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Vocal Studies artists announced at Trinity Laban Conservatoire

The Vocal Studies Department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has announced singer and conductor, Barbara Hannigan, and conductor, Dominic Ellis-Peckham, as Visiting Artists, and choral director,… Read more

Eric Lu wins 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 Leeds International Piano Competition 2018.

Faber Music to become worldwide distributor for Trinity College London

Faber Music Distribution has announced that it will be the exclusive, worldwide distributor for Trinity College London Press from 1 October 2018. Trinity College London is a… Read more

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.

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’.

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.

Winners of Cremona Musica Awards announced

Valery Gergiev, Maxim Vengerov, Alessandro Baricco, Hermann Hauser III and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival will all receive Cremona Musica Awards at this year’s event.

One Day One Choir calls for choirs to unite on Peace Day

Global choral project for peace, One Day One Choir, is calling for choirs to unite in song on Peace Day, a UN initiative which takes place on 21 September.

Leeds International Piano Competition reveals 2018 programme

The Leeds International Piano Competition has revealed its 2018 programme of talks, masterclasses, exhibitions, free family events and concerts.

Society for Music Education in Ireland 2018 Conference call for papers

The Society for Music Education in Ireland has issued a call for papers for its 8th Annual Conference. The event will be hosted by the Royal Irish… Read more

New Culture Secretary, former Remainer who ‘used to play the trumpet’

Jeremy Wright MP has replaced Matt Hancock as Culture Secretary in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s emergency shake-up of her cabinet on 9 July 2018.

J&A Beare announces Hong Kong sponsorship

London-based stringed instruments dealer, J&A Beare, has announced a new, long-term collaboration with the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival.

Tileyard Education launches commercial songwriting course in Hong Kong

Tileyard Education, the postgraduate and professional training facility based at London UK’s Tileyard Studios, home to The Prodigy, Sigala, Chase & Status, Lily Allen, Notting Hill Music… Read more

BerkleeICE and Women in Music Partner on new gender status study

The Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) and New York-based Women in Music (WIM), the longest running and largest nonprofit organisation for women in the music industry, have partnered to conduct the… Read more

New Principal for Purcell School

The Purcell School, one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools, has announced the appointment of Paul Bambrough as Head from 1 September 2018.  He will take… Read more

Sing Up Day video released

Sing Up has released a compilation video featuring recordings of this year’s Sing Up Day song, Be the change, from schools across the world.

Eric Whitacre invites submissions to Virtual Choir 5

Registration is open for the fifth edition of Eric Whitacre’s celebrated Virtual Choir project, with promises of greater accessibility, multimedia participation and collaboration with scientists. The Virtual… Read more

Menuhin School alumna wins prize at 2018 Carl Flesch competition

Louisa Staples, an alumna of the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK, has been awarded who 2nd Prize at the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition in… Read more