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Llangollen Eisteddfod will return online, Opening of the German Choir Centre, The Philharmonie de Paris launches its violin making competition

Tuesday 22nd June '21

Llangollen Eisteddfod: Fabric bridge covering for festival's returnThe Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is returning this year, though it will be mainly held online.The festival has been held in the Denbighshire town every year since 1947 …

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2nd February: Free daily music lessons from Opera Holland Park, Submissions open for Opus Klassik 2021, Private radio stations angry with Radio France

Tuesday 2nd February '21

Free daily music lessons for ages 7-14 from Opera Holland ParkOpera Holland Park is releasing free daily music lessons for teachers, parents and carers to watch on demand with their children and young people. In an …

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2nd October: Nwanoku – ‘Classical music will become more diverse’, Winners of “Voix d’Outre-Mer” announced, Cast changes at Munich Philharmonic

Friday 2nd October '20

Chi-chi Nwanoku: ‘Classical music is suddenly going to become much more diverse'Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, the founder of Chineke! Foundation and double bassist extraordinaire is optimistic about diversity in classical music.“Although it might seem a bit slow at the …

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10 January: Acosta named Birmingham Ballet Director, Handel House attracts 89,000 visitors, L’île de La Réunion crowned winners

Friday 10th January '20

Carlos Acosta named director of Birmingham Royal BalletWorld-renowned ballet dancer Carlos Acosta has been appointed as the new director of Birmingham Royal Ballet.The former principal dancer with The Royal Ballet said taking the role was …

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19th December: Opera Ghent contract, SJ Hanke receives Hindemith Award, Christmas concerts of Radio Classique

Thursday 19th December '19

London company wins Opera Ghent contractLondon architects DRDH have won the competition to restore and modernise Opera Ghent. Home to Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, the building dates back to 1840. The project has a budget of …

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17th December: Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, Baden-Württemberg Cultural Award, Philippe Entremont have his hologram

Tuesday 17th December '19

Applications open for Donatella Flick LSO Conducting CompetitionApplications have opened for the 16th Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, which takes place from 27 February – 1 March 2021. The winner receives £15,000 and becomes assistant …

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14th May: Doris Day has died aged 97, Songlines seeks Attenborough remixes and Residentie Orkest The Hague appoints Anja Bihlmaier as chief conductor

Tuesday 14th May '19

Doris Day, ‘Qué Será Será’ singer and iconic Hollywood actress, dies aged 97 Iconic Hollywood actress, singer and animal welfare activist Doris Day has died in her California home, aged 97.The news comes following a statement …

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23rd January: Blind opera competition and Stradfest announced, acoustic dispute at Jonas Kaufmann concert

Wednesday 23rd January '19

Opera competition brings in blind auditions to tackle unconscious bias By Voice Alone is a new competition backed by the Royal Opera House and English National Opera, which seeks to eliminate unconscious bias in opera casting.Founded by mezzo-soprano Melanie Lodge, By Voice Alone aims …

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21st September: Eric Lu wins Leeds Piano, Spitalfields announce 2018 lineup

Friday 21st September '18

Friday #ClassicalNews Round Up US pianist Eric Lu wins top prize at Leeds competition The 19th Leeds piano competition was won on Saturday night by Eric Lu, a 20-year-old from Boston in the United States, whose sparkling and supremely …

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Classical News: 14th August: Performers of Edinburgh finale revealed, How a young generation of opera lovers uses social media

Tuesday 14th August '18

In today’s news: Ticketmaster shutters secondary ticketing sites Get Me In! and Seatwave. Nominate for the 2019 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence. Performers of Edinburgh finale revealed. New releases: James Horner - The Classics, Chouchane Siranossian …

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