WildKat PR invites you to create a music video for Ailie Robertson’s new single, Haven. It is a new work written for string quartet and harp, and is inspired by ‘keening’, a traditional form of vocal lament from Scotland and Ireland. It is customary for women to ‘keen’, or wail, at funerals, and its has been used as a means of communicating civil disobedience and protest. There are numerous references to keening from the seventh, eighth, and twelfth centuries, and it is still in use in remote parts of Scotland and Ireland today.

The only requirements of the video are that it should be silent (other than the sound of the track itself), and should last 5 minutes and 20 seconds.

Haven is available to listen to and download at this link.


The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 20th November 2016. Please send entries via www.WeTransfer.com to james@wildkatpr.com.

Ailie will choose the winning video, which will premiere and feature on several prominent classical music platforms, as well as our website and social media channels. Ailie will also broadcast the video at selected live events.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at james@wildkatpr.com.


(Written on October 26, 2016 )

WildKat PR are delighted to introduce another new client: concert violinist Moonkyung Lee, who performs extensively across Europe, as well as the United States and South Korea, and she has collaborated with many eminent ensembles, conductors, and performers. Highlights include the Cordoba Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Maxim Shostakovich, and performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with cellist Mischa Maisky and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra. Moonkyung Lee plays an 1845 Vuillaume violin, which was previously owned by Jack Benny.

Moonkyung Lee has won many awards and scholarships, such as the Luigi Zanuccoli International Competition and the Padova International Competition, and she holds an NYU/Steinhardt Doctoral Fellowship for Ph.D. Studies (of which she was the first ever classical string performer recipient). Her two recitals in Seoul in 2015 were sponsored by the Arts Council Korea, and she has often featured as a solo performer on Korea’s national television, KBS, in its Classical Odyssey, a programme devoted solely to classical music. She has also participated in many music festivals such as the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the Banff Center for the Arts in Banff, Canada.


WildKat PR are excited to be working on her upcoming album release of works for violin & orchestra by Tchaikovsky.  It was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Croatian conductor Miran Vaupotić, and will be released on PARMA Recordings in February 2017 (exact release date tbc).

Follow Moonkyung on her website and on Facebook, as well as via the WildKat PR Blog, for her latest news.

(Written on October 24, 2016 )

WildKat PR sucht aufstrebende Fotograf*innen, die für und mit uns freiberuflich arbeiten möchten. Wir sind eine PR-Agentur, die sich auf die klassische Musik spezialisiert hat und besuchen viele Kundenkonzerte und Events in Berlin. Dafür suchen wir nach einer fotografischen Unterstützung, die uns zu exklusiven Veranstaltungen begleiten und Fotos für unsere Webseite anfertigen möchte.
Es gibt einen festen Lohn pro Veranstaltung und ihr würdet einen Anteil von jedem verkauften Bild bekommen, sofern Kunden an einem Kauf interessiert sind. Außerdem können wir euch eine öffentlichkeitswirksame Präsenz eurer Bilder auf unseren Social Media-Plattformen und unserer Webseite anbieten, sowie potenzielle weitere Angebote unserer Kunden. Neben der Arbeit in einem jungen, dynamischen Team erwarten euch spannende Veranstaltungen und ein Netzwerk aus den verschiedensten Medienbereichen. Wenn ihr in Berlin ansässige Fotografie-Studierende seid oder eure professionelle Karriere starten wollt, freuen wir uns, von euch zu hören!

Falls Ihr Interesse habt, schaut euch unsere Webseite, Facebook oder Twitter für mehr Infos über uns an, und schickt uns bitte einige Beispiele eurer Arbeiten an berlin@wildkatpr.com.


(Written on October 21, 2016 )

WildKat PR are delighted to be starting work with Olivia Salvadori and Sandro Mussida, ahead of the release of their album Dare Voce this autumn. Olivia and Sandro are particularly interested in exploring the interaction between different genres, traditions and timbres.


Olivia Salvadori is a classically trained soprano, an operatic solo performer, and an experimental recording artist. Her music creates an eclectic avant-garde union between her deep, lyrical voice and a classically-influenced electronic accompaniment. In 2013, Olivia began recording her album, Dare Voce, in collaboration with producer, composer and cellist Sandro Mussida. His work investigates the consequences of compositional choices on musical matter and explores the interaction between acoustic/classical, electric and electronic fields.


Dare Voce features nine compositions in song form for soprano voice with electric/electronic accompaniment. Alongside elements from traditional classical Italian opera, the compositions incorporate more contemporary and experimental styles.

Follow their latest news here on WildKat PR Blog. In addition, you can follow Olivia on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud, where you can listen to some of her recordings. You can also follow Sandro on his website, Facebook, TwitterInstagram, as well as Soundcloud to listen to his works.

(Written on October 18, 2016 )

WildKat PR is extremely proud to announce our partnership with the Academy of Ancient Music, one of Britain’s foremost period-instrument ensembles.

Founded over 40 years ago, AAM boasts a discography of 300 recordings, and has been an associate ensemble of the Barbican Centre since 2012. It is led by Music Director Richard Egarr—who celebrates 10 years at the helm during the 2016-17 season—and regularly collaborates with celebrated scholars and performers including Mahan Esfahani, Robert Levin, and Alina Ibragimova.


AAM and Egarr are known for their vibrant playing—‘transmitting the kick of an energy drink’ (Financial Times)—alongside the informed and crafted approach they bring to all they do. Its principal players (including Pavlo Beznosiuk, Bojan Čičić, and Joseph Crouch) take a leading role, giving the AAM its distinctive character, with many experienced voices adding to the mix.

AAM remain at the forefront of the historically-informed performance movement, and pride themselves on sharing little-known gems with a wider audience, evidenced in their latest release, the sonatas of Dario Castello.


We look forward to working with AAM over the coming months as they look ahead to the launch of their 2017-18 season, a tour of North America, and performances of Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John Passion, and Purcell’s opera King Arthur.

See Academy of Ancient Music’s website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as WildKat PR Blog, for their latest news.

(Written on October 13, 2016 )

WildKat PR is very excited to announce that we are working with the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Established in 1962, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely-recognised as “one of the world’s highest-visibility classical-music contests” and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists and sharing the transformative powers of music with a wide global audience. The Cliburn aims to advance classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of young artists.

In addition to the competition, the Cliburn established the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 1999, which The Boston Globe proclaimed “a celebration of music, and the people who have to make music, no matter what.” Then in January 2014, it announced the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Competition and Festival.

Since its inception in 1962, the Cliburn has remained committed not only to identifying young pianists who represent the highest in artistic achievement, but also to nurturing these artists and launching their careers. To this end, the Cliburn arranges for hundreds of recital, festival, and orchestra concert engagements across the United States for the winners in the three years following the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Medalists are also available for solo, chamber, and orchestra concerts, as well as for master classes, outreach activities, and other education programs.

Vadym Kholodenko, age 26 Ukraine, performs in the first Preliminary Recital of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, USA on Saturday May 25, 2013. (Photo Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn)

(Photo: Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn)

WildKat is looking forward to working with Cliburn on its launch event taking place in London in January 2017, as well as running press campaigns in the UK and Germany for the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which will run from 25th May to 10th June 2017.

See the Cliburn’s website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as WildKat PR Blog, for its latest news .

(Written on October 7, 2016 )

WildKat PR is delighted to announce that we are working with Ailie Robertson. Ailie is a composer, arranger, and harpist whose styles traverse the boundaries between folk, classical, and even jazz.

All of Ailie’s six recordings to date have focused on her folk influences. For her upcoming single release, however, Ailie has turned her attention to classical composition, in a work scored for string quartet and harp. Haven takes its inspiration from the Scottish ‘keening’ tradition, a type of vocal lament.

As a composer, Ailie has won numerous awards, including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Composition Prize, The Sofia International Composition Competition, and was runner-up in the 14th International Oslo Grieg Competition. She has received commissions from some of the UK’s most prestigious cultural institutions including the BBC, Creative Scotland, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.



WildKat PR is looking forward to working with Ailie as she explores new directions for her music.

(Written on October 4, 2016 )

WildKat PR wishes Steve Reich a very Happy Birthday today!

wildkat-pr-martin-godwin-steve-reich-composer-007Photo: Martin Godwin


WildKat PR recently worked with Steve and Metal Liverpool on their “Different Trains” project, which took place last week. The performance was given a five-star review by The Times, who described the performance as “an exuberant, sometimes dark blend of music and film — this was a superb performance of one of Steve Reich’s most poignant works.” “Different Trains” was performed as an open-air concert at Metal’s Liverpool home at Edge Hill station, the oldest active passenger railway station in the world, with a film accompaniment, which was  a newly commissioned work by artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison. Take a look at Steve’s interview with the London Contemporary Orchestra on Boiler Room, where he talked about the production.

Besides the Different Trains project, Steve also collaborated with The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, Wayne McGregor, to create a new one-act work, in celebration of Reich’s 80th birthday as well as Wayne McGregor’s ten years as Resident Choreographer at Royal Opera House. The world premiere performance will take place in November 2016. For more details about the performances, please refer to ROH’s website.

In addition, Steve Reich recently collaborated with Kristjan Järvi on his Sound Project and released a double CD “Steve Reich Duet,” in celebration of Reich’s 80th birthday.

Steve Reich will also be presenting his works with the Barbican. “Steve Reich’s music changed the way we hear our world,” as said by the Barbican. In his 80th birthday year, the Barbican begins a year-long celebration, with Britten Sinfonia launching the festivities with the European premiere of his work “Pulse”: just part of an evening of music and visuals that demonstrates his profound engagement with the events of our time: air travel, atomic testing, and genetic engineering. Visit the Barbican’s website for more details.



Photo: WildKat PR. Steve speaks with Radcliffe and Maconie for their BBC 6Music show


“Without Steve Reich’s rhythms, pulses and phasing, contemporary culture would be a much poorer place,” says the Guardian. Reich has given the contemporary musical world a licence to groove. He created a model of a self-sustaining ensemble, Steve Reich and Musicians, to play, record and remain a living laboratory for his music, and he has inspired musicians from Michael Gordon to Nico Muhly, from Björk to DJ Spooky. And that means that we all live in a Reichian musical world.

WildKat is also very excited to work with Berlin-based label, FILM, on their release of Reich’s “Six Pianos,” with pianists Gregor Schwellenbach, Volker Bertelmann alias Hauschka, John Kameel Farah, Erol Sarp from Grandbrothers, as well as Daniel Brandt and Paul Frick from the techno ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick, read more about it here.

(Written on October 3, 2016 )

WildKat PR is very happy to announce and welcome our newest client, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

CSO is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. As the sixth oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. and the oldest orchestra in Ohio, it has played a leading role in the cultural life of Greater Cincinnati and the Midwest since its founding in 1895.


Louis Langrée, CSO’s current Music Director, began his tenure as the CSO’s 13th Music Director in the 2013-2014 season with a celebrated program. The New York Times said “deftly combined nods to the orchestra’s history, the city’s musical life and new music.” Over the Orchestra’s 120-year history, it has also been led by Leopold Stokowski, Eugène Ysaÿe, Fritz Reiner, Eugene Goossens, Max Rudolf, Thomas Schippers, Jesús López-Cobos, and Paavo Järvi, among others.


During the 2015-16 season, the CSO continued the tradition of commissioning new music with the world premieres of seven works including three Concertos for Orchestra, by composers Sebastian Currier, Thierry Escaich and Zhou Tian. Live recordings were made out of each of these new concertos for commercial release, and is the second CSO recording with Music Director Louis Langrée. The album will be released on 17th November by the Orchestra’s own record label Fanfare. A short web documentary will soon be released in three parts, covering each of the three pieces and featuring interviews with Louis Langrée and the three composers who come from three different continents.

WildKat PR will be providing PR service for The CSO in the US, UK and France. Keep up to date with the orchestra’s latest news on its website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WildKat PR blog.

(Written on September 30, 2016 )

Während sich die schön warmen bis heißen Berliner Sommertage nun endgültig in den Herbst zu verabschieden scheinen, haben wir uns, (fast) pünktlich zum kalendarischen Herbstanfang, durch die zahlreichen Veranstaltungen der Stadt geklickt und eine überschaubare Auswahl an Konzerten und Opernaufführungen getroffen, die sich ganz sicher mit den immer kürzer werdenden Abenden auf angenehme Weise verbinden lassen.

Schon nächste Woche gibt es gleich zwei Chorkonzerte an außergewöhnlichen Orten zu erleben: In die einstige Trauerhalle des ehemaligen Krematoriums und heutigen Kulturquartiers silent green lädt der Rundfunkchor Berlin am 28. September zu einer RundfunkchorLounge ein. Einen Tag später wird der RIAS Kammerchor ein Kammerkonzert im Outpost Theater des Alliierten Museums geben.

Wem Chor alleine nicht reicht, der erhält beim Konzert des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin am 28. September die ideale Mischung aus Chor- und Orchesterklang. Gemeinsam mit dem MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig wird unter der Leitung von Marek Janowski Beethovens Missa Solemnis in der Berliner Philharmonie zu hören sein.


Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. Foto: Josep Molina

Eine ganz besondere musikalische Komödie zeigt die Komische Oper mit Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will!, in der nur zwei Darsteller ganze 20 verschiedene Rollen gestalten. Ab Oktober wird zudem unter anderem Antonín Dvořáks berühmteste Oper Rusalka auf die Bühne gebracht. Die Staatsoper im Schiller Theater widmet sich im September und Oktober Giacomo Puccinis wohlbekanntem Operndrama Tosca. Während die Staatsoper Unter den Linden noch aufwendig modernisiert wird, können interessierte Besucher sonn- und feiertags einen Einblick in den Sanierungsprozess des historischen Gebäudes bei einer Baustellenführungen erhalten.

Mehr Oper bietet auch die Deutsche Oper ab Oktober mit der Weltpremiere von Gianni – einem Musiktheater vom Techno Ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick und dem Regisseur Martin Butler, in dem die schillernde und gleichzeitig so tragische Welt von Modeschöpfer Gianni Versace thematisiert wird. Und für alle, die sich schon frühzeitig in Weihnachtsstimmung versetzen lassen möchten, empfiehlt sich ein Besuch im Der Nussknacker in einer Darbietung des Staatsballetts Berlin, ebenfalls in der Deutschen Oper ab 07. Oktober.

Ein Stück Skandinavien kommt am 06. Oktober ins Kulturquartier silent green, wenn der norwegische Singer-/Songwriter Pål Moddi Knutsen, besser bekannt als Moddi, sein neues Album Unsongs mit einst zensierter Musik vorstellt. Nur wenige Tage später, am 11. Oktober werden David Danholt (Gesang) und Charlotte Thaning (Klavier), zwei der gefragtesten jungen Musiker Dänemarks, ein Kammerkonzert mit Werken von Schumann und Nielsen im Felleshus der Nordischen Botschaften geben.


Moddi. Foto: Joergen Nordby

Und was an ungemütlichen als auch sonnigen Tagen gleichermaßen gut funktioniert, ist ein Besuch im Musikinstrumenten-Museum mit seiner beeindruckenden Sammlung an Instrumenten der europäischen Kunstmusik vom 16. Jahrhundert bis heute, welcher sich auch ganz hervorragend mit einem der zahlreichen Konzerte in der Berliner Philharmonie verbinden lässt.

(Written on September 23, 2016 )