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 …

11th December: Arts excluded from government scheme, Ex-music professor acquitted of rape allegation, Salzburg Festival presents summer 2021 program

Friday 11th December '20

Music and other arts excluded from government skills schemeMusic and other creative and performing arts have been excluded from a list of almost 400 ‘high value’ courses that will be offered for free as part …

25th November: Sphinx Competition semi-finalists announced, German musicians nominated for Grammys, Cultural venues to remain closed until 15 December Emmanuel Macron announces

Wednesday 25th November '20

Sphinx Competition semi-finalists announcedThe Sphinx Organisation has announced which players have made it to the semi-final of its annual competition for young Black and Latinx string players based in the US. The Sphinx Competition is …

29th October: Music industry reports progress on diversity, Lockdown #2: Culture Standstill in Germany and France

Thursday 29th October '20

Music industry reports progress on diversityThe proportion of minority ethnic employees has risen from 15.6% in 2016 to 22.3% this year, according to trade body UK Music.The report noted that representation is worse in higher-paid …

13th May: Royal Opera House makes NHS Scrubs, Rheingau Musik Festival award for Kanneh-Mason, Paris Opera in danger?, 200 Arts Groups join Daily Call

Wednesday 13th May '20

Royal Opera House costume department makes scrubs for NHS workersMembers of the Royal Opera House (ROH) costume team have created a range of PPE including scrubs and hats for local NHS trusts and charitable groups …

7th May: Meurig Bowen appointed chief executive and artistic director, emergency programme for music schools, Emmanuel Macron’s announcement, Metropolitan Opera facing sharp losses

Thursday 7th May '20

Meurig Bowen appointed chief executive and artistic director of Britten SinfoniaCurrently head of artistic planning at BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, and previously director of Cheltenham Music Festival for 10 years, Bowen will …

18th March: COVID-19 – avoiding theatres is “crippling blow” to performing industry, Stage publishers demand financial support, conservatories are organizing distance learning courses

Wednesday 18th March '20

Advice to avoid theatres is “crippling blow” to performing industry, says creative headWithout an outright ban, theatres cannot claim on their insurance. This is a devastating blow for UK performance venues, says creative head. Prime …

17th March: BBC Radio 3 launches new show, Lockdown and classical music, Music Council demands temporary basic income

Tuesday 17th March '20

BBC Radio 3 launches new show with Extra time for new releasesBBC Radio 3 is launching a new show that will allocate more time to new releases, Music Week can reveal. The programme, a spin-off …

Upcoming Classical Music Livestreams

Friday 13th March '20

Your essential list of Classical Music LivestreamsAs live events across the world are cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, make sure to fill that musically shaped void with our list of classical music events. We'll …

9th March: Benedetti slams ‘gross undervaluation of teachers, Frankfurter Musikmesse postponed, Riester announces equality action plan

Monday 9th March '20

Classical music star Nicola Benedetti slams ‘gross undervaluation of teachers’ at Dundee sessionCourier news CR0020152 G Jennings pics, Nicola Benedetti playing with her ambassadors at the " Benedetti Foundation" sessions at the Caird Hall Dundee …

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