National Youth Choirs of Great Britain announces audition details, First Virtual Reality Project with the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Dan Ettinger, next “Direttore Musicale” of the Teatro San Carlo

Wednesday 30th June '21

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain announces audition detailsThe National Youth Choirs of Great Britain has announced the details for its annual auditions, which will open for booking on 7 September at midday, and close …

1st February: UK National Opera announces rollout of breathing programme, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania increases support for theatre renovation, Culturebox, an ephemeral channel of France Télévisions

Monday 1st February '21

English National Opera announces rollout of breathing programme to help people recovering from COVID-19The English National Opera begins the UK-wide rollout of ENO Breathe, a new prescribed programme of singing, breathing and wellbeing, designed to help …

22nd December: Esa-Pekka Salonen awarded knighthood, Federal government awards grants for classical music, A Christmas on antidepressants for classical music

Tuesday 22nd December '20

Esa-Pekka Salonen awarded honorary knighthoodConductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has been awarded an honorary knighthood by the UK, for services to music and to UK-Finland relations.Salonen is his final season as the Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and …

3rd December: Updated guidance for UK musicians, Paris Opera announces new schedule, Milan’s Scala loses 26 million euros

Thursday 3rd December '20

Updated guidance for musicians and music teachers in EnglandAs England emerges from its second lockdown into an updated three-tier system of regulations, the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has published new guidance for performers and …

18th November: Laurence Cummings is new director for AAM, First woman honored with Bach Medal, Twelve finalists for the Basel competition

Wednesday 18th November '20

Academy of Ancient Music appoints Laurence Cummings as new music directorThe Academy of Ancient Music has announced Laurence Cummings as its new music director, effective from the 2021/22 season.Conductor and harpsichordist Laurence Cummings has previously …

13th November: MP causes backlash with north-south stereotypes, Newly discovered Mozart piece to open festival, Vladimir Urin calls for the closure of Moscow Bolshoi

Friday 13th November '20

Backlash over ‘disappointing stereotypes’ as MP says northerners like football, southerners prefer balletA conservative MP has come under fire for suggesting people in the north of England prefer football, while those in the south enjoy opera and ballet.Jake …

22nd October: UK Music diversity taskforce calls to dump BAME acronym, Difficult start for conservatoires, A forest for Bach

Thursday 22nd October '20

UK Music diversity taskforce calls on industry to dump 'outdated and offensive' BAME acronymIn an official press release, UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce said that – following wide-ranging discussions across the music industry and after holding a …

13th October: Government scraps controversial campaign, UNiSSON’s solidarity concert for lyric artists, Donaueschingen Music Days 2020 cancelled

Tuesday 13th October '20

Government scraps controversial campaign that suggested ballet dancers ‘rethink’ and ‘reskill’The UK government has removed an advert that was seen by many as dismissing and diminishing dreams of careers in the arts. On Monday, the …

20th August: UK ‘risks exodus of talent’ from creative sector due to coronavirus, Federal government supports music organizers, Roselyne Bachelot in favour of ending distancing in concert halls

Thursday 20th August '20

UK 'risks exodus of talent' from creative sector due to coronavirusThe UK risks an exodus of talent from its creative sector, leading arts organisations and industry bodies have warned, as they call on the chancellor …

6th July: Arts venues welcome £1.57bn government support, Winners of the sixth Mahler Competition announced, Ennio Morricone died at the age of 91

Monday 6th July '20

Coronavirus: Arts venues welcome £1.57bn government supportThe government has unveiled a £1.57bn support package to help protect the futures of UK theatres, galleries, museums and other cultural venues.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told BBC Breakfast new …

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