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Adès receives Classical Brit Award for ‘The Tempest’

Adès receives Classical Brit Award for ‘The Tempest’ Thomas Adès joined the likes of Andrea Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel on the glitzy red carpet in order to receive his award as ‘Composer of the Year’ for the EMI recording of his 2nd opera 'The Tempest', at this season’s televised awards ceremony. Read more

Dame Fanny Waterman Honoured With 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

Dame Fanny Waterman Honoured With 'Lifetime Achievement Award' Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, co-founder, Chair and Artistic Director of the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, was presented with a Variety Club Lifetime Achievement Award at the 22nd Variety Club Children’s Charity Business Awards. 400 members of the business community supported the prestigious annual event, which was hosted at the Queens Hotel, Leeds on 12th December, and VIP guests included quadruple Olympic gold medalist Sir Matthew Pinsent OBE and the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Read more

The Language of Song Wins Best Educational Publication Award

The Language of Song Wins Best Educational Publication Award Faber Music’s The Language of Song, selected and edited by Nicola-Jane Kemp and Heidi Pegler has won “Best Educational Publication” at the Music Industries Association Awards on October 10th at The Savoy. Singing in foreign languages can be a scary business; the problem of pronunciation and deciphering what the song is about can prove to be a challenge. Whilst the ability to do so is a much needed skill for singers, few vocal training resources tackle this aspect effectively in one book. To a Read more

Isserlis to Premiere Vine’s Cello Concerto

Steven Isserlis is to premiere Carl Vine’s new Cello Concerto in Sydney on 30 June this year. Commissioned by the Sydney SO it will be conducted by Czech maestro Jiri Bilohlavek in the concert hall of Sydney Opera House. There will be further performances on 2, 3 and 5 July. Read more

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