19th March: BBC Concert Orchestra relocating to a new location, Bavaria stops opening steps for culture, Book and record shops may remain open during lockdown

Friday 19th March '21

BBC Concert Orchestra relocating to a new location outside the M25BBC Radio 3 will increase its broadcast hours produced in Salford to over 50%, with a new home for the BBC Concert Orchestra – likely …

One-man choir of nine singers, Baden State Theatre wants to escape crisis with interim solution, Estelle Lowry: Head of La Maison de la Musique Contemporaine

Friday 26th February '21

Essex lockdown one-man choir of nine singersA musician has used technology to get creative in lockdown and become a one-man, nine-strong choir.Bobby Goulder, 26, from Essex, was commissioned to record The Lord Bless You And …

9th February: The Endellion Quartet is disbanding, Thielemann criticises forced break, Angela Gheorghiu supports the musicians of the Met

Tuesday 9th February '21

The Endellion Quartet is disbandingAfter a 40-year career together, the players of the Endellion Quartet (violinists Andrew Watkinson and Ralph de Souza, violist Garfield Jackson and cellist David Waterman) have decided to disband with immediate …

8th February: Renowned violinist ordered by court to pay ex-pupil, Step-by-step-plan to get culture out of lockdown, Death of Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera

Monday 8th February '21

Renowned violinist ordered by court to pay ex-pupil in £80k Landolfi violin disputeA music teacher has won a court battle against her former violin professor, over an 18th-century Landolfi violin she sold him in 2016.As a student …

7th January: Free Guide to Music Education, No performances at Erfurt Theatre til February, Victoires de la Musique nominees 2021

Thursday 7th January '21

Free Headteachers’ Guide to Music Education launched todayToday RhineGold launches a downloadable Headteachers’ Guide to Music Education in partnership with sister magazines Headteacher Update and SecEd, and sponsored by ABRSM. The guide is a free 14-page downloadable supplement filled with advice and ideas …

6th January: Met continues free opera streaming, Luxembourg relaxes Corona restrictions, Controversial New Year’s Eve concert

Wednesday 6th January '21

Met continues free opera streaming into 2021Whatever stage of lockdown you find yourself in around the world, the Metropolitan Opera will continue to stream productions from its archive for free to global audiences. Here is …

5th January: Exam board drops only black composer, No relaxation for cultural events in Austria, Barenboim to conduct next New Year’s Concert

Tuesday 5th January '21

Exam board drops only black composer from music A-level syllabusThe only black composer has been dropped from the syllabus of a popular A-level music exam from next year, along with the study of jazz, because …

3rd December: Updated guidance for UK musicians, Paris Opera announces new schedule, Milan’s Scala loses 26 million euros

Thursday 3rd December '20

Updated guidance for musicians and music teachers in EnglandAs England emerges from its second lockdown into an updated three-tier system of regulations, the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has published new guidance for performers and …

2nd December: Dancers, composers and LSO musicians release films inspired by lockdown London, Culture has a key role to play for a vital EU, An Advent calendar dedicated to female composers

Wednesday 2nd December '20

Dancers, composers and LSO musicians release films inspired by lockdown LondonMusicians from the London Symphony Orchestra have teamed up with filmmakers and composers to create two new films inspired by London’s experience of lockdown. The …

26th November: Garsington Opera announces 2021 summer season, Cultural institutions in Germany will remain in lockdown, Scala de Milan opening behind closed doors

Thursday 26th November '20

Garsington Opera announces 2021 summer seasonMore welcome positive post-Covid signals are coming from the opera world, as Garsington Opera announces the opening of its box office for its 2021 summer season of live opera, featuring …

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