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Friday 9 December 2016

10:28AM GMT (1 day, 17 hours ago)

Daniel Barenboim opens Berlin music academy for Middle East students

Daniel Barenboim has called it an “experiment in utopia”, a project that marks the culmination of the leading musician and conductor’s life’s work in bringing together musicians from the Middle East. | read article...

3:39AM GMT (2 days ago)

20 years later, India's only opera house reopens

The Royal Opera House was built in a Baroque style complete with Italian balustrades, marble statues, crystal chandeliers and a gold ceiling. It was inaugurated by Britain's King George V in 1911 and completed in 1916. | read article...

Thursday 8 December 2016

12:04PM GMT (2 days, 16 hours ago)

Seventeen-year-old Nottingham student gifted rare cello worth around half a million pounds

Nottingham student Sheku Kanneh-Mason played an Amati cello made in 1610 lent to him by dealer and restorer Florian Leonhard Fine Violins... | read article...

8:05AM GMT (2 days, 20 hours ago)

Northern Ireland Opera appoints new Artistic Director

Following an extensive recruitment process attracting applications from across the world, Northern Ireland Opera is delighted to announce opera and theatre director Walter Sutcliffe as its new Artistic Director. | read article...

Wednesday 7 December 2016

11:21PM GMT (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Orchestra Wellington Appoints New Concertmaster

Orchestra Wellington Music Director Marc Taddei says Hall is a major young star in New Zealand's musical life, and one whose gifts have already brought her international acclaim. | read article...

1:38PM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)

This instrument is the musical love-child of a double bass and a trumpet

This is the Tromba Marina – an instrument that was popular in medieval and Renaissance Europe... | read article...

1:31PM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)

British Composer Awards 2016: winners revealed

Of the recipients of this year’s British Composer Awards, 76% were first-time winners. | read article...

12:33AM GMT (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Cleveland Orchestra reports deficit and decline in endowment, strong attendance and fundraising

Like Santa's magic satchel, the Cleveland Orchestra's annual report for 2016 is a mixed bag. | read article...

Tuesday 6 December 2016

3:57PM GMT (4 days, 12 hours ago)

Independent thinking: can music shops survive on today's high street?

Small retailers everywhere are struggling to compete with online competition. But one classical music store in north London is surviving - and even thrivingThree years ago Ian Rosenblatt went into his local music shop in Muswell Hill, north London. | read article...

1:40PM GMT (4 days, 14 hours ago)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra names new CEO, from Grand Rapids Symphony

"I will never forget hearing the extraordinary Baltimore Symphony live for the first time in June," Kjome, 49, said, referring to a concert given at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall during the League of American Orchestras' conference in Baltimore. | read article...

12:42PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)

The first woman principal trombone?

We have been informed of the death last weekend, aged 92, of Maisie Ringham Wiggins, principal trombone of the Halle Orchestra from 1946 to 1956, an era when women were seldom seen in brass sections, let alone on trombone... | read article...

12:40PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Women in Music 2016

Women In Music 2016: The 100 Most Powerful Executives... | read article...

12:33AM GMT (5 days, 3 hours ago)

Top Hong Kong Philharmonic official blasts city for asking Berlin Philharmonic to play at SAR's 20th anniversary

Michael MacLeod, chief executive of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011, urged the government to realise its company of professional musicians are as capable as Berlin’s. “This Special Administrative Region needs to wake up,” MacLeod said in an exclusive interview with the Post. | read article...

Monday 5 December 2016

9:50AM GMT (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Sir George Bain, man who helped rescue Ulster Orchestra, quits role

Sir George Bain is stepping down as chairman of the Ulster Orchestra after five years in the post... | read article...

9:04AM GMT (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Introducing the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp and what makes it very special

One of Europe's finest orchestras, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, have a new musical home - the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp. | read article...

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