Classical

British Composer Awards

The ninth annual British Composer Awards will take place at Stationers’ Hall, London on Wednesday 30 November 2011.

Water Symphony has London debut

Vartan Melkonian, the classical composer who busked his way from an orphanage in Lebanon to the stages of the West End, performed his latest symphony for the Queen last month.

M meets Vartan Melkonian Part 1

Armenian composer Vartan Melkonian has been on a remarkable journey that has spanned both continents and musical genres, from 50s American pop through Western classical music to Middle Eastern folk.

M at The Proms: insider’s view

To mark the 117th Proms, M has spoken to some of the key composers premiering new works this year - bringing you an insider's view of the world's greatest classical music festival.

Top 10 advert songs

PRS for Music has used its unique data to reveal the top 10 most performed songs and jingles featured in commercials over the past five years.

Modern Classics

Guy Damman discovers how modern classical music is shifting its genetic make-up in the UK, allowing young composers to expand out of their comfort zones and carve new niches for themselves.