5th November: a Double Bassist, a Daring Soprano and Two Degrees

Monday 5th November 2012

Classic FM

Joseph Calleja to receive honorary degree from University of Malta

Maltese Tenor, Joseph Calleja, was given an honorary degree from the University of Malta in a special ceremony on Friday night.

The Telegraph

Michael Tippett: a visionary in the shadow of his rival

Michael Tippett, a composer often overshadowed during his lifetime by Benjamin Britten, is about to be celebrated in a series of concerts.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Professor Gergiev collects his mortarboard

By decision of the Academic Board of the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg Conservatory on 25 September 2012, Valery Gergiev was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the St Petersburg Conservatory.

Death of a Daring Soprano

The leading Norwegian soprano of her generation, Anna-Lise Bernsten died on Friday night, aged 69.

Classical Music Magazine

Former RPO double bassist Roy Benson awarded RPS/ABO Salomon Prize

Roy Benson, a recently retired double bassist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has won the RPS/ABO Salomon Prize and was presented with the award at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert at Cadogan Hall on 30 October.


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