The Northwestern University School of Music has awarded the British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen the 2006 Nemmers Composition Prize.
Polish composer Marta Ptaszynska has been honoured with the prestigious Benjamin H. Danks Creative Music Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Rae Howell (aka Sunwrae) launches her new Live Album & DVD Friday June 2nd, 2006 at St Stephens Church, 360 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria in Australia.
On 31 March 2006, American composer Gunther Schuller has received the A.I. du Pont Composers Award at the Delaware Grand Opera House.
In October 2006 Naxos will release a CD by Italian conductor/composer Paolo Pessina.
American composers Frank Lee Sprague's newest recording is his Concerto for Violin with Orchestra, issued by Wichita Falls Records.
On 8 April 2006 Koch International will issue the first volume (2 cds) of Richard Savino's CD series: The Essential Giuliani.
Albania born composer Vasil Tole has published a new book, called "Odyssey and Sirens: A Temptation towards the Mystery of the Iso-polyphonic Regions of Epirus - A Homeric theme with variations", I
Film composer John Williams was elected Composers of the Year 2005 by the International Film Music Critics Association.
A till now lost Britten composition was found back by film maker John Mappleback in Great Britain after a 15 year search.
Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki will be given a honorary degree at the Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany. The ceremony will take place on 31 March 2006.
In April 2006 a new Naxos CD will appear with Gloria Coates' Symphonies no. 14, 7 and 1. On 24 May 2006, her Symphony No.
No less than three Grammys, for Best Classical Album, Best Classical Contemporary Composition and Best Choral Performance, were won by William Bolcom's “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”.
It is now seems clear that we will probably never know whether the skull that was said to be Mozart's is real.
This week it was announced that two 18th century miniature portraits were discovered in a hotel in Thun, Switzerland.