16th December: Simon Streatfeild passes away, Anti-Semitic musicians go to Halle, José Carreras extends tour

Monday 16th December '19

Violist and conductor Simon Streatfeild has diedThe violist and conductor Simon Streatfeild, formerly principal viola of the LSO and a founder, with Neville Marriner, of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, has died. …

20th November: Yamaha’s AI Piano, José Carreras cancels in HK, Pierre Henry Tribute

Wednesday 20th November '19

Yamaha unveils AI piano systemYamaha has unveiled its first comprehensive AI piano system at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019 in Linz, AustriaComprising a Yamaha Disklavier player piano driven by special software designed to think for …

28th September: Carreras to retire from performing, medal for Gidon Kremer, and myths about music streaming

Thursday 28th September '17

In today's news: José Carreras to retire after half a century in the industry, violinist Gidon Kremer receives Federal Cross of Merit, and Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková has died. Behind the scenes at the ENO, …

28th April: Sage Gateshead leadership to change, RSNO launches programme for schools & Berlin Philharmonic launches own record label

Monday 28th April '14

 CNTV (China)Charity in Beijing brings classical music to migrant childrenA charity group in Beijing is using classical music to help children of migrant workers adjust to the rhythm of life in the big cities.Classical Music …

1st October: New York City Opera, Classical Crocodile, and Minnesota Orchestra talks Collapse

Tuesday 1st October '13

GramophoneNew York City Opera on the brink of bankruptcyThe company gave what may be its final performance over the weekend unless $7m in last-minute donations can be raisedClassic FM OnlineCrocodile listens to Classic FMIntroducing Caesar …

21st August: Brighton Philharmonic saved from closure, Gilmore Award winners announced, and is classical music good for the brain?

Wednesday 21st August '13

Classic FM OnlineClassical music doesn't improve brain function, study claimsThe Mozart effect could be completely non-existent, according to a new neuro-scientific study in AmericaKatherine Jenkins and José Carreras head to Abu DhabiWelsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins …