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Young musician series: an interview with Jennifer MacCallum

Jennifer MacCallum, an emerging viola player, spoke to me about her experiences in the music industry and offered her advice for young musicians.

Jennifer graduated last year from her masters in orchestral performance at the Royal College of Music, after which she worked with Southbank Sinfonia.

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Angel music some called it. It’s said the dying requested it. Arvo Part is the composer of Tabula Rosa, from the Latin meaning a clean slate.  80 more words

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Meet the Artist......David Barton, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music?

In some ways, I feel I’ve always been a composer. When I started piano lessons age six and had my first keyboard, I was far more interested in making up my own tunes than I was practising the ones the teacher gave me. 1,975 more words


Composer series - an interview with Alex Thacker

The first interview in this series is with Alex Thacker, a composer and conductor based in Cardiff.

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IdeasTap: creative arts charity to close after six years

IdeasTap, a charity which provides opportunities for young people in the creative arts, will close in June.

The charity, which offers a range of opportunities to enable young people to build a career within the arts, was founded by the businessman and philanthropist Peter De Haan six years ago. 398 more words

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Classical music: eight social media accounts to follow

Throwcase is a satirical blog designed to poke fun at classical music. The blog has built a small but loyal group of fans who eagerly anticipate their weekly dose of silliness. 176 more words

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