25th March: Geneva International Music Competition moves first part online, 1 in 5 play music in their free time in Germany, La Folle Journée de Nantes is postponed again

Thursday 25th March '21

Geneva International Music Competition moves first part online Following a deadline extension due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus, the Geneva International Music Competition (GIMC) has moved its first two rounds online. The competition, this year …

19th February: Research shows increased interest in orchestral music among young people, Ernst von Siemens Award, Grand Prix de la Culture for Eyvazov

Wednesday 19th February '20

RPO research shows increased interest in orchestral music among young people According to new research by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), 73% of British adults have an active relationship with orchestral music, rising to 83% of …

18th July: Under-dressed audience sent to H&M, conductor does karaoke

Tuesday 18th July '17

In today's news: La Scala ushers send under-dressed audience members to H&M, Philharmonia announces 2017/18 Composers' Academy intake, and new research finds that a third of musicians suffer from eating disorders. Lutenist launches crowd funding …

Diversity needed for Dynamism in the Arts

Wednesday 25th November '15

The findings of the Panic! survey published by Create this week painted a bleak picture as they confirmed what has already been suspected - that the arts are dominated by the middle class, as people …

5th November: Musicians’ hearing issues, BBC Store & Alice Cooper’s Peter and the Wolf

Thursday 5th November '15

Classical News In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports on a survey which reveals hearing issues amongst musicians, the BBC launches a store selling its TV broadcasts as digital downloads and CBS News explains how a …

7th January: Rare Beethoven manuscript for Auction, Guardian to raise cover price, and ‘H2Orchestra’ performance

Tuesday 7th January '14

New York Times A Page of Beethoven May Fetch More Than $200,000 A rare Beethoven manuscript — actually, a leaf from a late-period sketchbook that the composer apparently tore out and carried in his pocket while composing …