Kathryn Lewek is ‘Queen of the Night’ at The Edinburgh International Festival 2023

Friday 28th July '23

Internationally renowned soprano Kathryn Lewek will perform live this year at The Edinburgh International FestivalSoprano Kathryn Lewek, regarded as one of the most remarkable coloraturas today, will be reprising her iconic role of Queen of …

12th March: Radio 3’s Stravinsky Day to be postponed – following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Unknown Mozart manuscript up for auction, New film by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar about Zahia Ziouani’s orchestra Divertimento

Monday 12th April '21

Radio 3’s Stravinsky Day to be postponed, following the death of the Duke of EdinburghBBC Radio 3 was due to celebrate the remarkable life and music of Igor Stravinsky on Saturday 10 April, but the …

13th November: MP causes backlash with north-south stereotypes, Newly discovered Mozart piece to open festival, Vladimir Urin calls for the closure of Moscow Bolshoi

Friday 13th November '20

Backlash over ‘disappointing stereotypes’ as MP says northerners like football, southerners prefer balletA conservative MP has come under fire for suggesting people in the north of England prefer football, while those in the south enjoy opera and ballet.Jake …

2nd October: Nwanoku – ‘Classical music will become more diverse’, Winners of “Voix d’Outre-Mer” announced, Cast changes at Munich Philharmonic

Friday 2nd October '20

Chi-chi Nwanoku: ‘Classical music is suddenly going to become much more diverse'Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, the founder of Chineke! Foundation and double bassist extraordinaire is optimistic about diversity in classical music.“Although it might seem a bit slow at the …

Engegård Quartet records New Album – expected Spring 2021

Monday 8th June '20

WildKat Welcomes the Engegård QuartetFormed in Lofoten in 2006, the Engegård Quartet has become one of Norway's most sought after ensembles. With its bold, fresh interpretations of the classical repertoire combined with a deep attachment …

7th February: Finalists for International Opera Awards 2020, 50.000 Euro Benefizkonzert für Auschwitz-Stiftung, Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées présente Les Petites noces

Friday 7th February '20

Finalists announced for International Opera Awards 2020The International Opera Awards has announced its 2020 finalists.Two opera companies received recognition in three categories each: Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Education & Outreach, New Production, World Premiere) and …

25th November: Armenia hosts Composers’ Festival, Komische Oper’s Architectural competition bust, James Gray

Monday 25th November '19

Armenia hosts ‘Contemporary Classics’ Composers’ FestivalEarlier this month composers from around the world descended on Yerevan, Armenia for a new festival of contemporary music.From 1-9 November, composers including Penderecki, Alexey Shor, Georgs Pelecis, and Sir …

19th September: Research grants totaling almost £1m awarded to the Royal College of Music, Solange Knowles intentionally plays in white cultural institutions, Le Grand Théâtre de Tours profite des journées du patrimoine

Thursday 19th September '19

Research grants totaling almost £1m awarded to the Royal College of MusicThe Royal College of Music has been awarded three grants totaling almost £1m for new research projects launching in 2019/20.‘Music, Migration and Mobility: The …

29th May: Classical music keeps CDs popular, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra perform torch-lit concert after powercut, and an interview with Harald Schmidt

Wednesday 29th May '19

CDs aren’t dead – and we have classical music fans to thank Recent research by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has found that CD remains the most popular music format nationally, with 43 per cent of all music consumed this way, …

27th May: Stella Chen wins Queen Elisabeth Competition, Garsington Opera announces 2020 season and Professors of the Hanns-Eisler-Musikhochschule dismayed over deselection of the rector

Monday 27th May '19

Stella Chen Awarded 1st Prize at Brussel’s Queen Elisabeth Competition26-year old Stella Chen from the United States has just been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – in Brussels, Belgium.A …

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