2nd March: Chancellor set to announce £400m for arts sector, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn named UN climate ambassador, An awakening to world music in the schools of Seine-Saint-Denis

Tuesday 2nd March '21

Budget 2021: Chancellor set to announce £400m for arts sectorThe chancellor is set to announce £408m of help for museums, theatres and galleries in England to reopen when Covid restrictions start to ease.In his Budget …

25th February: Applications open for online NYOS 2021, Initiative “Stand Up for the Arts”, Complete list of winners of the Victoires de la musique classique 2021

Thursday 25th February '21

Applications are open for online NYOS Training Ensembles 2021Young players aged 8 – 14 can now apply to the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) Training Ensembles 2021, this year taking place online between 26 …

17th February: Woman Composer Sunday, Summer music days in Hitzacker dedicated to Schubert, Will test concerts save festivals?

Wednesday 17th February '21

Woman Composer SundayAn annual celebration of women composers has been launched by the Royal College of Organists and the Society of Women Organists.Sunday 7 March 2021 – the nearest Sunday to International Women’s Day on …

9th February: The Endellion Quartet is disbanding, Thielemann criticises forced break, Angela Gheorghiu supports the musicians of the Met

Tuesday 9th February '21

The Endellion Quartet is disbandingAfter a 40-year career together, the players of the Endellion Quartet (violinists Andrew Watkinson and Ralph de Souza, violist Garfield Jackson and cellist David Waterman) have decided to disband with immediate …

4th February: Yentob hosts programme about impact of COVID-19 on arts, Vaccination-only concerts should be possible in future, Michel Orier doubles the budget dedicated to music commissions

Thursday 4th February '21

Alan Yentob to host programme about the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts industryThe BBC’s former creative director Alan Yentob will host an episode of imagine… next week in which he will explore the disastrous impact …

3rd February: Midway through Children’s Mental Health Week, Salzburg Osterfestspiele: Concerts with audience and distance, Site for second-hand sheet music

Wednesday 3rd February '21

Midway through Children’s Mental Health Week, what’s the news?The CEO of Youth Music is calling for a more holistic view of young people’s mental health, Dr Alex is appointed Mental Health Ambassador for Youth, teachers …

27th January: Survey about impact of Brexit on music industry, Schleswig-Holstein uses ticket system for vaccination appointments, Appointment of Fabien Armengaud

Wednesday 27th January '21

76 percent of UK musicians will ‘stop performing in Europe’ due to Brexit76 percent of musicians say they will be forced to stop performing in Europe because of Brexit.Surveyed by musician booking platform Encore Musicians, over …

19th January: Faber Music Bursaries widen access to Summer School, Dogs sniff out possible COVID 19 infection of Vienna Boys’ Choir, Brexit: a disaster for British musicians

Tuesday 19th January '21

Faber Music Bursaries widen access to Sound and Music Summer SchoolTen young people who face financial barriers to participation will be able to attend the summer school for young composers, thanks to a partnership between …

14th January: YolanDa Brown offers music resources for free, Jewish Local History Award for Stralsund Cellist Fechner, New faces at the Victoires de la musique

Thursday 14th January '21

YolanDa Brown offers music resources for free in response to lockdownYolanDa Brown has announced that her bespoke online learning materials will be made available to all children for free this week and her album will …

13th January: Young Conducting Scholars for Sing for Pleasure, No performances in Weimar until 28 February, Hilary Hahn and the world of culture in slow motion

Wednesday 13th January '21

Sing for Pleasure announces 2021 Young Conducting ScholarsChoral charity Sing for Pleasure (SfP) has announced the four scholarship recipients for its 2021 Young Conductors’ Programme.The four scholars (pictured l-r above) are:Ailsa Campbell, a freelance musician …

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