NEW! Katie Lowe Wins the 2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize

18/09/2017

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2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize Winner Announced

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KATIE LOWE from England Cheshire born 31 year old English soprano Katie Lowe has won the 4th annual Elizabeth Connell Prize for aspiring Dramatic Sopranos held in Sydney Australia on 16 September. Ms Lowe receives $30,000 and an audition at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. The Finalists were chosen from live auditions held in London, New York, Zurich, Paris and Melbourne and competed over 3 rounds in Sydney for the prize. Ms Lowe sang the “Immolation Scene” from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and “Suicidio” from La Gioconda by Ponchiello in the Final Round. Read more

NEW! Contemporary Music from Manchester’s Psappha in 2017-18

15/09/2017

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Psappha’s 2017-18 Season

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Psappha, Manchester’s professional contemporary classical music ensemble, launches its 2017-18 season on 26 Octobe at Hallé St Peter’s, Ancoats, with two UK premières; Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Penelope and Molly Joyce’s Rave. Read more

NEW! Opportunity for a Rare Composition Masterclass with Gavin Bryars in April 2018

10/09/2017

CAMP ANNOUNCE MODERN COMPOSITION COURSE WITH GAVIN BRYARS

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Following the announcement (and fast selling out) of sessions with Chris Watson (founder of Cabaret Voltaire, and sound recordist for David Attenborough), Laraaji (celebrated ambient musician, best known for his work with Brian Eno) and Eli Keszler (NYC virtuoso percussionist, composer and installation artist), CAMP have announced a rare masterclass in modern composition with Gavin Bryars in France beginning 24 April 2018. Read more

NEW! 91% Capacity at this year’s Lucerne Festival in Summer

10/09/2017

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The 2017 Lucerne Summer Festival

Just a day or two before the end of this summer’s Lucerne Festival, the Press Office has announced both a prolongation of Michael Haefliger’s contract as Executive and Artistic Director (until 2025) and some impressive audience figures. Read more

NEW! Stuart Skelton Sings Wagner in London on 13 September 2017

04/09/2017

TMT_LOGO The Tait Memorial Trust is to present renowned Australian tenor Stuart Skelton, at a gala concert to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge, on Wednesday the 13th September at 7pm.

“Stuart Skelton’s Tristan is the finest account of Wagner’s most extreme and taxing operatic character…that I’ve ever seen or heard on a stage.”  David Nice, The Arts Desk, June 2016 Read more

NEW! Musikfest Berlin 2017’s Italian Echoes from 31 August to 18 September

24/08/2017

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Musikfest Berlin 2017: Italian Echoes

Orchestra Festival starts on 31 August 

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The international orchestra festival starts on 31 August and, continuing until 18 September, presents 27 events with well over 80 pieces by 51 composers, organized by the Berliner Festspiele in cooperation with the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation. The recently published JOURNAL offers a more detailed look at the festival programme. Read more

UPDATED! Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert on 17 September at Cadogan Hall

22/08/2017

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Cadogan Hall and soprano Nazan Fikret present Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert on 17 September

In the wake of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, the soprano Nazan Fikret decided to rally fellow performers and put together a concert to raise funds for those affected. Read more

NEW! I Musicanti’s ‘Alexandra and the Russians’ at St Johns Smith Square, 2017-18

21/08/2017

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I Musicanti at St Johns Smith Square, 2017-18: ‘Alexandra and the Russians’

I Musicanti and their artistic director Leon Bosch return to St John’s Smith Square for ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, a second season of works from the chamber music repertoire partnered with new commissions.

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