Media Releases

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...