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18th May: Mixing Healing and Strife, the Met Opera Sings Again, Soprano Wallroth receives Birgit Nilsson Scholarship, 2021-2022 season of the Paris Opera

Tuesday 18th May '21

Mixing Healing and Strife, the Met Opera Sings AgainOn Sunday evening, 430 days after the coronavirus pandemic closed the Metropolitan Opera, the company returned....Nézet-Séguin told the crowd that he and the artists had tried to …

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25th March: Geneva International Music Competition moves first part online, 1 in 5 play music in their free time in Germany, La Folle Journée de Nantes is postponed again

Thursday 25th March '21

Geneva International Music Competition moves first part onlineFollowing a deadline extension due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus, the Geneva International Music Competition (GIMC) has moved its first two rounds online.The competition, this year …

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10th February: Music, drama and sport should be part of pupils’ catch up plan, Bayreuth – Normal performance by 2022 at the latest, Paris Opera wants more diversity

Wednesday 10th February '21

Music, drama and sport should be part of pupils’ catch up plan says new education recovery commissionerSir Kevan Collins, the government’s new education recovery commissioner, has said that music, drama and sport need to be …

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25th January: Gražinyte-Tyla to quit as music director of CBSO, Concertgebouw Orchestra accompanies curfew with music, Fardini wins 3rd in Voix des outre-mer competition

Monday 25th January '21

Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla to quit as music director of City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraMirga Gražinyte-Tyla will be stepping down from the helm of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in summer 2022, to move to the role of …

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8th January: ‘Pupils should continue to have access to a quality arts education’, says DfE, No reopening of the cultural venues before February, International Telemann Competition postponed

Friday 8th January '21

‘Pupils should continue to have access to a quality arts education’, says DfEThe Department for Education (DfE) has today published guidance for education provision during the third national lockdown, stating that arts subjects should continue …

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WildKat Recommends: The WildKat Team

Monday 14th December '20

This December, we will be recommending five items that we think are fun, festive, classical and enjoyable! Every Monday, five members of the WildKat team will recommend some Christmas and Holiday-themed items that mean something …

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11th December: Arts excluded from government scheme, Ex-music professor acquitted of rape allegation, Salzburg Festival presents summer 2021 program

Friday 11th December '20

Music and other arts excluded from government skills schemeMusic and other creative and performing arts have been excluded from a list of almost 400 ‘high value’ courses that will be offered for free as part …

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20th November: RPS awards lockdown music initiatives for children, Beethoven letter discovered, UK Musicians income to plunge by 65%

Friday 20th November '20

RPS Awards recognise lockdown initiatives for children and young peopleThe winners of the 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards were announced in last night’s digital broadcast, featuring a new award recognising musical initiatives during the pandemic. The …

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22nd October: UK Music diversity taskforce calls to dump BAME acronym, Difficult start for conservatoires, A forest for Bach

Thursday 22nd October '20

UK Music diversity taskforce calls on industry to dump 'outdated and offensive' BAME acronymIn an official press release, UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce said that – following wide-ranging discussions across the music industry and after holding a …

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21st October: BLM – Orchestra creates music, World premiere of Beethoven’s 10th symphony postponed, Tous à l’Opéra

Wednesday 21st October '20

Black Lives Matter: Orchestra creates music inspired by iconic momentChineke! Orchestra has created a body of work inspired by Patrick Hutchinson, who was hailed a hero after carrying a man to safety during clashes between …

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