11 August: Sony signs harpist Cecilia De Maria; Culture despite Corona in Berlin; Mariinsky and Bolshoi Theatres hit by coronavirus

Tuesday 11th August '20

Sony Music Masterworks signs the harpist Cecilia De MariaPurcell School, Royal College of Music and BBC Young Musician alumna enters into a first recording contractThe harpist Cecilia De Maria, UK born to Maltese parents, has …

27th March: German violinist Mutter tests positive for coronavirus, Violinist Wolfgang Marschner dead at 93, Bolshoi is going to broadcast its best shows

Friday 27th March '20

German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter tests positive for coronavirusThe star violinist revealed her diagnosis in a Facebook video, saying “it’s a difficult situation for any artist, but better times will come”.German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has tested …

6th September: The Royal Opera House to reintroduce Proms concerts

Wednesday 6th September '17

In today's news: The Royal Opera House to reintroduce Proms concerts, the Philharmonia Orchestra to release its second piece of Virtual Reality content, and Facebook offers ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to labels and publishers …

27th January: Boy with no arms plays trumpet, Classical Grammy Award winners, and challenging ‘fat lady sings’ parody

Monday 27th January '14

BBC NewsOrchestras 'still hostile to women'Although there are hundreds of female musicians, very few orchestras have female directors and conductorsLimelight MagazineClassical Grammy Awards 2014Australian Chamber Orchestra and Dawn Upshaw head the impressive list of this …

22nd January: Tugan Sokhiev takes up Bolshoi post, Lark Ascending soundtracks controversial Coronation Street death,& does sex sell in the classical music industry?

Wednesday 22nd January '14

Classic FMLark Ascending soundtracks controversial Coronation Street deathThe scene, in which Hayley (played by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh) ends her own struggle with pancreatic cancer by mixing a lethal cocktail of medicine, ended with her on-screen …

6th December: Nelson Mandela, Sergei Filin attack, and composer wins $100,000 prize

Friday 6th December '13

Slipped DiscNelson Mandela’s classical pianistOne of Mandela's closest friends was pianist Harold Ruben who refused to play in front of segregated audiences in South Africa before moving to London to teach at the Royal College of …

15th November: EU change customs rules for professional musicians and Mozart’s violin is donated to the Salzburg foundation

Friday 15th November '13

Global PostEU customs changes rule after seizure of Japanese musicians' violinsThe European Union will exempt musicians entering its territory from declaring instruments intended for professional use after at least two Japanese violinists had their high-priced …

23rd July: Opera Attendances in Australia, Skateboarding Classical Video and Concert Cinema Screening Success

Tuesday 23rd July '13

The TelegraphMariss Jansons, interviewMariss Jansons is reluctant to talk about the horrors of the Soviet system - he'd rather talk about the music he is going to conduct at the Proms and Edinburgh Festival, he …

22nd July: Sing to Learn Languages, Firing Up Festivals and Opera Seats to Stop Fidgeting

Monday 22nd July '13

The TelegraphGranville Bantock: Britain's forgotten composerIvan Hewett tells the tale of Granville Bantock, a forgotten Victorian composer who is making his presence felt at this year's Proms.Bringing the beleaguered Bolshoi to LondonAs the Bolshoi Ballet …

1st February: Baroque Hour, HMV Live Firing and Record Store Day

Friday 1st February '13

The IndependentBaroque hour on Radio 3 as Dominic West takes to the airwaves to read poetryHeartthrob actor Dominic West is to go from The Hour to turning back the clock by reading a daily poem from the …

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