24th June: Andrei Kymach wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, classical music gets lost in metadata and Blind gehört Live returns

Monday 24th June '19

Andrei Kymach wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 Baritone Andrei Kymach, from Ukraine, was announced as the winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 on Saturday 22 June.During the final round held …

31st May: Harry Ogg joins Welsh National Opera, Renee Hunt appointed to Opera North board of trustees, and a lock of Beethoven’s hair to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

Friday 31st May '19

WNO announces new associate conductor Harry Ogg Young British conductor Harry Ogg will join Welsh National Opera this summer as WNO associate conductor, in collaboration with the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition after reaching the competition …

17th October: French government increases cultural spending, York Minster fires bell ringers & Novi Sad becomes European Capital of Culture 2021

Monday 17th October '16

Classical News In today's news, French government increases cultural spending, York Minster fires all of its bell ringers, and violinist plays Habanera one-handed. Also, Philadelphia hosts major classical competition, and Novi Sad becomes European Capital of …

25th May: Amateur musicians to play the Proms, first NYC opera season since bankruptcy & new president for Universal Classics

Wednesday 25th May '16

In today's news, the BBC is calling for amateur musicians to perform at the Proms, the New York City Opera announces its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy & Graham Parker announced to become the new …

22nd December: 25 best carols, top classical CDs & Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Met

Tuesday 22nd December '15

Classical news In today's news, Classical Music Magazine counts down the days to Christmas with 25 of the best Christmas carols and Andrew Clements discusses his top 10 classical CDs of 2015 for The Guardian. Also, …

15th April: How Bizet’s Carmen became a male prostitute, censoring Valentina Lisitsa shames the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and can Classical Music Be Cool?

Wednesday 15th April '15

Classical Music News Guardian How Bizet's Carmen became a male prostitute What can Bizet’s great opera – and the globetrotting singers who perform it – tell us about our own disconnected lives? Playwright Simon Stephens on how the …

8th April: Carmen with a twist, the video game composer shaking up classical music and Kent Nagano – classical music could be ‘gone in a generation’

Wednesday 8th April '15

Classical News Independent Carmen with a twist: From toreador to city boy Simon Stephens' modern take on Bizet's opera makes Carmen a man and Escamillo a hedge-funder Guardian Nobuo Uematsu: the video game composer shaking up classical music The Japanese musician …

16th October: British Airways pairs in-flight-meals with classical music, J & A Beare launches exclusively online auction, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra receives $400,000 from Andrew W Mellon Foundation, Politicians speak out on WA Opera WA Opera “censorship”

Thursday 16th October '14

Classic FMKarl Jenkins to judge Arts Club's £4,000 classical music awardCalling all young musicians: entries for the Classical Music Award, launched by the Arts Club in 2013 to celebrate the best performer aged between 18-30 in the …

15th October: Tom Service says Radio 3 offers a unique service, Alpesh Chauhan appointed CBSO assistant conductor and Singapore International Violin Competition names finalists.

Wednesday 15th October '14

Classical News GuardianRadio 3 offers a unique service; surely as many as possible should have access to it?Tom Watson’s suggestion that Radio 3 should give up its FM slot to 6 Music is baffling.TelegraphWhat does modern music …

9th October: Vienna Philharmonic receive Birgit Nilsson Prize, West Australia Opera cancels Carmen over smoking fears and Classic FM charity single for Global’s Make Some Noise

Thursday 9th October '14

BBC Music MagazineVienna Philharmonic receives the Birgit Nilsson PrizeLeading orchestra enjoys accolade for its Historic ArchiveGramophoneBBC Music is launched by an 'impossible' orchestra27 artists club together with the BBC Concert Orchestra to perform 'God Only …

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