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Online orchestra competition fails to find a winner

Online orchestra competition fails to find a winner

GregJohnson June 14, 2012 0

An online talent search for an unknown star has ended prematurely after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) failed to find a winner for its recent competition. The orchestra launched the Concerto Competition in February,

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Early Elgar work in print for the first time

Early Elgar work in print for the first time

PeterHulley April 25, 2012 0

Edward Elgar needs little introduction. Standing tall among the greatest composers that the United Kingdom has ever produced, many of his works are long-standing favourites at royal occasions including the coronation of Queen Elizabeth

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Win a £50 musicroom voucher with Masquerade Music

Win a £50 musicroom voucher with Masquerade Music

GregJohnson April 23, 2012 0

Masquerade Music, the woodwind sheet music specialists, are offering a £50 musicroom voucher and a month’s worth of articles, advertisements and free online publicity to the winners of their latest competition. The competition is

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Is it time to give percussion players more credit?

Is it time to give percussion players more credit?

GregJohnson April 13, 2012 0

“What do you call a person who hangs around musicians? The drummer.” You’ve probably heard similar jokes many times before such is the figure of fun that drummers and percussions are often positioned as

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Celebrate the viola with Viola World

Celebrate the viola with Viola World

PeterHulley April 13, 2012 0

Historically relegated to the rear ranks of the stringed instrument family (despite sitting front centre of an orchestra), the Viola’s unique mellow sound, with qualities very similar to the human voice, has recently received

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Newly-discovered Mozart piece gets debut performance

Newly-discovered Mozart piece gets debut performance

GregJohnson March 27, 2012 2

What did you get up to when you were ten-years-old? Running around playing football? Jumping a skipping rope? Composing a new work five years into life as a composer? At an age when many

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Kids settle down for a night at the Royal Opera House

Kids settle down for a night at the Royal Opera House

GregJohnson March 27, 2012 0

On May 11th, 100 children will be spend the night under the grand roof of the Royal Opera House (ROH) as part of a giant, operatic sleepover! Kids aged eight to 11 have been

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Musikmesse 2012: Sixth Edition of the Eta Cohen Violin Method launched in Frankfurt

Musikmesse 2012: Sixth Edition of the Eta Cohen Violin Method launched in Frankfurt

GregJohnson March 23, 2012 0

The newly revised sixth edition of the world-famous Eta Cohen Violin Method has been launched at Musikmesse 2012. Having been taught to and enjoyed by generations of violinists around the globe, each title within

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Musikmesse 2012: Peter Pollard’s Odyssey unveil new orchestral instruments

Musikmesse 2012: Peter Pollard’s Odyssey unveil new orchestral instruments

GregJohnson March 20, 2012 0

Amongst the other big name product launches expected at this year’s Musikmesse, Odyssey Premiere are unveiling a raft of new brass and woodwind models. The series, distributed by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd,

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Think you can write an opera? The ENO is looking for you

Think you can write an opera? The ENO is looking for you

GregJohnson March 7, 2012 0

Gone are the days of stuffy 18th century operas of powdered wigs and prima donnas, opera companies have for years been attempting to put new life into classic operas and commission new works. Even

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