Classical Music is the only dedicated magazine for the Classical Music industry in the UK, with features, news and reviews for performers, agents, managers, promoters along with anyone with an interest in the music world.
We provide unique insight into what’s going on in the sector, with regular coverage of festivals, competitions, courses and concerts, as well as key career information for musicians and details of new appointments. Classical Music has remained at the heart of the profession since its foundation in 1976 and continues to keep readers at the forefront of the latest developments in the industry.
In Classical Music’s summer issue, our cover feature provides valuable insight into the work of the music photographers who define our art form in the eyes of the public. In our current era of funding cuts, we offer helpful guidance on how to cope with the threat of redundancies as well as a Q&A with audience expert Aubrey Bergauer with advice on reducing your organisation’s reliance on funding without sacrificing artistic freedom. Simon Mundy offers his pick of the best summer festivals for opera, orchestras, picnics and more, while Claire Roberts learns what musicians can expect when they sign to a label. We also offer helpful advice for readers applying to competitions, as well as our Self-Employed Musicians’ Guide which this issue focuses on tax. In our final thoughts, editor Florence Lockheart sits down with Cuban-American composer Tania León to hear about her experience of building a career in the States, while this issue’s guest opinion writer, composer Anna Clyne reflects on her own journey in the male-dominated field of composing. Plus, our usual news, opinions and focuses on funding, venues, touring and more.