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Welcome to our latest news, articles, facts and advice from Allianz Musical Insurance. We hope you find this area interesting, and please do keep coming back to find out the latest from the world of music.

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ABRSM Shine - New Partnership

Posted on: 20 May 2019

Music lovers and educators came together at Shine - the Associated Board of the Royal Schools’ of Music’s new music education event at the Barbican. The event marked the beginning of our long term partnership with the initiative from the UK’s leading music examination board.

Find out about our ABRSM Shine partnership


The essential festival packing checklist

Posted on: 25 April 2019

Dust off your wellies, crack the mud off your third favourite pair of sunglasses – festivals are coming.

Find out what you need


How music examiners assess your performance

Posted on: 17 April 2019

Music examiners assess your performance using marking criteria which focus on pitch, time, tone, shape and performance. ABRSM’s Chief Examiner John Holmes explains in detail. 

Find out how examiners assess


Interview with Matthew Scott, BSO Resound Clarinettist

Posted on: 15 April 2019

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard."

Read Matthew Scott's interview


May 2019 Preview

Posted on: 12 April 2019

What's coming up in May 2019, including The Great Escape Festival, Sound City Liverpool, Dot to Dot Festival and more. 

Find out what's on our list for this May


BSO's search for Young Composer in Association

Posted on: 09 April 2019

The BSO Resound Young-Composer-in-Association, supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, will work with the BSO’s disabled-led ensemble, whilst receiving professional mentorship.

Find out more


The benefits of music learning: 7 things that happen when you play

Posted on: 08 April 2019

Learning to play a musical instrument brings extraordinary, lifelong benefits, as John Holmes, Chief Examiner at ABRSM explains.

Find out what happens when you play music


Unattended Vehicle Cover: Explained

Posted on: 25 March 2019

Unattended Vehicle cover is available as an optional add-on to your Allianz Musical Insurance policy. Here's what this means for you and your instruments. 

Find out about our unattended vehicle cover


April 2019 Preview

Posted on: 13 March 2019

From garage music festivals to orchestral performances, there’s sure to be an event happening in April which you’ll love. Here’s our round up of what’s on next month.

Find out what's on our list for this April