22nd May: Blackheath Conservatoire takes teaching online, Arte Concert launches the festival season online, Choral singing carries high health risk

Friday 22nd May '20

Blackheath Conservatoire takes teaching onlineSouth London’s Blackheath Conservatoire has taken its teaching online since lockdown began, offering interactive Zoom classes and on-demand YouTube box sets. Clare Cornwell, interim CEO at the Conservatoire, said: ‘We usually …

26th November: Stephen Cleobury Passes Away, Nuremberg artistic director, Metropolitan Opera’s manager

Tuesday 26th November '19

Sir Stephen Cleobury Passes AwayStephen Cleobury, former music director of King’s College Cambridge, has died aged 70 – just two months after his retirement from the post he had held for 37 years. Few institutions …

January 26th: 300 year old cello found, Kneller to be sold & Amy Dickson wins Australia Day award

Tuesday 26th January '16

Classical News In today’s news, The Strad reports on a 300-year-old cello found in stolen vehicle, Kneller Hall to be sold and Amy Dickson wins Australia Day Foundation award. Also, Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble reimagines classical …

13th October: The arts and Britain, Maxwell Davies battles cancer & Pappano stays with Warner Classics

Tuesday 13th October '15

Classical News In today’s news: Ed Conway discusses the power that the arts give Britain, Classical Music Magazine announces the winner of the 2015 Joachim Violin Competition & Gramophone reports that Antonio Pappano and Warner Classics …

Make your own #RachChallenge video

Tuesday 6th October '15

Basses are nominating one another to attempt and record themselves singing the final scale at the end of the fifth movement of Sergej Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil. The challenge is to sing the scale from Bb2 to …

17th December: Dame Fanny Waterman retires from Leeds Piano competition, manuscript showing ‘birth’ of 1,000 years of choral music discovered and Classic FM’s Darren Henley appointed Arts Council England chief executive

Wednesday 17th December '14

Classical News GuardianDame Fanny Waterman retires from Leeds Piano competitionThe co-founder, chair and artistic director of the prestigious competition steps down from her position, aged 95.TelegraphManuscript showing 'birth' of 1,000 years of choral music discoveredThe earliest …

Rachmaninov manuscript goes under the hammer, James Levine beats paralysis, and Handel’s gift to the poor of London

Thursday 17th April '14

The GuardianSergei Rachmaninov symphony manuscript to go under the hammerSotheby's estimates 320-page document detailing composer's second symphony will fetch up to £1.5m at auction in MayThe TelegraphJames Levine: 'I doubted I'd ever make it back'America's …

31st January: The debate on classical continues, Mozart vs Salieri, and Dave Mustaine to perform with San Diego Symphony

Friday 31st January '14

Classic FM OnlineMegadeth's Dave Mustaine to be guest soloist with San Diego SymphonyThe guitarist with heavy metal band Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, will take centre stage in a concert with the San Diego Symphony OrchestraEric Whitacre …

22nd November: Eric Whitacre with Pentatonix, Tom Hodge on Collaboration, and the American Stradivarius

Friday 22nd November '13

Classic FM OnlineEric Whitacre to work with Pentatonix?The choral composer met the 'Daft Punk' singers in London, discussing the possibility of working togetherHuffington PostTom Hodge On The Nature Of CollaborationComposer and Pianist Tom Hodge examines …