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Life with my Voice: Ilona Domnich

For Russian-born Ilona Domnich, singing encompasses everything it means to be human, providing a channel for her emotional, visceral and spiritual needs. She tells OperaRead More

Sir Nicholas Serota tipped as next Arts Council chairman

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Galleries, has been offered a role as Chairman of the Arts Council, theRead More

Soprano Daniella Dessì dies after short illness aged 59

Renowned Italian operatic soprano Daniela Dessì has died aged 59 after a brief struggle with cancer. She died on 20 August,Read More

ABO/Rhinegold Awards – nominations open

2017 ABO/Rhinegold Classical Music Industry Awards We are delighted to announce that the sixth annual ABO/Rhinegold classical music industry awards willRead More

ABO/Rhinegold Awards

2017 ABO/Rhinegold Classical Music Industry Awards We are delighted to announce that the sixth annual ABO/Rhinegold classical music industry awards willRead More

Gramophone Award category winners announced

The category winners for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017 have been revealed. The awards will be presented and theRead More

Stephen Hough calls for shorter concerts

Stephen Hough has said that classical concerts should be shorter with no interval and orchestras should abandon formal dress. In anRead More

Neil Black (28 May 1932 – 14 August 2016)

Neil Black, who has died at the age of 84, was one of the most distinguished post-war British oboists. HisRead More

Kristjan Järvi appointed as Estonia’s first non-sport Olympic ambassador

The Estonian Olympic Committee has appointed Kristjan Järvi as ambassador in a bid to use music to inspire the country toRead More

Nevill Holt Opera announces plans for 400-seat theatre

Nevill Holt Opera (NHO) has announced plans for a new 400-seat theatre to be built on its Leicestershire estate. The companyRead More

Finnish National Opera and Ballet appoints Salonen as artist-in-association

Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FNOB) has appointed Esa-Pekka Salonen as its first artist-in-association. He will assume the newly created, five-yearRead More

Botched restoration spawns comic opera

Paul Fowler’s new comic opera Behold the Man will tell the tale of a Spanish octogenarian’s attempt at restoring a fresco ofRead More

Sound festival announces inaugural composer-in-residence

John De Simone has been announced as Sound’s first composer-in-residence. The Scottish-Italian composer, who is director of Ensemble Thing, willRead More

LPO signs to Sunshine branding agency

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has signed with branding agency Sunshine. A spokesman for the orchestra said that the agency ‘will beRead More

John Woolford (Wulff Scherchen): 1920-2016

John Woolford, a close friend of Benjamin Britten, has passed away at the age of 96. He spoke to JohnRead More

Edinburgh’s Royal High School to become music school

Edinburgh Council has approved plans to transform the A-listed Royal High School into a new home for St Mary’s MusicRead More

Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals join forces

Representatives of Edinburgh and Adelaide’s festivals have signed an agreement to set joint goals for artistic, business and community collaborationRead More

Funding the future

New music occupies a strange position: after a work receives its premiere, its allure is lost. Unless it is oneRead More

NYOS chief executive announces retirement

Joan Gibson has announced her retirement as chief executive and artistic director of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland followingRead More

Tom Gortler wins ACM’s 2016 Basca scholarship

Tom Gortler is the winner of the Academy of Contemporary Music’s 2016 Basca scholarship. He was chosen from three finalists afterRead More