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Polish Office in Taipei to host 4th Chopin outdoor concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fourth annual Chopin outdoor concert is scheduled for Saturday (Nov. 18) at 6 p.m. in Taipei’s Daan Forest Park. Taiwan-based Polish pianist Kamil Tokarski wi...

The German Music Council: A unique institution turns 70

When it comes to classical music, Germany is often the envy of other countries. Not only does it boast 130 publicly funded professional orchestras and 96 opera houses, it also has an estimated 15 mill...

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen wins Gramophone Award

It's a special year for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards: The British classical music magazine Gramophone, which awards the prize, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. But beyond the specia...

Making classical music more diverse

Conductor John Eliot Gardiner pulls out of future engagements after allegedly hitting a singer

LONDON (AP) — Prominent classical music conductor John Eliot Gardiner is pulling out of all engagements until next year after allegedly hitting a singer backstage following a concert. T...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will return with a heavy metal holiday tour, 'The Ghosts of Christmas Eve'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trans-Siberian Orchestra — the heavy metal, classical music, theater production, pyrotechnics and laser lightshow hybrid — will return this winter. “The Ghosts of Chri...

2023 Campus Project features musicians from Afghanistan and Iran

The world is out of joint in many places, some more than others — like Afghanistan. On August 15, 2021, the lives of Marin, Shabana, Aman and other members of the Afghan National Youth Orchestra...

Jon Batiste goes galaxy-building with ambitious new album 'World Music Radio'

NEW YORK (AP) — How do you top a five-time Grammy Award-winning album that had critics applauding its rich blend of R&B, hip-hop, swing, jazz and pop? If you're Jon Batiste, you go even higher and...

Afghanistan: Taliban burn musical instruments as crackdown widens

Taliban's religious police reportedly burned a number of musical instruments in the western province of Herat, according to a Sunday report by the state-run news agency Bakhtar. Sheikh Aziz al-Ra...

Russian pianist Vladmir Viardo rolls back the years in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A masterful performance from the veteran Russian pianist Vladimir Viardo earlier this week at the Taipei International Piano Festival rolled back the years and received a ...

US-based musician provides fresh evidence of sexual harassment by Taiwanese violinist

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — Internationally acclaimed violinist Lin Cho-liang (林昭亮) is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, with the accuser presenting fresh evidence of harrassment. The violin...

Taiwan violinist faces flak for sexual harassment accusations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's renowned violinist Lin Cho-liang (林昭亮) stands accused of sexual harassment, leading to his resignation, along with his wife, from their roles at the Taipei Ma...

Violinist removed as director of Taipei music festival amid #MeToo allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Music Academy & Festival (TMAF) has removed violinist Lin Cho-liang (林昭亮) from his position as artistic director and canceled his performance in August. ...

Novak Djokovic’s bid for Wimbledon title No. 8 and Grand Slam trophy No. 24 starts next week

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Listen to Novak Djokovic’s opponents explain why he is as successful as he is — why he will begin his pursuit of a fifth consecutive and eighth overall Wimbledon championship...

Bach Festival 2023: Cantatas for eternity

When Johann Sebastian Bach took over as Thomaskantor in Leipzig in 1723, he wrote his most beautiful cantatas for church services. He would never have dreamed that this "everyday music" woul...