The Adam Mickiewicz Institute promotes Polish culture around the world and actively participates in international cultural exchange.
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Asterisk films seek to develop, support and finance ambitious or multi language projects with original viewpoints and international scope. Current productions include the feature documentary Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari directed by BAFTA winning filmmaker Gerry Fox.
Known throughout the classical world as the premier showcase for opera and concert singers on the brink of major international careers, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World has helped launch the careers of some of the biggest opera stars in the world.
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
Celebrating over 120 years of music-making of the highest order, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is a unique organisation.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Bryan Register has emerged as one of the most promising heldentenors of his generation, praised for the fresh, bright timbre of his voice and strong dramatic singing.
Dutch soprano Channa Malkin is known for her compelling musical personality and unbridled creativity. She excels in a broad repertoire, from Italian baroque opera to Sephardic chamber music. She releases her second solo album This is not a lullaby with immersive record label TRPTK on 7 May 2021.
Celebrated from its inception for championing new music, Cheltenham Music Festival boasts an outstanding reputation for high calibre performances, inventive programming and a growing schools and family strand, taking place in a range of first-class venues in the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham and across the Cotswolds.
Cheltenham Music Festival
The China International Music Competition, created by the China Conservatory of Music and Global Music Education League, has quickly established itself as one of the world’s most prestigious music competitions, with a first prize of $150,000 and international management.
China International Music Competition
Composer and saxophonist Christian Forshaw and soprano Grace Davidson release the album Historical Fiction together in 2021.
Christian Forshaw and Grace Davidson
The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world, known and loved by millions from its recordings, broadcasts and concert tours.
The Choir of St John’s, Cambridge
Following his First Prize win at The Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018, Eric Lu has cemented his place on the international stage. He made his BBC Proms debut in 2019, and is currently a member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme.
A phenomenal voice and talent in the tradition of the great Italian tenor voices, 27 year old British-Italian Freddie De Tommaso shot to prominence when he won the First Prize, the Placido Domingo Tenor Prize and the Verdi Prize at the 2018 Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona.
Freddie De Tommaso
The Mozartists / Classical Opera is one of the leading exponents of the music of Mozart and his contemporaries.
The Mozartists / Classical Opera
Often called the ‘Oscars of the Classical Music World’, the Gramophone Awards are the most significant honours bestowed in the classical record industry.
The South Korean soprano Hera Hyesang Park’s rising-star status is supported by a series of critically acclaimed performances everywhere from the Metropolitan Opera to the Glyndebourne Festival.
The Awards, founded by philanthropist Harry Hyman in 2012, aim to raise the profile of opera as an art form, to recognise and reward success in opera and to generate funds to provide bursaries for aspiring operatic talent from around the world.
International Opera Awards
The Ivors Composer Awards sees the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards to recognise creative excellence in classical, jazz, and sound arts.
The Ivors Composer Awards 2020
Jennifer Pike is a leading British violinist who is in demand as a soloist and recitalist all over the world.
For nearly 130 years, J & A Beare has built a deserved reputation as the world’s most respected violin dealer, expert and restorer. They dedicate themselves to the most important task of all: preserving our shared heritage of fine instruments for generations to come.
Founded in 1961 by Dame Fanny Waterman DBE DMus FRCM and Marion Thorpe CBE, the Leeds International Piano Competition is a leading event of British culture, celebrating and inspiring pianistic excellence and world-class musicianship.
The Leeds International Piano Competition
Dramatic soprano Lise Davidsen shot to prominence in summer 2015 when she was crowned winner of both the Operalia and the Queen Sonja competitions.
Founded in 1978 the London Handel Festival has been played a key role in the UK’s Handel revival and specialises in the performance of lesser-known works of the period.
London Handel Festival
One of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The London Piano Festival is a five-day Festival at Kings Place, founded in 2016 by co-Artistic Directors Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva.
London Piano Festival
Lucia Ronchetti is an Italian composer, who has been appointed as the director of the Biennale Musica in Venice from 2021-2024.
This year marks the 10th edition of Malta’s celebrated international music festival, featuring some of the brightest stars in classical music today.
Malta International Music Festival
Performing in Manchester and worldwide since 1972, Manchester Camerata is known for high quality performance across genres as well as its cutting-edge projects from its new base at The Monastery in Gorton. It is deeply rooted in its community and connects its musicians with everyone from clubbers, children, concert-hall audiences and to those with early set dementia.
Mountview is one of the UKs leading drama schools. Based in Peckham, it has a worldwide reputation for excellence in education and training.
Ponderosa Music has recorded Pink Moon with pianist Demian Dorelli consisting of arrangements for piano of Nick Drake’s cult album Pink Moon. The album is due for release in the UK in October 2021.
Raymond Gubbay CBE is an impresario who has been at the forefront of promoting and producing opera, ballet and classical music in London, across the UK and around the world. He recounts over fifty years in the business in his forthcoming autobiography Lowering the Tone & Raising the Roof.
Located in the heart of London’s South Kensington the Royal College of Music is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history, contemporary outlook and inspiring location.
Royal College of Music
Saffron Hall is the award-winning 740-seat performance space built in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School that is establishing itself as a vibrant cultural centre for the region.
Taking place in the historic city of Riga and nearby picturesque coastal town of Jurmala, the Festival presents four powerful weekends, each anchored by a leading international symphony orchestra and conductor, with a range of symphonic concerts and recitals, featuring a dazzling array of classical music’s foremost stars.
Riga Jurmala Music Festival
Sabine Weyer is a rising-star pianist from Luxembourg, championing lesser-known composers and undiscovered works.
Shanghai Orchestra Academy is a platform for gifted young instrumentalists to become eminent, international-level orchestra musicians. SOA was founded in 2014 by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Shanghai Orchestra Academy
The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is the oldest orchestra in Asia, having been around since 1879 when it was known as the Shanghai Public Band.
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Signum Classics was founded in 1997 and now boasts a catalogue of over 400 titles, many of which are award winners and nominees with a release schedule of over 30 CDs and DVDs a year.
Classically trained at a music conservatoire, Cohen great up surrounded by Middle Eastern and North African music. He has fused these previously separate worlds to become one of the world’s leading champions of Andalusian music. Cohen has founded numerous Andalusian music ensembles including the Jerusalem East and West Orchestra, and orchestras in Morocco, Canada and France.
The Tsinandali Festival, in the heart of the Georgian wine region, is a new 15-day international festival under the musical direction of Gianandrea Noseda and featuring some of the brightest names in classical music (8-15 September 2019).
The Verbier Festival, now in its 28th year, presents 17 days of performances, masterclasses, talks, screenings and education events. The Festival’s mission is to encourage encounters between great musicians and young aspiring artists from around the world.
Xuefei Yang is acclaimed as one of the worlds finest classical guitarists.