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Rieu storms UK pop charts – for the second time!

Rieu storms UK pop charts – for the second time!

Musicroom November 25, 2010 0

Andre Rieu has continued his record-breaking form with the release of his latest album, it has been announced. The talented violinist-conductor has sailed into the UK pop charts at number four with his album

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Harry Potter composer sings praises of LSO

Harry Potter composer sings praises of LSO

Musicroom November 15, 2010 0

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has been described as the best in the world to record with by one prominent composer. Music and movies often go hand in hand and, it is fair to

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Helen Grime signs for Chester Music

Helen Grime signs for Chester Music

Musicroom November 12, 2010 Comments Off

Touted as one of the most promising young English composers in the music industry, Helen Grime has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. A quick glance at the prestigious list of

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Young conductors invited to apply for RNCM fellowship

Young conductors invited to apply for RNCM fellowship

Musicroom November 8, 2010 0

Young conductors looking to take the next step may be interested to learn that the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has opened up applications for its Conductors Scheme for next year. The music

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Shock as music teacher reaches breaking point

Shock as music teacher reaches breaking point

Musicroom November 5, 2010 0

Students take heed, you ignore your conductor at your peril! This particular conductor reached breaking point when his orchestra talked amongst themselves instead of listening to his musical direction. Watch on and see the

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Classical music revival predicted by Barenboim

Classical music revival predicted by Barenboim

Musicroom November 4, 2010 0

Daniel Barenboim, the Israeli pianist and conductor, has announced that he is looking to spark a classical music revival following the signing of a new recording deal. The 67-year-old – who is also general

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Female fiddlers inspired by women artists

Female fiddlers inspired by women artists

Musicroom October 29, 2010 0

In recent years, the violin has become an increasingly widespread instrument in popular modern and jazz music. So much so, that a number of artists have abandoned technology and synthesizers in favour of  orchestral

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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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New work celebrates composer’s 138th birthday

New work celebrates composer’s 138th birthday

Musicroom October 13, 2010 0

A piece of work by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams has been discovered more than a century after it was first written. The work, which is believed to have been composed by Williams as part

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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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