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Friday 24 March 2017

9:29AM GMT (1 day, 6 hours ago)

Australia’s first Orchestral Performance master’s degree launches at University of Melbourne with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The very first qualification of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, the two-year degree has been developed to provide future generations of performing musicians greater employment opportunities both nationally and internationally. | read article...

12:42AM GMT (1 day, 14 hours ago)

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

Nearly two years after it was stolen from a Paris home, a violin worth 300,000 euros (S$452,437.25), found in Serbia, will soon be back with its owner after it was handed over to French authorities in Belgrade... | read article...

Thursday 23 March 2017

11:11AM GMT (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Ahead of Hong Kong concert, pianist Stephen Hough talks about the music that saved him as a teenager

After Hough was mugged when he was 12, his life went a little off the rails – until a teacher directed him towards an Elgar work that helped him reconnect with music... | read article...

11:08AM GMT (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Musician accuses conductor Urbanski, ISO of age discrimination

During a rehearsal for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in November 2015, principal bassoonist John Wetherill stopped playing his instrument. | read article...

11:04AM GMT (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Bay Area: Longtime symphony exec leaving post

Brent Assink is the longtime San Francisco Symphony executive director who is stepping down in March. | read article...

11:03AM GMT (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Le théâtre du Capitole annule sa représentation car le ténor se trouve en garde à vue

La dernière représentation de « Ernani », l’opéra de Verdi a été annulé mardi au Capitole. Le ténor s’expliquait pour des violences sur une femme face aux policiers. L’artiste a été condamné. | read article...

11:00AM GMT (2 days, 4 hours ago)

How the LA Phil Can Stay on Top of the Orchestra World

What the L.A. Phil needs is continuity, not change. The orchestra was already a singular, potent institution when Borda arrived: her contribution was to understand its nature and move it forward. | read article...

Wednesday 22 March 2017

8:31AM GMT (3 days, 7 hours ago)

Thailand's blind children's orchestra

The Thai Blind Orchestra is made up of young musicians and is run by a man whose daytime job is managing an elephant conservation centre. | read article...

Tuesday 21 March 2017

6:49PM GMT (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Instruments, awards and manuscripts belonging to celebrated composer Sir Malcolm Arnold to go under the hammer

Instruments, awards and manuscripts belonging to celebrated composer Sir Malcolm Arnold to go under the hammerNorfolk Eastern Daily PressInstruments, awards, manuscripts and other items belonging to composer Sir Malcolm Arnold will go under the hammer at the Assembly House in Norwich on April 6. ... | read article...

4:20PM GMT (3 days, 23 hours ago)

Queen Elisabeth Music Competition 2017 names 70 cello candidates

This year's Queen Elisabeth contest is the first to be dedicated to the cello – the fourth instrument to be included in the annual contest, which up to this point has covered violin, piano and voice in a three-year cycle. | read article...

9:58AM GMT (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Iva Casian Lakos and Eric Tinkerhess play a traditional Macedonian love song

Jovano, Jovanke, adapted from an arrangement by Giovanni Sollima and Monika Leskovar. | read article...

9:40AM GMT (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Diese Musiker spenden ihre Gagen dem Leipziger Flüchtlingsrat!

Bei einem Benefizkonzert im Gewandhaus verzichteten am Samstag sowohl das Orchester, als auch die Star-Geigerin Anne-Sophie Mutter (53) und Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt (89) auf ihre Gagen. | read article...

9:38AM GMT (4 days, 5 hours ago)

Curtis Institute of Music Partners with Preservica to Make Over 90 Years of Musical Artistry Available On-Demand

The halls of the Curtis Institute of Music are certainly alive with the sound of gifted young performers, but these days Curtis is putting digital preservation top of the agenda to ensure that their art will be available on-demand and preserved indefinitely. | read article...

9:38AM GMT (4 days, 5 hours ago)

The Jessye Norman 'White Gates' Collection

The famed opera and concert singer Jessye Norman is moving from her gracious country home, White Gates, and Doyle is honored to offer the contents of this special property at auction. | read article...

Monday 20 March 2017

4:11PM GMT (4 days, 23 hours ago)

Malta International Violin Making Competition 2017 names winners

Run by the Central Academy of Arts, the contest received 61 separate instrument and bow entries this year, while makers hailed from nine different countries. Representatives of China headed the field with 23 makers, followed by Italy, Japan, South Korea, UK, US, Sweden/France, Czech Republic and Cyprus. | read article...

1:10PM GMT (5 days, 2 hours ago)

Violinist Nathan Meltzer, aged 16, wins Windsor Festival International String Competition

2017’s youngest finalist, Meltzer wins a £5,000 cash award, a fine contemporary bow from Bishop Instruments and Bows, a solo recording on Champs Hill Records and performance opportunities... | read article...

9:18AM GMT (5 days, 6 hours ago)

How musical is Roger Federer? Watch this…

The timing is, as you’d expect, exquisite. | read article...

Sunday 19 March 2017

12:05AM GMT (6 days, 15 hours ago)

Musicians must keep Britain in tune with EU after Brexit, says Ashkenazy

Many British classical musicians expect Brexit to set up new travel barriers and present fresh difficulties for orchestras receiving EU funding. | read article...

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Andrew Bennet
General Manager
Orquestra Nacional do Porto

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