News & Comment

  • La Serenissima
    NEWS 10.10.14

    La Serenissima celebrate anniversary at York Early Music Christmas Festival

    La Serenissima are to open this year’s York Early Music Christmas Festival with a performance of Vivaldi, celebrating their 20th anniversary. Delma Tomlin, administrative director of the festival, says: ‘We couldn’t have wished for a [...]

  • Byrd
    NEWS 10.10.14

    C.B. Oldman Prize 2013 awarded to Richard Turbet for Byrd publication

    Richard Turbet has been awarded the 2013 C.B. Oldman Prize for his latest publication on Renaissance composer William Byrd. The C.B. Oldman Prize is an annual award for an outstanding work of music bibliography, music [...]

  • OAE
    NEWS 10.10.14

    Two new violinists appointed at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

    Huw Daniel (left) and Colin Scobie (right) have been appointed as the two newest members of OAE’s violin section. Maggie Faultless, OAE principal who was on the appointment committee, said: ‘Both Colin and Huw are [...]

  • Christopher Hogwood (Photo: Marco Borggreve)
    NEWS 24.09.14

    Christopher Hogwood has died

    The British conductor, musicologist and keyboard player Christopher Hogwood has died, aged 73. Christopher Hogwood studied keyboard at Cambridge University with Rafael Puyana and Mary Potts and later with Zuzana Růžičková and Gustav Leonhardt. He [...]

  • Mahan
    NEWS 19.08.14

    Esfahani signs to Deutsche Grammophon

    Mahan Esfahani has signed to record label Deutsche Grammophon. The harpsichordist’s first recording for DG, to be released next year, will be ‘an eclectic programme fusing baroque with minimalism’. The release will mark the first [...]

  • brueggen6
    NEWS & COMMENT 19.08.14

    Frans Brüggen dies aged 79

    Early music specialist and conductor Frans Brüggen has died at the age of 79. He passed away at his home in Amsterdam on 13 August. Born in Amsterdam in 1934, Brüggen was the youngest of [...]

    NEWS 15.08.14

    Cities theme for Brighton Early Music Festival

    This year’s Brighton Early Music Festival, taking place 24 October–9 November, is to be programmed around the theme of ‘Cities: musical centres and the journeys between them’. Artistic co-director Clare Norburn says of the theme: [...]