Solar flare

This piece of music uses the *actual* sounds of the sun

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Was Mozart’s sister actually the most talented musician in the family?

Louise Alder

‘It’s really important to create your support network very early on’ – advice from a rising star

Aliette de Laleu and Yuja Wang

Should female musicians be allowed to dress how they want?

101-year-old playing Chopin

Life goals: this pianist plays Chopin on her 101st birthday

Benedetti Tchaikovsky masterclass

Nicola Benedetti: 'Tchaikovsky really captured the drama of what a virtuoso can do'

Nicola Benedetti

‘It’s wrong to criticise classical audiences for being old’ says violinist Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti Shostakovich

Nicola Benedetti tells us why Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto is utterly devastating

Video Game screenshots

Jessica Curry’s five top video game scores

Jennifer Stumm plays Rebecca Clarke

This is one of the greatest pieces ever written – but you’ve probably never heard it

Leonora d'este daughter of Lucrezia Borgia

Listen to the lost works of Leonora d’Este, daughter of the notorious Lucrezia Borgia

beyonce glastonbury

Fact: Beyoncé is actually an insanely good operatic mezzo-soprano in disguise

Renée Fleming interview tips

Renée Fleming’s top tips for singers: ‘tune out the noise and focus on your voice’

Saint Kassia of Constantinople, 1990s. Artist: Kis

Listen to the music of the first female composer: Kassia a 9th-century Byzantine abbess

Katie Melua Gori Women's Choir

Katie Melua came in to the studio and performed three Christmas tracks and it was super festive