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14th May: Classic FM draws 196,000 new listeners, University of Music in Dresden changes admission procedure, Renaud Capuçon presents “Rendez-vous à Paris”

Thursday 14th May '20

Classic FM draws 196,000 new listeners who flock to classical music for reassurance and comfortClassic FM has welcomed a huge 196,000 new listeners over the last year, according to new figures released by RAJAR (Radio …

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5th March: VOCES8 Foundation win Classic FM Public Choice Award, The Future of Orchestra’s is Female, L’Arop promotes L’Opera de Paris

Thursday 5th March '20

VOCES8 Foundation win The Classic FM Public Choice AwardThe VOCES8 Foundation have won The Classic FM Public Choice Award at the Music & Drama Education Awards.Delighted to win The Classic FM Public Choice Award. …

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6th February: Classic FM sees increase in younger audience, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Announced, Plácido Domingo Theatre in Mexico

Thursday 6th February '20

Younger audience increase for Classic FM, as 610,000 under 25s listen every weekClassic FM is growing a new, younger audience for classical music, according to figures released today.Every week, 5.5 million people tune in to …

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28th January: Maxim Vengerov as artist-in-residence, Materials on Richard Strauss, Victoires de la Musique Classique 2020

Tuesday 28th January '20

Classic FM appoints Maxim Vengerov as artist-in-residenceClassic FM has appointed violinist Maxim Vengerov as its first solo artist-in-residence. The radio station created the partnership ahead of Vengerov’s anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall this …

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24th January: The first female conductor at Oscars, Norddeutsche Philharmonie searches for agreement, Karine Deshayes becomes ambassador for Tous à l’opéra days

Friday 24th January '20

Oscars to feature a female orchestra conductor for first time in historyIrish-born composer-conductor and Classic FM presenter, Eímear Noone, will make history in leading the orchestra at the 92nd Academy Awards.A woman will be conducting …

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7th March: Maxim Vengerov made Honorary Doctor of the Royal College of Music, medici.tv to livestream 2019 Carl Nielsen Competition, Jacques Loussier Obituary

Thursday 7th March '19

‘Music education empowers kids’ – violinist Maxim Vengerov Speaking at the Royal College of Music, Maxim Vengerov told Classic FM: “Music education empowers kids with two very important things – they are being creative by playing instruments and …

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27th February: Julie Walters returns to Classic FM, Scottish study on music education and Munich University suspends high-ranking employee

Wednesday 27th February '19

Julie Walters returns to Classic FM for a new series of ‘Turning Points’ Much-loved actress Julie Walters is returning to Classic FM to present a second series of Turning Points from Saturday 2 March, 9-10pm.Turning Points explores the biggest moments in …

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22nd January: New London concert hall plans, Simon Mayo launches new classical radio station

Tuesday 22nd January '19

Designs for £288m London concert hall unveiled in new animation A first look at the design for Square Mile’s £288m Centre of Music was revealed yesterday morning. The proposed new building contains a 2,000-seat concert hall and …

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21 December: BBC Proms Japan, Global Awards return and Mozart goes digital

Friday 21st December '18

What happened in this week's #ClassicalNews? BBC Proms announces the launch of BBC Proms Japan The BBC Proms has announced that it will be adding Japan to its growing list of international tours, following Australia in 2016 …

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August 31st: Gramo Awards winners announced, The Quietus turns ten, life coach to musicians

Friday 31st August '18

In today’s news: Gramo Mag category award winners are announced ahead of the ceremony in mid-September, and The Quietus turns ten. Pianist Alexis Ffrench on why young people love classical music, and the PR-guru-turned-life-coach who …

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