28th May: Met Opera deal allow solo singer fees cut by up to 12.7%, ifa-Award for pianist Igor Levit, Ballerina Carla Fracci dies aged 84

Friday 28th May '21

Met Opera deal allow solo singer fees cut by up to 12.7%The Metropolitan Opera would be able to cut the fees of its highest-paid individual singers by 12.7% under a pending four-year contract with the …

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 …

26th October: Remembering BHM with Alexis Ffrench, Arms race for emergency culture aid, Musical activism against the AfD in Potsdam

Monday 26th October '20

Remembering Black History with classical pianist Alexis Ffrench Over the weekend, The BBC aired a special edition of Songs of Praise focusing on Black History Month.In Sunday's program, guest presenter Mark De-Lisser visits the International …

7th October: Orquestra de rua: the strings of the favela, Two Gramophone Awards to Germany, Rishi Sunak on struggling musicians

Wednesday 7th October '20

Orquestra de rua : les cordes de la favelaAu Brésil, quatre jeunes musiciens issus d’une favela s’emploient à démocratiser la musique dans les quartiers défavorisés. Avec leur quatuor, ils possèdent deux casquettes, musiciens de rues …

28th September: Schubertiade cancelled, Interview with Maurice Xiberras, Classic FM charity benefit from match-funding scheme

Monday 28th September '20

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Hohenems abgesagtNach einigen Veranstaltungen Mitte Juli hat das Vorarlberger Musikfestival Schubertiade nun den für Anfang Oktober geplanten Konzert-Zyklus in Hohenems aufgrund von Reisewarnungen abgesagt. Zuvor hatte Deutschland wegen ansteigender Corona-Infektionen Vorarlberg zum Risikogebiet …

23rd September: Bristol’s Colston Hall renamed, Order of Merit for Igor Levit, Musica de Strasbourg festival transformation

Wednesday 23rd September '20

This is what Bristol’s Colston Hall is called nowBristol’s flagship concert venue no longer shares its name with a slave trader, in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. Bristol’s Colston Hall, previously named after …

July 31st: Wigmore Hall announces live audiences, The many fears surrounding the Austrian culture scene, Andrea Bocelli causes Scandal

Friday 31st July '20

Live audiences to return to London’s Wigmore HallFrom 13 September to 1 November, Wigmore Hall is reopening its doors to live audiences. The seven-week-long concert series will involve at least 60 concerts with auditorium capacity …

16th January: Gustavo Dudamel at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Igor Levit receives award, “Black Voices” of the Metropolitan Opera of New York

Thursday 16th January '20

Gustavo Dudamel extends his L.A. Phil contract through 2025-26Conductor Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract as music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, cementing his commitment to the acclaimed orchestra after a period …

3rd January: Benedetti Foundation Orchestra’s New Single, Tackling Anti-Semitism, Record Entries for Chopin Competition

Friday 3rd January '20

The Benedetti Foundation Orchestra releases Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria RusticanaToday, violinist and music education ambassador Nicola Benedetti with her Foundation Orchestra will release Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana on Decca Classics.Created as part of the …

14th October: Classical music isn’t doing enough to support musicians’ mental health, Pianist dedicates music prize Opus to victims of terrorist attack, Opera undergoing rejuvenation

Monday 14th October '19

Classical music isn’t doing enough to support musicians’ mental health, survey revealsA survey by Classical Music has found that people working in the industry feel there are major shortcomings in the provision of mental health …

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