20th May: Maria Schneider, Bergen International Festival and Edward Elgar

Wednesday 29th May 2013

The Guardian

Music, TV and film piracy rises among UK internet users

Almost a third of web users who stream or download content did so at least once illegally in the quarter to the end of January.


The Telegraph

Maria Schneider takes a further step towards ‘classical’ discipline on her new double album

Maria Schneider’s double album is subtle, polished and suggestive, says Ivan Hewett.


Classical Music

Bergen International Festival at Grieghallen, Norway

The themes of the 61st Bergen Festival are journey and water, hence a neat fit with Tan Dun’s opera Marco Polo and the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s continuing Beethoven Journey.


Classic FM

Video game composer conference announced

A new symposium for video games music composers and music fans will feature Jesper Kyd, Jason Graves, Martin O’Donnell and many others when it arrives at London’s South Bank on September 9th.



Two lost Elgar songs discovered

The Millwheel and Muleteer’s Serenade will be performed for the first time at the Elgar Birthplace Museum on June 2.


Classical Music

Jesse Owens in song: The Sharecropper’s Son, 6 July

A song cycle celebrating the life of American athlete Jesse Owens ‒ The Sharecropper’s Son by composer Michael Stimpson ‒ will be performed for the first time on 6 July at the Ashley Wood Festival in Wiltshire.


Planet Hugill

Supporting young musicians in the City

The City Music Foundation has been launched to provide new opportunities for aspiring professional musicians in the early stages of their careers, through financial support and through mentoring.



The Telegraph