Faber Music has launched a new teaching guide by Anthony Williams. The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide is a resource that tackles universal issues and common frustrations faced by piano teachers and pianists.  According to the publishers, ‘from preparing for the very first lesson to mastering fiendish fingering and performance anxiety, Williams’… Read more

Applications for the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition opened on 1 June and two significant developments have been announced: a major partnership with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and a new Leeds Piano Festival to take place in Leeds and London over eight days in May 2018. These innovations are key… Read more

The winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards were announced at a ceremony at The Brewery in the City of London on Tuesday 9 May 2017. This year’s awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, recognise outstanding musical achievement across the UK in 2016 with award-winners chosen by… Read more

The 12th jazzahead! ran from 27-30 April 2017 in Bremen, Germany. With over 4,500 exhibitors and participants from 60 countries, the international exhibition and festival welcomed 17,600 visitors to the Bremen Exhibition Centre, achieving a new visitor and participant record. This year’s exhibition included a full-day symposium, Improvisation and jazz for… Read more

BE OPEN, a think tank that supports creativity and innovation, has published a review of policy, provision and excellence in arts teaching across Secondary education in Europe. The review covers creative courses ranging from writing and the performing arts to design and film in schools across the UK, France, Germany,… Read more