30th April: PRS Foundation announces 55 talent development partners, Study shows massive financial losses for musicians due to Corona, Concert halls and operas to reopen on 19 May

Friday 30th April '21

PRS Foundation announces 55 talent development partnersLaunched in 2016 and expanding each year, the network of Talent Development Partners brings together organisations working at the frontline of talent development in the UK. Organisations are selected …

15th April: West End’s Phantom of the Opera slices orchestra in half, Berlin’s Culture Senator criticises protection against infection law, A missing symphony is found in Milan

Thursday 15th April '21

West End’s Phantom of the Opera slices orchestra in half, leaving musicians without a jobDespite promises the original production would return after coronavirus restrictions are lifted, The Phantom of the Opera’s orchestra will be cut in half when …

1st April: HallX looks to welcome musicians by 2026, Schwetzingen Festival cancelled again, Thomas Zehetmair appointed principal conductor of the Orchestre national d’Auvergne

Thursday 1st April '21

HallX, the new Mars concert hall is set to welcome musicians by 2026WildKat is proud to announce our new client ‘HallX’, the new planned concert hall opening on Mars.In collaboration with SpaceX, the new hall …

4th March: Musicians still ‘falling through the gaps’, Cultural institutions could open, Cultural demonstration for the arts: “We are dying!”

Thursday 4th March '21

Musicians still ‘falling through the gaps’ as £400m announced for struggling arts sectorUK theatres, concert halls and museums will receive a further cash injection, to help them reopen once coronavirus restrictions ease – but union says …

US Black History Month: Artists to celebrate this February

Monday 1st February '21

This month marks US Black History Month and we are celebrating the artistic contributions from a number of Black artists, composers and musicians. To begin, we will reflect on two historical musicians who unlike, so …

4th January: What does Brexit mean for musicians and orchestras?, NRW launches school trial for musical excellence, French musicology in mourning

Monday 4th January '21

What does the government’s Brexit deal mean for touring musicians and orchestras?Since the Home Office’s announcement in February 2020, we have known that EU touring artists will need a visa to perform in the UK from January …

9th December: O2 to host Ibiza Classics livestream, Anne-Sophie Mutter collects donations for musicians, Paris Opera launches video-on-demand service

Wednesday 9th December '20

The O2 to host Pete Tong Ibiza Classics livestream next monthThe O2 is set to host its first music event since March with an Ibiza Classics livestream by Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules …

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 …

27th November: Trinity Laban redresses diversity in jazz, Cultural budget increased to 2.1 billion euros, Curfew to end at 9pm for spectators

Friday 27th November '20

Diversity in jazz redressed by Trinity Laban and Tomorrow’s Warriors collabTrinity Laban Conservatoire and Tomorrow’s Warriors have joined forces to tackle imbalances in representation in the UK jazz scene by introducing young musicians from diverse …

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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