20th May: How Beyoncé’s violinist is tearing up the classical rulebook, Austria’s culture is booming, Opéra du Rhin and its 2021-2022 season

Thursday 20th May '21

Ezinma: How Beyoncé's violinist is tearing up the classical rulebookGrowing up, violin prodigy Meredith Ezinma Ramsay hated her middle name."I was so embarrassed by it," she says. "I was like, 'Why couldn't you have called …

13th April: Wigmore Hall announces re-opening, Anne-Sophie Mutter to be new President of German Cancer Aid, An open letter to Macron from show business union

Tuesday 13th April '21

Wigmore Hall announces re-opening festival starting May 17Wigmore Hall is to re-open to the public on May 17, following the next stage in relaxing restrictions in England taking effect.The renowned London venue has resounded to …

3rd March: Yuval Waldman dies aged 74, Appeal of the German Stage Association, Adrien La Marca recounts his 21 days in quarantine

Wednesday 3rd March '21

Violinist and conductor Yuval Waldman dies aged 74Russian–Israeli violinist and conductor Yuval Waldman died on 1 February at the age of 74. An enterprising musician, tutor and co-founder of numerous festivals, he was noted for …

London Mozart Players launches Piano Explored 2021, German Record Critics’ Prize: The list has been published, Violinist Hilary Hahn rubs shoulders with artificial intelligence

Monday 15th February '21

London Mozart Players launches Piano Explored 2021 with Howard ShelleyHoward Shelley unearths some unusual specimens of the piano concerto repertoire in his latest Piano Explored series with the London Mozart PlayersMusic lovers are all feeling …

8th February: Renowned violinist ordered by court to pay ex-pupil, Step-by-step-plan to get culture out of lockdown, Death of Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera

Monday 8th February '21

Renowned violinist ordered by court to pay ex-pupil in £80k Landolfi violin disputeA music teacher has won a court battle against her former violin professor, over an 18th-century Landolfi violin she sold him in 2016.As a student …

WildKat welcomes Aparté!

Thursday 29th October '20

A classical French label that places perfection at the centre!The creation of Nicolas Bartholomée's classical French label, Aparté was driven by a profound desire to raise the standards of recording and sound processing, in a …

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, …

27th March: German violinist Mutter tests positive for coronavirus, Violinist Wolfgang Marschner dead at 93, Bolshoi is going to broadcast its best shows

Friday 27th March '20

German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter tests positive for coronavirusThe star violinist revealed her diagnosis in a Facebook video, saying “it’s a difficult situation for any artist, but better times will come”.German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has tested …

17th December: Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, Baden-Württemberg Cultural Award, Philippe Entremont have his hologram

Tuesday 17th December '19

Applications open for Donatella Flick LSO Conducting CompetitionApplications have opened for the 16th Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, which takes place from 27 February – 1 March 2021. The winner receives £15,000 and becomes assistant …

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. …

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