Seong-Jin Cho to give Mozart world premiere for online Mozart Week
Pianist Seong-Jin Cho will mark Mozart’s birthday on 27 January 2021 with the world premiere of the composer’s recently rediscovered Allegro...
Leeds Competition announces Virtual First Round shortlist
The Leeds International Piano Competition has selected 63 pianists from 28 countries to take part in this year’s Virtual First Round,Read More
Met Opera Stars Live in Concert – Review
Sondra Radvanovsky (soprano),
Piotr Beczala (tenor)
Wuppertal – 23 January 2021
The Met really puts its best foot forwards with this concert,Read More
Welsh National Opera cancels spring tour
Welsh National Opera (WNO) has cancelled its forthcoming Spring tour of Il trovatore and The Barber of Seville.Read More
Scottish Opera: staging an opera in a time of Covid restrictions
Scottish Opera’s forthcoming new production of Hansel and Gretel will be available to watch online on 10 February,Read More
Happy Birthday Plácido Domingo – but can we really celebrate?
The 80th birthday of Plácido Domingo on 21 January should have been a time for joyous celebration of what has been a phenomenal career:...
Sing for Pleasure announces 2021 Young Conducting Scholars
Choral charity Sing for Pleasure (SfP) has announced the four scholarship recipients for its 2021 Young Conductors’ Programme.Read More
Remembering Chinese pianist Fou Ts’ong: a mesmeric artist with a unique gift for conveying Chopin’s greatness
With the death of Fou Ts’ong the world has lost an artist of a rare and distinctive eloquence. The first Chinese pianist to achieve...
A musical farewell to Catherine Ennis
A musical ‘goodbye’ to Catherine Ennis will be given by some of her friends and colleagues in the City of London at 1pm on...
Choirs’ Emergency Fund reaches £2 million
The Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund has distributed a second round of grants to cathedrals across the UK and the Republic of Ireland,Read...
WIN Josquin Masses on CD from the Tallis Scholars
The 500th anniversary of Josquin’s death in 2021 sees the release of the final CD in the Tallis Scholars’...
World Choir Games head to New Zealand in 2024
The 13th edition of the World Choir Games will take place in Auckland, New Zealand in 2024.
It will be the first time that the...
Met continues free opera streaming into 2021
Whatever stage of lockdown you find yourself in around the world, the Metropolitan Opera will continue to stream productions from its archive for free...
Organ world mourns death of Catherine Ennis
Catherine Ennis, organist and director of music at the church of St Lawrence Jewry in the City of London, has died.Read More
Steinway unveils Black Masterpiece Limited Edition
Steinway & Sons has launched a new Limited Edition grand piano to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Steinway Crown Jewels collection
3rd International Harpsichord Competition of Milan
The 3rd International Harpsichord Competition of Milan will be held from 25-28 July 2021, organised by the Associazione Culturale La Cappella Musicale.Read...
Leeds Piano Competition founder Fanny Waterman dies aged 100
The founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition and influential piano teacher, Dame Fanny Waterman, has died at the age of 100.Read...
Best opera recordings of 2020
Francis Muzzu rounds up the ten best (and a couple of the worst…) opera CDs and DVDs released in 2020
Prepare for normality – but not too soon says Opera North boss
This year the first two and a half months were normal; in 2021, it may be that opera won’t return to any sort...
RCO Winter Conference
The Royal College of Organists is to present an online Winter Conference on 18-20 February 2021.
Curated by artistic director Drew Cantrill-Fenwick,Read More