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Royal College of Music to launch partnership with medici.tv

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has announced a new partnership with medici.tv to livestream and make available on demand selected masterclasses and concerts at the conservatoire’s campus in London’s South Kensington. Described by the New York Times as ‘the closest thing to a classical Netflix’, medici.tv broadcasts classical music… Read more »

Registration for National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days now open

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has invited young people aged 14-18 who can play an instrument confidently to register for one of its National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days. The National Youth Folk Ensemble (NYFE) brings together talented young folk musicians from across England to create and perform… Read more »

Victory for local music venues as government backs ‘Agent of Change’ principle for new housing developments

Housing developers building new homes near music venues should be responsible for addressing noise issues in a move to protect both music venues and their neighbours, the Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid, has said. With late-night venues and community sports clubs being forced to make high cost changes when new residents… Read more »

Kevin Gowland appointed Director of Woodwind at RNCM

The Royal Northern College of Music has appointed Kevin Gowland as Director of Woodwind (Deputy Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion), commencing in April. Kevin studied flute at the Royal College of Music with Susan Milan, before being appointed by Sir Simon Rattle as Flute Section Leader of the… Read more »

BASCA announces winners of 2017 British Composer Awards

BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) announced the winners of its 15th British Composer Awards at a ceremony at London’s British Museum on 6 December 2017. Thirteen composers were honoured at the ceremony, which was hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenters, Andrew McGregor and Sara Mohr-Pietsch. The winning works… Read more »