29th June: London Philharmonic Orchestra appoints Cristina Rocca as artistic director, Vienna Boys Choir threatens insolvency, Gaumont is preparing a mini-series on “The Phantom of the Opera”, Cerise Jacobs Pivots To Virtual Opera

Monday 29th June '20

London Philharmonic Orchestra appoints Cristina Rocca as artistic director The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) has announced the appointment of Cristina Rocca as artistic director from November 2020.  Rocca is currently vice president for artistic planning at the …

28th September: Women in Music Power List 2018, Musician’s touring visas and Met Opera commissions female composers

Friday 28th September '18

What happened in this week's #ClassicalNews? Top industry names honoured in BBC Woman's Hour power list Beyoncé has been named music's most powerful woman by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. The superstar came first in a list of …

14th November: Academy of Ancient Music’s partnership with Chiltren Arts, Leicester MusicFest organ competition and sexual misconduct at Berklee Music College.

Tuesday 14th November '17

In today’s news: the funding for the next European youth choir festival in Basel is secured, Academy of Ancient Music announces partnership with Chiltern Arts. In Munich, faculty members of music colleges are protesting low wages. …

10th February: RSNO journeys to US, teachers battle low tuition fees, and new technologies emerge

Friday 10th February '17

In today's news, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland announces their 2017 season based on the americas, and music teachers worry that tuition fees can't keep up with cost of living. At the last minute …

17th November: The 5th LCMF, Love Classical 2017 & Nigel Kennedy talks Brexit

Thursday 17th November '16

Classical News In today's classical news, new plans for a new arts centre in the heart of Edinburgh have been announced. The 5th London Contemporary Music Festival will take place on 15th, 17th and 18th of …

25th November: Classical:NEXT 2016 registration, Searching for Scarlatti & ISPA Awards

Wednesday 25th November '15

Classical News In today's news, Classical:NEXT has opened registration for its fifth edition, Soprano Elizabeth Watts has embarked on a five-year quest to discover and record Scarlatti’s finest arias, and The Observer interviews Proms founder Sir Henry Wood as …

A busy, busy November at WildKat

Tuesday 2nd December '14

What an incredibly busy month we have had in the WildKat PR offices this past month. As the countdown to Christmas begins earlier and earlier each year, so does the classical industry's busiest period before …

7th February: Milwaukee stolen Stradivarius recovered, WNO’s ‘fallen women’ season & black classical music history

Friday 7th February '14

Guardian Milwaukee police confirm $5m Stradivarius violin recovered Violin found stored in a suitcase in an attic in good condition. Three arrested in connection with stolen Stradivarius violin. Why does opera like women behaving badly?  The Welsh National Opera's new …