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Gramophone reveals top three recordings in 10 categories for Gramophone Awards 2020

Gramophone today reveals the 30 recordings which have made it through to the final round of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020. The Awards celebrate outstanding recordings of the past year, as well as acknowledging artists, ensembles and labels that have made extraordinary contributions to the classical recording industry.  THE SHORTLIST: CHAMBER  Bartók Piano Quintet. Veress String TrioVilde Frang; Barnabás …

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24 Steinway Pianos Delivered in One Morning: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Becomes Europe’s First Steinway Exclusive Conservatoire

24 brand new All Steinway pianos came together in the Carne foyer of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama this morning to perform a new work simply called 24 Pianos.   The event celebrates the College’s new status as the first Steinway Exclusive Conservatoire in Europe, with the creation of a world-leading fleet of All Steinway …

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Rule of six could sound ‘death knell’ for many in live music sector – academic and industry experts

Further restrictions around social gatherings alongside new requirements for night-time economy businesses could sound the death knell for an already under threat live music venues, clubs and event sector, a leading academic and industry research project has warned. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘rule of six’ law announced earlier today and which supercedes previous guidance to …

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Royal College of Music reignites live music-making in London’s newest concert venue

RCM autumn season, September – December 2020 The RCM’s brand-new Performance Hall in South Kensington to be filled with music for the first time, having lain in wait during lockdown Autumn season highlights include visits from acclaimed conductors, performances of new music by female composers and five specially commissioned short films RCM students to perform …

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HAMBURG’S ICONIC ELBPHILHARMONIE CONCERT HALL REOPENS WITH REVISED CONCERT PROGRAMME.

One of the world’s leading concert halls has started its 2020/21 season, offering an outstanding selection of music in the coming months. Hamburg, 2 September 2020: Five and a half months after the Corona lockdown began in March 2020, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg opens its doors to music lovers once more. Last night the NDR Elbphilharmonie …

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LSO returns to play at the Barbican on 29th November 2020

The Barbican and the LSO announce today that the Barbican’s resident orchestra the London Symphony Orchestra makes a welcome return to the Barbican Hall with Music Director Sir Simon Rattle for a special series of eleven concerts from 29 November – 17 December 2020. This series is announced today alongside the Barbican’s autumn re-opening Live …

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Live music and live audiences return to the Barbican this autumn – line-up announced

The Barbican today announced the line-up for its new autumn concert series Live from the Barbican. For the first time, a series of Barbican concerts will be accessible online for a global digital audience through a livestream and, also, for a reduced, socially distanced live audience in the Barbican Hall.  The newly programmed series runs from 4 October – 13 December …

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Royal Albert Hall calls for urgent public donations to survive the impact of COVID-19

The Hall requires urgent public support to generate more than £20m to weather the COVID-19 storm and fulfil purpose of promoting arts and sciences for future generations Despite Government references to the Royal Albert Hall as a “crown jewel” that must be saved, it cannot apply for any emergency grants within the £1.57bn arts and …

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