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InClassica live: Taverna plays piano concerto 'From My Bookshelf'
Alessandro Taverna and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra will perform Alexei Shor’s “From my Bookshelf” and a Tchaikovsky's symphony as part of the InClassica music festival in Dubai.
The Camunga Symphony Orchestra - More than just a musical education
The Camunga Symphony Orchestra in Luanda is changing Angolan students' lives. It provides food and musical education, helping to keep kids off the street and changing their lives.
Pianist performs amid ruins of Irpin
The ruins of Irpin’s House of Culture were the poignant backdrop to a performance of Chopin’s nocturnes by the Lithuanian pianist Darius Mazintas on April 26.
Violinist goes viral after playing from Kharkiv basement
Vera Lytovchenko was in the Kharkiv City Opera orchestra before the war but is now playing to lift spirits in her apartment block basement.
Stranded Kyiv chamber ensemble turn Italian tour into fundraiser
The musicians do not know when they will finally be able to embrace their families again, but are using the opportunity to send out a message of peace
Russian opera singer Anna Netrebko suspends performances
Netrebko was originally scheduled to perform on Wednesday evening at Hamburg's Elbe Philharmonic but her concert has been postponed until September 2022.
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev sacked from yet another role
Director-General of the prestigious Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Valery Gergiev, 68, was until recently one of the most sought-after conductors in the world.
Putin-ally conductor dropped from Philharmonic tour dates
Valery Gergiev has often vocalised support for the Russian president and has been dropped from a tour of the US after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Italian anthem fuses pop and classical as Beijing hands over to Milan
Pop mixes with Classical to hit the right notes for Winter Olympics handover
Groundbreaking concert will showcase symphony recorded in isolation
Mahler's eighth symphony is renowned for requiring large amounts of musicians. This will be the first performance of the piece since the pandemic started.
Ukraine's Oksana Lyniv becomes first female conductor at Bologna's Teatro Comunale
Born in Brody, western Ukraine, to musician parents, Lyniv conducted her first orchestra when she was just 16 years old before going on to study at the Lysenko music school in Lviv.
Pope Francis pays a rare private visit to Rome record store
The leader of the Catholic church spent time at Stereosound to bless the store's latest renovation and browse their classical collection.
Budapest's Concerto performs in new film for Christmas
'Carpathian Rhapsody' will be available to stream online for free in the next five days.
Thank you 2021 for the music: from Eurovision to Abba
In this review, we look back at some of the most memorable events from the world of music in 2021.
Classical crossover superstar Carlos Marín of Il Divo dies at 53
The Spanish operatic singer passed away at an English hospital after falling ill with complications from COVID-19.
Chopin's last piano gets its 19th century magic back
The last piano Frederic Chopin ever played is currently being restored in the Polish capital. The historic instrument is being given back its original mid-19th century characteristics using expert knowledge and a lot of patience.
Mixing Bach with barstools: Inside the Budapest orchestra's mini-gigs
Members of Iván Fischer's ensemble perform masterpieces by Bach, Gershwin and Ferenc Liszt in bars and pubs across the capital.
Music, not chocolate: Celebrate Swiss-mas with Geneva's top orchestra
From Vivaldi to Duke Ellington, from Tchaikovsky to Charlie Chaplin, from chamber ensembles to the full orchestra - there's a sonic celebration behind every door.
Venezuela wins Guinness record for world's largest orchestra
"If you break a string, don't stop. If you lose the score, go on by heart, but don't stop," conductor Andrés David Ascanio said before the performance.
Swing from clouds at Russia's new 'Serenity and Delight’ exhibition
The new show, based in St. Petersburg's Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, was curated with the goal of creating a 'soft and relaxing atmosphere'.
Venezuela pursues world's largest orchestra record
Hundreds of violins, violas and double basses sounded at Venezuela's military academy on Saturday, then woodwinds, brass and percussion gradually joined in — thousands of musicians, mostly children and adolescents, with one goal: setting the record as the world's largest orchestra.
Konstantin Ishkhanov: InClassica is ‘beacon of light’ for music fans
Just imagine, 37 renowned soloists, 11 esteemed conductors and seven leading international orchestras in one place. That's exactly what the acclaimed InClassica International Music Festival in Dubai offered audiences from August 28 to September 26, 2021.
Operalia's rising stars take the Bolshoi by storm
Musica meets the rising stars of opera at 28th edition of Operalia, held this year for the first time at Moscow's iconic Bolshoi theatre.
InClassica - the world's biggest musical observatory
The InClassica International Music Festival in Dubai attracts some of the world's most talented musicians and reaches new audiences.
Meet the classically trained violinist turned grime artist
“I didn't expect grime violin to take off as much as it has. People say, you're a pioneer and I was just doing what I love."
Contemporary composer Alexey Shor takes centre stage at InClassica International Music Festival
Contemporary composer Alexey Shor was one of the composers who featured at the 2021 InClassica International Music Festival, with a series of his most beloved pieces performed by renowned soloists and orchestras. He received high praise from audiences, musicians, and critics.