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  • Northern Ireland funding decisions hit as arts organisations consider winding up

    24 March 2015,

    The impact of an 11.2% cut in the budget of Arts Council Northern Ireland (ACNI) has been revealed, with the Ulster Orchestra and Belfast’s Grand Opera House both seeing £100,000 reductions year-on-year. NI Opera is one of few organisations to see an increase, its grant rising by £40,000 to £561,569.

  • Exquisite fretwork: LSO launches composer residency at Khadambi House

    24 March 2015,

    The London Symphony Orchestra has launched a new composer residency to celebrate the legacy of Kenyan-born poet, novelist, philosopher of mathematics and British civil servant Khadambi Asalache. The two-year residency will be held by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, current LSO Soundhub associate, and based at Asalache’s former residence, the National Trust’s 575 Wandsworth Road in London.

  • Rhinegold TV launches, featuring Yuja Wang, Julian Lloyd Webber and more

    23 March 2015,

    Rhinegold Publishing has launched Rhinegold TV, which will host from Rhinegold’s own events including the Rhinegold LIVE concert series and Music Education Expo, as well as content from partner producers, at

  • RSNO announces 125th anniversary season

    18 March 2015,

    The RSNO has earmarked its next two seasons to celebrate its 125th anniversary, with appearances from all of the conductors who form its core artistic team, lead by music director Peter Oundjian, and including Neeme Järvi, Walter Weller, Alexander Lazarev, Thomas Søndergård, Jean-Claude Picard and former music director Stéphane Denève.

  • Julian Lloyd Webber appointed principal of Birmingham Conservatoire

    18 March 2015,

    Julian Lloyd Webber has been appointed principal of Birmingham Conservatoire. He will take over from David Saint, who retires in April, and will lead the organisation through the construction of a £46m new building at Birmingham City University’s new campus on Birmingham’s Eastside. The conservatoire is also planning to merge with Birmingham School of Acting in 2017.