4th January: Igor Levit wins 2018 Gilmore Artist Award, Digital streaming becomes the biggest contributor to UK music sales for 2 decades, Founder of the Juilliard String Quartet, Robbert Mann has passed away at age 97

Thursday 4th January '18

In today’s news: Igor Levit wins the Gilmore Award. Robert Mann has died. Christoph von Dohnányi will take over a new Salome Production at the Berlin Staatsoper. A new electronic organ is being installed at …

18th May: Itzhak Perlman joins ‘bathroom law’ protest & flashmob orchestra fills shopping mall

Wednesday 18th May '16

Classical News In our news today, Itzhak Perlman pulls out of North Carolina concert over discriminatory transgender ‘bathroom law’, Members of the German Symphony Orchestra have been joined by more than 900 amateur musicians in a spontaneous concert …

13th May: Kah Chun Wong wins Mahler Competition, campaign to save EUYO & potential hit for Scottish Opera

Friday 13th May '16

Classical News In our news today, Kah Chun Wong wins the Bamberg Symphony’s Mahler Conducting Competition, a campaign has been launched to save the European Union Youth Orchestra and Scottish Opera might have a hit with …

5th May: Opera singer performs during scan, NHS choir signs film deal & Glastonbury honours Bowie and Prince

Thursday 5th May '16

Classical News In today's news, a video of an opera singer performing during a scan revealed, NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to the UK's Christmas number one spot in 2015 signs film deal & Glastonbury's …

17th September: Female composers ‘no good’, Figaro plot too complex and classical music’s most influential Londoners

Thursday 17th September '15

Classical News In today’s news, The Spectator argues that female composers have been left off the syllabus because they’re no good, and the Evening Standard lists classical music's most influential Londoners in 2015. Also, The Strad …

30th July: Europe’s largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, music teachers’ zero-hours contracts, why symphony orchestras will survive

Thursday 30th July '15

Classical News In today's news, Europe’s largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ is revived, music teachers' zero-hours contracts may prevent children from learning an instrument and why symphony orchestras are expected to survive indefinitely. The Telegraph Europe’s largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe …

26th June: Nicholas McCarthy signs to Warner Classics, works hated by their own composers, mixing Brahms and Radiohead

Friday 26th June '15

Classical News In today's news, the Borodin Quartet continue the excavation of Shostakovich's music, The Guardian explores classical works hated by their own composers and question what would happen if we mixed Brahms and Radiohead. Also, Nicholas …

12th June: Daniel Harding new conductor of Orchestre de Paris, Bayreuth Wagner Festival turns into a soap opera, dressing up for opera is not elitist

Friday 12th June '15

Classical News In today's news, Daniel Harding is named the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris, the Bayreuth Wagner Festival is becoming more of a soap opera than a classical opera and the Spectator …

Publicly funded arts organisations: Should they be more inclusive?

Wednesday 11th June '14

Harriet Harman has made a speech criticising publicly funded arts organisations for not being inclusive enough. Having attended a concert at The Royal Opera House, the shadow culture secretary was quoted as saying that the …

22nd May: Cellist plays on Ben Nevis, Gerald Finley to climb Kilimanjaro for Help Musicians UK & editor of The Spectator talks about the Suzuki method

Thursday 22nd May '14

Edinburgh Evening News Cellist plays atop Ben Nevis for late husband An Edinburgh cellist has delivered a soaring musical tribute to her late husband by performing a specially-composed piece of music at the top of Ben Nevis. The …