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La Foce marks the 25th anniversary of music festival Incontri in Terra di Siena in memory of Anglo-American writer Iris Origo

22 May 2013
Celebrating a landmark year, La Foce’s annual chamber music festival Incontri in Terra di Siena marks its 25th anniversary in memory of Antonio Origo and his wife Iris, the Anglo-American author of War in the Val d’Orcia. Set in the buildings and gardens of one of Tuscany’s most beautiful estates, and in historic castles and churches of the Val d’Orcia, the festival returns from 19 to 28 July 2013.
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Ton Koopman’s 12th Itinéraire Baroque returns to the Romanesque churches of the Dordogne’s leafy Périgord Vert region

22 May 2013
Set in the rural corner of the Dordogne’s leafy Périgord Vert, Ton Koopman’s festival Itinéraire Baroque returns to the ancient Romanesque churches around Brantôme and Riberac from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 July 2013.
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Valery Gergiev’s new opera complex, Mariinsky II, opens its doors to the 21st ‘Stars of the White Nights’ Festival in St. Petersburg

21 May 2013
Following the star-studded opening galas, Valery Gergiev’s new opera complex, Mariinsky II, opens its doors in St. Petersburg to the 21st International Festival ‘Stars of the White Nights’ from 24 May to 28 July, showcasing the transformation of the Mariinsky Theatre into one of the world’s premier centres for classical music, opera and ballet.
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Christophe Rousset revives Lully’s opera Amadis in the Palace of Versailles and Beaune Festival

21 May 2013
Musical archaeologist Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques revive Lully’s opera Amadis, a tale of knights and sorcerers written for Louis XIV, in a concert performance at the Opéra Royal in the Palace of Versailles on Friday 5 July.
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Sir Antonio Pappano and his Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia return to the Proms to mark Verdi’s 200th Anniversary

21 May 2013
Sir Antonio Pappano and his award-winning Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, returns to the Albert Hall to mark Verdi’s bicentenary with a concert of Verdi’s sacred music.
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Marking the Britten Anniversary, Sir Antonio Pappano and his award-winning Roman Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia return to the Salzburg Festival for Britten’s War Requiem

21 May 2013
Antonio Pappano returns with his award-winning Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia to the Salzburg festival for a performance of Britten’s War Requiem on Sunday 18th August, coinciding with his operatic debut at the Festival in Verdi’s Don Carlo (13-28 August).
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Australian Pianist Angelo Villani performs a programme of Debussy, Chopin, Liszt and the world premiere of Villani’s new Concert Paraphrase of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

18 Mar 2013
Following the success of his much anticipated return to the concert platform last year, Australian pianist Angelo Villani takes to the stage of St John’s Smith Square on Wednesday 8th May to perform a varied programme including the world premiere of Villani’s Concert Paraphrase Reminiscences of Tristan and Isolde and preeminent works by Debussy, Chopin, Alkan and Liszt, marking the bicentenary of both Wagner and Alkan.
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Music in a Tuscan Paradise

12 Mar 2013
La Foce marks the 25th anniversary of music festival Incontri in Terra di Siena in memory of Anglo-American writer Iris Origo.
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London Music Masters’ ground breaking Bridge Project has been shortlisted for a Music Teacher Award for Excellence

12 Mar 2013
London Music Masters’ ground breaking Bridge Project has been shortlisted for a Music Teacher Award for Excellence in the Best Musical Initiative Category for its music programme in inner-city primary schools in London.
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Luc Bouniol-Laffont departs Les Arts Florissants after 13 years as Executive Director

14 Feb 2013
After 13 years as Executive Director of Les Arts Florissants, Luc Bouniol-Laffont is stepping down from his role to pursue new projects.
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Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance presents its 3rd biennial Royal Greenwich String Quartet Festival from 11 – 13 April, headlined by the world première of the award-winning composer Deirdre Gribbin’s new work Hearing Your Genes Evolve

14 Feb 2013
Thursday 11 - 13 April 2013 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich & Cutty Sark Performance Space http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/gisqf Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance presents the 3rd biennial Royal Greenwich String Quartet Festival from 11-13 April, headlined by the world première of the award-winning composer Deirdre Gribbin’s new work, Hearing Your Genes Evolve, commissioned by MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge University.
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Fabio Bonizzoni directs Bach Ensemble Koninklijk Conservatorium in a performance of Bach and Hoffman cantatas in Rotterdam

28 Jan 2013
Italian harpsichordist Fabio Bonizzoni takes to the stage with Bach Ensemble Koninklijk Conservatorium on Thursday 9 February at Stichting Musica Antica da Camera in Rotterdam for performances of three church cantatas by J.S. Bach and G.M. Hoffman.
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Against the odds, the great Chopin pianist Janina Fialkowska returns to the New York stage for her first recital in a decade

25 Jan 2013
For the first time in ten years, Polish-Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska, described by Arthur Rubinstein as “a born Chopin interpreter”, returns to New York to perform a recital of Grieg, Schubert and Chopin at the prestigious Frick Collection concert series on Sunday 24 March.
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Giving the Cello a New Resonance

25 Jan 2013
Trailblazing cellist David Cohen premieres two new works by award-winning composers Ian Wilson and Cheryl Frances-Hoad. Where: Wigmore Hall and The Spitalfields Summer Festival
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Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques return to the Barbican to present the first UK performance of Lully’s opera Phaëton composed for the Sun King of Versailles

14 Jan 2013
Christophe Rousset and his dynamic Baroque ensemble Les Talens Lyriques return to the Barbican to present the first UK performance of Phaëton, Lully’s operatic masterpiece written to glorify Louis XIV the Sun King of Versailles.
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