25th May: Cheltenham Music Festival to present 21 world premiere performances, Maria Duenas wins Menuhin Competition Richmond, Gérard Bekerman to be president of the Long-Thibaud Foundation

Tuesday 25th May '21

Cheltenham Music Festival to present 21 world premiere performancesThe Cheltenham Music Festival has announced the line-up for its ten-day festival taking place this July, after it was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. …

8th April: Cheltenham Music Festival cancelled, #MusikerNothilfe distributes over 1 million euros, Teaching music during confinement

Wednesday 8th April '20

Cheltenham Music Festival cancelledCheltenham Music Festival has been cancelled due to concerns around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The organisers have stated the Cheltenham Literary Festival, due to be held in October, will be expanded to include …

22nd July: AIM climate action group launches, Cheltenham Music Festival announces guest curator, Kristjan Järvi, SoRyang and the Zagreb Philharmoc Orchestra on tour

Monday 22nd July '19

AIM climate action group launchesThe Association of Independent Music (AIM) has formed a Climate Action Group to help reduce the sector’s carbon footprint. Following the launch of Music Declares Emergency (MDE), which calls for a …

2nd July: BBC Radio 3 announces New Generation Artists, Finalists announced for the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship

Monday 2nd July '18

In today's news: BBC Radio 3 announces New Generation Artists. Graduates fight crime with Music. 103 year old pianist shares her love of music. Trumpeter Alison BCellist Sebastian Fritsch wins Hamburger Tonali competition. Roberto Alagna …

March 16th: James Levine sues Met Opera, Opera America awards 8 female composers and Baltimore Symphony to make first overseas tour in 13 years

Friday 16th March '18

In today's news: Alison Balsom addressed lack of music in schools, Met Opera welcomes new maestro, James Levine sues Met Opera, Elgar's 'Enigma' is yet to be solved, Opera America awards 8 female composers, Baltimore …

15th December: MBE for paralysed violinist Rosemary Johnson, Cardiff to be named the UK’s first ‘music city’ and Death of tenor Bruce Rankin

Friday 15th December '17

In today's news: Alexander Liebreich named Chief Conductor of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra and Alison Balsom appointed as artistic director of Cheltenham Music Festival. Also, the Berlin Philharmonic to form an amateur orchestra, tenor Bruce Rankin is …

13th September: RSC Founder Sir Peter Hall dies, Refugee to play Stradivarius at Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 13th September '17

In today's news: Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86, Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival, and thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius …

9th March: Women composers, Cheltenham Music Festival, Game Developers Conference in San Francisco

Monday 9th March '15

Classical News Guardian Women composers: genius is gender blind – and so should we be Classical music’s past might be dominated by men, but we can ensure its future isn’t. I’m delighted to be part of Radio 3’s …

Tokaido Road premieres on Sunday 6th July

Friday 4th July '14

Tokaido Road, the superb new chamber opera by Nicola LeFanu with a libretto by Nancy Gaffield, is to be premiered this Sunday 6th July at the Cheltenham Music Festival.Tokaido Road has been commissioned by Okeanos, …

24th March: Girls-only conducting course, LA stradivarius festival & LSO performs in Mumbai

Monday 24th March '14

Guardian Girls-only course aims to tackle shortage of female conductors Eight teenagers take part in three-weekend course after furore over first woman to conduct Last Night of the Proms. Los Angeles Times Strad Fest LA brings eight Stradivari violins …

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