The latest news for classical music professionals.
Friday 9 December 2016
10:28AM GMT (1 day, 17 hours ago)
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.
3:39AM GMT (2 days ago)
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.
Thursday 8 December 2016
12:04PM GMT (2 days, 16 hours ago)
Nottingham student Sheku Kanneh-Mason played an Amati cello made in 1610 lent to him by dealer and restorer Florian Leonhard Fine Violins...
8:05AM GMT (2 days, 20 hours ago)
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.
Wednesday 7 December 2016
11:21PM GMT (3 days, 4 hours ago)
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.
1:38PM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)
This is the Tromba Marina – an instrument that was popular in medieval and Renaissance Europe...
1:31PM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)
Of the recipients of this year’s British Composer Awards, 76% were first-time winners.
12:33AM GMT (4 days, 3 hours ago)
Like Santa's magic satchel, the Cleveland Orchestra's annual report for 2016 is a mixed bag.
Tuesday 6 December 2016
3:57PM GMT (4 days, 12 hours ago)
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.
1:40PM GMT (4 days, 14 hours ago)
"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.
12:42PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)
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...
12:40PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)
Women In Music 2016: The 100 Most Powerful Executives...
12:33AM GMT (5 days, 3 hours ago)
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.
Monday 5 December 2016
9:50AM GMT (5 days, 18 hours ago)
Sir George Bain is stepping down as chairman of the Ulster Orchestra after five years in the post...
9:04AM GMT (5 days, 19 hours ago)
One of Europe's finest orchestras, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, have a new musical home - the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp.
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