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Riccardo Muti wins ‘biggest prize in classical music’

Riccardo Muti wins ‘biggest prize in classical music’

Musicroom March 17, 2011 Comments Off

Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has been revealed as the most recent recipient of the Birgit Nilsson Prize. Considered the biggest prize in classical music, Muti was recognised as a result of his “extraordinary contributions

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Brass Band Success!

Brass Band Success!

Salisbury March 17, 2011 Comments Off

What a great time for Wessex Brass Bands! Congratulations to the following Brass Bands upon their recent results: West of England Area Woodfalls – Championship Section – WINNERS! Bournemouth Concert Brass – First Section

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Diversity key for Guildford International Music Festival

Diversity key for Guildford International Music Festival

Musicroom March 15, 2011 0

With so many different genres of music on display, the Guildford International Music Festival promises to be a diverse celebration of world music. With the African, American, big band and swing, chamber, classical, contemporary,

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Chester Music composer Helen Grime named as ‘Associate Composer’ for the Halle.

Chester Music composer Helen Grime named as ‘Associate Composer’ for the Halle.

Musicroom March 14, 2011 0

Chester Music composer Helen Grime named as ‘Associate Composer’ for the Hallé Helen will begin an initial three year appointment with the Manchester-based Orchestra in the 2011/12 season. Programming plans include performances of some

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Busy spring for G. Schirmer composers

Busy spring for G. Schirmer composers

Musicroom March 10, 2011 Comments Off

Taking place this spring, a number of artists residing on the G. Schirmer roster are preparing to debut exciting new chamber music works. The publishing company is preparing for a busy few months, with

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‘Lost’ Vivaldi flute concerto is worth the wait

‘Lost’ Vivaldi flute concerto is worth the wait

Musicroom March 9, 2011 0

You may well recall back in October, Vivaldi made headlines around the world following the discovery of a long-lost manuscript of a flute concerto written by the Italian composer. Unearthed in the National Archives

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Last Chance for “Take It Away” 0% Finance

Last Chance for “Take It Away” 0% Finance

Portsmouth March 3, 2011 0

Are you finding yourself short of reasons to complain about the government this week?! How about the fact that at the end of this month they are withdrawing the Arts Council support for the

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Long-lost Vivaldi work on display in Scotland

Long-lost Vivaldi work on display in Scotland

Musicroom February 4, 2011 0

Classical music aficionados are able to view the score of a newly-discovered Vivaldi flute concerto in a Scottish music hall. The work was uncovered last October by Andrew Woolley, a research fellow at the

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Rock violinist plays his way into the record books

Rock violinist plays his way into the record books

Musicroom December 15, 2010 0

Rock violinist Ben Lee of acclaimed electric violin duo FUSE has played himself into the record books by breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest violin player. Lee set the new record with

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York Launch – Saturday 4 December – Odyssey Brass & Woodwind

York Launch – Saturday 4 December – Odyssey Brass & Woodwind

York November 29, 2010 0

Make a date in your diary for our in-store event to launch Odyssey’s new Premiere Range of brass and woodwind instruments! Trumpet player Mark Gillbanks and Flute player Barry Jackson will be performing live

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