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21st September: Eric Lu wins Leeds Piano, Spitalfields announce 2018 lineup

Friday 21st September '18

Friday #ClassicalNews Round Up US pianist Eric Lu wins top prize at Leeds competition The 19th Leeds piano competition was won on Saturday night by Eric Lu, a 20-year-old from Boston in the United States, whose sparkling and supremely …

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20th September: Classical Pianist replaces concert halls with the outdoors and Belgian oud player helps refugees preserve musical culture

Thursday 20th September '18

Today's Classical News Round-Up Belgian builds musical bridge across the Bosphorus Belgian musician Tristan Driessens found his inspiration and his calling east of the Bosphorus, becoming one of the West's few masters of the oud and of …

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17th August: Former El Sistema student released, refugee children perform with Joyce DiDonato

Thursday 17th August '17

In today's news: Protest violinist and former El Sistema student Wuilly Arteaga released from custody in Venezuela, and Joyce DiDonato performs with refugee children in Greece. Michael Haensel has died, Baltic Sea Philharmonic on tour, and "Bundesakkordeonorchester" receives …

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29th June: Guest lists and gigs help refugees, Barenboim on Brexit & Yo-Yo Ma movie

Wednesday 29th June '16

Classical News In our news today, pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim comments on Brexit, a new documentary about Yo-Yo Ma & Germany shows London how to raise money for charity through guest lists and gigs. Also, …

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4th March: Women composers and performers, Abbado’s musical estate to come to Berlin & Aribert Reimann’s 80th birthday

Friday 4th March '16

Classical News In today's news, BBC Music Magazine is looking forward to five performances of women composers and performers to celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March. Also, the Queen visiting the National Youth Orchestra, the …

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21st December: Kurt Masur dies, André Rieu spends £34m & LSO needs new home

Monday 21st December '15

Classical News In today's news, Kurt Masur, the music director emeritus of the New York Philharmonic died aged 88, and André Rieu spends £34m on fountains, ice rinks and gold carriages. Also, BBC Radio 3 will kick-start 2016 with …

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The Vienna Philharmonic offers humanitarian hope

Tuesday 1st December '15

On Friday, the Vienna Philharmonic announced that it’s crowdfunding campaign has raised an astonishing €10, 000, towards a home for asylum seekers, which it bought last month. There are still 54 days to go and …

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14th September: The greatest opera superstars of all time, ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner at BBC Proms, and ‘Queer pitch: is there such a thing?’

Monday 14th September '15

Classical News In today's news, Rolf Hind examines whether a composer's sexual identity can influence their music, and The Telegraph asks, 'are the Proms becoming too safe?' Also, The Guardian reports that a 'Refugees Welcome' banner joined …

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8th September: Jakub Hrusa at the Bamberg Symphony, Iván Fischer on EU’s policies, charity concert for refugees in Wien

Tuesday 8th September '15

Classical News In today's news, the Tagesspiegel announces Jakub Hrůša as the new Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony and Sinfini investigates the price of an opera education. Also a strike at the Opera de Paris …

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26th February: Outstanding Women of Scotland nominations, Stradivarius identification, and Malta Music protecting refugees

Wednesday 26th February '14

Classic FM OnlineNicola Benedetti and Evelyn Glennie among 'Outstanding Women of Scotland' nominations?The violinist and percussionist are among those suggested by the Saltire Society to gain the title in celebration of National Women's Day.The …

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