South African Soprano Pretty Yende, A Rising Star

pretty yende

Pretty Yende, a rising star soprano with a modern fairy-tale story, releases her debut album A Journey on Sony Classical. Available September 16, this recording has been a joyful labor of love for Yende, as it celebrates the milestones in her extraordinary musical journey, rising to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed. [Read more…]

Thymeless Tings by Gale McAll

thymeless tings

Gale McAll, a photographer who blends her photography with art, captured an evening of some of the best local music. Thymeless Tings offered a perfect setting as Gypsy restaurant / music venue. [Read more…]

Chris Malinchak Announces UK Shows

chris malinchak

New Jersey DJ and producer Chris Malinchak is to make his return to the UK this October 2014 with three highly anticipated shows across the country. [Read more…]

Music for All Survey 2014

music for all

The recent survey1 undertaken by charity, Music for All (MfA) reveals the importance people place on the provision of music lessons and opportunities in schools. Over 90% of respondents believed it was ‘very or quite important’ that the Government continues to financially support this. It is clear they recognise the countless benefits music brings to a child’s creativity, intellectual development and social skills such as listening and teamwork. [Read more…]

The National Concert Hall’s 13/14 Season

Lang Lang

The National Concert Hall’s 2013/2014 International Concert Series continues this Spring with a range of recitalists, duos, ensembles and orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia with clarinettist and conductor Michael Collins (12 April) Chinese pianist Lang Lang in a sold-out concert (19 April), the prized Danish String Quartet (22 April), and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Choir of Enlightenment with Sir Simon Rattle and guests performing Haydn’s Creation (4 May). [Read more…]

Barbican celebrates string quartets

kronos quartet

In April and May, the Barbican celebrates the 40th anniversaries of two of the most adventurous string quartets of our time. The Arditti Quartet: 40 Years Young (26 April) explores the ensemble’s four decades of pushing the boundaries of new music and comprises three sessions in one day, featuring world premieres of works by Harrison Birtwistle, Brice Pauset, James Clarke and Hilda Paredes. [Read more…]

Get Off the Sofa and Sing

Opera

How to Get Off the Sofa and Sing Like a Professional (Opera) Singer is by the author, broadcaster and singer Robert Little.
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Derek Ryan Ireland’s answer

Derek Ryan

The Irish country legend Daniel O’Donnell has claimed that Derek Ryan is set for stardom in the UK having already gained massive success in Ireland.  O’Donnell said that Ryan’s “confidence, boyish charm, charisma and stage presence” make him “very appealing to all age groups in the same way that Michael Buble has been”. [Read more…]

12 Years A Slave Music

12 Years A Slave

Columbia Records will release the soundtrack to the year’s most anticipated new film, 12 Years A Slave. The soundtrack, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY 12 YEARS A SLAVE, will be released in the UK on 6 January 2014. [Read more…]

Lorde of Song

Lorde - Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor

In 2013 teen singing sensation Lorde (Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor) became one of New Zealand’s most famous exports. [Read more…]