The descendants of british composer Sir John Stainer have donated his hymns, scores, paintings, letters and conductors batons to Durham University.
Ariel Ramírez, composer and pianist, died last Thursday in Buenos Aires, 88 years old. He had been suffering from neurological problems.
Last Tuesday, Canadian composer Jacques Hétu died in Montreal, 71 years old. He lost his battle with long cancer.
In Copenhagen it was announced that Kaija Saariaho is the 11th composer who is awarded the Léonie Sonning Music Prize.
Hot off the trails of a Music Residency at Instituto Sacatar in Bahia Brazil (a UNSECO Aschberg Bursary), composer and Artistic Director of the Sunwrae Ensemble, Rae Howell, heads to Sweden in Marc
American pianist and composer Earld Wild died last Saturday in his home in Palm Spring, California, USA. Wild was a pianist in the great Romantic tradition.
On 10 January the Croatian composer Ivo Josipović was elected president of his country. Apart from music he has also studied law.
The University of Missouri-Columbia has invited Anthony Glise http://www.AnthonyGlise.com) to build their first classical guitar program beginning Fall 201
The Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has awarded the Erasmus Prize 2010 to Jose Antonio Abreu. The prize money is a sum of €150,000.–.
The thirteenth year of the Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition, organized by the Orchestra of Colours in collaboration with the Athens Concert Hall, was completed with the prizewinners’
The British Composers' Award for this year in the category of Instrumental Solo or Duo is awarded Thomas Simaku.
The famous American musicologist and Haydn biographer, H.C. Robbins Landon, died last Friday in France. He was 83 years old.
German composer York Höller has been awarded the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür was elected Citizen of the Year the year 2009. This was announced by the Estonian Culture Minister Laine Jänes last Thursday.
The Australian composer, conductor, pianist, lecturer, and broadcaster Richard Meale MBE AM passed away in Sydney on 23 November.
The U.S. Library of Congress has announced that this year's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song will be awarded to Sir Paul McCartney.
Max Lifchitz has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Zethus Fund for Contemporary Music.
The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, which has been awarded since 2001, will this year been presented to composer and flutist Robert Aitken.