11th June: Xu Zhong appointed as international chair at the Royal Welsh College of Music, Study on the dispersion of aerosols during concerts, Herbert von Karajan linked to the Nazi regime: will Salzburg change the name of the Karajan-square?

Friday 11th June '21

Xu Zhong joins Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as international chair in operaInternationally renowned Chinese pianists and conductors Xu Zhong is currently president of Shanghai Opera House, principal director of Fondazione Arena di …

17th July: ETO autumn tour dates announced. Pinchas Zukerman’s 70th birthday.

Tuesday 17th July '18

In today's news: English Touring Opera's autumn season. Oliver Knussen's order and disorder. Opera director Petr Weigl have passed away. Karajan wax figure revealed at Madame Tussauds, Vienna. Celebrating the 70th birthday of violinist Pinchas …

6th July: RNCM awarded Erasmus+ grant for new conducting project. First premiere at Bayreuth Festival since 1882.

Friday 6th July '18

In today's news: First premiere at Bayreuth Festival since 1882. Herbert von Karajan wax figure to be revealed at Madame Taussauds at Vienna Prater. RNCM awarded Erasmus+ grant for new conducting project. Wigmore Hall to …

16th February: Grammy for Nelsons, Stucky dies & Søndergård extends contract

Tuesday 16th February '16

Classical News In today's news, Classical Music Magazine reports that Søndergård has extended his contract with BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales, Music Director Nelsons wins a Grammy Award and Steven Stucky dies aged 66. …

1st February: Creativity, Welsh youth ensembles & cultural projects with refugees.

Monday 1st February '16

In today's classical news, Classical Music Magazine discusses why creativity matters, Welsh youth ensembles to join forces and more money for cultural projects with refugees in Berlin. Also, tickets for Bayreuth almost sold out and …

20th April: Berlin Philharmonics to find new chief conductor, strikes at Berliner Staatsoper, interview with Patrick Hawes, IRR has been dissolved

Monday 20th April '15

Classical News In today's news the Berlin Philharmonic will announce their new chief conductor, Sir Simon Rattle's successor, on May 11. Again there is a strike at Berliner Staatsoper concerning the Berliner Staatsballett, which cancelled a …

15th December: Christmas with the cathedral chorus, what classical music stars listen to at Christmas, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage German orchestras and theatres

Monday 15th December '14

Classical News Guardian A tale of two cités: can the Philharmonie de Paris bridge the social divide? Built on the boundary between the capital’s banlieues and its affluent boulevards, the new state-of-the-art concert hall aims for social transformation …

17th July: Tasmin Little goes busking, Nicky Benedetti’s album hits top 20 of UK album charts & German radio station struggle with quotas

Thursday 17th July '14

Classical News The Independent Proms 2014: Tasmin Little is preparing for her 20th Proms - but busking is her real passionThe chart-topping violinist tells Jessica Duchen that her real passion is for performing for people who never …

22nd May: Cellist plays on Ben Nevis, Gerald Finley to climb Kilimanjaro for Help Musicians UK & editor of The Spectator talks about the Suzuki method

Thursday 22nd May '14

Edinburgh Evening News Cellist plays atop Ben Nevis for late husband An Edinburgh cellist has delivered a soaring musical tribute to her late husband by performing a specially-composed piece of music at the top of Ben Nevis. The …

15th May: Former ROH boss speaks out against new trends in opera, Colorado Symphony cannabis concerts to go on by invitation only & Classical:NEXT conference

Thursday 15th May '14

The Telegraph Opera being ruined by 'useless quest for novelty', says former Royal Opera House boss Sir John Tooley, former general director of the Royal Opera House, says classics are being ruined by directors trying to do …

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