9th January: Philharmonia anniversary in Japan, Ernst von Siemens Stiftung launches new prize, Salzburg Festival

Thursday 9th January '20

Philharmonia marks 75th anniversary in JapanKicking off celebrations for its 75th anniversary year this month, the Philharmonia Orchestra is taking up residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre as part of a five-concert Japan tour, supported …

20th December: Simone Young at SSO, Deutscher Bühnenverein becomes a member of Deutscher Musikrat, Tugan Sokhiev stays in Toulouse

Friday 20th December '19

Simone Young takes top job in SydneySydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has hired one of its own as its next chief conductor: Simone Young. Born in Sydney, she will return to her hometown and take up …

5th September: Soundfestival finale threatened by Brexit say organisers, Three emerging composers selected for ricordilab, The Orchestre de Paris reopens its doors

Thursday 5th September '19

Soundfestival finale threatened by Brexit, say organisersThe organisers of Scotland’s soundfestival have stated that the festival’s finale weekend is under threat, following a Government debate on artist visas post Brexit. During the debate, Home Office …

15th May: Guardian live-streams I Fagiolini’s Betryal, the Telegraph guide to Glyndebourne 2015 and restructure at Proper Music Distribution

Friday 15th May '15

Classical News In today's news the Guardian will be live-streaming tonight's performance of I Fagiolini's Betrayal and the Telegraph have provided their expert guide on what to eat, drink and wear to Glyndebourne. Proper Music Distribution, which …

8th October: Spotify’s UK revunues rose 42% in 2013, #LoveBBCMusic: the future of music on the BBC and Tugan Sokhiev resigns from Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Wednesday 8th October '14

GuardianSpotify's UK revenues rose 42% in 2013 as music service turned a profitStreaming firm’s UK income up to £131m as it turns 2012’s £11m loss into a £2.6m profit in 2013Jarvis Cocker’s slumber partyChronic insomniac …

27th January: Boy with no arms plays trumpet, Classical Grammy Award winners, and challenging ‘fat lady sings’ parody

Monday 27th January '14

BBC NewsOrchestras 'still hostile to women'Although there are hundreds of female musicians, very few orchestras have female directors and conductorsLimelight MagazineClassical Grammy Awards 2014Australian Chamber Orchestra and Dawn Upshaw head the impressive list of this …

22nd January: Tugan Sokhiev takes up Bolshoi post, Lark Ascending soundtracks controversial Coronation Street death,& does sex sell in the classical music industry?

Wednesday 22nd January '14

Classic FMLark Ascending soundtracks controversial Coronation Street deathThe scene, in which Hayley (played by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh) ends her own struggle with pancreatic cancer by mixing a lethal cocktail of medicine, ended with her on-screen …

16th January: King Kong the Musical, Classical Final Fantasy and a Search for Young Composers

Wednesday 16th January '13

GramophoneDeutsches-Symphonie Orchester performs Prokofiev's Ivan the Terrible with new narrationLive concert recording, conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, will be released on the Audite labelThe Guardian Final Fantasy given classical twist Palais des Congrès de Paris the venue for …