nd July '19

Academy of St Martin in the Fields announces its 60th anniversary seasonThe season opens on 12 November 2019 with a celebration at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, 60 years on from the orchestra’s first …

18th October: conductor David Heusel dies of unknown causes, Streetwise Opera announces 15th anniversary opera

Wednesday 18th October '17

In today’s news: conductor David Heusel dies of unknown causes, aged 60; composer Karol Beffa is honoured with the Grand Prix SACEM for symphonic music. Streetwise Opera announces 15th anniversary opera, Komische Oper Berlin turns 70. The …

25th July: Chaos at Argentinian National Symphony Orchestra, Erwin Schrott receives badge of honour

Tuesday 25th July '17

In today's news: Dan McCarroll leaves Warner Bros Records, Cincinnatti Symphony Orchestra introduce new director, Eckart Preu, and chaos at National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina. Festival "Klangwerkstatt" no to take place this year, Elisabeth Gutjahr …

6th April: New season for Komische Oper Berlin, safety precautions for Bayreuther Festspiele & Menuhin Competition in London

Wednesday 6th April '16

Classical News In today's news, Tagesspiegel presents Barrie Kosky's new season for Komische Oper Berlin, the construction of Barenboim-Said-Akademie to be finished by the end of 2016 & more safety precautions for Bayreuther Festspiele. Also, Menuhin …

20th of July: Barrie Kosky on culture, serbian violonist Robert Lakatos wins the 2015 Sarasate violin competition, death of pianist John Taylor and Messiaen not played at 2400 meters above sea level

Monday 20th July '15

Classical News In today's news, Barrie Kosky explains in The Times how "Culture is not religion." and the Strad announces that the 2015 Beijing International Music Competition will not include the violin section this year. Also …