Australia’s Grigoryan Brothers tour UK with k.d. lang 13-31 July

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her GRAMMY®-award winning, critically acclaimed album Ingénue, k.d. lang is bringing her Ingénue Redux tour to the UK and Ireland. Supporting k.d. are Australia’s most celebrated guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation. They have developed a reputation for enthralling audiences across the globe…

Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra 75th Anniversary Auditions

Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, one of the UK’s longest-running youth orchestras, have opened auditions for their 75th anniversary season, which will feature concerts at Cadogan Hall in March 2020 and Queen Elizabeth Hall in June 2020. Held in September 2019, applications are open to Grade 4-6 players for the Training Orchestra and Grade 7+ players for…

Pianist and sound artist Belle Chen on BBC The Arts Hour

Pianist and sound artist Belle Chen, an Australian-Taiwanese artist based in London, is a classically trained pianist with technical chops and musical knowledge whose music is outside of genre. Not afraid of breaking the parameters, Belle’s music is heavily influenced by her passion for travel and she uses music as a tool to communicate and…

Mark Simpson plays John Adams at Lammermuir Festival

Lammermuir Festival’s 2018 artist in residence, Mark Simpson, teams up with Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, Red Note, in a showcase for his stunning talent as both composer and performer.  On Wednesday 19 September, at Loretto School in Musselburgh, Red Note perform an exciting programme including John Adams’s Gnarly Buttons, a virtuosic clarinet concerto shot through…

Manchester Camerata to perform Game of Thrones® Live Tour with Composer Ramin Djawadi

Manchester Camerata has been engaged to perform the Glasgow and Manchester performances of the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi this month. The world of Westeros comes alive as famed composer, Ramin Djawadi, leads Manchester Camerata and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic, Emmy® Award-winning HBO…

Award-winning film composer Ros Gilman releases debut EP Fantasies

Fantasies is the debut EP by award-winning film composer, multi-nominated songwriter, producer and concert violinist Ros Gilman. Released on 29 June 2018, and available to pre-order via iTunes and MusicGlue from 1 June, the six track EP features vocals by Becca Sopher (Village Roadshow / Sony Music) who opened for Craig David, Pink, Shaggy and Nelly…

Classically Yours featuring Manchester Camerata win RPS Award

Classically Yours set out to engage new audiences by addressing the inequalities of opportunity to access high quality live orchestral music in the East Riding of Yorkshire, transforming beliefs in isolated coastal and rural communities that culture happens elsewhere. The programme, part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s contribution to Hull UK City of Culture 2017, formed…

Manchester Camerata ready to open the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

Manchester Camerata, Haçienda DJ’s Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, Peter Hook and Rowetta open the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this morning. Haçienda Classical sees the club’s original DJ partnership reinterpret seminal dance classics. Conducted by Tim Crooks, with some very special guests thrown into the mix, its going to be an epic start to the festival.

New Music Makers rolls out across Glasgow this summer

Red Note Ensemble are taking their New Music Makers workshops to a number of schools across Glasgow this summer, working with music teachers and pupils studying Advanced Higher, Higher and Nat 5 Music, before culminating in a performance of their new compositions. New Music Makers is an exciting and ambitious programme to support the development…

#WeStandTogether Concert

All of Manchester’s communities stand together in strength, resilience and love. In this most musical of cities, Manchester’s orchestral musicians from the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata will come together with The Bridgewater Hall for a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of last Monday’s atrocity. The…