January 1st – January 7th: Jacob Mühlrad Collaborates With Swedish House Mafia, James Gaffigan Announced As General Music Director of Komische Oper, The 2022 Nominees Of The Victoires de la Musique Classique, Komische Oper Announces New First Conductor

Friday 7th January '22

Composer Jacob Mühlrad releases collaboration with Swedish House MafiaHouse music group Swedish House Mafia have released a symphonic interpretation of their 2010 club classic One (Your Name). The re-worked One Symphony was created in collaboration with 30-year-old Swedish composer Jacob Mühlrad.Swedish House …

9th October – 15th October: Andrea Bocelli Partners With Universal Music Group, Opus Klassik Prize 2021, Nathalie Stutzmann As New Music Director in Atlanta, Brandani Takes Artistic Leadership in Calgary and Colorado

Friday 15th October '21

Andrea Bocelli Begins New Partnership With Universal Music GroupAndrea Bocelli, the Italian tenor, has today announced an exclusive and expanded global recording agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG). Bocelli is signing a new long-term multi-album …

7th October: Orquestra de rua: the strings of the favela, Two Gramophone Awards to Germany, Rishi Sunak on struggling musicians

Wednesday 7th October '20

Orquestra de rua : les cordes de la favelaAu Brésil, quatre jeunes musiciens issus d’une favela s’emploient à démocratiser la musique dans les quartiers défavorisés. Avec leur quatuor, ils possèdent deux casquettes, musiciens de rues …

29th May: Ivors Composer Award submissions open, German theatres write to Merkel, Orchestre national de France deprived of music director, Philadelphia Orchestra gives Penn hospital new soundtrack

Friday 29th May '20

Ivors Academy opens submissions for 2020 Composer AwardsThe Ivors Academy has opened entries for The Ivors Composer Awards.Sponsored by PRS for Music, The Ivors Composer Awards sees the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards to …

June 7th: WFIMC and IDAGIO announce new partnership, a symphony has been written to help cure cancer, and Philadelphia Orchestra receive $55 million donation

Friday 7th June '19

WFIMC and IDAGIO announce new partnershipThe World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) has signed a principal partnership with classical music streaming service IDAGIO.The partnership was agreed upon by IDAGIO founder and CEO Till Janczukowicz, …

12th February: Jess Gillam pens Guardian letter, China International Music Competition announces 22 competitors, Steven Sloane appointed Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday 12th February '19

‘Music is absolutely essential to our existence’: saxophonist Jess Gillam Jess Gillam is one of the most exciting young musicians of today. Last year she became the first ever saxophonist to sign a record deal with …

27th March: Philadelphia Orchestra announces new leader Matías Tarnopolsky, Bill Murray is bringing his classical music show to UK and Catholic Church (Germany) quits GEMA-contract.

Tuesday 27th March '18

In today's news: Bill Murray is bringing his classical music shows to the UK, Decca's Rebecca Allen on the Classic BRITs comeback, Ruth Mackenzie named chair of Arts Council England's London area council, Philadelphia Orchestra …

25th August: new da Vinci instrument, Spotify and Warner sign licensing deal

Friday 25th August '17

In today's news: 3 reasons why you should be excited for Rattle’s return, Leading musicians protest St Sepulchre’s ban on secular bookings, and Spotify and Warner sign multi-year licensing deal. Orchestra from Schwerin wins Youth …

24th February: Spotify ventures towards publishing own content, Joshua Bell to team with Sony

Friday 24th February '17

In today's news, Joshua Bell is teaming up with Sony Playstation to launch a brand new virtual reality music experience, and an interview with German soprano Simone Kermes, and an exhibition on Siegfried Wagner and …

12th October: Light’s retirement, results of 2016 Santa Cecilia & Pendle Young Musicians’ Bursary 2016

Wednesday 12th October '16

Classical News In today's classical news, violinist Herbert Light has retired from Philadelphia Orchestra, after 56 years with the ensemble. Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and Associazione Nazionale Liuteria Artistica Italiana announced the results of the 2016 Santa …

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