Media Releases

20 February 2019

London Philharmonic Orchestra to become Resident Orchestra at Saffron Hall from 2019/20 season.

LPO joins Britten Sinfonia as a Resident Orchestra, creating an exceptional offering for music lovers in the Eastern region.

19 February 2019

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, release 100th recording to mark the 150th anniversary...

The Choir of St John’s, Cambridge release Locus Iste on 26th April 2019, showcasing choral classics from the past 150 years, and two new commissions

19 February 2019

A celebration of Clara Schumann for International Women’s Day 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is delighted to present an inspiring programme of events to mark International Women’s Day 2019

18 February 2019

The artists and programmes have been confirmed for the first ever Riga Jurmala Music Festival

The new-concept festival takes place in the historic cities of Riga and Jurmala and presents four powerful weekends – July 19-21, August 16-18, August 23-25 and August 30-September 1

18 February 2019

London Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2019/20 Royal Festival Hall season.

Defining the sound of the 21st century, celebrating landmarks of British music, bringing innovative programmes and great artists to wide audiences.

12 February 2019

First China International music competition announces the twenty-two pianists to participate in Beijing May 4–21,2019

BEIJING, CHINA, 11 February 2019—The First China International Music Competition, newly created by the Global Music Education League and China Conservatory of Music

11 February 2019

Ian Page conducts UK premiere of Hasse’s Piramo e Tisbe.

With his ensemble The Mozartists and soloists Chiara Skerath, Kiandra Howarth and Gwilym Bowen

08 February 2019

Bruno Michel joins Classical Opera and The Mozartists as Head of Artistic Administration

Classical Opera and The Mozartists today announced the appointment of Bruno Michel as Head of Artistic Administration.

07 February 2019

Handel’s Divas London Handel Festival celebrates the women who inspired and sang Handel’s music.

The 2019 London Handel Festival takes ‘Handel’s Divas’ as its theme and will explore the lives of famous female singers...

04 February 2019

Music meets science with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s FUNharmonics family concert

Presented by comedian Helen Arney and guest presenter Wendy Sadler.

30 January 2019

Royal College of Music Opera Studio presents Robinson Crusoe

The Royal College of Music Opera Studio presents Jacques Offenbach’s lively operetta Robinson Crusoe in the composer’s 200th birthday year.

30 January 2019

Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards 2019

Winners to be revealed at glamorous Gala Event at London’s Sadler’s Wells on Monday 29 April, with highlights broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

24 January 2019

A Cultural Enquiry For Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole

Shaping a new creative future by looking at the role culture plays in people’s lives and exploring the opportunity for a long-term cultural vision for all our communities

24 January 2019

Weinberg 100

Major celebrations throughout 2019 mark the Polish composer’s centenary.

24 January 2019

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra to become First South American Orchestra to Tour China

Orchestra's Music Director Marin Alsop makes her Debut in China. Four City Tour takes place In Shanghai, Jinan, Beijing and Hong Kong, 14 – 22 February 2019

23 January 2019

Wigmore Hall announces 2019/20 Season

We have a duty to expand audiences, nurture young artistic talent and provide a home for great artists, as we bring our unique chamber music to as many people as possible - says John Gilhooly

22 January 2019

Leeds Piano Festival 2019

2018 Competition Winner Eric Lu joins world-renowned artists Steven Osborne and Barry Douglas for annual celebration of piano in Leeds and London

16 January 2019

Isle of Noises 2019

London Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates three centuries of British music in year-long festival

15 January 2019

Opera Legend Plácido Domingo Awarded Honorary Fellowship Of The International Opera Awards

A patron of the International Opera Awards since their inception, legendary tenor Plácido Domingo will receive the first ever Honorary Fellowship of the Opera Awards Foundation..

14 January 2019

Celebration of the music of Sir George Benjamin at Wigmore Hall and the Roundhouse

Internationally regarded as one of the finest composers of our time, Sir George Benjamin is the focus of landmark concerts on 5 and 6 March 2019, the first at Wigmore Hall...

10 January 2019

Signum Records announce Label Collaboration with Cala Records

Future Cala recordings and re-pressings to be released as ‘Cala Signum’

08 January 2019

Saffron Hall presents major dance events in 2019

Saffron Hall presents a series of major dance events for its 2019 spring season, continuing to grow a pioneering and outstanding programme at the heart of the community

04 January 2019

Ian Page begins fifth year of his ground-breaking 27-year MOZART 250 series with ‘1769: a year in music’ at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Ian Page and his ensemble The Mozartists begin the fifth year of their ambitious 27-year MOZART 250 programme, this year looking at 13 year-old Mozart in the year 1769.

19 December 2018

Wigmore Hall’s two-week Learning Festival returns to celebrate a Sense of Home, marking 25 years of the Hall’s Learning programme

The Festival celebrates the diverse and multicultural melting pot that is London and the borough of Westminster, reflects on Wigmore Hall as a place many call home...

19 December 2018

Signum Classics reaches milestone of 200 million streams

Steve Long, Founder and Managing Director of Signum Classics, today announced the label’s milestone of 200 million streams following their successful 20th anniversary year in 2017.

12 December 2018

Royal College of Music announces new String Quartet Fellowship

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is delighted to announce a new String Quartet Fellowship, funded by generous support from the late Albert Frost

10 December 2018

Special exhibition and concert celebrates over 1,000 intimate musician portraits by Milein Cosman at Royal College of Music Museum

The Royal College of Music (RCM) Museum has acquired 1,300 musical portraits by celebrated German artist Milein Cosman, many of which have never been publically available before.

05 December 2018

Royal College of Music announces Spring Season 2019

Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare joins the Royal College of Music (RCM) on 31 January 2019 to direct a thrilling evening of symphonic poetry...

05 December 2018

Conductor Jessica Cottis To Premiere Major New Works Leading Into 2019

The coming few months sees Australian-born, London based, conductor Jessica Cottis focus on one side of her musical life when she gives a series of world premieres...

04 December 2018

Adam Gatehouse becomes sole Artistic Director of The Leeds, as Paul Lewis concentrates on international performing career.

Following a hugely successful 2018 event, Paul Lewis has decided to step down as co-Artistic Director of the Leeds International Piano Competition...

30 November 2018

Major new international festival for Latvia announced, launching summer 2019 - Riga Jurmala Music Festival

Artistic Director Martin Engstroem introduces concept of festival weekendsanchored around leading orchestras.

14 November 2018

Ian Page announces Chiara Skerath, Gwilym Bowen and Ida Ränzlöv as new Associate Artists of Classical Opera and The Mozartists

Upcoming MOZART 250 performances with the new Associate Artists....

30 October 2018

Wigmore Hall and Classic FM announce new Under 35s ticket scheme, offering 25,000 £5 concert tickets every season for younger audiences

Wigmore Hall and Classic FM today announce a unique new collaboration on a discount ticket scheme...

24 October 2018

BBC symphony orchestra marks 100 years of polish independence.

World-premiere of specially-co-commissioned new work from Paweł Szymański...

12 October 2018

John Gilhooly receives the Heidelberger Frühling Music Award

The award honours those committed to classical music education

12 October 2018

Liverpool Philharmonic Announces Winner of Christopher Brooks Composition Prize 2018 in association with the Rushworth Foundation and Lancashire Sinfonietta Legacy Fund

Liverpool Philharmonic is delighted to announce 22-year-old Carmel Smickersgill as the winner of its annual Christopher Brooks Composition Prize...

11 October 2018

Saffron Hall turns five

Saffron Hall – The world-class concert hall at the heart of a state secondary school – celebrates its Fifth Birthday...

11 October 2018

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra perform at UNESCO World Heritage site

Beijing’s Forbidden City - to launch Deutsche Grammophon’s 120th anniversary celebrations...

05 October 2018

Royal Irish Academy Of Music Honours Distinguished Mezzo Soprano, Joyce Didonato, With A Fellowship Honoris Causa

Ireland’s leading music conservatoire, the Royal Irish Academy of Music, last night [Tues 4 Sep] awarded the distinguished American mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato

20 September 2018

Handel’s Divas London Handel Festival celebrates the women who inspired and sang Handel’s music

The 2019 London Handel Festival takes ‘Handel’s Divas’ as its theme and will explore the lives of the famous women singers

15 September 2018

American pianist Eric Lu wins The Leeds International Piano Competition

20-year old American pianist, Eric Lu, has been awarded first place and the Dame Fanny Waterman Gold Medal at the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition 2018

13 September 2018

Leading Stars Of Classical Music Gather In London For The 2018 Gramophone Awards

The ‘Oscars of Classical Music’ honour leading figures from the recording World

07 September 2018

Great artists and exceptional emerging talents define Wigmore Hall’s inspirational and wide-ranging 2018/19 season

Baritone Florian Boesch, a regular at Wigmore Hall since the early days of his career, opens the Wigmore Hall’s 2018/19...

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