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Monday 25 July 2016

11:30PM GMT (2 hours, 6 minutes ago)

Crafted with love: Northern Ireland guitar makers take centre on world stage

Northern Ireland can punch above its weight in sport and entertainment, but it is also known on the world stage for its guitar makers. | read article...

7:31PM GMT (6 hours, 5 minutes ago)

‘The most important lesson I learned: you’re never ready, actually’ says top conductor

Antonello Manacorda was concert master under the legendary Claudio Abbado for 15 years – now he’s one of today’s most exciting conductors and will be on the podium at Glyndebourne to conduct Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict. We asked him what he learned from maestro Abbado and what advice he had for young musicians... | read article...

7:00AM GMT (18 hours, 36 minutes ago)

Facing the music: violinist Pekka Kuusisto

The Finnish musician on formative Eurovision experiences, wanting to play the ondes Martenot with Radiohead, and his plans to flood London with polka... | read article...

Sunday 24 July 2016

11:04AM GMT (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Oboe kerfuffle: Classical music review launches social media maelstrom

Normally a music review posted on a classical music website would not cause a blip on the media radar. | read article...

9:45AM GMT (1 day, 15 hours ago)

Kanyakumari — first woman violinist to get Sangita Kalanidhi award

he HinduA. Kanyakumari, an outstanding and versatile violinist, will get the Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy this year. | read article...

Saturday 23 July 2016

5:36AM GMT (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Security fears loom over Bayreuth opera fest

Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event. | read article...

5:19AM GMT (2 days, 20 hours ago)

The Met's principal trumpet on his long, long waits

David Krauss, principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera, opens up about the differences and difficulties of playing opera, as opposed to symphonies. | read article...

Friday 22 July 2016

7:38PM GMT (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Belgrade Philharmonic Announce New Chief Conductor

The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra has today announced the appointment of German conductor, Gabriel Feltz to the position of 'Chief Conductor'. | read article...

6:36PM GMT (3 days, 7 hours ago)

This two-string Erhu player is INCREDIBLE at Flight of the Bumblebee

Here’s an utterly virtuosic version of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, on an instrument you’ve almost certainly never heard play it. | read article...

3:05PM GMT (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Stem cell therapy gave my life back: violinist

It took a split second to pause Jasmine Trebse's life. A major tear to a tendon near her elbow tore away her passion and profession of playing the violin and she faced a future of chronic pain until a revolutionary stem cell technology... | read article...

2:52AM GMT (3 days, 22 hours ago)

3 subway stations to host free underground Mozart concerts

Friday's performances will kick off Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' annual Mostly Mozart Festival. | read article...

Thursday 21 July 2016

10:31PM GMT (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Folkwang trauert um Prof. Gunhild Ott

Ein Nachruf von Prof. Michael Niesemann und Prof. Malte Refardt... | read article...

10:29PM GMT (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Donald Trump punched his music teacher in the face as a child

Presidential candidate said his teacher 'didn't know anything about music'. | read article...

8:49PM GMT (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Why is new classical music left to wither and die?

It's that time of year when, for a brief moment, the world becomes aware that classical composers still exist. Many people think composing in the classical sense is one of those occupations that has simply vanished... | read article...

Wednesday 20 July 2016

1:31PM GMT (5 days, 12 hours ago)

Diversity of classical music industry to be explored in new BBC Four documentary

BBC Four has announced a new documentary exploring issues of diversity and access in classical music. | read article...

1:02AM GMT (6 days ago)

A strange forum for Irish composers whose noses are out of joint

Composer and guitarist Dave Flynn has now set about providing a forum for living composers whose noses are out of joint with the massive RTÉ/NCH 1916 centenary survey. | read article...

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