This year the album of the year prize at the Classical Brit Awards was won by Sir Paul McCartney with a record inspired by his late first wife Linda.
Hollywood Classical/Film composer William Camilleri managed by Sandra Marsh Managment has just completed the soundtrack for his first movie called the Velvet Abstract produced by Barbed Wire in San
American composer David Froom, who is professor of music at St.
Mahlon Berv was recently honored as a finalist in the ASCAP competition for composers under the age of 30 for the first movement of his sonata for violin and piano, a work in progress.
On 10 May the Tehran Conservatory of Music will honor the Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály.
Avant garde label Under the Asphalt will release one new CD each month by New York contemporary classical composer Jasun Martz.
The “Yun Isang Peace Foundation” has announced that it will buy the home in Berlin where Isang Yun lived. They plan to turn it into a memorial venue called “Yun Isang House”.
On Sunday, March 4, John Holland Thow, professor of music at University of California, Berkeley, and an internationally acclaimed composer, died at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley.
Mahlon Berv, 15, student of Eleanor Cory at Mannes recently won first prize (for Connecticut) in the National Federation of Music Clubs 2007 junior composers competition.
Last Monday the Bard College in Annandale announced that the John Cage Trust will move to their school.
The well-known Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has won the highest Danish music award, the 2008 Sonning Music Prize.
The deputy head of the Polish Olympic Committee, Ryszard Parulski, has announced that Krzysztov Penderecki will compose music for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The complete archive of Louis Andriessen will move to the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, Switzerland.
The prestigious Siemens prize for 2007 (named for Ernst Werner von Siemens, the German inventor and industrialist who founded the company that would later be known as Siemens AG) is rewarded to Bri
The Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti died yesterday in Monaco. He was 95 years old.
The winners of the 2007 Polar Music Prize are composer Steve Reich and jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins .
Judith Weir CBE has been appointed for three years at the Cardiff School of Music in Wales as Distinguished Visiting Research Professor in Composition.