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BBC Radio 3 encourages diversity at Manchester conference

BBC Radio 3 encourages diversity at Manchester conference

Applications have opened for the station’s Diversity and Inclusion in Composition event to celebrate composers from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

Winners of BBC Proms Inspire Competition 2016 revealed

Winners of BBC Proms Inspire Competition 2016 revealed

Young musicians win a chance to have a work performed at the BBC Proms

Composer and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood launches classical music label

Composer and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood launches classical music label

Octatonic will feature contemporary works, as well as some of Greenwood's own compositions 

BBC National Orchestra of Wales chooses Ryan Bancroft as next principal conductor

BBC National Orchestra of Wales chooses Ryan Bancroft as next principal conductor

The young conductor will join the National Orchestra of Wales as principal conductor in 2020

BBC Radio 3 launches a year of Beethoven in new season of programming

BBC Radio 3 launches a year of Beethoven in new season of programming

The station has announced new programmes stretching from jazz to Early Music, as well as a yearlong celebration of Beethoven's 250th anniversary

Michael Morpurgo story to be set to music by Rachel Portman in BBC TV adaptation

Michael Morpurgo story to be set to music by Rachel Portman in BBC TV adaptation

Oscar-nominated film composer Rachel Portman has written a score for Morpurgo’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon for BBC One

Welsh National Opera appoints first female conductor in residence

Welsh National Opera appoints first female conductor in residence

New Zealander Tianyi Lu joins WNO following an open call for aspiring women conductors

Radio 3's listening figures are on the up...

Radio 3's listening figures are on the up...

The station has seen a 6% increase in listeners, compared to last year...

Edward Gardner announced as next principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner announced as next principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

The LPO’s new conductor will take over from Vladimir Jurowski in 2021

Warner Classics digitises its full catalogue on new streaming site

Warner Classics digitises its full catalogue on new streaming site

The new streaming service from Warner Classics and Erato features thousands of classical albums 

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