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The classical and jazz community in New Zealand always has lots going on and we want to share it. Who’s recording lately, who’s coming soon, what tasty new recordings are in the wind and any other comings and goings.

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Leon Bridges Announces New Zealand Show
Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Leon Bridges will bring his unique brand of vintage soul to Auckland’s St James Theatre on Saturday 9th January 2016.

WOMAD 2016 Festival Lineup Announced
Thu, 29 Oct 2015

Hot on the heels of the first announcement that Ladysmith Black Mambazo and John Grant will headline WOMAD NZ 2016, the full line-up can now be revealed – and it’s one of the festival’s most diverse and colourful yet.

Adele Breaking Records!
Wed, 28 Oct 2015

The video for 'Hello', the first single from Adele's forthcoming album, 25, has smashed the Vevo 24 hour streaming record with 27.7 million views. The previous record was held by Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' with 20.1 Million views.

Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber forced to retire by neck injury
Tue, 29 Apr 2014

British musician to give final concert this May

Cellist Alexander Ivashkin has died
Fri, 31 Jan 2014

Born August 17, 1948; died January 31, 2014

Claudio Abbado dies aged 80
Wed, 22 Jan 2014

Claudio Abbado was a shy but steely conductor who crafted some of the great performances of the last century

Linn offers festive gift of 24 days of free high-resolution music downloads
Thu, 28 Nov 2013

’24-bits of Christmas’ promotion starts on December 1st, offers a free Studio Master track every day until Christmas

Sir John Tavener dies at the age of 69
Tue, 12 Nov 2013

Great modern composer passes away

Daniel Barenboim to leave La Scala in 2015
Fri, 01 Nov 2013

The Israeli-Argentine conductor to step down two years before contract expires

British Composer Awards 2013 shortlist revealed
Thu, 24 Oct 2013

The 11th British Composer Awards, honouring contemporary UK composition, take place on December 3

Riccardo Chailly to be new music director of La Scala
Fri, 18 Oct 2013

Unconfirmed reports in Italy suggest that Chailly is being lined up for the top job

Musicians at their most creative while away from their instruments
Fri, 04 Oct 2013

Research at Cambridge University casts new light on inspiration

Settling the Score
Fri, 04 Oct 2013

Vote for your favourite classical pieces!

Conductor John Hopkins, considered a giant in Australian classical music, dies age 86
Tue, 01 Oct 2013

Conductor John Hopkins, described as a giant in Australian classical music, has died in Melbourne aged 86.

Online courses: Music education for all?
Tue, 17 Sep 2013

One of the world’s most elite music academies is offering courses online – and thousands of people of different musical abilities are signing up. Can web learning make classical music accessible to all? Clemency Burton-Hill investigates.

Six of the Best… classical pieces on film
Sat, 14 Sep 2013

Film directors have long turned to the world of classical music to create atmosphere and add an extra layer of meaning to their movies – from Wagner's music in Apocalypse Now to Beethoven in A Clockwork Orange.

Philip Glass and Linz Opera: A classic combination
Sat, 07 Sep 2013

The dazzling architectural vision of Linz’s new opera house is the perfect home for Philip Glass, whose latest work, The Lost, has opened there. Clemency Burton-Hill talks vision and accessibility with both architect and composer.

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 category winners revealed!
Tue, 27 Aug 2013

Read full reviews and listen to tracks from each of the winners

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra saved by donations exceeding £70,000
Thu, 22 Aug 2013

Successful fundraising campaign ensures the orchestra’s 2013-14 season will go ahead

Sir Kenneth Branagh named campaign patron for Hallé St Peter's
Tue, 13 Aug 2013

The actor and director lends his support to the Hallé’s new rehearsal, recording and education venue as the second phase of development begins