2011 in classical music

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List of years in classical music


  • February – The Juilliard String Quartet receives the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award for its outstanding contributions to recorded classical music.
  • May 12 – The Classical Brit Awards are presented by Myleene Klass at London's Royal Albert Hall.[1]

New works[edit]

Opera premieres[edit]

Date Opera Composer Theatre
17 February Anna Nicole Mark-Anthony Turnage Royal Opera House
18 March Kommilitonen! Peter Maxwell Davies Royal Academy of Music
26 March Risorgimento! Lorenzo Ferrero Teatro Comunale Modena[6]
April The Importance of Being Earnest Gerald Barry Los Angeles Philharmonic (concert performance)
9 & 10 April Sonntag aus Licht Karlheinz Stockhausen Staatenhaus of the Kölner Messe (auspices of the Cologne Opera)
13 April The Juniper Passion Michael F. Williams Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato
9 June Rockland the Opera Jukka Linkola Nivala Ice Arena, Finland
24 June Two Boys Nico Muhly English National Opera
1 July Dr Dee Damon Albarn Palace Theatre, Manchester, 2011 Manchester International Festival
30 July Mansfield Park Jonathan Dove Boughton House
11 September Manifest Destiny 2011 Keith Burstein King's Head Theatre, London
15 October One Night Stand Olli Kortekangas Helsinki Music Centre
1 November Heart of Darkness Tarik O'Regan Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
12 November Silent Night Kevin Puts Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota
31 December The Enchanted Island Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau Metropolitan Opera


Musical films[edit]


Major awards[edit]

International Tchaikovsky Competition 2011 – Piano[edit]

International Tchaikovsky Competition 2011 – Violin[edit]

2011 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition[edit]

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition[edit]

Classical Brits[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]


See also[edit]

External links[edit]