February 5th – February 11th: The Benedetti Foundation’s Virtual Sessions, Sir Simon Rattle Receives High Order of Merit in Germany, Riccardo Muti on the Rise of Women in the Conducting World, Study Reveals 10 Million Arts Sector Jobs Lost

Friday 11th February '22

Star-studded String Line-up For Benedetti Foundation’s Half Term SessionsThe Benedetti Foundation’s Virtual Sessions return for the first time in 2022 with Building Foundations: Exploring the Physicality and Psychology of Playing. From 12 to 18 February, …

Nov 14 – Nov 19: Kathleen Ferrier Awards Winners Announced, Ariane Matiakh to become music director of Württemberg Philharmonic, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Aims to Become ‘Festival Laboratory’, Boston Symphony Orchestra Musicians To Donate To Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Friday 19th November '21

Winners Announced For The Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2021The awards, hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter, Martin Handley, saw first prize given to Hugh Cutting, with the second prize awarded to Laura Peresivana.This year’s first prize …

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 …

Sheku Kanneh-Mason to Auction off Private Concert, Leipzig Opera with a new artistic direction, Musical influence across the world: France ranks third!

Monday 1st March '21

Sheku Kanneh-Mason to Auction off Private ConcertThe winner will be able to bring up to nine guests to the 30-minute virtual event.The auction is part of a two-week celebration highlighting the important work of Music Masters' Ambassadors …

US Black History Month: Contemporary artists to celebrate this February

Monday 22nd February '21

Celebrating Contemporary ArtistsThis 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 …

2nd November: New Documentary about Diversity in Classical Music, The classic still ready to reinvent itself, Grütters demands generous aid

Monday 2nd November '20

New British Documentary to Explore Racial Diversity in Classical MusicBritain’s BBC Four television network has today announced the upcoming release of a new 60 minute documentary, entitled ‘Young, Gifted and Classical’ – which will explore …

9th October: Lambeth Black History Month events, Würzburg Bach Festival cancelled, In Tours, the Autumn Concerts start tomorrow!

Friday 9th October '20

Lambeth Black History Month events, 1st October – 19th October 2020For countless generations, people of African and Caribbean descent have been shaping the UK’s story, and Black History Month provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate …

29th September: BBC launches Experience Classical, Opéra-Comique cancelled Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Wiesbaden State Theatre reopens

Tuesday 29th September '20

BBC launches Experience ClassicalRadio 3 and BBC Archive are has launched Experience Classical - a digital experience that aims to provide  a new way to discover classical music through audio performances, programmes and podcasts.Launched with the …

21st January: Spotify Unveils New Playlists, ICMA Winners Announced, Ashkenazy retires

Tuesday 21st January '20

Spotify unveils two new classical playlistsSpotify has made two new playlist additions to its Classical hub: ‘Best of BAFTA: Scores and Soundtracks’ and ‘The Classical Takeover’.Ahead of this year’s awards taking place in February, the …

20th January: Sheku makes Chart History, CDU calls for cheaper theatre renovations, The Paris Opera organises Strike Concert

Monday 20th January '20

Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes chart history with UK Top 10Sheku Kanneh-Mason has become the first cellist ever to land a UK Top 10, and the first British instrumentalist in the Top 10 for over three decades …

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