Anne-Sophie Mutter accepts first honorary doctorate in Trondheim
Violinist receives degree from Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Gramophone Awards 2012 Nominations: full list
Gramophone have announced the nominations for their prestigious Classical Music Awards 2012, taking place on 27 September at London’s Dorchester Hotel – who do you think the winners will be?
Slipped Disc, Arts Journal
High fives: Swiss cast huge vote for big increase in school music funds
The Swiss had one of their periodic referenda on Sunday. The matter under decision was a change to the constitution that would make music teaching obligatory and well funded in schools.
The Arts Desk
Stewart Lee presents John Cage’s Indeterminacy, Cafe OTO
Is the avant-garde po-faced? An attempt to prove otherwise
Classical-Music, BBC Music Magazine
Winners of International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti announced
A 32-year-old Chinese conductor has taken top honours at this year’s International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti.
The Globe and Mail (found on Arts Journal)
How a violinist can play a $4-million Stradivarius, no strings attached
The thing Andréa Tyniec wants is not to come last. This is not the kingdom of God, after all, where the last shall be first. No. It’s the slashing arena of ambitious concert violinists, and the Canada Council’s triannual Musical Instrument Bank contest.
Exposure! Iconic Images Of Pavarotti, Domingo, Carlos Acosta And Darcey Bussell To Feature In Exhibition Of Renowned British Stage Photographer Clive Barda
The Royal Opera House is showcasing some stunning images of some of the world’s finest artists to have graced its stage including Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Carlos Acosta and Darcey Bussell in a unique retrospective exhibition by renowned stage photographer Clive Barda.
University of Buffalo, News Desk (found on Musical Chairs)
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba to Perform First American Tour Oct. 22
Since its inception in 1960, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community.
The Globe and Mail