Press Releases

Here you will find news releases sent to us by record companies, individuals and promoters. There has been no editing of the content either, so if you have an item of news (and by news we don’t mean simply an advertisement for a new CD/Concert) please get in touch.

BBC Proms 2024: Friday 19 July to Saturday 14 September 2024
90 Proms feature over 3,000 musicians over eight weeks, including star soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yunchan Lim, Víkingur Ólafsson, Sheku, Braimah and Isata Kanneh-Mason, and weekend festivals inBristol, Nottingham...
Roberto Neri. Photo: The Ivors Academy
Roberto Neri has been confirmed as the next Chief Executive Officer of The Ivors Academy. He will start the role on 15th April, taking over from Interim CEO Charlie Phillips....
The Royal Philharmonic Society Awards
The Royal Philharmonic Society Awards – ‘the biggest night in UK classical music’ (The Sunday Times) – have been presented this evening at the Royal Northern College of Music. Staged...
Matthew Swann. Photo: Jo Russell
Following a competitive recruitment process, Matthew Swan has been appointed the new Director of the BBC Concert Orchestra, beginning 27 March. Matthew has over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles...
Pythagoras (Art by J. Augustus Knapp, circa 1926)
The tone and tuning of musical instruments has the power to manipulate our appreciation of harmony, new research shows. The findings challenge centuries of Western music theory and encourage greater...
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BBC Radio 3 unveils refreshed schedule, welcoming new talent to its presenting family alongside a raft of new commissions BBC TV announces major new series and performance highlights from across...
BBC statement on the future of the BBC Singers and its Orchestras We have now concluded a project looking at the future of the BBC’s performing groups. The BBC is...
David Pickard to step down as Director of the BBC Proms. Photo: Andrew Crowley
After leading the world’s greatest classical music festival for nearly a decade, David Pickard has decided to step down as the Director of the BBC Proms. He will remain in...
Adam Szabo. Photo by Phil Sharp
Following a very competitive recruitment process, Bill Chandler has been appointed Director of the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and Adam Szabo has been appointed Director of the BBC Philharmonic. Bill...
James B. Wilson’s 1922, celebrating the BBC’s centenary and Laura Karman’sHigher. Further. Faster.(main theme from The Marvels) will be performed alongside traditional Last Night favourites The BBC Proms 2023 season culminates in the celebratory Last...
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