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Onyx Brass embark on a ‘Tour de Brass!’ revitalising bandstands across Britain

27 Jan 2014
As part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial, Onyx Brass embark on the ‘Tour de Brass!’ across Britain, performing in bandstands, market squares and outdoor spaces from March to September 2014 to celebrate their 21st anniversary.
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"Class, Race and Classical Music" - Instruments of change, can music transforms lives? - American violinist Tai Murray and writer Candace Allen in conversation with Tom Service, organised by music charity London Music Masters

27 Jan 2014
Music charity London Music Masters is hosting a talk on Class, Race and Classical Music with American violinist Tai Murray and African-American novelist and political activist, Candace Allen at the English Speaking Union on 9 April 2014.
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London Music Masters launches the Grade 1 Challenge in offices as businesses encourage staff to take up an musical instrument to raise funds for children’s music charity

27 Jan 2014
Music charity London Music Masters launches a new fundraising campaign, the Grade 1 Challenge to encourage adults to take up a musical instrument in the workplace.
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It’s All About Piano! 2014

27 Jan 2014
Following the resounding success of its inaugural piano festival in 2013, the Institut français, London hosts the second annual It’s All About Piano! festival for another invigorating weekend of events ranging from recitals and masterclasses to childrens’ activities, film screenings, and wine tasting from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 April 2014.
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ECHO Rising Star flautist Juliette Bausor embarks on a tour of the finest concert halls in Europe

27 Jan 2014
Widely recognised as one of Britain’s leading flute players, Juliette Bausor has recently been selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation as one of its Rising Stars 2013-2014.
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Soprano Nadine Mortimer-Smith performs American songs set to poems by prize-winning 20th Century poets at the Southbank Centre

27 Jan 2014
Soprano Nadine Mortimer-Smith performs American songs set to poems by prize-winning 20th Century poets at the Southbank Centre
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Nicolas Hodges premieres Gerald Barry’s new Piano Concerto in Munich in 2013 and the UK in 2014, and starts preparations for Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday celebrations

27 Jan 2014
Piano firebrand Nicolas Hodges embarks on a prolific season of premieres, performing new music written especially for him by Gerald Barry, Hugues Dufourt and Michael Jarrell.
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Award-winning composer Jocelyn Pook explores the creative power of the imprisoned mind with new commissions about WWI and children in Terezin

27 Jan 2014
The multi-award winning film composer Jocelyn Pook has been commissioned to write three new works exploring the creative power of the imprisoned mind, caught up in the turmoil of war and conflict.
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London to feast on a series of concerts with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques at Wigmore Hall and the Barbican marking Rameau’s 250th anniversary, the 20th anniversary of the film Farinelli and more sensual French delights

27 Jan 2014
Described by the Guardian as “music’s greatest mischief-maker”, Christophe Rousset returns to London with his renowned Baroque ensemble Les Talens Lyriques for a series of five concerts at Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Centre.
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Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen gives the UK premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth’s Violin Concerto at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 13 February

27 Jan 2014
The multi-award winning Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen takes to the stage of Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Thursday 13 February to give the UK premiere of British composer Ryan Wigglesworth’s Violin Concerto with the composer making a welcome return to the Halle as conductor after his multi-award winning Birtwistle disc for NMC.
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Newly renamed “Royal” Northern Sinfonia kicks off their final season with Music Director Thomas Zehetmair at Sage Gateshead and in London at the Guildhall School’s new Milton Court

27 Jan 2014
Royal Northern Sinfonia, sporting its new honorary title, marks Music Director Thomas Zehetmair’s 12th and final year with a star-studded season of concerts in 2013-14 at Sage Gateshead and with its first London concert of the season at the Guildhall School’s new building Milton Court as part of the Barbican’s new series there.
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Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques’ 2013/14 season celebrates Rameau’s 250th anniversary, followed by their first Messiah in Vienna and their long-awaited debut at the Opera de Paris’ Palais Garnier

27 Jan 2014
In 2013/14, Christophe Rousset “music’s greatest mischief maker” (Guardian) and his trailblazing ensemble Les Talens Lyriques present a riotous season of operas, revitalising the world of baroque music with capricious irreverence and stunning artistry.
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Pianist Janina Fialkowska releases her first CD of Schubert Piano Sonatas on the ATMA Classique label

27 Jan 2014
Canadian-Polish pianist Janina Fialkowska, who has returned to the keyboard with renewed gusto, released a disc of two of Schubert’s Piano Sonatas on the ATMA Classique label on 28th October.
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Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques mark Rameau’s 250th anniversary with a year-long celebration of his greatest works

27 Jan 2014
Christophe Rousset and his celebrated Baroque ensemble Les Talens Lyriques are commemorating the 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) with a season of performances throughout 2014 showcasing some of the composer’s greatest works.
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Birmingham Hippodrome to host Wagner’s Ring Cycle on a grand scale with Valery Gergiev’s world-famous Mariinsky Opera Mariinsky Ring - Das Rheingold Birmingham Hippodrome Auditorium as part of the 2014 UK-Russia Year of Culture

27 Jan 2014
Birmingham Hippodrome will present Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle conducted by Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera, making their Hippodrome debut, in four performances over five nights in November 2014.
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