Twenty year-old Essex pianist Benjamin Grosvenor became the youngest male recipient of a Classic BRIT Award last night, snatching the Critics’ Award from Sir Simon Rattle and Jirí Belohlávek at the ceremony which took place at London’s Albert Hall.
For the first time ever the U.K’s famous Last Night Of The Proms will be screened live in cinemas across the country. Taking place on September 8, Odeon cinemas will screen the iconic classical music event in 3D -- with a 3D view of every instrument!
The 57th Ivor Novello Awards nominations have been announced and, as is often the case these days, British vocal powerhouse Adele heads the pack. Regarded as the U.K.'s most important songwriting and composing awards, other nominees include PJ Harvey, Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Ray.
The story of how the Military Wives Choir nabbed the U.K.'s Christmas number one single from Simon Cowell enterprises is rather improbable. The particularly British phenomenon had something to do with a BBC2 documentary, Decca Records President Dickon Stainer, TV choirmaster Gareth Malone, BBC2 DJ Chris Evans, and a classical composer named Paul Mealor who is on something of a hot streak...
After Little Mix aced this year's UK X Factor finale, the girl group recorded the lowest first-week sales and TV viewership of any of the show's finalists. But with the year's best selling single and a new album in the works, can Syco's latest signing find success?
Little Mix, a four-piece girl group, became the first band to win the UK’s version of the reality show “X Factor” in front of a TV audience of 12.9 million and a live crowd of ten-thousand. The quartet's first single, their cover version of Damien Rice’s “Cannonball,” was No. 1 on the U.K.'s midweek single charts.
After more than 30 million global units sold and one of the year’s highest grossing tours, Dutch conductor and violinist André Rieu is preparing to return to American shores with a new album and tour. “The Waltz King” is reviving a disrespected genre --and, in the process, reaching an audience that spans the spectrum of an older demographic -- who cares what the critics say?