News Archive

September 15, 2014
Most comprehensive UK survey of musical instrument learning published

Survey finds that while more children than ever are playing, many still have no access and children from lower social groups remain disadvantaged

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September 4, 2014
Wigmore Hall Season – featuring new artist series and landmark composer celebrations – begins on Saturday

Joyce DiDonato and Sir Antonio Pappano herald a glittering start to Wigmore Hall’s new Season this weekend (6 & 8 September).

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September 1, 2014
Saffron Hall: September – November Highlights

The London Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 2014/15 season at the UK’s newest, state-of-the-art concert venue, Saffron Hall – the first full-size symphony orchestra to give a public concert there (21 Sep).

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August 27, 2014
Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014 announce WINNERS in 12 main categories

The winning recordings have been voted for by Gramophone’s unrivalled panel of expert critics and honours will be presented at a glittering ceremony on Wednesday September 17 at London’s St John’s Smith Square.

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August 20, 2014
Wigmore Hall appoints Albion Media as PR consultants

John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, today announced Albion Media as the Hall’s PR consultancy firm from 1 September 2014.

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August 1, 2014
Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014 announce shortlists in 12 categories

Winning recordings revealed on August 27 in advance of London ceremony on September 17, when the special awards are announced.

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July 25, 2014
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain embarks on series of sizzling summer activities

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYOGB) comes together for a busy summer of activities including a UK tour taking in Sage Gateshead, Symphony Hall, Birmingham and a televised BBC Proms concert.

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July 24, 2014
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain mark centenary of last day of peace before WW1 in global act of remembrance

At the invitation of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, NYOGB joins forces with First World War Centenary initiative The Last Post project to represent the UK at an international event marking the last day of peace in 1914, 27 July. 

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July 24, 2014
Rolando Villazón joined by soprano Pumeza Matshikiza for rare London concert kicking off European tour

They are joined for this special London date by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Guerassim Voronkov, to sing a range of Italian and French operatic solos and duets as well as a selection of some more popular Spanish zarzuelas.

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July 21, 2014
HP presents Bristol Proms 2014

Youtube's first ever classical music star Valentina Lisitsa puts the power in the audience's hands at Bristol Proms 2014.

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