16th March: Georgia Mann to replace Ian Skelly on BBC Radio 3’s Essential Classics, Riccardo Chailly renews as music director of La Scala Milan, Salzburg Easter Festival postponed

Tuesday 16th March '21

Georgia Mann to replace Ian Skelly on BBC Radio 3’s Essential ClassicsBBC Radio 3 has announced a change to its presenting line-up, with Georgia Mann taking over from Ian Skelly on the station’s mid-morning weekday …

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 …

25th June: People turn to Twitter to expose the catastrophic collapse of theatre and arts, Bayerische Staatsoper starts new season ealier, Dijon Opera suspends its concerts after the discovery of a positive case, Ankush Kumar Bahl to become Music Director in Omaha

Thursday 25th June '20

People turn to Twitter to expose the catastrophic collapse of theatre and arts during coronavirus‪‬For many working in the performing arts sector, the past three months have been a period of desperate financial uncertainty. Now, …

20th February: Dickers wins ROSL Competition Singers Section, Eschenbach turns 80, Glassberg appointed Music Director of the Rouen-Normandy Opera House

Thursday 20th February '20

Soprano Siân Dicker wins ROSL Competition Singers Section prizeBritish Soprano Siân Dicker has won the Singers section prize in the 68th ROSL Annual Music Competition.With an all-year female line-up for the first time in many …

20th December: Simone Young at SSO, Deutscher Bühnenverein becomes a member of Deutscher Musikrat, Tugan Sokhiev stays in Toulouse

Friday 20th December '19

Simone Young takes top job in SydneySydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has hired one of its own as its next chief conductor: Simone Young. Born in Sydney, she will return to her hometown and take up …

19th November: ASMF music director, 2019 best records list, Kanye West starts opera

Tuesday 19th November '19

Joshua Bell extends contract as ASMF music directorThe Academy of St Martin in the Fields has extended music director Joshua Bell’s contract until 2023. Succeeding academy founder Sir Neville Marriner, Bell has held the position …

3rd May: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra names Osmo Vänskä as music director, Nicholas Collon is chief conductor of Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Julia Fischer launches Kindersinfoniker

Friday 3rd May '19

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra names Osmo Vänskä as its next Music Director Osmo Vänskä will become the new Music Director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra next year. He will step down from his position as Music Director of …

18th September: Marcel Johannes Kits wins Enescu Cello Competition and Ariane Matiakh is the new music director of the Halle Staatskapelle

Tuesday 18th September '18

Classical Music - News Round-Up Estonian cellist Marcel Johannes Kits wins George Enescu International Cello Competition The Estonian cellist Marcel Johannes Kits has won first prize in the cello category of the George Enescu International Competition after …

8th June: Lost John Coltrane album discovered, composer Thea Musgrave is awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music

Friday 8th June '18

In today’s news: Lost John Coltrane recording from 1963 to be released, Scottish composer is awarded with Queen’s Medal for Music, the Mayor of London has created a map of the music facilities across London, Shanghai …

4th June: Venice Symphony appoints new music director, Stephen Hough is awarded RPS Honorary Membership

Monday 4th June '18

In today’s news: Poles attend less concerts now, scientists investigate women’s voices after pregnancy, Stephen Hough is awarded honorary membership of the RPS, Ivan Hewett investigates the future of classical music genre, the royal wedding …

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