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The Leeds International Piano Competition announces major new artistic partnerships and appointments
The Leeds International Piano Competition today announced major artistic and administrative developments which build on the success of the previous Competition in 2018 and further strengthens... more
São ​Paulo Symphony Orchestra appoints Thierry Fischer as Music Director, effective March 2020 Current Music Director Marin Alsop becomes Conductor Emeritus
The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), long recognised as South America’s leading symphony orchestra, today [Monday 10 June, 2019] announced the appointment of Swiss conductor&nbs... more
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, and John Eliot Gardiner Make National Debuts in Russia and Five More Countries on “Monteverdi | Carissimi | Scarlatti” Tour (Sep 26–Nov 19)
Having brought “a touch of the sublime” (Telegraph, UK) to Handel’s Semele on their recent high-profile European tour, now the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque... more
François-Xavier Roth and the Orchestra Les Siècles for the first time in the Philharmonie – with Tabea Zimmermann as soloist
“Instrumentation is to music precisely what colour is to painting.”Hector BerliozFounded in 2003 by the conductor François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles is one of the few... more
Founding Director Leif Ove Andsnes Looks Forward to Norway’s Fourth Annual Rosendal Chamber Music Festival
As Founding Director of Norway’s annual Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, Leif Ove Andsnescurates and performs at the fourth edition this summer. Paying tribute to&nb... more
Opera Philadelphia Launches Festival O19 with World Premiere of Denis & Katya (Sep 18–29)
O19, the third edition of Opera Philadelphia’s annual season-opening festival, launches on September 18 with the world premiere of Denis &... more
Andrei Kymach wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019
Baritone Andrei Kymach, 31, from Ukraine, was tonight [Saturday 22 June 2019] announced as the winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019.  Following his win, Andrei... more
Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces Susanna Mälkki to replace indisposed Mariss Jansons
Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces Susanna Mälkki to replace indisposed Mariss Jansons for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra’s concerts on 19 and 21 July in Riga As... more
Live Music Now Founder Ian Stoutzker recieves knighthood in the birthday honours List
  Ian Stoutzker has today been awarded a knighthood for his lifelong commitment to the arts and music. Amongst his many achievements, it is his role in creating Live Music Now that he ... more
Principal partnership to support and broadcast the future of classical music
The World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) and IDAGIO have signed a principal partnership to support and broadcast the future of... more
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Mozart Week 2019
Everyone who was present at Rolando Villazón’s first press conference in 2018 as the new artistic director of the Salzburg Mozart Week was captivated by the conviction with which he... more

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Mozart Week 2020 Press Briefing, Salzburg, 24 January 2019

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