2018 in British music

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This is a summary of the year 2018 in British music.

January 2

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2 January – The Paxton Festival announces that Helen Jamieson is to stand down as its artistic director in September 2018.

January 8

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8 January – Arts Council England announces the appointment of Claire Mera-Nelson as Director of Music and as director in its London office.

Arts Council England

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8 January – Arts Council England announces the appointment of Claire Mera-Nelson as Director of Music and as director in its London office.

January 10

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10 January – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces the resignation of Charles Dutoit as its principal conductor and artistic adviser, with immediate effect, following allegations against Dutoit of inappropriate sexual behaviour. Dutoit had previously been scheduled to vacate the posts in 2019.

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10 January – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces the resignation of Charles Dutoit as its principal conductor and artistic adviser, with immediate effect, following allegations against Dutoit of inappropriate sexual behaviour. Dutoit had previously been scheduled to vacate the posts in 2019.

Charles Dutoit

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10 January – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces the resignation of Charles Dutoit as its principal conductor and artistic adviser, with immediate effect, following allegations against Dutoit of inappropriate sexual behaviour. Dutoit had previously been scheduled to vacate the posts in 2019.

January 11

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11 January – Sinfonia Viva announces the appointment of Frank Zielhorst as its new principal conductor, with immediate effect.

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11 January – Sinfonia Viva announces the appointment of Frank Zielhorst as its new principal conductor, with immediate effect.

January 15

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15 January – The Cumnock Tryst announces the appointment of Jean Nicholson as its new festival director.

January 18

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18 January – The Southbank Centre announces that Jude Kelly is to stand down as its artistic director, effective May 2018.

January 25

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25 January – Creative Scotland announces the newest round of Regular Funding recipients for its next three-year programme, which includes the losses of £300,000 for the Dunedin Consort and of £550,000 for the Hebrides Ensemble.

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25 January – Creative Scotland announces the newest round of Regular Funding recipients for its next three-year programme, which includes the losses of £300,000 for the Dunedin Consort and of £550,000 for the Hebrides Ensemble.

Dunedin Consort

25 January – Creative Scotland announces the newest round of Regular Funding recipients for its next three-year programme, which includes the losses of £300,000 for the Dunedin Consort and of £550,000 for the Hebrides Ensemble.

January 26

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26 January – King's College, Cambridge announces that Stephen Cleobury is to retire as its Director of Music, effective 30 September 2019.

Stephen Cleobury

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26 January – King's College, Cambridge announces that Stephen Cleobury is to retire as its Director of Music, effective 30 September 2019.

February 1

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Buxton Festival

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The Buxton Festival announces the appointment of Michael Williams as its next chief executive officer, effective April 2018.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Martyn Brabbins, gives the first performance of the Symphony in B♭ by Michael Tippett since its 1935 premiere.

Martyn Brabbins

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Martyn Brabbins, gives the first performance of the Symphony in B♭ by Michael Tippett since its 1935 premiere.

Michael Tippett

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The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Martyn Brabbins, gives the first performance of the Symphony in B♭ by Michael Tippett since its 1935 premiere.

February 2

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2 February – Following the release of his debut album Inspiration, Sheku Kanneh-Mason becomes the first-ever BBC Young Musician winner to enter the Official UK Albums Chart with a debut recording.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Inspiration
2 February – Following the release of his debut album Inspiration, Sheku Kanneh-Mason becomes the first-ever BBC Young Musician winner to enter the Official UK Albums Chart with a debut recording.

February 6

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6 February – Creative Scotland announces restoration of £300,000 funding for 3 years to the Dunedin Consort.

February 11

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11 February – 50 years after its composition, Richard Reason's Dylan Thomas Song Cycle receives its first performance at Conway Hall.