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The latest news for classical music professionals.

Saturday 23 July 2016

5:36AM GMT (1 day 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 (1 day 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

6:36PM GMT (1 day, 11 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 (1 day, 14 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 (2 days, 2 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 (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Folkwang trauert um Prof. Gunhild Ott

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

10:29PM GMT (2 days, 7 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 (2 days, 8 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 (3 days, 16 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 (4 days, 4 hours 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...

Tuesday 19 July 2016

11:07PM GMT (4 days, 6 hours ago)

Kansas City Symphony Receives Generous $2.7 Million Gift to Endow Assistant Conductor Position

The David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor is an important and influential role at the Symphony, leading all pops, family, holiday, special and Classics Uncorked concerts each season. | read article...

8:54PM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)

Why Classical Music is Making a Comeback

I'm often blown away at how many people have some kind of connection to classical music. | read article...

2:39PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Bolshoi denies reports John Berry is to join company's management team

Former ENO head, who left the beleaguered UK opera house last year, has not confirmed stories he is to be given a senior appointment at the Russian theatre... | read article...

2:20PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Violinist forced to withdraw from Proms appearance due to UK visa process

A violinist due to perform at the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall has fallen victim to the prolonged UK visa application process. Kazakhstan-born Anna Markova, who is based in Germany, was set to play... | read article...

9:35AM GMT (4 days, 20 hours ago)

Wagner veterans protest extreme Bayreuth security

Dr Derek Williams, former chair of the Wagner Society of Scotland, has written to the lairds of Bayreuth objecting to the extra discomfort they are inflicting on senior Wagnerites like himself by banning the use of cushions. | read article...

Monday 18 July 2016

8:29PM GMT (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Flutist Calls Whales With Music, Humpack Bumps Her on Paddle Board

Watch: Humpback Whale Bumps Paddleboarder Playing Flute in Half Moon Bay... | read article...

1:59PM GMT (5 days, 15 hours ago)

Two musicians played the theme from Star Wars outside John Williams’ house, and he popped out to meet them

Trumpeter Bryce Hayashi and flugel player Mickle Miller bravely took on one of the most famous film themes of all time: standing in the composer’s front garden. | read article...

1:55PM GMT (5 days, 15 hours ago)

How can playing an instrument improve my life?

Playing an instrument is such a fun and enjoyable hobby for many of us. But when I was much younger, the lessons I had left me feeling frustrated and I started to believe that playing an instrument was way too difficult. | read article...

9:18AM GMT (5 days, 20 hours ago)

Quit your job, become an... oboist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - 'Bourne this way (blog)

Ever wondered what it would be like playing with a major symphony orchestra? Ann Blackburn, a full-time oboe player with the MSO gives us an insider's perspective. | read article...

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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