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World’s biggest violin goes from Guinness record to music fair

World’s biggest violin goes from Guinness record to music fair

GregJohnson February 22, 2012 0

The biggest violin in the world is to go on show at music trade fair Musikmesse next month. At over four metres it will take up a number of stands at the event. Constructed

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The music industry in 2012: more small gigs and a national plan for music education

The music industry in 2012: more small gigs and a national plan for music education

GregJohnson February 20, 2012 0

After a turbulent 2011, the British music industry is looking ahead to a positive 2012 and according to Paul McManus, chief executive of the Music Industries Association (MIA), there is a lot to work

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Young violinist wins the chance to play a £4million Stradivarius

Young violinist wins the chance to play a £4million Stradivarius

GregJohnson February 16, 2012 0

Stradivarius violins are some of the most famous and expensive instruments in the world. In late 2011, ABRSM and Pure Solo ran a competition offering one lucky, and highly talented violinist a once-in-a-lifetime chance

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Lloyd Webber predicts theatre slump during Olympics

Lloyd Webber predicts theatre slump during Olympics

Musicroom January 3, 2012 0

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber has said that next year’s Olympic Games will lead the West End theatres to have a “bloodbath of a summer”. Speaking to BBC Radio 4′s Today programme, he claimed that

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More people flocking to choirs after Military Wives success

More people flocking to choirs after Military Wives success

Musicroom January 3, 2012 0

Gareth Malone and the Military Wives have helped to fuel a boom in British choirs. According to a the National Association of Choirs, thousands of new members have signed up in the last two

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Eric Whitacre launches Virtual Choir 3

Eric Whitacre launches Virtual Choir 3

Musicroom December 23, 2011 0

Composer Eric Whitacre has embarked on his latest Virtual Choir project, the ambitious plan to get as many people as possible to record one of his pieces. This will be the third project of

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BBC programme shows the creation of the Scrapheap Orchestra

BBC programme shows the creation of the Scrapheap Orchestra

Musicroom December 16, 2011 0

The BBC is to show a programme about an ambitious project to form an orchestra of instruments made out of junk. Scrapheap Orchestra airs on BBC4 on Sunday (December 18th) and fans of the

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Conductor Gareth Malone picks up International Emmy

Conductor Gareth Malone picks up International Emmy

Musicroom November 23, 2011 1

Conductor Gareth Malone has won an International Emmy Award for his TV series Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne. Picking up the prize for best Arts Programming at a ceremony in New York on Monday

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National Youth Orchestra chooses youngest-ever leader

National Youth Orchestra chooses youngest-ever leader

Musicroom October 20, 2011 0

The National Youth Orchestra (NYO) has chosen its new principle violinist, the youngest in its 53-year history. Fifteen-year-old Roberto Ruisi, a pupil at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, will take the reigns for the

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Eric Whitacre’s score nominated for MIA Music Award

Eric Whitacre’s score nominated for MIA Music Award

Musicroom October 13, 2011 0

US composer Eric Whitacre’s vocal score Light and Gold has received a nomination at the Music Industries Association (MIA) Awards. The book, which compiles a new collection of works by the composer for mixed

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