Joining some of London’s leading cultural, creative and educational institutions, the London Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Shakespeare400 with a series of concerts, performances talks, and insight events that focus on the Bard’s influence on music and his love for it.
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, widely regarded as one of Asia’s leading orchestras, returns to the UK for the first time since 2003 for two concerts as part of a major European tour, including its Cadogan Hall debut (24 February), and Symphony Hall, Birmingham (3 March).
From female tenors and basses to music by the first professional female composer, the 2015 London Festival of Baroque Music celebrates Women in Baroque Music, putting a rare spotlight on music written by, for, or inspired by women.
German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott continues to create, excite and break boundaries, becoming one of the most respected and energetic young pianists of her generation. She returns to the UK to perform at the Barbican, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall.
The UK’s first ever celebration of Tatar music featuring leading Tatar soprano Venera Gimadieva – who won critical acclaim in La traviata at Glyndebourne this summer – takes place in April 2015 at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Released on the Winter Solstice, 21 December, The Sun Stands Still is a ground-breaking art game commissioned by the Genesis Foundation by award-winning literary author and luminary in the world of games, Naomi Alderman.
Known worldwide as a musician of vital expressive force, Barbara Hannigan returns to the UK in January 2015 to perform with three major London orchestras in the space of a month.
Dame Fanny Waterman has announced that she will retire as Chairman & Artistic Director of the Leeds International Piano Competition. The decision comes as she approaches her 95th birthday in March 2015.
Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition has announced the twelve shortlisted quartets to take part in the thirteenth edition of the Competition (24-29 March 2015).
The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers returns in January 2015 for concerts in Leeds Town Hall and London’s Barbican with charismatic conductor John Wilson