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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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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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World Book Day: Our top 5 books about music

Posted on: 07 March 2019

Happy World Book Day! These are our top 5 favourite books about music, including novels and non-fiction books. 

Read our list of the top 5 books about music

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New for Old Cover: Explained

Posted on: 01 March 2019

Allianz Musical Insurance's policies include new for old cover as standard. Here's what this means for you and your instruments. 

Find out about our new for old cover