21st June: Clapping is Contagious!

Friday 21st June 2013

The Guardian

Cardiff Singer of the World: is a beautiful voice enough?

As the 30th Cardiff Singer of the World competition nears its climax, we ask the experts what it takes to triumph


South African Pumeza Matshikiza signs to Decca Classics

The soprano’s debut album will chart her journey from Cape Town to Europe

Classic Fm

Lighthouse and orchestra of ships to premiere new piece

Marking the demise of the land-based foghorn, a brass band accompanied by an orchestra of ships and a lighthouse will perform a special requiem tomorrow.

The Telegraph

Apollo and Dionysus at Mansion House

Ivan Hewett analyses the ancient fight between Dionysus and Apollo which will be represented in miniature in a concert later this month.


Yamaha Announces Winners of 2013 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition

Eleven winners to attend weekend at Ball State University.

BBC Classical Music 

New study says clapping is contagious

A study suggests applause has little relation to the quality of a performance

Der Tagesspiegel

Fiedeln im Freien

Heute ist Sommeranfang – und Fête de la Musique. An jeder Ecke wird gespielt und gesungen. Die ganz normalen Straßenmusiker wissen, wie man das Publikum begeistert. Wir haben ein paar getroffen.