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November 27th – December 3rd: PPL Elects New Performer Directors, Hindemith Prize 2022, Joséphine Baker Inducted into the Pantheon, Curtis Institute of Music’s New Partnership

Friday 3rd December '21

PPL Elects Hannah Joseph and Horace Trubridge as Performer DirectorsThis month’s Annual Performer Meeting (APM) of the PPL on 25 November 2021, it was announced that PPL-registered performers have elected Hannah Joseph and re-elected Horace …

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25th June: BBC New Generation Artists announced, Pianist Elisabeth Brauß receives Terence Judd Award, British Government under legal attack for anti-covid restrictions on culture

Friday 25th June '21

BBC New Generation Artists announced for 2021-23 intakeThe BBC New Generation Artists for the 2021-23 intake have been announced, with a record number of artists featured in the line-up – and the first ever collaborative …

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20th May: How Beyoncé’s violinist is tearing up the classical rulebook, Austria’s culture is booming, Opéra du Rhin and its 2021-2022 season

Thursday 20th May '21

Ezinma: How Beyoncé's violinist is tearing up the classical rulebookGrowing up, violin prodigy Meredith Ezinma Ramsay hated her middle name."I was so embarrassed by it," she says. "I was like, 'Why couldn't you have called …

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15th April: West End’s Phantom of the Opera slices orchestra in half, Berlin’s Culture Senator criticises protection against infection law, A missing symphony is found in Milan

Thursday 15th April '21

West End’s Phantom of the Opera slices orchestra in half, leaving musicians without a jobDespite promises the original production would return after coronavirus restrictions are lifted, The Phantom of the Opera’s orchestra will be cut in half when …

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24th March: Continuo Foundation announces first grant recipients, Berlin stops pilotproject to reopen cultural institutions, Three million dollars for Silkroad, a collective of musicians founded by Yo-Yo Ma

Wednesday 24th March '21

Continuo Foundation announces first grant recipientsContinuo Foundation has named the recipients of its first round of grants to UK period-instrument ensembles. The charity – established in October 2020 to support projects which create work for …

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4th March: Musicians still ‘falling through the gaps’, Cultural institutions could open, Cultural demonstration for the arts: “We are dying!”

Thursday 4th March '21

Musicians still ‘falling through the gaps’ as £400m announced for struggling arts sectorUK theatres, concert halls and museums will receive a further cash injection, to help them reopen once coronavirus restrictions ease – but union says …

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23rd February: Orchestras for All to boost music leadership skills, “We are ready to start” – Sport and culture want spectators back, Bayerische Staatsoper brings the concert hall to you

Tuesday 23rd February '21

Orchestras for All to boost music leadership skills with new programmeThe Music Leadership Training Programme is designed to provide music leaders and teachers working in state secondary schools, music hubs and community music services with …

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8th February: Renowned violinist ordered by court to pay ex-pupil, Step-by-step-plan to get culture out of lockdown, Death of Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera

Monday 8th February '21

Renowned violinist ordered by court to pay ex-pupil in £80k Landolfi violin disputeA music teacher has won a court battle against her former violin professor, over an 18th-century Landolfi violin she sold him in 2016.As a student …

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5th January: Exam board drops only black composer, No relaxation for cultural events in Austria, Barenboim to conduct next New Year’s Concert

Tuesday 5th January '21

Exam board drops only black composer from music A-level syllabusThe only black composer has been dropped from the syllabus of a popular A-level music exam from next year, along with the study of jazz, because …

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14th December: ‘Crown jewels of UK culture’ offered ‘lifeline’, German Cultural Council calls for more aid for culture, Fed up with “being non-essential”

Monday 14th December '20

‘Crown jewels of UK culture’ offered ‘lifeline’ in next round of CRFToday, the next portion of the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) has been announced, providing a ‘lifeline’ to arts and heritage organisations …

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