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 …

8th February: Rubén Rengel wins Sphinx Competition, BSO establishes disabled-led ensemble, EU to review Apple’s reported $400m purchase of Shazam

Thursday 8th February '18

In today's news: The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has become the first symphony orchestra in the world to have a professional ensemble led by disabled musicians as a core part of its activities, Help Musicians UK …

11th January: Opera North announces new season, soprano Charlotte Church refused to sing at Trump’s inauguration & NY Phil and Wiener Phil present joint exhibit

Wednesday 11th January '17

Classical News In today's classical news, Opera North announces its 2017/2018 season. Soprano Charlotte Church, among many other singers, has refused to sing at US president-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. New York Philharmonic and Wiener Philharmoniker present …

12th December: Yo-Yo Ma launches youth music programme in China, Royal Opera House Muscat first in-house production & Toni Erdmann wins European Film Awards

Monday 12th December '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Yo-Yo Ma launches youth music programme in China, prizes awarded at Norway's Princess Astrid Violin Competition, and Royal Opera House Muscat launches first in-house production. Also, "Toni Erdmann" wins five …

26th November: Arts Funding – #spendingreview; Beyond Borders; Northern Ireland

Thursday 26th November '15

Classical News In today's news, Chancellor George Osborne has promised to increase funding to Arts Council England in his Spending Review and PRS for Music Foundation has announced the the latest recipients of its Beyond Borders funding …

25th June: tensions at Norway national opera, RTÉ cutbacks, stolen instruments

Thursday 25th June '15

Classical News In today's news, tensions erupt in Norway's national opera, advice on recovering stolen instruments from The Cabin Net and details of the RTÉ’s orchestral cutbacks. Also, Music Education Expo 2016 opens its call for papers, …

16th April: RPS Music Awards shortlist awards announced, John Luther Adams win Pulitzer Prize & Bergen Philharmonic’s future in threat

Wednesday 16th April '14

LimelightJohn Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for MusicAlaskan-based composer John Luther Adams has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his recent commission from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.  BBC Music Magazine Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards shortlist …

7th March: Opera composer Robert Ashley has died, community saves orchestra, and music sales in Germany rise

Friday 7th March '14

Twinsburg BulletinOrchestra may face uphill battle attracting youthParker Perry on the difficulties of attracting young people to classical music performancesSan Fransisco CBS LocalCommunity Rallies To Save Peninsula Symphony After EmbezzlementSan Mateo – The Peninsula Symphony is …

20th May: Maria Schneider, Bergen International Festival and Edward Elgar

Wednesday 29th May '13

The GuardianMusic, TV and film piracy rises among UK internet usersAlmost a third of web users who stream or download content did so at least once illegally in the quarter to the end of January. The …

12th January – A Beethoven gem, and youth’s moment in the sun

Thursday 12th January '12

GramophoneViolinist Israel Baker Has Died, Aged 92.The violinist Israel Baker has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 92.Thomas Quasthoff Withdraws From The Spotlight.Citing ill health, the German baritone retires.BBC NewsLetter Penned By Beethoven …