5th November: Verbier Festival 2021 as before, Toks Dada – Southbank Centre head of classical music, Music stand against corona

Thursday 5th November '20

Martin Engstroem: «L'été prochain, il y aura un festival de Verbier comme avant»La nouvelle a un air surréaliste. Alors que tous les événements culturels se mettent en berne au fil du développement des mesures sanitaires, …

4th February: Birthday concert for George Benjamin, Konstanzer Philharmonie looking for new chief conductor, Peter Serkin has passed

Tuesday 4th February '20

Philharmonia presents 60th birthday concert for George BenjaminThe Philharmonia Orchestra is celebrating the 60th birthday of British composer and conductor George Benjamin on 5 March 2020 with a concert at London’s Southbank Centre, conducted by …

28th October: Madani Younis to step down as creative director of Southbank Centre, One Media appoints Alice Dyson-Jones and Steve Gunning to board, Anna El-Khashem and Long Long win New Voice Contest

Monday 28th October '19

Madani Younis to step down as creative director of Southbank CentreAfter only a short stint in the key role at Southbank Centre – less than a year – Madani Younis has resigned as creative director …

WildKat announces the opening of its USA offices

Monday 26th August '19

We are delighted to today announce the opening of our new offices in New York and Los Angeles, along with two new WildKat appointments.A warm welcome goes out to Liza Prijatel Thors and Tim McKeough, …

29th July: New LPO Appointment, New Youth Orchestra, Anna Netrebko success

Monday 29th July '19

LPO appoints Edward Gardner as principal conductorThe London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) has appointed Edward Gardner as its next principal conductor, succeeding Vladmir Jurowski.  Gardner will become the orchestra’s first British principal conductor since the late 1960s …

26th June: Tchaikovsky Competition Finalists Announced! PRS Foundation Keychange Pledge, Mariss Jansons Cancellation

Wednesday 26th June '19

Tchaikovsky Competition 2019 Piano Finalists Announced! The finalists of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition have been revealed. The mostly hotly viewed category, the piano, once again had a surprise up its sleeve. Instead of a final …

24th June: Andrei Kymach wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, classical music gets lost in metadata and Blind gehört Live returns

Monday 24th June '19

Andrei Kymach wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 Baritone Andrei Kymach, from Ukraine, was announced as the winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 on Saturday 22 June.During the final round held …

22nd May: Santtu-Matias Rouvali named Philharmonia principal conductor, Marcus Farnsworth to lead vocal department at Chetham’s, and digitalisation of Wagner manuscripts

Wednesday 22nd May '19

Santtu-Matias Rouvali named for Philharmonia top job and extends Gothenburg role The Philharmonia Orchestra has named its Principal Guest Conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, the 33-year-old Finnish Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony and Tampere Philharmonic orchestras, as …

5th March: Scala Radio launches, Competitors for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

Tuesday 5th March '19

New classical station Scala Radio launches with Simon Mayo Yesterday marked the biggest launch in UK classical music radio in nearly thirty years as Scala Radio began broadcasting at 10am, Monday 4th March.Simon Mayo’s was the …

18th February: Free tickets for classical newcomers, Nikola Hillebrand and Johannes Martin Kränzle win prizes

Monday 18th February '19

First-time concert-goers to get star treatment at the Southbank The Southbank Centre announced a new project today, in which newcomers to classical music will be able to attend a concert accompanied by a leading musician or …

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