23rd February: Meredith ditches classical, Watford Colosseum & Beares Auction’s new platform

Tuesday 23rd February '16

Classical News In today's news, Beares Auctions launches new perpetual service and Anna Meredith, the proms composer ditches classical music for club bangers. Also, a series of world class classical concerts will be held at Watford …

Menuhin Competition 2016- the UK’s girls

Friday 8th January '16

Whilst most luthiers seem to be men, the shortlist for Menuhin Competition 2016, is dominated by females. In the Strad’s March 2013 issue, violin maker Ute Zahn asked why there are so few female violin …

Diversity needed for Dynamism in the Arts

Wednesday 25th November '15

The findings of the Panic! survey published by Create this week painted a bleak picture as they confirmed what has already been suspected - that the arts are dominated by the middle class, as people …

23rd November: James Rhodes autobiography, Xian Zhang next music director & 10 questions for Einaudi

Monday 23rd November '15

Classical News In today’s news, James Rhodes's autobiography reveals his sexual abuse as a boy and his subsequent battles with mental illness, Xian Zhang has been appointed as the next music director of the New Jersey …

21st September: ‘Music is good for the mind’, new Beethoven documentary and Syrian refugee pianist

Monday 21st September '15

In today's news, The Guardian writes that the elite can't decide who's cultured, and the BBC report on pianist Ayham al-Ahmad's glimmer of hope amid the Syrian refugee crisis. Also, James Rhodes believes that there is a link …

Should we force our children to listen to classical music?

Monday 22nd June '15

Controversy surrounding Nicola Benedetti’s interview with Scotland on Sunday last month, in which she argued that children should be exposed to classical music whether they like it or not, certainly has sparked debate as to …

10th June: Beethoven’s African roots, Wagner’s great-granddaughter scandal, James Rhodes’ story of how music saved his life

Wednesday 10th June '15

Classical news In today's news, The Telegraph reveals that good music speeds up our heart beat, a new group try to prove that Beethoven had African roots and Wagner's great-granddaughter is removed from the board of …

21st May: Pianist James Rhodes wins right to publish autobiography telling of abuse, Harmonia Mundi set to be sold to Belgian independent PIAS and BBC’s Ten Pieces extends classical music programme to teenagers

Thursday 21st May '15

Classical News In today's news the BBC have announced the extension of their Ten Pieces project to secondary schools, however Ivan Hewett comments that we shouldn't dumb down music for teenagers and lists his alternative pieces. …

12th May: Berlin Philharmonic in deadlock over new conductor, can Nicky Morgan fund classical music education, listening to new music can help dementia, John Whittingdale is the new Minister for Culture, Media and Sport

Tuesday 12th May '15

Classical News Much of today's news is reporting the deadlock of the members of the Berlin Philharmonic: they failed to come to a decision over their next chief conductor yesterday. In the Guardian, pianist James Rhodes …

New GCSE and A Level Music Exams

Wednesday 28th January '15

Today, 28th January 2015, the Department for Education published their new plans for the content of GCSE and A Level Music exams to be brought into effect from autumn 2016.The state of music education has …

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