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Auditions open for YouTube orchestra

Auditions open for YouTube orchestra

Musicroom October 19, 2010 0

The innovative and clever YouTube Symphony Orchestra is now accepting auditions from musicians around the world who want to be part of the project. It is the first time that YouTube has held auditions

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Coldplay named Songwriters of the Year

Coldplay named Songwriters of the Year

Musicroom October 15, 2010 0

Coldplay managed to pick up the top honours at the recent American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) awards show. The British foursome, which comprises of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and

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Rock stars jam with schoolchildren

Rock stars jam with schoolchildren

Musicroom October 15, 2010 0

Budding musicians from Oxford were given the chance to play alongside some real rock stars earlier this week when members of US rock group Guns N’ Roses came for a visit. Lead guitarist Ron

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Long-lost Vivaldi piece found in National Archives

Long-lost Vivaldi piece found in National Archives

Musicroom October 12, 2010 0

A long-lost piece of music by famed Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi has been found in the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh. Named Il Gran Mogal, the music forms one part of a quartet

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Mandolin expert Alison Stephen dies

Mandolin expert Alison Stephen dies

Musicroom October 11, 2010 Comments Off

Alison Stephens, a world renowned mandolin player from Bromley, sadly died on October 10 after a two year battle with cervical cancer, aged just 40. Her brother Andrew,  said: “The mandolin was her passion.

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SCO celebrates poet’s work with new competition

SCO celebrates poet’s work with new competition

Musicroom September 15, 2010 0

UK-based composers under the age of 30 have been invited to enter a new competition celebrating the work of Scottish Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean. The competition has been organised by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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Value the Arts by signing up to new campaign

Value the Arts by signing up to new campaign

Musicroom September 14, 2010 0

Musicians have been urged to sign up to a new campaign which promotes support for the arts in communities. The I Value the Arts initiative aims to give everyone the opportunity to voice their

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‘The Most Incredible Thing’ Is The Composers!

‘The Most Incredible Thing’ Is The Composers!

GregJohnson July 9, 2010 0

The Pet Shop Boys have revealed that they plan to write the score for a ballet. The most successful duo in UK music history, the Pet Shop Boys, have revealed that they will be

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Gustav Mahler’s 150th Birthday Anniversary

Gustav Mahler’s 150th Birthday Anniversary

GregJohnson July 7, 2010 0

Gustav Mahler’s work needs to be seen to be truly appreciated, according to a leading German conductor. Today (July 7th) would be legendary composer Gustav Mahler’s 150th birthday, and what better way to celebrate

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Whitacre Conducts Whitacre: Light and Gold

Whitacre Conducts Whitacre: Light and Gold

GregJohnson July 6, 2010 0

On August 2 Eric Whitacre will be conducting a selection of his pieces at London's Union Chapel in anticipation of the launch of his new album, 'Light & Gold'

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