Performing & composing

Sara Mohr-Pietsch to be Dartington Artistic Director

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced that Sara Mohr-Pietsch will be the next Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School and Festival.

Chetham’s announces 2019 Spring Music programme

Chetham’s School of Music, the leading specialist music school, will present a week of performance by the School’s young ensembles from 3-14 February 2019. The extended Spring… Read more

Wigmore Hall and Classic FM launch new Under 35s ticket scheme

Wigmore Hall and classical music broadcaster Classic FM have announced a new collaboration on a discount ticket scheme, which will provide 25,000 £5 tickets to hundreds of concerts… Read more

PIPA performing arts survey reveals ‘career penalties’ for parents and carers

Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PIPA) shared the findings of its UK-wide survey into work-life balance and the performing arts at a parliamentary event on 18 October 2018.

Carmel Smickersgill wins Christopher Brooks Composition Prize

Composer, Carmel Smickersgill, wins £1,000 and a year’s membership of BASCA as part of Liverpool Philharmonic’s Christopher Brooks Composition Prize.

Bangor University hosts music masterclasses in China

Iwan Llewelyn Jones, a faculty member from the School of Music and Media, Bangor University, is visiting China in October 2018 to perform and host masterclasses for… Read more

Xiqu Centre to open its doors in January 2019

Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has announced the opening of its first performing arts venue, the Xiqu Centre, on 20 January 2019.

London Handel Festival celebrates Handel’s Divas

Celebrating Handel’s Divas, the 2019 London Handel Festival launches with ‘Berenice’ at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre on 27 March 2019.

Massed ensembles head to Royal Albert Hall for MFY Proms

This year’s Music for Youth (MFY) season draws to a close with three MFY Proms concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 5, 6 and 7 November 2018.

Society of Recorder Players announces Composer’s Competition

The Society of Recorder Players has announced its first Composer’s Competition, adjudicated by Jonathan Dove and featuring recorder quartet, BLOCK4.

Nitin Sawhney to give keynote at Musicians’ Union training event

The Musicians’ Union (MU) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire are delighted to announce that Nitin Sawhney will be presenting the keynote address at their professional development weekend for… Read more

‘Make Some Noise’ to map music-making experiences of disabled people

Creative United, in partnership with OHMI, Drake Music, OpenUp Music and Youth Music, has launched Make Some Noise, a major research project aiming to capture a detailed picture of the experiences of disabled… Read more

NYCGB announces record-breaking Summer season

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has had a record-breaking Summer season with its five choirs enjoying unprecedented audiences & activity.

Sing Up supports One Day One Choir with free World Peace Day song

Sing Up is giving away a free song and encouraging schools and singers to join with global choral project for peace, One Day One Choir, on World Peace Day.

National Youth Choir of Scotland invites applications for auditions

National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS) is inviting applications from young singers aged 16-25 for auditions in November 2018. The Choir is made up of two sections:… Read more

Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra comes to London and Birmingham

Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra’s annual Summer Residency (SEYO 2018) comes to London and Birmingham this weekend for the culmination of its 5th edition.

Collaborative Piano embraced by Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music has become the first London conservatoire to rename its ‘Masters in Piano Accompaniment’ as ‘Masters in Collaborative Piano’.

I Can Compose Founder reaches Enterprise Vision Awards finals

Rachel Shapey, Founder of Secondary music composition website, I Can Compose, has been announced as a finalist in the Internet Industry Category of the Enterprise Vision Awards.

Leading UK school choir wins Musica Eterna Roma Competition

Wells Cathedral School Choralia has won the Grand Prize at the 9th Musica Eterna Roma International Choir Festival & Competition.  The girls choir, conducted by Christopher Finch,… Read more

€280,000 prize money up for grabs in new Polish competition

The inaugural Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition kicks off in Katowice, Poland, this September with prize money in excess of €280,000.