24th May: Music for Youth announces relationship with Barbican, Ivor Novello Award winners, and Gidon Kremer announces retirement from performing

Friday 24th May '19

Music for Youth announces new relationship with the Barbican Music for Youth (MFY) has announced the beginning of a new relationship with the Barbican, with an event in the Barbican Hall on 23 March 2020 in …

Welcoming ECC100 Records

Tuesday 6th September '16

WildKat PR is excited to announce our new client ECC100 Records!Mark Constantine, founder of organic cosmetic company LUSH, had a feeling that vinyls would make their comeback when he founded ECC100 Records, a UK-based vinyl record label. He was …

Making music out of… Virtuos vegetables, i(ce)Tunes at the igloo auditorium & a metrocard bassoon

Monday 9th May '16

After many years of experiencing concerts, we have been thinking, what other instruments are out there that produce more unusual sounds.When it comes to musical instrument making, a good amount of creativity is required. The …

# Vlogtober 28th, ‘Eine Alpensinfonie’ Anniversary

Wednesday 28th October '15

100 years ago, on 28 October 1915, Eine Alpensinfonie by Richard Strauss was premiered in Berlin by the Dresden Hofkapelle, conducted by the composer. The critics didn't particularly like it, some even called it 'cinema music.'Strauss's love of nature …

The path of Sibelius, #150th anniversary

Thursday 8th October '15

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)This video takes us on a journey through the Finnish landscape which inspired his music. Erkki Korhonen talks of the "landscape which …

27th February: Bullies at Royal College says Laura Wright, Menuhin Competition, and Dave Mustaine on classical music

Thursday 27th February '14

The Telegraph Bullies almost forced me to quit Royal College of Music, says soprano Laura Wright Soprano Laura Wright said she was bullied by students at the Royal College of Music who accused her of dumbing down …

16th December: Taylor Swift donates to Orchestra, 2014 Academy Awards, and Wagner inspired by migraines

Monday 16th December '13

GramophoneTaylor Swift donates $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony OrchestraThe singer-songwriter makes a birthday giftThe Guardian Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers Carl Davis and Christopher Gunning claim synthesised orchestras are preferred to the …

3rd May: Nina Stemme, Ludovico Einaudi and Mariinsky II Opera House

Friday 3rd May '13

The GuardianNina Stemme: 'I am always questioning myself - could it be better?'The Swedish soprano is the outstanding Isolde and Brünnhilde of her generation and, in July, will sing the latter role in the first-ever …

31st January – Lyon Opera, Messiaen and Desert Island Discs

Tuesday 31st January '12

TelegraphHow An Opera House In France Is Turning Darkness Into Light.Michael White on Lyon Opera.Messiaen And His Birds: The Best Animal Species To Inspire Music?Lucy Jones on the obsession and almost spiritual reverance in Messiaen …