8th April: Festival in memory of Ivry Gitlis for July, Bavaria postpones planned openings for culture, 60 local elected representatives call for answers on future of the culture sector

Thursday 8th April '21

French festival in memory of Ivry Gitlis to take place in JulyThis year’s Colmar International Festival in Colmar, France, will honour the life and work of Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis, who died last year at …

6th April: 50th anniversary of Stravinsky’s death will be marked by events, Miniatur Wunderland: Train plays classical music, Reopening of cultural venues in mid-May

Tuesday 6th April '21

50th anniversary of Stravinsky’s death to be marked by series of eventsThe 50th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s death on 6 April 1971 is to be marked over the coming month with performances – many of …

8th March: National Album Day set to return to celebrate women in music, Chinese composer and pianist Yiqing Zhu wins Basel Competition, The death of Patrick Dupond

Monday 8th March '21

National Album Day set to return on October 16; 2021 event to celebrate women in musicNational Album Day is set to return on October 16. This year’s theme – Celebrating Women In Music  – intends to …

22nd February: City of London scraps plan for new concert hall, Following Coronavirus NRW wants better social security for artists, Death of Isabelle Dhordain

Monday 22nd February '21

City of London scraps plan for 'Tate Modern of classical music'An ambitious £288m concert hall that was supposed to be “the Tate Modern of classical music” has been scrapped by the City of London Corporation, …

4th January: What does Brexit mean for musicians and orchestras?, NRW launches school trial for musical excellence, French musicology in mourning

Monday 4th January '21

What does the government’s Brexit deal mean for touring musicians and orchestras?Since the Home Office’s announcement in February 2020, we have known that EU touring artists will need a visa to perform in the UK from January …

3rd July: Plans to suspend music from school, Elbphilharmonie new season, Death of Claude Mercier-Ythier

Friday 3rd July '20

Leaked documents reveal plans to suspend music and ‘non-core’ subjects from school curriculumWhen pupils in England return to school, music and other ‘non-core’ subjects could be temporarily dropped from the curriculum to allow time for …

7th November: AI and composing, violins made from spiders’ silk, rediscovering of a missing Weill song.

Tuesday 7th November '17

In today’s news: AI could become the next Mozart, violins that incorporate spiders’ silk, nominations for 2018 International Opera Awards are open. A missing Weill song is rediscovered and the German theatre prizes are awarded.The …

6th February: Southbank redevelopment put on hold, jazz saxophonist arrested for heroin, and deaf composer hires ghost composer

Thursday 6th February '14

The Guardian Southbank Centre puts £120m redevelopment on hold London mayor's intervention in favour of skate park torpedoes proposal, forcing centre to look for alternative funding How to buy your own piece of classical music - one bar …

Daniel Hope’s DVD wins documentary category at the International Classical Music Awards 2014

Monday 20th January '14

It has been announced that Daniel Hope's documentary film Refuge in Music has won the DVD Documentary category at the 2014 International Classical Music Awards.Refuge in Music is a poignant documentary about the Terezin ghetto and includes a moving …

2nd January: UK entertainment spending rises, Vivienne Westwood designs for Vienna State Ballet, and New Years Honours List is announced

Thursday 2nd January '14

The Guardian UK entertainment spending rises with surge in film and music streaming Value of film and TV downloads, streams and subscriptions rises to £621m, and number of tracks streamed doubles to 7.4bnThe Telegraph Valencia sues opera house …