Royal Birmingham Conservatoire piano student, Lauren Zhang, has been named winner of BBC Young Musician 2018, securing the title in the competition final at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on Sunday 13 May 2018.
UK-based rock and pop music exam board, Rockschool, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade. Founded in West London in 1991 by music graduate and pop musician, Norton York, the company now conducts rock and pop exams in over 45 countries and has subsidiaries in China, India and Spain.
The Leeds International Piano Competition will present the first of what is to be an annual Leeds Piano Festival in May 2018.
National singing organisation, Sing Up, has been named as winner of the Music Teacher Magazine Editor’s Award at the 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, presented on 22 February… Read more
Music technology provider, Steinberg, has announced product launch and competition updates for Cubase and Dorico users.
An unsigned Cardiff rock band has beaten more than 300 grassroots entries to win Firestone’s 2017 Battle of the Bands competition in partnership with Orange Amplification. Formed… Read more
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced that Pádraigín Ní Uallachaín has been awarded the Comaoin Traditional Music Award at the 2018 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards
Three teenagers from a deprived township in South Africa are travelling to Birmingham this week to open the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition and Festival. Kwanda Buthelezi… Read more
WOMEX 17 has announced two of its upcoming Award-winners: Malian activist and singer, Oumou Sangaré, will receive the World Music Expo’s Artist Award while Czech radio journalist, Petr… Read more
Isle of Wight singing teacher wins Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award
Singing teacher, Linda Filby-Borrett, from Ryde on the Isle of Wight has been awarded Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award… Read more
South African trumpeter, composer and singer, Hugh Masakela, received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesberg, on 4 July 2017. The music… Read more
London-based college LCCM has announced details of a competition open to young musicians interested in attending one of the college’s summer courses, Music Week and Making Music, which run… Read more
VCM Foundation, the choral charity behind vocal super-groups VOCES8 and Apollo5, has announced its inaugural composition competition. According to VCM CEO, Paul Smith: ‘With VOCES8 and Apollo5… Read more