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Do you want to gain your first music industry experience working as part of a young and friendly team in Central London?

We are looking for a paid intern to join WildKat PR, starting as soon as possible.

WildKat PR
WildKat PR is a creative agency for classical music and the arts. We are a dynamic, forward thinking agency offering full services for public relations, marketing, artistic consultancy, event management, social media, and creative campaigns, specialising in both classical and contemporary music. We are a young, enthusiastic, creative, and music-loving company and our expertise and creativity allows us to devise innovative campaigns tailored to individual artists’ needs. With offices currently established in London, Berlin, and New York, and clients including the Ancient Academy of MusicBamberg Symphony OrchestraGstaad Menuhin Academy & Festival, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, our reach extends internationally to offer professional PR support worldwide.

Job Description
WildKat PR is offering a paid position for a motivated and confident individual to join our London team. Working with the Director and Account Managers on creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries, you will be expected to assist your colleagues in all aspects of the campaigns, and quickly establish an understanding of the industry and begin to build working relationships with press to generate media coverage for our clients. This position will provide an overview of all clients, demonstrating the different stages of PR campaigns, along with a range of different styles and approaches to the press, industry and social media packages our company offers.

Key duties
As a WildKat intern, your role will include:
– Compiling and posting our daily news round-ups and sharing on social media
– Research-based tasks to assist Account Managers on their campaigns
– Updating social media accounts on behalf of WildKat PR
– Writing blogs about topics of interest to be published on our website
– Writing and proofreading press releases for WildKat clients
– Creating and uploading interesting and new content for our social media platforms
– Inviting critics, journalists, and industry contacts to concerts
– Attending client events and meeting members of the press and industry
– Creating listings to websites for clients’ upcoming concerts
– Daily maintenance and upkeep of the office
– Tidying the office before/after meetings and at end of the week
– CD/DVD mail-outs to UK and international press

What you get from interning with WildKat PR:
– Your first work experience in a professional, innovative communications company
– Chance to expand your skill set rapidly (you get out of this role what you’re prepared to put in!)
– Gain wider industry experience by attending concerts and networking events
– Impress your colleagues with your fresh, new ideas
– Friday drinks with the team, yoga classes and 6-hour work days

Person Specification
Essential
– A keen interest and passion in classical music and the creative industries
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– A creative and fun way of thinking
– An interest in the media
– Good eye for at socials (and an appreciation for classical music memes)
– Self-motivated and keen to use initiative
– Strong prioritisation and organisational skills

Desirable
– Speak an additional language
– Currently study music or related discipline (creative arts, Public Relations)

We are looking for someone to work for us for 4 hours per day, 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday. If these hours don’t quite fit with your timetable, we are happy to be flexible for the right person!

We will pay a salary commensurate with the London Living Wage for each 20-hour week worked. The timeframe for the length of this internship is flexible, but we’re looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

To apply, please send a short C.V. and a covering letter to elizabeth@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Intern application – February 2018′. Interviews will be held the week beginning 26th February 2018.

(Written on February 14, 2018 )

In today’s news: The eight semi-finalists selected for the inaugural Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition (CWPC) have been announced and the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has appointed Rebecca Tong as its new junior fellow in conducting, a role commencing in September. Also, San Diego Symphony taps Rafael Payare as Music Director and the Austrian music magazine (ÖMZ) will cease publication.

International Piano

Inaugural Wadsworth Piano Competition semi-finalists announced

The eight semi-finalists selected for the inaugural Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition (CWPC) have been announced.

Music Teacher

RNCM appoints Rebecca Tong as junior conducting fellow

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has appointed Rebecca Tong as its new junior fellow in conducting, a role commencing in September.

Classic FM

Why do orchestras have so many violins?

We’re so used to seeing a symphony orchestra packed with violinists that we don’t even think to question it anymore. But have orchestras always had so many violins? And why do they need them?

Music Business Worldwide

What the Grammys must learn from the Brits: when you make a mistake, don’t dawdle – fix it

It’s been just over two weeks since the US music business’s biggest night, The Grammys, took place in New York City. The subsequent period has been soundtracked by aggrieved voices making their annoyance felt over the event’s myriad failures.

NPR Music

Classical Music’s Greatest Love Stories, On And Offstage

“The thing about fictional love stories in music is that, especially in opera, most of them end very badly, you know, with the lovers singing heartrending arias just before they die,” says Miles Hoffman, The American Chamber Players founder and violinist and professor at the Schwob School of Music. “But in real life, there have been tons of musical couples who’ve fallen in love and lived happily ever after — or at least happily for a long while.”

pizzicato

San Diego Symphony taps Rafael Payare as Music Director

The San Diego Symphony today announced that Rafael Payare will become the orchestra’s next an 13th Music Director. Payare will begin a four-year contract immediately, serving as Music Director Designate for the first year, and begin the role of Music Director on July 1, 2019.

Klassik.com

Österreichische Musikzeitschrift wird eingestell

Die Österreichische Musikzeitschrift (ÖMZ) wird zum Ende des laufenden Monats eingestellt. Das Fachmagazin für Musik hatte sich über Jahrzehnte einen festen Platz in der Landschaft musikwissenschaftlicher und musikjournalistischer Periodika gesichert.

nmz

Gewerkschaften: Theater und Orchester auf Dauer sichern

Zur Zukunftssicherung der Theater und Orchester in Schleswig-Holstein haben Arbeitnehmervertreter und Gewerkschaften eine stärkere politische und finanzielle Unterstützung angemahnt.

Musik Heute

Maifestspiele Wiesbaden mit “Traum voll Lust und Freude”

Die Internationalen Maifestspiele in Wiesbaden starten in diesem Jahr mit der Oper “Ein Maskenball” von Giuseppe Verdi ihr Programm. Das Festival läuft vom 30. April bis Ende Mai und steht unter dem Motto “Ein Traum voll Lust und Freude”, wie das Staatstheater am Dienstag mitteilte.

Platea Magazine

El Teatro Real de Madrid sube a escena “Street Scene” de Kurt Weill

Cinco primeras funciones, del 13 al 18 de febrero, darán lugar al estreno en el Teatro Real de Street Scene, ópera de Kurt Weill, para repetirse más tarde en otras cinco funciones desde el 26 de mayo al 1 de junio.

Twitter

NCEM @yorkearlymusic: Young composers, only 3 days left to register for the 2018 NCEM Young Composers Award with and . Performance Don’t miss it! Deadline Friday 16 February

Image: Rebecca Tong © Rhinegold Publishing

(Written on February 14, 2018 )

In today’s news: Japanese cellist Haruma Sato wins the eleventh Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw, preliminary evidence for the benefits of creating or influencing music while exercising, Trump proposes to cut to the funding of 22 federal agencies and projects, and the German government announces plans for the Deutsche Welle to receive a higher budget.

The Strad

Laureates announced at Lutosławski Cello Competition

Japanese cellist Haruma Sato has won the eleventh Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw.

The British Psychological Society

Preliminary evidence for the benefits of creating or influencing music while exercising

Listening to music while exercising can make a work-out feel more pleasant. But might having some control over the sound of that music have an even stronger effect?

Digital Music News

Is Neil Portnow Resigning? Grammys President Abruptly Cancels His Pollstar Conference Appearance

Why did the Grammys present only a few women with a prestigious music award this year?  Responding to #GrammysSoMale, a trending topic on social media following the Grammy Awards, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow implied that women had to work harder for wider recognition.

The New York Times

Do You Think You’ve Already Forged Your Lifelong Taste in Music?

Would would you say in response to a study that found the ”strongest adult musical preferences” set in by age 13 for girls and 14 for boys?

pizzicato

Trump’s budget cuts to end Arts Endowment and Public Broadcasting

With the combination of tax cuts and spending increases, Trump proposes to cut to the funding of 22 federal agencies and projects. So, if the Houses follow that man’s proposal, most agencies dealing with education and culture will be more or less eliminated.

Die Welt

Eine Quote gegen Missbrauch an deutschen Bühnen

Das Theater ist ein Ort der gesellschaftlichen Debatte. Es führt Missstände vor. Nicht alle: Missstände hinter den Kulissen werden nicht gezeigt. Ein Verein kämpft für mehr Geschlechtergerechtigkeit.

nmz

Deutscher Bundestag: Deutsche Welle strebt höheren Etat an

Die Deutsche Welle strebt eine dauerhafte und signifikante Erhöhung ihres Etats auf ein ähnliches Niveau wie die beiden vergleichbaren europäischen Auslandssender France Médias Monde/TV5 Monde und BBC World an.

Musik Heute

Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte mit Partnerland

Die Brandenburgischen Sommerkonzerte haben in diesem Jahr erstmals ein Partnerland an ihrer Seite. In ausgewählten Konzerten und Konzertorten sei die musikalische Vielfalt Russlands zu hören, teilten die Veranstalter am Montag mit.

Platea Magazine

Bartoli, Gergiev, Fleming, Gardiner y Dudamel, en la Temporada 18-19 del Palau de la Música

La temporada de Palau 100 presenta los grandes nombres de la escena internacional con un repertorio que se amplía y abraza desde el Barroco a la música más contemporánea: Desde Bach y Haendel hasta el Einstein on the beach de Philip Glass.

Twitter

Deutsche Grammophon @DGclassics: A charismatic and often capricious figure, Wagner was and remains one of the most controversial and influential composers in musical history. In memoriam of his death on this day in 1883, discover his greatest works and learn more about his biography here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Haruma Sato © Darek Golik

(Written on February 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: Lutosławski Cello Competition enters its final stage, Madison Square Garden announces a new venue in London, more younger people prefer classical music. Also, composer Johann Johannsson dies at 48 and Sylvain Cambreling is the new chief conductor of Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.

Classical Music

LSO announces Panufnik Composers intake for 2018

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced the six individuals selected for its Panufnik Composers Scheme 2018.

The Strad

Lutosławski Cello Competition heads into finals

The Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition has entered its final stage with four musicians under the age of 24: Chen Yibai (China), Herbert Oliver (USA), Sato Haruma (Japan) and Ueno Michiaki (Japan).

M Magazine

Under-25s are switching on to classical music, new figures show

The figures, which cover mid-September to mid-December 2017, show that listeners tuned into the station for 40 million hours every week.

Music Business Worldwide

Madison Square Garden company to take on O2 arena in London with new venue

The Madison Square Garden Company has confirmed that it is building a ‘large-scale, state-of-the-art, music and entertainment venue’ in the East End of London.

Forbes

Can The Apple HomePod Ignite A New Hi-Fi Era?

The initial reports are in and virtually everyone agrees that the Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker is one fine-sounding unit that handily beats the competition in the sound quality category.

Spiegel Online

Johann Johannsson tot in Berliner Wohnung gefunden

Er war einer der vielversprechendsten Filmmusikmacher Hollywoods: Der Komponist Johann Johannsson ist mit 48 Jahren gestorben.

Klassik Heute

Die Symphoniker Hamburg – Laeiszhalle Orchester geben bekannt, dass Sylvain Cambreling zur Spielzeit 2018/19 Chefdirigent des Orchesters werden wird. Er folgt auf Sir Jeffrey Tate, der am 2. Juni 2017 verstarb.

Klassik.com

Der Mozartwettbewerb, der in diesem Jahr zum 13. Mal an der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg ausgetragen wird, hat in der Sparte Streichquartett die Gewinner gekürt. Den mit 20.000 Euro dotierten ersten Preis erhielt das französische Quatuor Tchalik.

El País

Ferran Cruixent da vida orquestal a los teléfonos en ‘Deus ex machina’

france musique

La finale de la 4e édition du concours de chant lyrique Voix Nouvelles s’est tenue le samedi 10 février à l’Opéra-Comique à Paris. C’est la soprano Hélène Carpentier, originaire d’Amiens, qui a été désignée grande lauréate de la compétition.

Twitter

  in 1894 Death in of German and conductor Hans Von

Image: Jóhann Jóhannsson © Jónatan Grétarsson/DG

(Written on February 12, 2018 )

In today’s news: Welsh National Opera and Southbank Sinfonia reveal their 2018/19 seasons, Blockchain ticketing platform launches to end touting and Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition announces record number of applicants. Also, the German Cultural Council is pleased with the coalition agreement and Sergio Morabito becomes the new leading dramatic advisor at the Vienna State Opera.

Classical Music

Classic FM celebrates audience increase

5.7 million people now listen to Classic FM every week, and over half a million of the station’s listeners were aged under 25.

Welsh National Opera reveals 2018/19 season

This season will bring a new production of War and Peace in the autumn, Un ball in master in the spring and an amnesty-themed season in the summer.

Southbank Sinfonia reveals 2018/19 season

This season will include works by more than 20 female composers and concerts with five female conductors.

The Strad

Sergei Dogadin wins Singapore International Violin Competition

The 29-year-old Russian violinist wins $50,000 top prize, performance opportunities and the loan of a fine instrument.

The Times

Richard Morrison: Take Hamilton’s lead and stamp out ticket touts for good

It all began with 2 Cirque du Soleil tickets costing £241 on the secondary-ticketing website Viagogo.

M Magazine

Blockchain ticketing platform launches to end touting

The UK’s first large scale ticketing platform to implement real world blockchain technology has launched and aims to revolutionise the ticketing market by making purchases safer and more secure from touting.

pizzicato

Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition announces record number of applicants

Organizers for the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC) announced that a total of 174 applicants have been submitted for this year’s edition, an increase of more than 22% from the inaugural competition in 2016 (142 applicants).

nmz

Deutscher Kulturrat: Koalitionsvertrag ist gut für die Kultur!

Der Deutsche Kulturrat, der Spitzenverband der Bundeskulturverbände, ist erfreut über die Aussagen im Koalitionsvertrag zu Kunst, Kultur, Kreativwirtschaft und Medien. In seiner Pressemitteilung vom 12.01.2018 hatte der Deutsche Kulturrat das Ergebnis der Sondierungsgespräche als gute Grundlage für Koalitionsgespräche eingeschätzt.

Klassik.com

Berliner Senat plant Offenlegung von Intendanten-Bezüge

Der Berliner Senat plant laut Bericht der Berliner Zeitung eine Offenlegung der Bezüge von Spitzenpositionen im Kulturbereich.

Musik Heute

Orchester aus Nordkorea tritt am Vorabend von Olympia in Südkorea auf

Zum ersten Mal seit 16 Jahren haben Musiker aus Nordkorea ein Konzert in Südkorea gegeben.

Morabito wird Chefdramaturg an Wiener Staatsoper

Der Chefdramaturg der Oper Stuttgart, Sergio Morabito, wechselt in gleicher Position nach Wien.

Platea Magazine

El festival Música-Musika 2018 estará dedicado al periodo de Entreguerras

Del 1 al 4 de marzo, el Palacio Euskalduna de Bilbao acogerá una nueva edición del festival Música-Musika. Esta edicion está dedicada al periodo de Entreguerras y contará con la participación de más de 1.500 músicos.

Twitter

BR_KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK: Kalenderblatt: 9.2.1905 – Sergej Prokofjew führt eine Fehlerstatistik. Und zwar über die Fehler seiner Mitschüler am Konservatorium 

Image: © Rhinegold Publishing

(Written on February 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has become the first symphony orchestra in the world to have a professional ensemble led by disabled musicians as a core part of its activities, Help Musicians UK has re-launched its Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme and the final round of voting is now open for The Global Awards 2018. Also, Salzburg votes against application for becoming the European Capital of Culture, and South Korean group Baum Quartett wins the Berenberg Kulturpreis.

The Guardian

EU to review Apple’s reported $400m purchase of music app Shazam

European Commission to investigate deal following requests from Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

Classical Music

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra establishes disabled-led ensemble

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has become the first symphony orchestra in the world to have a professional ensemble led by disabled musicians as a core part of its activities.

Help Musicians UK expands Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme

Help Musicians UK has re-launched its Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme, expanding it to additional clinics and more music professionals.

The Strad

Venezuelan violinist Rubén Rengel wins $50,000 Sphinx Competition

The Detroit-based competition, which includes senior and junior divisions, is open to Black and Latino US string players.

Classic FM

The Global Awards 2018: shortlist announced, vote now!

The final round of voting is now open for The Global Awards 2018! Vote for your favourite artists from the shortlist.

klassik.com

Tonhalle Zürich mit knapp 110.000 Besuchern in der Spielzeit 2016/17

Die Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich hat ihren Geschäftsbericht für die Spielzeit 2016/17 vorgelegt. Bei 145 Konzerten mit 95 verschiedenen Programmen konnten eigenen Angaben zufolge 108.472 Zuschauer gezählt werden.

pizzicato

Salzburg will nicht Kulturhauptstadt werden

Eine breite politische Mehrheit hat gestern im Gemeinderat der Stadt Salzburg gegen eine Bewerbung Salzburgs als Europäische Kulturhauptstadt 2024 gestimmt.

Musik Heute

Berenberg Kulturpreis an “Baum Quartett”

Das aus Südkorea stammende “Baum Quartett” hat den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Berenberg Kulturpreis erhalten.

france musique

Dans le métro à Tokyo, Debussy et Chopin détendent les voyageurs

Au Japon, les trajets de métro sur la ligne Hibiya sont désormais bercés par la musique de Chopin, Mendelssohn et Debussy. Une initiative expérimentale, qui semble séduire les utilisateurs.

Platea Magazine

Adam Fischer debuta con los Berliner Philharmoniker, sustituyendo a Bernard Haitink

Ocupando el lugar previsto para Bernard Haitink, indispuesto, el director de orquesta húngaro Adam Fischer (Budapest, 1949) debuta estas semana al frente de los Berliner Philhamoniker, los días 8, 9 y 10 de febrero.

Twitter

Konzerthaus Berlin @_konzerthaus: Singen macht sozial, gesund und glücklich! Warum, das erfahrt ihr auf unserem Blog!

Image: Rubén Rengel © The Strad

(Written on February 8, 2018 )

Gediminas Gelgotas is unstoppable: the Lithuanian composer has created numerous works that are still being regularly broadcasted by stations such as Mezzo TV and Boiler Room TV to this day, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

Renowned double-bassist Roman Patkoló joins Gelgotas in his latest work Sanctifaction. Originally the fourth movement of his symphony Extracultural, Gelgotas strips it down for the piano and double-bass this time, and the results are compelling. A haunting and intensive musical experience, now brought to life through this stunning new music video.

The chemistry in the room and between the two are undeniable. Patkoló handles the double-bass rhythmically and melodically like no other – an unusual but mesmerising portrayal of the often-overlooked instrument. The duo makes it inevitably hard for anyone to ignore the contrast between the stunning rhythmic drive and austere, melodic beauty that come into view.

Coming up for Gediminas Gelgotas is the premiere of his Violin Concerto No. 1 at the Kissinger Sommer Festival 2018 with long-time collaborator and conductor Kristjan Järvi, who has earned a reputation as one of the canniest, and most innovative programmers on the classic scene.

Listen to Gediminas Gelgotas’ Sanctifaction on Spotify, Google Play and Deezer.

(Written on February 7, 2018 )

In today’s news: Andrew Lloyd Webber says that removal of funding from the subject in schools could become a national scandal and the Cheltenham Music Festival’s Composer Academy is now open for applications. Also, the Oxford Bach Choir has appointed Benjamin Nicholas, director of music at Merton College, Oxford as their principal conductor, commencing October 2018. Nominees for German Musikautorenpreis 2018 were announced and the Liceu and FC Barcelona want to cooperate.

The Times

Composer warns cuts to music lessons endanger community

Andrew Lloyd Webber says that removal of funding from the subject in schools could become a national scandal.

Classical Music

Applications open for Cheltenham Festival Composer Academy

The Cheltenham Music Festival’s Composer Academy is now open for applications.

Choir and Organ

Oxford Bach Choir appoints Benjamin Nicholas as principal conductor

The Oxford Bach Choir has appointed Benjamin Nicholas, director of music at Merton College, Oxford as their principal conductor, commencing October 2018.

The Strad

Cellist Caroline Brown, founder of the Hanover Band, dies aged 64

Period instrument pioneer had been battling rare cancer since 2012.

Classic FM

Meet the composer who was also a suffragette: Ethel Smyth

Ethel Smyth was born in 1858 and rose to become one of the most prominent composers of the time – as well as a leading figure in the movement for women’s suffrage.

nmz

Deutscher Musikautorenpreis 2018: Das sind die Nominierten

Balbina, Prinz Pi, Rammstein sowie Sven-Ingo Koch, David Moss und Enis Rotthoff sind unter den Anwärtern für den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis 2018, der in diesem Jahr Jubiläum feiert. Am 15. März 2018 verleiht die GEMA die begehrte Preisskulptur zum zehnten Mal an herausragende Komponisten und Textdichter.

Musik Heute

Orchester aus Nordkorea zu Olympia nach Südkorea

Trotz Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea hat Südkorea anlässlich der Olympischen Winterspiele in Pyeongchang die Einfahrt eines nordkoreanischen Schiffes mit einem Orchester an Bord erlaubt.

Halle feiert 333. Geburtstag von Händel

Die Stadt Halle feiert 2018 den 333. Geburtstag ihres berühmtesten Sohnes: Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759). In diesem Jahr gibt es Konzerte, Events wie das öffentliche “Happy Birthday”-Singen am Händel-Denkmal sowie Stadtführungen zum Leben und Werk des Barockkomponisten, wie die Stadt am Dienstag mitteilte.

Platea Magazine

El Liceu y el Barça firman un acuerdo de colaboración

La Fundación del Gran Teatre del Liceu y el FC Barcelona firmaron la pasada semana un acuerdo de colaboración para 2018, con el objeto de desarrollar actividades culturales vinculadas a la lírica.

Ramón Tebar y Josu de Solaun proponen un programa íntegramente ruso con la Orquesta de Valencia

Este fin de semana, Ramón Tebar (Valencia, 1978) dirige su segundo concierto como maestro titular de la Orquesta de Valencia.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical: in 1823 Birth of and Franz Richard .

Image: Andrew Lloyd Webber © Alan Davidson

(Written on February 7, 2018 )

In today’s news: The University of Leeds renews partnership with Leeds piano, Steven Grahl appointed as new organist at Christ Church Cathedral, musical instruments in art, Apple Music to overtake Spotify, Scandinavian Airlines changes rules to impose extra booking fee for musical instruments on board flights, Caramoor Festival takes a contemporary turn, the relationship between music and sparking creativity, representatives of the Hamburg music industry in discussion with representatives of federal politics, Martha Argerich cancels American tour, the globalising of church music, Haitink announces concerts with Berliner Philharmoniker.

The Times

Musical instruments in art, chosen by Marin Alsop, conductor

Music, although we rarely think of it as such, is the most abstract of art forms. That is why I love it. Where words can be confining in their literalness, music is flexible, malleable, adaptable: the same notes can be interpreted differently by every individual.

Classical Music

University of Leeds renews partnership with Leeds Piano

The University of Leeds has renewed its partnership with the Leeds International Piano Competition, extending its financial support and ensuring that international audiences will be able to experience performances live and on-demand via medici.tv.

Choir and Organ

Steven Grahl to replace Stephen Darlington at Christ Church

Steven Grahl has been appointed as the new organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He will take up the office in September 2018, replacing Professor Stephen Darlington, who is retiring after 32 years.

The Strad

SAS now charging $60 cello booking fee on top of extra seat price, complains cellist

Scandinavian Airlines changes rules to impose telephone booking charge, despite not offering an online booking option for cellos.

Business Insider UK

Apple Music is about to overtake Spotify in the US

Apple Music has been growing faster than Spotify in the US, and as a result it might overtake the leading music streaming service later this year.

TES

‘Music is an invaluable resource when it comes to children’s mental health – and yet it’s under attack’

Music sparks creativity, taps into emotions and helps young people to understand their own being, says one musician – it has a powerful ability to help children stay mentally healthy.

The New York Times

The Caramoor Festival Takes a Contemporary Turn

Change is in the air at Caramoor, the summer music festival in Westchester, which said on Monday that its coming season would move both forward and backward in time — giving new prominence to 21st-century composers while replacing its respected bel canto opera offerings with earlier operas from the Classical and Baroque periods.

Kulturport

Vertreter der Hamburger Musikwirtschaft im Dialog mit der Bundespolitik

Auf Einladung der Hamburger Landesvertretung in Berlin und der Interessengemeinschaft Hamburger Musikwirtschaft e.V. (IHM) reisten in der vergangenen Woche rund 50 VertreterInnen der Hamburger Musikbranche in die Bundeshauptstadt, um mit Vertretern der Bundespolitik zu sprechen und sich mit Berliner KollegInnen auszutauschen und zu vernetzen.

Musik Heute

Haitink sagt Konzerte mit Berliner Philharmonikern ab

Der niederländische Dirigent Bernard Haitink kann in dieser Woche nicht mit den Berliner Philharmonikern auftreten. Der 88-Jährige habe aus gesundheitlichen Gründen kurzfristig abgesagt, teilte das Orchester am Montag mit.

SWR 2

Kirchenmusik globalisiert sich

Der evangelische Missionsverbund hat den thematischen Schwerpunkt „Dance – Music – Arts“. In diesem Rahmen und mit Unterstützung der Evangelische Pop-Akademie wird nun der musikalische Austausch internationalisiert.

france musique

Martha Argerich annule sa tournée américaine

Martha Argerich devait effectuer une tournée aux Etats-Unis en mars 2018 avec le violoniste Itzhak Perlman. En raison de problèmes familiaux et de santé, elle ne pourra pas tenir ses engagements.

Twitter

  in 1851 FP of ‘s Third Symphony Rhenish in Dusseldorf.

Image: Adrien Brody in The Pianist (2002) © AP

(Written on February 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: Joanna Marsh explains her new composition, John Copley fired for ‘inappropriate behaviour’, Sheku Kanneh-Mason becomes this year’s best-selling British debut artist. Also, Sonja Reuter wins the Richard Wagner Award for young talent and costumes sale at the Dutch National Opera. 

The Guardian

Warrior woman: my cantata for suffragette Emily Davison

How do you give voice to the first suffragette martyr? Composer Joanna Marsh explains how her new composition took shape.

The Telegraph

Britain’s leading Opera director John Copley sacked after making ‘sexually inappropriate’ joke about naked ghost

Britain’s leading opera director John Copley has been sacked from his job at the New York Metropolitan Opera after what his supporters claim was a misunderstanding about a “naked” ghost.

Classical Music

Applications open for Haydn Competition

The International Haydn Competition for Classical Lied and Aria 2018 will take place at Rohrau, the birthplace of the brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, to commemorate the anniversary of Joseph Haydn’s death.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes chart history

Sheku Kanneh-Mason has become this year’s best-selling British debut artist – across all genres – to enter the Top 20 in the Official UK Albums Chart with his album Inspiration.

Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music has topped 36m subscribers worldwide, adding 6m in under five months

Apple Music’s paying subscriber base has surpassed 36m worldwide – a figure which remains about half the size of Spotify’s equivalent premium audience.

The New York Times

4,000 Opera Costumes. One Giant Fantasy Sale. 

What’s an opera house to do when it runs out of closet space? Let the public (and wallets and purses) in.

FAZ

„Eine Atmosphäre der Angst“

Sechzig Schauspieler des Burgtheaters haben ihrem ehemaligen Intendanten Matthias Hartmann einen menschenverachtenden Führungsstil attestiert. Was folgt aus solchen Vorwürfen?

Klassik.com

Richard-Wagner-Nachwuchspreis für Sopranistin Sonja Reuter

Die Sopranistin Sonja Reuter hat den diesjährigen Richard-Wagner-Nachwuchspreis gewonnen.

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Recording Academy prüft „Hürden und Vorurteile“ gegen Musikerinnen

Die für die Grammys zuständige Recording Academy will Hürden und Vorurteile gegenüber Frauen in der Musikindustrie untersuchen.

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Fallece el director de escena Gustavo Tambascio 

Según informan fuentes allegadas, el director de escena Gustavo Tambascio (Buenos Aires, 1948) ha fallecido esta noche, posiblemente a causa de un infarto.

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Image: Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges/Classical Music

(Written on February 5, 2018 )