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Alan Hovhaness: centenary 2011

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) was one of the most prolific symphonists of the last century, writing 67 in total, many of them drawing on his Armenian heritage. 8 March 2011 sees the centenary of the US composer’s birth. The Peermusic catalogue includes some of his finest works. Read more

Ingram Marshall comes to UK for Glasgow festival focus

US composer Ingram Marshall is best-known for his Fog Tropes, heard on the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island”, but that’s just one of many of his haunting soundscapes that often allude to Sibelius, Indonesian gamelan music and electronic collage techniques. Now he’s coming to the UK, where he’s featured composer at the forthcoming ‘Minimal’ festival at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Halls. Read more

New Music for Christmas

New Music for Christmas A Garland of Carols is a homage to Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. This charming set of carols includes a translation of the traditional Portuguese carol ‘Beijai o menino’, as well as original works such as Lanterns which evokes a barren winter landscape from which we are transported to a more mystical land in the middle section. Though originally written for trebles, the carols work equally well for female voices, and are suitable for being performed in totality, in smaller groups, or in Read more

Christine Brown Dies Aged 78

Christine Brown Dies Aged 78 Faber Music is sad to report the death of the renowned composer, editor and piano teacher Christine Brown, who has died of cancer at the age of 78. Read more

Goodall 'Composer of the Year' at Classical Brits

Goodall 'Composer of the Year' at Classical Brits The tenth annual Classical BRIT Awards has honoured the British composer Howard Goodall has been awarded Composer of the Year at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards, in a glittering gala event held in London's Royal Albert Hall on 14 May. 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

Paul Harris: Improve Your Teaching! Clinic

Paul Harris: Improve Your Teaching! Clinic Would you like to: Re-energise your teaching? Explore ideas and discuss teaching issues with one of the UK's leading educationalists? Have a more hands-on approach to training to complement your professional development? Share experiences with other colleagues in a relaxed environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy day? ..... and improve your teaching? What is is? Some of you may have attended a workshop, lecture or in-service training with the reknowned music ed Read more

Ann Bryant Joins Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations

Ann Bryant Joins Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations Myth, Magic and Minibeasts is the intriguing title for an exciting day of children’s concerts taking place in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on June 10th. Tying in with both the National Year of Reading and Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture 2008 status, the project aims to introduce both literacy and classical music to 2500 local children of Key Stage 1 age. The concerts will be based on the Introducing Classical Music Through Stories book and CD series by children’s author, musician an Read more

Faber Produces National Singing Programme Resource - 'Sing Up'

Faber Produces National Singing Programme Resource - 'Sing Up' The Government has announced a £40 million initiative to put singing at the heart of every primary school. The investment is part of a wider commitment to provide £332m to support music-making in schools over the next three years. ‘Sing Up’ is the Music Manifesto’s National Singing Programme, and aims to ensure that every primary-school aged child has the opportunity to experience high quality singing as part of their everyday lives in the school, the home and the wider community. The na 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

Juan Martin: Flamenco Virtuoso on Tour

A celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar who has been voted into the top three guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player, Juan Martín is a native of Andalucía, where he still has a home in Málaga. He spends much time on tour and in London where he has formed an international company, Flamencovision, for the promotion of high quality flamenco which he rehearses and brings direct from Andalucía. He has recorded 14 albums, mostly as a composer and presently has 4 videos distributed b 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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