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24th January: Nicola Benedetti launches educational videos, Gustavo Dudamel’s Walk of Fame Star, Ennio Morricone gives his last Berlin tour

Thursday 24th January '19

Nicola Benedetti launches new educational videos and Benedetti Foundation Violinist Nicola Benedetti has announced a new online series of educational videos aimed at young musicians. Starting on Tuesday 29 January, the first set of videos will …

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23rd January: Blind opera competition and Stradfest announced, acoustic dispute at Jonas Kaufmann concert

Wednesday 23rd January '19

Opera competition brings in blind auditions to tackle unconscious bias By Voice Alone is a new competition backed by the Royal Opera House and English National Opera, which seeks to eliminate unconscious bias in opera casting. Founded by mezzo-soprano Melanie Lodge, By Voice Alone aims …

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22nd January: New London concert hall plans, Simon Mayo launches new classical radio station

Tuesday 22nd January '19

Designs for £288m London concert hall unveiled in new animation A first look at the design for Square Mile’s £288m Centre of Music was revealed yesterday morning. The proposed new building contains a 2,000-seat concert hall and …

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21st January: New director for San Fran Phil, Royal Northern Sinfonia leader steps down

Monday 21st January '19

Richard Egarr named music director of San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Richard Egarr has been appointed music director of The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (PBO) in San Francisco. He succeeds Nicholas McGegan, who …

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