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  • 13 June 2024

    Inaugural London Soundtrack Festival Announced Today, Headlined By Oscar-Winning Lord Of The Rings Composer Howard Shore

    The capital’s first annual Festival dedicated to celebrating the music of film, TV and games, in association with the BFI, will take place from 19 - 26 March 2025

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  • 3 June 2024

    Tsinandali Festival returns for sixth edition, presenting music at the crossroads of Europe and Asia

    Today the celebrated Tsinandali Festival announces its sixth edition. Having taken place every year on the Tsinandali Estate in the beautiful Kakheti region of Georgia since 2019, the Festival stages classical music at the crossroads of Europe and Asia with world-class artists and ensembles.

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  • 6 March 2024

    Eric Melear becomes Artistic Director of National Opera Studio

    The National Opera Studio is excited to announce the appointment of American coach, pianist and conductor Eric Melear as Artistic Director, effective July 2024.

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  • 5 February 2024

    The Leeds International Piano Competition returns in 2024 with new measures to make it fairer than ever before 

    Sixty-five of the world’s best aspiring pianists are today [5 February 2024] announced as the participants for the First Round of The Leeds International Piano Competition, to take place in six centres around the world, in April 2024.

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  • 13 November 2023

    Spectacular Year of Events planned to Celebrate Sir Karl Jenkins at 80

    Sir Karl Jenkins, one of the world’s most performed living composers, is set to celebrate his 80th birthday in February 2024 with an array of events that showcase the enduring impact of his evocative, memorable and emotionally powerful music on music lovers around the globe.

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  • 10 November 2023

    Winners Announced for 2023 International Opera Awards

    The world of opera came together in Warsaw tonight [9 November 2023] for a star-studded ceremony at Teatr Wielki, Polish National Opera, Warsaw at which the winners of the 2023 International Opera Awards were revealed.

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  • 17 October 2023

    Saffron Hall Celebrates a Decade of Transformative Music and Arts

    Saffron Hall – the world-class concert hall in a state secondary school – celebrates 10 years of pioneering arts provision, bringing impactful, high-quality performances to regional audiences, raising aspirations among young people and promoting well-being in the community with a weekend of celebratory events.

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  • 10 October 2023

    National Opera Studio expands its offering as it welcomes new cohort of Young Artists for 2023/24

    The UK’s foremost opera training institution, the National Opera Studio (NOS), this week welcomes a new cohort of Young Artists from all over the world to its flagship Global Talent Programme.

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  • 11 September 2023

    Gramophone reveals top three recordings in 11 categories for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2023

    Widely regarded as the Oscars of classical music, the Awards celebrate exceptional recordings of the past year.

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  • 15 June 2023

    Manchester Camerata solidifies its position at the forefront of the contemporary classical music scene with four premiere performances this summer

    Manchester Camerata continues to be at the forefront of the UK’s contemporary classical music scene with three world premiere performances this summer.

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  • 14 June 2023

    Opera about PT Barnum and Jenny Lind, who led the way for the modern celebrity, gets UK premiere Royal College of Music 28 June – 3 July

    Now, the extraordinary tale of Lind's tour, famously promoted by 'The Greatest Showman' PT Barnum, comes to life in a captivating new opera by Libby Larsen.

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  • 1 June 2023

    Marquee TV adds extensive collection of jazz performances and documentaries to its streaming platform

    Platform features content from some of the biggest names in jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Chick Corea, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, Gregory Porter and more

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  • 11 May 2023

    Mental Health Foundation commissions music to relieve anxiety from chart-topping pianist-composer RIOPY

    RIOPY and the Foundation invite the public to learn the piece for Mental Health Awareness Week with the help of lessons and tips from RIOPY himself.

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  • 10 May 2023

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra announces final season with Kirill Karabits as Chief Conductor following 15-year partnership

    Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits enters his 15th year at the helm with a season...

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  • 7 March 2023

    2023 Cheltenham Music Festival Programme Revealed

    From world premieres at Cheltenham Town Hall and emerging talent in the Pittville Pump Room to a rule-free event in DEYA Brewery Taproom, the Festival once again brings together music from across the classical spectrum, in venues across town.

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  • 6 March 2023

    Marquee TV announces new content partnerships and builds its cultural hub of dance, opera, music and theatre performances

    The Washington Ballet and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment join Marquee TV’s growing list of content partners, alongside the London Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras.

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  • 11 January 2023

    Largest new concert instrument in Europe to launch in Poland on 13 January

    One of the largest new instruments to be built in a European concert hall in recent times will be inaugurated in a special concert in Katowice, Poland, on Friday 13 January.

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  • 9 January 2023

    English Touring Opera presents two brand new productions of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia and Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims in Spring 2023

    Spring season also includes a revival of the acclaimed 2020 production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare. 25 February – 27 May 2023.

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  • 11 November 2022

    Ukrainian Opera Companies Honoured by International Opera Awards

    Two Ukrainian opera companies were celebrated for their outstanding work in challenging circumstances at the International Opera Awards 2022 this evening [28 Nov].

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  • 18 October 2022

    Madrid’s Teatro Real to host the 2022 International Opera Awards

    Madrid’s Teatro Real to host the 2022 International Opera Awards, first time Awards held Outside of the UK Shortlisted Nominees announced from over 30 Countries

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  • 10 October 2022

    Outstanding classical music and artists continue to enrich the cultural life of St Martin's in spring and summer 2023

    Now, looking forward to next spring, St Martin-in-the-Fields – praised by The Daily Telegraph for its “airy spaces and lively acoustic” – announces its programme for the first half of 2023

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  • 29 September 2022

    Visionary new-style classical music experience to launch with starry performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

    Classical Everywhere presents Handel’s Messiah: The Live Experience Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London Tuesday 6 December 2022.

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  • 23 September 2022

    Eight centuries of exquisite music with UK’s finest choirs as annual festival of Polish sacred music returns

    Joy & Devotion, the annual festival of Polish sacred music, returns to St Martin-in-the-Fields this autumn following its launch by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in 2021.

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  • 14 September 2022

    English Touring Opera present ‘Handelfest’, featuring a brand-new production of Tamerlano and revivals of critically acclaimed productions Ottone and Agrippina

    1 October – 12 November London, Poole, Great Malvern, Saffron Walden, Buxton, Exeter & Truro

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  • 5 September 2022

    Opera Awards Foundation announces 2022 bursary recipients

    10th anniversary of the bursaries sees 19 recipients working in opera across the globe receive financial awards as total given approaches half a million pounds.

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  • 26 July 2022

    Royal College of Music Announces exciting new appointments

    The Royal College of Music has announced two major new faculty appointments that will further enhance its reputation as the world’s leading global institution for performing arts (2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject).

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  • 22 July 2022

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra announces Tom Fetherstonhaugh as 2022/23 Assistant Conductor

    Tom Fetherstonhaugh from London has today (Friday 22 July) been announced as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s 2022/23 Assistant Conductor, having won a vote from the Orchestra’s musicians at Lighthouse, Poole.

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  • 4 July 2022

    National Youth Brass Band celebrates its 70th anniversary as it begins a new chapter in its history

    Eighty of the finest, most committed young brass players in the UK – all aged between 14 and 19 and drawn from across the country – take to the stage on 6 August to celebrate 70 years of The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

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  • 30 June 2022

    First wave of events announced for the 2022 London podcast festival at kings place.

    Live audiences can enjoy special editions of The Adam Buxton Podcast, Dane Baptiste Questions Everything, No Such Thing as a Fish and a special crossover show with The Guilty Feminist and Brown Girls Do It Too, amongst many more.

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  • 21 June 2022

    The musical revolution at St Martin-in-the-Fields continues with Autumn/Winter season 2022-23

    St Martin-in-the-Fields continues to invigorate London’s classical music scene with outstanding concerts this autumn, strengthening its place as one of the capital’s leading venues for choral and baroque music...

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  • 19 June 2022

    Yunchan Lim announced as gold medalist for sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

    At 18 years of age, the South Korean pianist is the youngest ever winner of the gold medal...

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  • 10 June 2022

    Gramophone reveals the 10 nominated ensembles for its 2022 Orchestra of the Year Award

    For the fifth consecutive year, the Gramophone Classical Music Awards will be naming an Orchestra of the Year in 2022, the only one of its prestigious awards decided by the public.

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  • 30 May 2022

    Royal College of Music Opera Studio Takes Flight This Summer

    Jonathan Dove’s comedy opera, Flight, lands at the Royal College of Music’s (RCM) Britten Theatre next month with a special production by acclaimed director Jeremy Sams.

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  • 27 May 2022

    La Biennale di Venezia announces its 66th International Festival of Contemporary Music

    Out of Stage: New Experimental Music Theatre programmed by the Music Biennale’s Director Lucia Ronchetti Venice, 14 - 25 September 2022

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  • 24 May 2022

    Opera Director Floris Visser Unveils His Rethinking of Puccini’s La Boheme for His Glyndebourne Debut, Opening June 11

    First new production of La Boheme at Glyndebourne for over twenty years.

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  • 24 May 2022

    Tsinandali festival announces 2022 edition including return of the Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra

    Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra brings together over 80 young musicians from the surrounding region in specially conceived project to foster understanding and collaboration.

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  • 20 May 2022

    UK music charity ‘Live Music Now’ celebrates 45 years of social impact with BBC radio 4 appeal presented by Clemency Burton-Hill.

    Live Music Now, the UK charity that helps excluded and disadvantaged people through performing music, will celebrate its 45th birthday later this month.

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  • 9 May 2022

    Platoon - Alone Together - Johannes Moser to release ground-breaking experimental cello project with Platoon

    Johannes Moser today [9 May] announces a highly innovative new album which shows him to be not only the highly-acclaimed international classical cellist performing at the highest level worldwide but as one of the most pioneering, open-minded, experimental, and creative classical artists on the scene.

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  • 6 May 2022

    Saffron Hall reveals Autumn season filled with classical, contemporary and jazz performances by world-class artists 11 September 2022 – 2 January 2023

    Major soloists and conductors including Karina Canellakis, Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner, Jess Gillam, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Courtney Pine, Zoe Rahman and Anoushka Shankar

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  • 3 May 2022

    HRH The Prince of Wales meets young musicians and confers honours at the Royal College of Music

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today [03 May 2022] conferred honours to musicians, music industry professionals and Royal College of Music (RCM) students at a ceremony held at the RCM’s iconic South Kensington campus.

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  • 27 April 2022

    Warner Classics Releases a New 23-cd Boxset of Jacqueline Du Pré Recordings

    In the course of a dazzling career, cruelly curtailed by illness, Oxford-born cellist Jacqueline du Pré shared her transcendent and seemingly instinctive musicianship with the world.

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  • 19 April 2022

    Music x Museums presented by Viking

    Oliver Zeffman creates extraordinary series of concerts at major London Museums to be released later this year by Platoon.

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  • 12 April 2022

    Male soprano Bruno de Sá signs to Warner Classics-Erato

    Roma Travestita International Release date – 16 September 2022

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  • 6 April 2022

    The Royal College of Music is ranked first in the world for Performing Arts in 2022 QS World University Rankings

    The Royal College of Music has been named as the world’s leading institution for Performing Arts in the prestigious 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject.

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  • 30 March 2022

    30 Competitors Announced for Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

    The Competition takes place June 2–18, 2022, at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU and Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, TX.

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  • 29 March 2022

    Pianists and co-Artistic Directors Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen reveal another exquisite line-up for the seventh London Piano Festival (LPF) which returns to Kings Place from 6-9 October 2022.

    Dame Imogen Cooper, Vijay Iyer and Tamara Stefanovich amongst line up for the London Piano Festival this October.

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  • 10 March 2022

    Benny Greb Headlines the Royal College of Music Festival of Percussion 2022

    Internationally renowned session drummer, composer and producer Benny Greb will headline the RCM Festival of Percussion on Sunday 8 May 2022.

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  • 8 March 2022

    Cheltenham Music Festival Announces 2022 Programme of Concerts and Events Over Nine Days

    Cheltenham Music Festival continues to champion new music, living composers and engage with new technology through a dynamic range...

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  • 22 February 2022

    Sergey Smbatyan conducts the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra in the 13th Armenian Composing Art Festival.

    Celebrating the nation’s musical legacy across three concerts in March

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  • 18 February 2022

    Andrew Nethsingha and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, release a new live Evensong album for Easter

    Andrew Nethsingha and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, release Eastertide Evensong, their second live Evensong album following the success of their Ash Wednesday recording.

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  • 25 January 2022

    St Martin-in-the-Fields and HarrisonParrott join forces to present a new concert series showcasing outstanding talent

    Yoav Levanon, 19 March, Sean Shibe, 1 April, Samuel Mariño, 22 April, Lise de la Salle, 17 May, Leia Zhu, 7 June

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  • 20 January 2022

    Manchester Camerata celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a year of collaborations, premieres and a Wigmore hall debut

    2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Manchester Camerata, an innovative orchestra which has continued to push boundaries and challenge traditions throughout its history.

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  • 17 January 2022

    Ian Page and The Mozartists launch 1772, the year Mozart turned 16, with two concerts, as landmark MOZART 250 project enters its eighth year

    Ian Page and The Mozartists continue their ground-breaking Mozart 250 project – a 27-year mission to explore the music written by Mozart and his contemporaries exactly 250 years ago...

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  • 11 January 2022

    International Centre for Contemporary Music Appoints Mark Friend as Executive Director Following an International Search

    This new role will see Friend work closely with Zvonimir Hačko, ICCM’s Music Director..

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  • 10 January 2022

    Nick Drake’s cult album Pink Moon rearranged for solo piano by Demian Dorelli for debut album on Ponderosa

    Third single ‘Things Behind the Sun’ out today 3 rd September 2021, following previously released singles ‘Pink Moon’ and ‘Place to Be’

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  • 9 December 2021

    Riga Jurmala Music Festival Announces 2022 Programme

    Four Orchestras – Four Weekends July – August 2022

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  • 7 December 2021

    Opera superstar Joyce DiDonato presents Eden, a multi-faceted initiative embracing a global tour of over 45 venues across five continents...

    Eden explores our individual connection to nature and its impact on our world...

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  • 6 December 2021

    The Verbier Festival and Six Senses Ibiza present Ibiza Clasico; a classical music festival that awakens all your senses

    David Garrett, Thomas Quasthoff, Lahav Shani, Behzod Abduraimov, Christoph Koncz, Charles Castronovo & the Verbier Festival Orchestra among artists appearing.

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  • 2 December 2021

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales unveils new Royal College of Music campus

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music, today formally opened the newly transformed building...

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  • 29 November 2021

    International Centre for Contemporary Music’s ‘leaning East – Music of Eastern Europe’ Series of Three London Concerts Now on Sale

    Launched in September, the International Centre for Contemporary Music is a multi-faceted organisation devoted to the performance, production, and promotion of contemporary music...

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  • 24 November 2021

    St Martin-in-the-Fields continues to broaden its artistic offer with a dazzling line up of concerts for Spring 2022

    St Martin-in-the-Fields today launches a dazzling line-up of concerts from some of the world’s leading artists and ensembles...

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  • 23 November 2021

    Saffron Hall announces striking Spring season, 7 January – 8 May 2022

    Saffron Hall today announced its Spring 2022 season with a spectacular line-up of world-class artists and ensembles performing classical, jazz, world and dance...

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  • 23 November 2021

    The Adam Mickiewicz Institute launch new 10-part podcast series exploring the life and legacy of composer Krzysztof Penderecki

    On the 88th anniversary of the composer’s birth, The Adam Mickiewicz Institute today [23 November 2021] launch Penderecki’s Garden Podcast...

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  • 10 November 2021

    Mark Wigglesworth Announced as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Principle Guest Conductor

    The celebrated conductor has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras...

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  • 9 November 2021

    Stratford Arts Trust, the Charity That Ran Stratford Circus, Announces Legacy Partners as Part of Its Solvent Winding Up Process

    Three Charities to Receive Funding to Ensure Stratford Arts Trust’s Impact on Local Communities Continues

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  • 5 November 2021

    Sir Cameron Mackintosh visits London’s newest theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts as it is named in his honour

    The first theatre in the world to be named after Sir Cameron, The Mack is at the centre of Mountview’s award-winning home in Peckham...

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  • 26 October 2021

    Ian Page and The Mozartists win ‘Most Innovative Classical Music Ensemble’ at 2021 Greater London Awards.

    SME News Greater London Awards programme, now in its fifth year, recognises the work done by small and medium businesses in Greater London...

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  • 22 October 2021

    Felix Klieser makes UK concerto debut and begins two year partnership with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Audiences will experience Felix Klieser's playing at the Lighthouse, Poole (Wed 17 Nov) and Exeter's Great Hall (Fri 19 Nov)...

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  • 21 October 2021

    Soprano Hilary Cronin Wins First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2021 Handel Singing Competition

    After a thrilling final, 29-year-old soprano Hilary Cronin won the £5000 First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2021 Handel Singing Competition last night.

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  • 18 October 2021

    Gregory Batsleer to Lead London Handel Festival

    The London Handel Festival today [18 October 2021] announces that Gregory Batsleer is to be its new Festival Director, with immediate effect.

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  • 15 October 2021

    Girls and women to sing as members of The Choir of St John's

    St John’s College will continue its reputation for musical excellence by featuring male and female voices – both adults and children – in its world-renowned choir for the first time.

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  • 6 October 2021

    The Adam Mickiewicz Institute announces ‘Joy & Devotion’ a new annual Festival of Polish Sacred Music in the UK

    Works spanning eight hundred years of religious composition from Poland to be sung by The Gesualdo Six, Tenebrae and Echo.

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  • 5 October 2021

    Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2021

    ‘Staggeringly High Standard’ of Recordings Celebrated in Challenging Year

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  • 1 October 2021

    London’s newest museum to open to public at Royal College of Music this October

    London’s newest museum will open to the public this autumn after being kept under-wraps for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting its original planned opening.

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  • 28 September 2021

    Abigail Morris appointed Artistic Director and CEO of Mountview Former head of Soho Theatre and Jewish Museum to run leading drama school

    In a successful and broad-ranging career as a creative practitioner and arts leader, Abigail’s previous roles include Founder and Artistic Director of Trouble...

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  • 23 September 2021

    Gafa Arts Collective announce London concert performance of Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle, incorporating Nordic and Samoan elements through movement

    Europe’s first Samoan Arts Collective, GAFA, announced its ambitious plan to present Wagner’s Ring Cycle as concerts with movement incorporating Samoan elements into the Nordic narrative.

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  • 22 September 2021

    International Centre for Contemporary Music launched to promote the performance, production and commissioning of contemporary music

    Inaugural London season of concerts and events announced.

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  • 22 September 2021

    Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2021 - 11 category winners announced

    11 CATEGORY WINNERS ANNOUNCED.

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  • 21 September 2021

    Manchester Camerata makes sensational return to the stage with a season of world firsts and wildly popular collaborative projects

    Manchester Camerata is delighted to announce the details of its upcoming autumn 2021 season of live and digital classical concerts.

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  • 21 September 2021

    Manchester Camerata premieres powerful short film about early onset dementia

    following the launch of its pioneering music café for people living with dementia and at-home carers.

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  • 20 September 2021

    Mountview names new theatre The Mack in honour of Sir Cameron Mackintosh

    In recognition of his ongoing support for the drama school.

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  • 15 September 2021

    St Martin-in-the-Fields announced as new London Home for the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Founder and Artistic Director of the Monteverdi ensembles, to conduct three concerts in first season at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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  • 15 September 2021

    Five Young Pianists from Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and the UK are through to the Final of the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition

    Tune in to medici.tv on Friday and Saturday evenings to watch the final performances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Andrew Manze.

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  • 10 September 2021

    2021 Riga Jurmala Music Festival comes to a close with a Triumphal Last Weekend with Andris Nelsons and the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

    Conducted over four distinct weekends, international concertgoers from more than 30 countries — including France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan...

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  • 23 August 2021

    Saffron Hall announces stellar first half of its 2021/22 season, September 2021 – January 2022

    Saffron Hall today announced the first half of its 2021/22 season with a feast of world-class artists and ensembles encompassing classical, jazz and folk...

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  • 17 August 2021

    Feinstein ensemble present Bach and Telemann Funeral Cantatas St Martin-in-the-fields, Friday 17 September 21.

    Specialising in the historically accurate performance of music from the 18th century, the Feinstein Ensemble’s concerts and recordings of the Baroque repertoire...

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  • 10 August 2021

    Charles Owen celebrates his 50th birthday with a new solo album, a birthday concert, and the annual London Piano Festival

    Charles recorded the album at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where he once studied under Seta Tanyel.

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  • 10 August 2021

    Signum Records announces recording partnership with Irish National Opera

    Today [11 August 2021] Signum Records announced its partnership with Irish National Opera (INO), with plans to release the company’s first official recordings.

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  • 10 August 2021

    Violinist Vilde Frang granted use of 1734 ‘Rode’ Guarneri del Gesù

    For all soloists the relationship they have with their instrument is second only to the one they have with their personal partner in life.

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  • 10 August 2021

    Mountview announce the Ptaszynski producer - New role created to foster early-career producers...

    Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts have today launched a new role – the Ptaszynski Producer – funded by donations in memory of theatre producer André Ptaszynski.

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  • 29 July 2021

    Ian Page and the Mozartists Announce Recording Ofjommelli’s Il Vologeso and Concerts at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall

    Ian Page and The Mozartists announce their autumn plans including the release of their recording of Jommelli’s Il Vologeso and live concerts at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall.

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  • 26 July 2021

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Long Yu announce 2021/22 season

    The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) today announces its 2021/22 season with Music Director Long Yu, featuring 20 orchestral concerts celebrating Eastern and Western classical music...

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  • 2 July 2021

    Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces formation of Mariss Jansons Festival Orchestra

    Under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner, the Mariss Jansons Festival Orchestra will debut at this year’s Riga Jurmala Music Festival’s opening weekend (16 – 18 July)...

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  • 29 June 2021

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Its 2021/22 Royal Festival Hall Season

    11 Premieres, 34 Concerts and a New Principal Conductor, Edward Gardner 25 September 2021 – 6 May 2022 | Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

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  • 23 June 2021

    Riga Jurmala Music Festival modifies the programme for its second weekend.

    The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra withdraws due to COVID-19; Mikhail Pletnev steps in with a rare all-Chopin recital...

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  • 16 June 2021

    Asterisk Films and Foxy Films announce new documentary film following extraordinary virtuoso violinist, Janine Jansen

    Asterisk Films and Foxy Films announces the UK cinema release of Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari, directed by BAFTA and Grierson award winner Gerald Fox.

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  • 8 June 2021

    China’s leading artists and ensembles come together to perform at this year’s Music in the Summer Air Festival with concerts livestreamed globally

    China’s leading artists and ensembles come together to perform at this year’s Music in the Summer Air Festival with concerts livestreamed globally

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  • 26 May 2021

    St George’s Bristol Announces Samir Savant, Festival Director of the London Handel Festival, as New Chief Executive

    Samir has been Festival Director of the London Handel Festival since 2016 and will take up his new role at St. George’s Bristol on 1 September 2021.

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  • 25 May 2021

    Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Launches The Mountview Prize – Dawn Walton to be Inaugural Recipient

    One of the UK’s leading drama schools is launching The Mountview Prize to celebrate trailblazers who inspire social change and whose lived experience is inspirational to others.

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  • 25 May 2021

    Cheltenham Music Festival Returns With 10 Days of Great Performers, 21 World Premieres & Free Stage Concerts

    Cheltenham Music Festival today [25 May] announces a packed 10-day Festival taking place between 2-11 July.

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  • 17 May 2021

    Oliver Zeffman presents ‘Live at the V&A’

    Zeffman Conducts Academy of St Martin in the Fields With Violinist Viktoria Mullova – in the V&a’s Newly Restored Raphael Court

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  • 14 May 2021

    Saffron Hall announces summer season of live music with audiences

    Line-up includes Jess Gillam, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Tenebrae

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  • 14 May 2021

    The Adam Mickiewicz Institute continues its ‘Polska Scotland’ series with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, celebrating the rich musical and cultural history between Poland and Scotland

    Streamed concerts featuring soloists including Nicola Benedetti and Benjamin Grosvenor will be available to watch throughout May and June

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  • 4 May 2021

    Tsinandali Festival Announces Third Successive Annual Festival Since Its Founding in 2019

    From the Heart of Georgia’s Stunning Wine Country, Tsinandali Festival Presents Some of the World’s Greatest Musicians

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  • 23 April 2021

    The Global Conservatoire

    The Royal College of Music (London), Manhattan School of Music, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, and mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

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  • 21 April 2021

    Leeds international piano competition announces the 24 pianists from 18 countries selected to enter final rounds in leeds

    Widest ever diversity of countries represented in history of the competition.

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  • 15 April 2021

    Christian Forshaw and Grace Davidson explore new narrative in upcoming album Historical Fiction

    The pair’s fourth recording together, to be released on 17 September 2021, features arrangements of works in Forshaw’s signature instrumentation of voice, saxophone and organ.

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  • 15 April 2021

    Venice Music Biennale announces 2021 programme, ‘Choruses’, September 17-26

    First Music Biennale under artistic director Lucia Ronchetti

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  • 19 March 2021

    ‘Explore the Orchestra’ this spring: BSO invites all ages to the stage

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  • 19 March 2021

    The Leeds International Piano Competition First Round to Take Place in 16 Cities in Asia, Europe & North America

    Second Round, Semi-Finals and Finals due to take place in Leeds, 8-18 September 2021

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  • 12 March 2021

    Eric Lu awarded Avery Fisher Career Grant

    Eric Lu was revealed as one of five recipients of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grants in a special hourlong programme on WQXR hosted by Elliott Forrest last night.

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  • 12 March 2021

    Venice Music Biennale announces award of Golden Lion to composer Kaija Saariaho

    Awards come ahead of Lucia Ronchetti’s first Biennale as Artistic Director, ‘Choruses’, 17-26 September 2021.

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  • 11 March 2021

    Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces documentary honouring the great Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons

    The Riga Jurmala Music Festival today announced the commissioning of a documentary dedicated to honouring legendary Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons

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  • 10 March 2021

    Saffron Hall announces series of free digital performances

    Series continues the Hall’s support for freelance musicians during the pandemic Nicola Benedetti and Aurora Orchestra are the first two confirmed

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  • 10 March 2021

    The London Handel Festival presents Messiah: Reimagined from Handel’s Church

    Following the success of its first award-winning Messiah: Reimagined performance last year...

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  • 9 March 2021

    Thousands of GCSE Music Pupils to access Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performances this Spring

    From video game music to a brand-new composition, hundreds more Key Stage 4 pupils throughout the South West will have access to specially-recorded performances...

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  • 8 March 2021

    Date announced for International Opera Awards 2021

    The International Opera Awards has today announced the date of its 2021 Awards, taking place as an online event on Monday 10 May.

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  • 4 March 2021

    London Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Southbank Centre this week to film Spring Concert Series

    Concerts will be filmed by Silent Studios and available for global audiences to watch for free on Marquee TV from 24 March

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  • 3 March 2021

    Andrew Nethsingha and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge release Magnificat 2

    Album features world premiere recording of Julian Anderson’s Evening Canticles and booklet introduction by former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams

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  • 26 February 2021

    Verbier Festival Announces 2021 Programme

    Marking a bold return to music and live events, artists and audiences will be brought together again in the Swiss Alps this summer for a powerful 2021 edition

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  • 25 February 2021

    Dutch Soprano Channa Malkin Releases Second Album ‘This is not a lullaby’ on Immersive Label TRPTK, 7 May 2021

    The recording presents Channa’s personal perspective on motherhood with music by Weinberg, Tavener and her father Josef Malkin set with poetry by Gabriela Mistral, Anna Akhmatova and more

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  • 25 February 2021

    Mountview Welcomes Dame Rosemary Squire as New Chairman and Giles Terera as Deputy Chairman

    Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts has today announced the appointment of Dame Rosemary Squire, the Joint Chief Executive of Trafalgar Entertainment...

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  • 15 February 2021

    Legendary Impresario Raymond Gubbay to Publish His Autobiography: Lowering the Tone & Raising the Roof

    Few people have transformed the UK’s musical scene more than impresario Raymond Gubbay.

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  • 25 January 2021

    63 Competitors Announced for the 20th Leeds International Piano Competition

    Pianists, aged between 20 and 29 and representing 28 countries, have been carefully selected to compete in the first ever Virtual International First Round...

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  • 14 January 2021

    Riga Jurmala Academy Announces 2021 Season

    Masterclasses taught by Benjamin Appl, Yefim Bronfman and Alice Coote, among others.

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  • 15 December 2020

    World premiere recording of Stephen Dodgson’s chamber opera Margaret Catchpole: Two Worlds Apart released on Naxos 29 January 2021

    Margaret Catchpole is a four-act chamber opera which was premiered over 40 years ago in 1979.

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  • 30 November 2020

    Olivia Colman, Paapa Essiedu & Sir Lenny Henry announced as Guests for Mountview Live Season 4

    Mountview LIVE, the series of online conversations with leading industry professionals, has announced the line-up for their fourth season

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  • 27 November 2020

    Riga Jurmala Academy Launches New Season Combining Online and in-person Masterclasses

    The online masterclasses will kick off in December 2020 and will continue through June 2021

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  • 26 November 2020

    Israel Philharmonic Presents Celebration of Academy Award Winning Composer Hans Zimmer Featuring a Host of Stars of Screen and Stage

    Including Grammy and Tony Award Winning Actress and Singer Bette Midler

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  • 24 November 2020

    Lucia Ronchetti Appointed Artistic Director of Biennale Musica, Venice

    Italian composer Lucia Ronchetti has been appointed Artistic Director of the Biennale Musica in Venice

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  • 19 November 2020

    Ian Page and the Mozartists Announce Return to the Concert Stage in 2021

    Ian Page and The Mozartists have announced their plans to return to the concert stage in 2021, having not performed live since the outbreak of COVID-19

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  • 13 November 2020

    the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) launches its brand-new podcast Offstage.

    Saxophonist, composer and broadcaster YolanDa Brown will present the 12-episode series, talking to a range of musicians within the LPO about their experiences as orchestral musicians.

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  • 9 November 2020

    classical-music.uk - new digital news and information platform for the classical music industry goes live

    Classical Music, the UK’s leading professional publication serving the classical music industry, has been relaunched as a digital resource.

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  • 6 November 2020

    VERBIER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2021 EDITION — Musicians and Audiences return for Live Performances and Events over 17 days: July 16 — August 1, 2021

    The Verbier Festival, now in its 28th year, announces its return for 17 days of concerts, masterclasses, talks and education events in the picturesque setting of the Swiss Alps next summer.

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  • 5 November 2020

    The Ivors Academy reveal 53 works nominated across 11 categories for The Ivors Composer Awards 2020

    The Ivors Academy today [3 November] announce the nominations for The Ivors Composer Awards 2020, celebrating the best new works by composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art.

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  • 22 October 2020

    Category Winners Revealed for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020

    Gramophone today [Tuesday September 22] announced the winners of the 10 categories of its annual classical music awards, widely regarded as the ‘Oscars of classical music’.

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  • 12 October 2020

    The Mozartists receive lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

    The Mozartists is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support.

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  • 12 October 2020

    Jennifer Pike awarded MBE for Services to Classical Music

    British-Polish violinist Jennifer Pike has today [Saturday 10 October 2020] been awarded an MBE for her Services to Classical Music.

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  • 6 October 2020

    The best composer you’ve never heard’ triumphs at Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica win coveted Recording of the Year for Weinberg symphonies

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  • 6 October 2020

    London Philharmonic Orchestra announces new partnership with the CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) today announced a new partnership with the CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.

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  • 2 October 2020

    Eight Songs From Isolation The First Opera Written for a Socially Distanced World

    Conductor Oliver Zeffman has commissioned the very first opera for a socially distanced world, which is now available to watch exclusively on Apple Music.

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  • 25 September 2020

    Riga Jurmala Music Festival Announces 2021 Programme

    Firmly established as one of the leading summer destinations for music lovers, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival returns in 2021...

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  • 22 September 2020

    London Philharmonic Orchestra Continues Ground-breaking Mentoring and Professional Development Schemes for Young Artists and Composer

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra reveals the details of the young artists and composers that will join its three dynamic mentoring and professional development programmes

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  • 16 September 2020

    Inclassica Malta International Music Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Star-studded Line-up

    Soloists scheduled to appear in the festival represent some of the biggest names in classical music...

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  • 15 September 2020

    Sabine Weyer Sheds Light on Forgotten Russian Composer With New Album of Works

    By Nikolai Miaskovsky and Leading French Composer Nicolas Bacri.

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  • 9 September 2020

    Royal College of Music reignites live music-making in London’s newest concert venue

    The RCM’s two new performance spaces, designed by architect John Simpson and completed in March 2020...

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  • 8 September 2020

    Conductor Ian Page Signs With Felsner Artists

    Ian Page, founder and artistic director of The Mozartists and leading exponent of the music of Mozart, has signed with Felsner Artists.

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  • 25 August 2020

    Alondra De La Parra Creates the Impossible Orchestra

    Project Brings Together 29 Musicians From 14 Countries to Raise Funds to Combat Poverty, Violence and Extreme Vulnerable Conditions of Children and Women in Mexico

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  • 13 August 2020

    London Piano Festival Fundraising Gala

    Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen today announced a special event to support their London Piano Festival, which they present every October at Kings Place.

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  • 6 August 2020

    Ian Page and The Mozartists release second volume of major recording series exploring Sturm und Drang

    Ian Page and The Mozartists continue their projected seven-volume recording series exploring Sturm und Drang, the 18th-century movement that swept through music and other art forms.

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  • 31 July 2020

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Long Yu announce 2020/21 season

    September 2020 – June 2021. The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) today announces its 2020/21 season, the Orchestra’s twelfth with Long Yu as Music Director.

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  • 17 July 2020

    Star guitarist Xuefei Yang presents sketches of China

    Acclaimed Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang releases a new double-album - Sketches of China - featuring a unique collection of works.

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  • 7 July 2020

    LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES 'SUMMER SESSIONS

    London Philharmonic Orchestra launches 'Summer Sessions', a four-part series of online concerts available worldwide for free

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  • 9 June 2020

    Verbier’s Music Plays on: Launch of Virtual Verbier Festival

    The Verbier Festival invites music-lovers around the world to enjoy its annual festival in a new way this summer.

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  • 2 June 2020

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra launches summer activities for all ages

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continues to support community music-making throughout the South West during lockdown.

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  • 20 May 2020

    The Mozartists launch ‘RE-LIVE’ with Download of Ann Hallenberg Concert

    Classical Opera and The Mozartists are delighted to announce the launch of ‘RE-LIVE’, a new initiative undertaken in collaboration with the recently established music platform Exit Live

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  • 18 May 2020

    Andrew Nethsingha and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge release world premiere recording of specially commissioned cycle of works by Michael Finnissy

    On 14 August, The Choir of St John’s and its Director of Music Andrew Nethsingha release the world premiere recording of Michael Finnissy’s Pious Anthems & Voluntaries on Signum

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  • 14 May 2020

    Jennifer Pike announces new album featuring the original version of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending for violin and piano

    Jennifer Pike releases a new album of works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams with pianist Martin Roscoe on 31 July (Chandos).

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  • 6 May 2020

    Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Launch Mountview Live – Giles Terera Meets…

    Mountview today announced a series of live-streamed conversations hosted by their alumnus, the Olivier Award-winning actor Giles Terera.

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  • 21 April 2020

    Andrew Nethsingha and the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, announce eight-week series of daily virtual services.

    The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge today [21 April] launch eight weeks of daily virtual services, hosted on its Facebook page...

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  • 15 April 2020

    Verbier Festival announces emergency relief fund to ease financial hardship of Academy and Technical Crew Alumni

    April 15, 2020 — VERBIER (Switzerland) — The Verbier Festival announced today the creation of a new fund to provide emergency relief to freelance, self-employed and newly unemployed...

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  • 6 April 2020

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra today announces the appointment of American conductor Karina Canellakis as its new Principal Guest Conductor from September 2020

    London Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Karina Canellakis as Principal Guest Conductor from 2020/21 Season

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  • 26 March 2020

    Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Awarded 2020 Genesis Prize

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  • 26 March 2020

    London Philharmonic Orchestra launches a package of free digital activities to connect people through music in coming months.

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  • 26 March 2020

    Verbier Festival Announces Cancellation Of 27th Edition

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  • 12 March 2020

    The London Piano Festival celebrates fifth anniversary with five-day Festival featuring ten pianists and two premieres

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  • 11 March 2020

    Cheltenham Music Festival Announces 2020 Festival Programme With New Guest Curator Jules Buckley.

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  • 3 March 2020

    HRH The Prince of Wales honours Sir Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann and other celebrated musicians at Royal College of Music ceremony.

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  • 20 February 2020

    London Philharmonic Orchestra Announces an Unrivalled Range of Repertoire With Inspiring Artists in Its 2020/21 Season as Resident Orchestra at Southbank Centre

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra today announces its 2020/21 season at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

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  • 6 February 2020

    Finalists Announced For International Opera Awards 2020

    2020 International Opera Awards sponsored by NEXUS In association with BBC Radio 3 Founding Media Partner: Opera Magazine

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  • 31 January 2020

    Madcap Musical Virtuosi Igudesman & Joo join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Night of Symphonic Madness

    Featuring ‘Clash of the Soloists’, ‘Big Nightmare Music’ and UK premiere of the ‘Borat Suite’ composed by Erran Baron Cohen

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  • 29 January 2020

    Wigmore Hall Artistic Director John Gilhoolyannounces His 2020/21 Season

    Programme of concerts, learning events and broadcasts continues to expand as Wigmore Hall draws record numbers...

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  • 29 January 2020

    Why Beethoven Threw the Stew: Half term family concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

    As the world celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020, the London Philharmonic Orchestra takes to Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall stage.

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  • 29 January 2020

    Royal College of Music Opera Studio presents triple-bill of one-act French operatic masterpieces

    This season, the RCM Opera Studio presents a triple bill of French-language operas from three of the world’s most celebrated composers: Britten, Debussy and Ravel.

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  • 28 January 2020

    Ian Page and The Mozartists present ‘Mozart in Italy’ – an immersive exploration of the 14-year-old composer’s tour of Italy in 1770

    Ian Page and The Mozartists celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s 1770 trip to Italy with the first ever musical exploration of this important and formative year in Mozart’s life

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  • 27 January 2020

    Signum Classics wins ‘Best Choral Performance’ at 62nd GRAMMY Awards for Duruflé: Complete Choral Works by Houston Chamber Choir

    Last night [26 January 2020] Signum Classics was awarded ‘Best Choral Performance’ at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards for their album Duruflé: Complete Choral Works by the Houston Chamber Choir

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  • 15 January 2020

    Ian Page and The Mozartists launch major new recording series exploring Sturm und Drang.

    Ian Page and The Mozartists begin a projected seven-volume recording series exploring Sturm und Drang, the 18th-century movement that swept through music and other art forms

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  • 5 December 2019

    The Verbier Festival Enters Its 27th Year With Over 60 Concerts Across 17 Days

    With 90+ International Artists and 220 Academy Students, Celebrating The Life and Work of Beethoven for His 250th Anniversary 17 July – 2 August

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  • 4 December 2019

    Pianist Angela Hewitt is to receive the Wigmore Medal on the evening of 2 June 2020, following the final concert of her Bach Odyssey.

    Angela Hewitt to be awarded Wigmore Medal on 2 June 2020

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  • 3 December 2019

    The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, releases its first ever Ash Wednesday album.

    Featuring the live recording of their 2019 Ash Wednesday service, an annual event made famous by over 40 live broadcasts from the BBC

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  • 3 December 2019

    Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and Sergey Smbatyan make Barbican debut featuring European premiere of John Ter-Tatevosian's Symphony No 2

    Rare chance to hear ASSO in the UK with Maxim Vengerov as soloist for Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

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  • 2 December 2019

    1770 – the year Mozart turned 14

    Ian Page and The Mozartists turn the clock back 250 years to explore the life, works and influences of 14-year-old Mozart as part of their visionary MOZART 250 series

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  • 26 November 2019

    Handel and the Hanoverians

    London Handel Festival celebrates Handel’s work with the reigning Hanoverian monarchy

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  • 25 November 2019

    Andrea Bocelli Foundation and Community Jameel launch international scholarship at the Royal College of Music in London

    The Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) and Community Jameel, two global philanthropies, today launched an international scholarship at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London...

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  • 21 November 2019

    Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival returns this summer with top classical stars in stunning venues

    The Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival returns for summer 2020 with four stunning musical weekends taking place in Latvia’s capital and nearby seaside town from 10 July to 30 August 2020.

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  • 21 November 2019

    London Philharmonic Orchestra to Give One-off Performance of Ravi Shankar’s Only Opera Sukanya to Celebrate Shankar Centenary

    Part of Southbank Centre’s Shankar 100 centenary celebrations

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  • 18 November 2019

    Opera Awards Foundation announces 2019 bursary recipients

    Opera Awards Foundation announces 2019 bursary recipients

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  • 6 November 2019

    From twelfth century Georgian polyphony to Ariana Grande, the King’s Singers release Finding Harmony as part of campaign to bring people together through music

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  • 4 November 2019

    Riga Jurmala Music Festival Announces its 2020 Programme

    Riga Jurmala Music Festival Presents Four Weekends Focused on Leading International Orchestras

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  • 28 October 2019

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Two Complete Wagner Ring Cycles Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

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  • 23 October 2019

    Wigmore Hall marks centenary of Mieczysław Weinberg

    A major focus day on 26 October, and a complete cycle of Weinberg’s 17 string quartets from Quatuor Danel over two seasons starting on 24 October

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  • 10 October 2019

    New survey of classical music industry reveals serious shortcomings in mental health provision

    Classical Music, the magazine which serves as the voice of the classical music industry, has today [10 October 2019] released results from its industry-wide mental health survey

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  • 25 September 2019

    Royal College of Music Opera Studio presents Il mondo della luna

    In the 50th anniversary year of the first lunar landing, the Royal College of Music is taking audiences to the moon and back with Haydn’s comic opera Il mondo della luna.

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  • 25 September 2019

    Alison Balsom announces her return to recording with Royal Fireworks

    A collection of grand Baroque masterpieces and new versions performed with the Balsom Ensemble.

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  • 24 September 2019

    First ever concert of music composed live by Artificial Intelligence

    The WCIT World Orchestra to perform the first ever concert of music written live by artificial intelligence, in which the musicians perform the score as it is being written.

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  • 18 September 2019

    Record-breaking research grants awarded to the Royal College of Music

    The Royal College of Music (RCM) has been awarded three grants totaling almost £1 million for new research projects launching in 2019/20.

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  • 18 September 2019

    Federico Colli joins London Piano Festival 2019 line-up with solo recital of Scarlatti

    Beethoven, Bach-Busoni and Mussorgsky on 2 October.

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  • 17 September 2019

    Iestyn Davies awarded Wigmore Medal at 40th birthday concert

    Countertenor Iestyn Davies was presented with the Wigmore Medal last night (16 September), following his landmark 40th birthday concert at Wigmore Hall.

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  • 11 September 2019

    Shortlist announced for Gramophone Awards 2019

    Category winners announced on October 1 in advance of awards ceremony in London on October 16

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  • 10 September 2019

    Marin Alsop to open her first season as Chief Conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Marin Alsop begins her tenure with two weeks of concerts, masterclasses, talks and workshops

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  • 6 September 2019

    Handel and the Hanoverians

    London Handel Festival celebrates Handel’s work with the reigning Hanoverian monarchy

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  • 27 August 2019

    Verdi Treasures from Milan’s Ricordi Archive make U.S. debut

    Rare testimonies to the history of Italian opera from the Milan-based, Bertelsmann-owned Ricordi Archive will now be shown in the United States for the first time.

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  • 13 August 2019

    Wigmore Hall's Beethoven 250 celebrations and Beethoven Festival Weekend

    An ambitious celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth throughout the 2019/20 season covering a wide array of Beethoven’s chamber and instrumental works

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  • 7 August 2019

    Royal College of Music launches autumn season with More Music concert series.

    The Royal College of Music (RCM) has launched its autumn season with a concert series designed to showcase the exceptional talent of RCM musicians

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  • 25 July 2019

    London Philharmonic Orchestra announces Edward Gardner as Principal Conductor from 2021/22 season

    Vladimir Jurowski to become Conductor Emeritus

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  • 25 July 2019

    Inaugural Tsinandali Festival creates the Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra, uniting 80 young musicians from Georgia and its neighbouring countries

    The Tsinandali Festival [8-22 September 2019] – a major new 15-day international classical music festival set in the heart of Georgia’s wine country on the Tsinandali Estate

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  • 18 July 2019

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Long Yu announce 2019/20 season

    The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) today announce its 2019/20 season, the Orchestra’s eleventh with Long Yu as Music Director.

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  • 15 July 2019

    Cheltenham Music Festival announces Jules Buckley as first Guest Curator

    Cheltenham Festivals is delighted to announce that Jules Buckley has been appointed as the first Guest Curator for Cheltenham Music Festival from 2020.

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  • 9 July 2019

    The Mozartists and Classical Opera announce 2019-20 season

    Great masterpieces and forgotten treasures in the 2019-20 season from The Mozartists and Classical Opera.

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  • 24 June 2019

    Andrei Kymach wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

    Baritone Andrei Kymach, 31, from Ukraine, was tonight [Saturday 22 June 2019] announced as the winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019.

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  • 11 June 2019

    The Leeds International Piano Competition announces major new artistic partnerships and appointments

    Liverpool Philharmonic and The Leeds to form major new partnership...

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  • 11 June 2019

    Gramophone reveals the ten ensembles competing for the Orchestra of the Year Award at the 2019 Gramophone Awards

    The 2019 Orchestra of the Year will be chosen by public vote...

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  • 10 June 2019

    Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra appoints Thierry Fischer as Music Director, effective March 2020

    Current Music Director Marin Alsop becomes Conductor Emeritus

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  • 5 June 2019

    Tsinandali festival announced in the heart of Georgia's wine country.

    Festival launches on 8 September with a performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony.

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  • 4 June 2019

    London Philharmonic Orchestra first UK orchestra to offer a points-based loyalty scheme.

    LPO Plus is a free online-only scheme, rewarding music lovers who come to several concerts a year.

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  • 30 May 2019

    More live TV coverage than ever before for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019.

    Extensive coverage across BBC TV, radio and online 15-22 June 2019.

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  • 26 May 2019

    New research reveals national inequality in access to A-Level music education

    New research commissioned and released today [26 May, 2019] by the Royal College of Music has revealed dramatic year-on-year declines...

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  • 22 May 2019

    Saffron Hall announces exceptional events for music lovers in East of England as it reveals first half of rich new 2019/20 season

    September 2019 – January 2020

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  • 20 May 2019

    Canadian pianist Tony Siqi Yun wins first prize at inaugural China International Music Competition

    18-year-old Canadian pianist Tony Siqi Yun was today [20 May 2019] announced as the first ever winner of the China International Music Competition...

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  • 17 May 2019

    Six pianists progress to Final rounds of First China International Music Competition for a chance to win unprecedented cash prizes.

    The first China International Music Competition – newly created by the China Conservatory of Music and Global Music Education League with 20 pianists...

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  • 15 May 2019

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Announce Electrifying 2019/20 Season.

    Strauss’ masterpiece the pinnacle of a high-octane year: Karabits, Montero and more...

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  • 14 May 2019

    The London Handel Festival and The Royal Opera announce a co-production of Handel’s Susanna.

    Starring members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

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  • 10 May 2019

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra announces programme for 10th Music in the Summer Air Festiva

    2 July – 15 July, Shanghai

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  • 8 May 2019

    Leeds International Piano Competition announces pioneering learning, engagement and community projects

    The Leeds International Piano Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious music competitions, today announces two new learning, engagement and community projects..

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  • 8 May 2019

    Royal College of Music Opera Studio presents Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti & Berkeley’s a Dinner Engagement

    The Royal College of Music Opera Studio is taking audiences back to the booming fifties this summer with an evening of sparkling musical satire...

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  • 30 April 2019

    Legendary soprano Leontyne Price honoured at 2019 International Opera Awards

    Legendary soprano Leontyne Price awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award at the 2019 International Opera Awards at a glittering red-carpet...

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  • 17 April 2019

    Nemanja Radulović makes his debut at the BBC Proms with Kirill Karabits and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    On Sunday 21 July, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits return to the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms.

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  • 11 April 2019

    Wigmore Hall’s vibrant series of late-night concerts returns this summer.

    Wigmore Lates are a firm fixture in the Wigmore Hall’s summer calendar and return this year with a diverse range of one-hour Friday performances...

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  • 10 April 2019

    Asia’s oldest symphony orchestra - The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra – Celebrates its 140th Anniversary

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Asia’s oldest symphony orchestra, celebrates its 140th anniversary with a three-week world tour and a new album Gateways on Deutsche Grammophon.

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  • 9 April 2019

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to perform Elektra in 2020 with Catherine Foster in the title role

    The BSO’s Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits, will lead the Orchestra in a concert staging of Richard Strauss’ opera Elektra in March 2020...

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  • 8 April 2019

    Transylvanian-born mezzo-soprano Eszter Balogh wins the 2019 Handel Singing Competition.

    Following the final on Saturday 6 April, the Handel Singing Competition announced mezzo-soprano Eszter Balogh as the 2019 winner.

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  • 3 April 2019

    Ian Page and The Mozartists explore Mozart’s travels across Europe, making their début at Lichfield Festival and returning to Wigmore Hall.

    Ian Page and The Mozartists return to Wigmore Hall and make their début at Lichfield Festival with a programme exploring Mozart’s travels across Europe.

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  • 3 April 2019

    RCM announces 2019 Summer Season featuring Vladimir Jurowski, Maxim Vengerov and an opera double-bill of Bernstein and Berkeley

    The Royal College of Music (RCM) is pleased to present a vibrant programme of concerts and events for its 2019 Summer Season

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  • 2 April 2019

    Seven of the UK’s leading mental health and music charities join Classical Music...

    Classical Music’s ‘Harmony in Mind’ campaign, launched today, aims to support musicians and lead the way in securing better mental health provision across the sector.

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  • 2 April 2019

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Allianz Musical Insurance launch search for Young Composer-in-Association

    The BSO Resound Young-Composer-in-Association, supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, will have the opportunity to work with...

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  • 29 March 2019

    Gareth Malone and Opera Holland Park Community Chorus reunite for International Opera Awards 2019

    Joyce El-Khoury and Charles Castronovo among stars who also perform at the glittering, red-carpet event on 29 April.

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  • 20 March 2019

    Ian Page and The Mozartists present the UK premiere of Gluck’s Bauci e Filemone and Orfeo at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Ian Page and The Mozartists continue their MOZART 250 series with a Gluck double-bill at the Queen Elizabeth Hall...

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  • 15 March 2019

    Verbier 2019

    The Verbier Festival, now in its 26th year, presents 17 days of performances, masterclasses, talks, screenings and education events.

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  • 14 March 2019

    The London Piano Festival today announced its programme for 2019, taking place from 2-6 October at Kings Place, London

    The Festival, now in its fourth year, is devised by Founding Artistic Directors Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva.

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  • 12 March 2019

    BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend returns to Saffron Hall for series of top-level broadcast concerts with Mark Simpson and friends.

    Saffron Hall and BBC Radio 3 present a weekend of chamber music featuring composer and virtuoso clarinettist Mark Simpson.

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  • 8 March 2019

    Cheltenham Music Festival celebrates 75th Anniversary in 2019

    Inaugural Festival programmed by Artistic Director Alison Balsom...

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  • 6 March 2019

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales explores the Royal College of Music building development and hears the first performance in one of the new spaces

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today visited the Royal College of Music’s new building development during an annual visit to the institution, of which he is President.

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  • 4 March 2019

    London Philharmonic Orchestra Embarks On Major Southeast Asia Tour

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra embarks on a major two-week tour of Southeast Asia with Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski and violinist Julia Fischer in March.

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  • 4 March 2019

    20 singers from 15 countries announced for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019.

    Twenty of the world’s most outstanding classical singers are today [4 March 2019] announced for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

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  • 26 February 2019

    Handel Singing Competition semi-finalists announced.

    The Handel Singing Competition has announced its 13 semi-finalists who will be competing in the 2019 Competition.

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  • 25 February 2019

    Wigmore Hall becomes the new home for the nationwide activities of CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust

    CAVATINA has introduced chamber music to over 130,000 young people since 1998, through its schools concerts, workshops, and a free ticket scheme...

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  • 25 February 2019

    Tommy Igoe headlines the Royal College of Music Festival of Percussion 2019

    The Royal College of Music (RCM) Festival of Percussion 2019 returns on Sunday 5 May. Internationally-renowned drummer Tommy Igoe headlines a full day of performances, talks and workshops...

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 8 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.

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  • 7 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...

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  • 4 February 2019

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

    Presented by comedian Helen Arney and guest presenter Wendy Sadler.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 24 January 2019

    Weinberg 100

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 16 January 2019

    Isle of Noises 2019

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

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  • 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..

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  • 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...

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  • 10 January 2019

    Signum Records announce Label Collaboration with Cala Records

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

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  • 8 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

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  • 4 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 5 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...

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  • 5 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...

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  • 4 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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  • 24 October 2018

    BBC symphony orchestra marks 100 years of polish independence.

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

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  • 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...

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  • 12 October 2018

    John Gilhooly receives the Heidelberger Frühling Music Award

    The award honours those committed to classical music education

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  • 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...

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  • 11 October 2018

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra perform at UNESCO World Heritage site

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

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  • 5 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 7 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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