Todd Mason to release debut album featuring his Violin Concerto, performed by Tosca Opdam

Thursday 28th September '23

Composer Todd Mason provides his response to the 21st century Violin Concerto in this new recording that harnesses the technical skill of the soloist and orchestraAmerican composer Todd Mason brings us his new Violin Concerto …

7th April: New York Philharmonic announces accelerated reopening of concert hall, 100.000 euro grant to cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, At 9 years old Himari Yoshimura is already a star

Wednesday 7th April '21

New York Philharmonic announces accelerated reopening of concert hallLincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic have announced that the renovation of the David Geffen Hall, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien …

13th January: Young Conducting Scholars for Sing for Pleasure, No performances in Weimar until 28 February, Hilary Hahn and the world of culture in slow motion

Wednesday 13th January '21

Sing for Pleasure announces 2021 Young Conducting ScholarsChoral charity Sing for Pleasure (SfP) has announced the four scholarship recipients for its 2021 Young Conductors’ Programme.The four scholars (pictured l-r above) are:Ailsa Campbell, a freelance musician …

23rd December: Steinway unveils Black Masterpiece Limited Edition, Mozartwoche 2021 to be moved online, FBI seeks 1710 Amati violin

Wednesday 23rd December '20

Steinway unveils Black Masterpiece Limited EditionSteinway & Sons has launched a new Limited Edition grand piano to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Steinway Crown Jewels collection.The new ‘Black Masterpiece’ grands have been crafted in …

16th July: Hong Kong tutor found guilty of acting as an agent for a dealer, Musikfest Berlin defies Corona with Beethoven’s work, Aziz Shokhakimov appointed Musical and Artistic Director of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, When Marian Anderson Defied the Nazis

Thursday 16th July '20

Hong Kong tutor found guilty of acting as an agent for a dealerThe Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal has upheld a ruling against a violin tutor who took a commission from a violin dealer …

2nd July: Music for Youth addresses board diversity, Siemens Music Foundation supports music students, Violinist Ida Handel died at the age of 91

Thursday 2nd July '20

Music for Youth addresses board diversityNational music charity Music for Youth is making changes to its governance with the aim of addressing racial and gender imbalances. The charity has named four new members of its board, …

20th March: Violinist Christian Li becomes youngest ever Decca Classics signing, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra resumes concerts, New York’s Metropolitan Opera cancels season

Friday 20th March '20

Violinist Christian Li becomes youngest ever Decca Classics signingDecca Classics has today announced its youngest ever signing, 12-year old Australian-Chinese violinist Christian Li. Li first picked up a violin aged five, before coming to international …

16th December: Simon Streatfeild passes away, Anti-Semitic musicians go to Halle, José Carreras extends tour

Monday 16th December '19

Violist and conductor Simon Streatfeild has diedThe violist and conductor Simon Streatfeild, formerly principal viola of the LSO and a founder, with Neville Marriner, of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, has died. …

3rd December: André Rieu donation, Beethoven Year, French cultural industries

Tuesday 3rd December '19

André Rieu donates £360k to provide music lessons for 1,000 childrenAndré Rieu has donated €425,000 (£360,000) to provide music lessons for 1,000 children living in his hometown in the Netherlands. The Dutch violinist and conductor …

27th May: Stella Chen wins Queen Elisabeth Competition, Garsington Opera announces 2020 season and Professors of the Hanns-Eisler-Musikhochschule dismayed over deselection of the rector

Monday 27th May '19

Stella Chen Awarded 1st Prize at Brussel’s Queen Elisabeth Competition26-year old Stella Chen from the United States has just been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – in Brussels, Belgium.A …

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