16th June: Dmitry Matvienko wins Malko Competition, Regensburger Domspatzen to found girls’ choir, Paris Opera names Sae Eun Park first South Korean étoile dancer

Wednesday 16th June '21

Dmitry Matvienko wins Malko CompetitionDmitry Matvienko has been crowned the winner of the Malko Conducting Competition 2021. The 30-year-old from Belarus made it through three intense rounds. One of three finalists, he conducted the Danish …

2nd June: Edinburgh International Festival unveils 2021 plans, Bregenz Festival possible in front of full audience, Health pass to be mandatory at the Paris Opera

Wednesday 2nd June '21

Edinburgh International Festival unveils 2021 plansThe Edinburgh International Festival has today announced its 2021 programme as it looks forward to the return of live performance.Taking place August 7–29, the Festival will feature more than 170 …

5th May: The Stauffer Center for Strings opens in Cremona, Juan Pérez Floristán wins Rubinstein Piano Competition, Principal viola of Paris Opera Laurent Verney is dead

Wednesday 5th May '21

The Stauffer Center for Strings opens in CremonaThe Stauffer Center for Strings has been established in Cremona, the world’s capital for violin making, to provide training and support to exceptionally talented young string musicians from …

19th April: Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on his career and diversity in classical music, Vienna Philharmonic criticised for early vaccination, Gustavo Dudamel to be new Music Director of Paris Opera

Monday 19th April '21

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason: ‘Growing up, I didn’t know of many Black classical musicians’For so many young, Black, creative people sitting at home that day, seeing Sheku Kanneh-Mason bowing his cello for a televised audience of two billion people at …

26th march: Montreal Competition names new jurors for Piano 2021 edition, Musicians wanted for European online orchestra, Paris Opera cancels public performances until May 2nd

Friday 26th March '21

Montreal Competition names new jurors for Piano 2021 editionThe Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) has named pianists Till Fellner and Charles Richard-Hamelin as jurors for its Piano 2021 edition, which takes place online from 26 April …