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„Ein Zyklus mit Referenzcharakter.” (Crescendo)

„Dies ist die Kunst eines Musikers, der nichts zu beweisen versucht. Mit 90 Jahren ist Blomstedt unglaublich jung, frisch und modern, aber er hat etwas fast unbeschreibliches, das in einer Ära der athletischen und verkrampften Beethoven-Interpretation verlorengegangen schien: seine musikalische Herangehensweise ist entspannt. Und das tut gut.“ (Le Devoir)

Der neue Beethoven-Zyklus, von Accentus Music produziert und in einer 5-CD-Box im vergangenen Juni veröffentlicht, erhält den International Classical Music Award als „Best Collection“. Er fängt den außergewöhnlichen Geist der langjährigen Partnerschaft zwischen dem legendären Ehrendirigenten und dem Gewandhausorchester Leipzig ein. Alle neun Sinfonien sind Live-Aufnahmen, die zwischen Mai 2014 und März 2017 im Gewandhaus zu Leipzig entstanden sind.

Blomstedts Beethoven-Interpretationen stehen auf dem Fundament eines hoch verantwortlichen Umgangs mit den Partituren und der tiefen Wahrheitsliebe dieses Dirigenten, dem alles Aufgesetzte und vordergründig Effektvolle gründlich fremd ist. Zugleich aber verbindet sich in ihnen das leistungsethische Gewissen des Künstlers mit seiner tiefen, geradezu seismographischen musikalischen Empfindsamkeit und einer hohen Expressivität.

Die Preisverleihung wird am 6. April 2018 in der NOSPR Konzerthalle in Kattowitz, Polen, stattfinden.

(Written on January 19, 2018 )

WildKat PR is delighted to be working with young American conductor Brandon Keith Brown, who is rapidly attracting international attention.

As 3rd Prize Winner of the International Conducting Competition Sir Georg Solti 2012 with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra he was “… the stand-out audience favourite …” (Slipped Disc). In April 2013, Brown gave a celebrated European debut with the Badische Staatskapelle . A critic (klassik.com) wrote “… an extremely demanding program … mastered by the young conductor with flying colours.” Most recently, he gave his debut with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSB), leading promptly to a re-invitation. Other engagements include the Staatskapelle Weimar, Detroit Symphony OrchestraNeue Philharmonie Westfalen and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. 2018 debuts include the Nürnberger Symphoniker.

Following after his mentors Lorin Maazel, David Zinman and Kurt Masur, Brown combines solid technique with great tradition. Brown studied with David Zinman at the Tonhalle Orchestra-Zurich and the Aspen Music Festival . As the only US scholar of the International Mendelssohn Academy in Leipzig with Kurt Masur, he worked with the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra.

An experienced opera conductor, Brown has directed, among others, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and Puccini’s Suor Angelica. He assisted Britten’s Albert Herring and studied Puccini’s Il Trittico under Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival .

Brown is a passionate educator who has gained a wealth of experience as a university professor and youth orchestra leader. Winner of the 2011 Ansbacher Fellowship, he conducted members of the Vienna Philharmonic in 2011 and 2012 at the opera camps for children at the Salzburg Festival. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

“I capitulate my intents as necessary for the music.”

 

(Written on January 16, 2018 )

Wir freuen uns auf die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Designer Tassilo von Grolman.

Bild: Tassilo von Grolman © Michael Erhart

Er ist einer der gefragtesten deutschen Designer – und seine Produkte sind allgegenwärtig: Tassilo von Grolman ist eine wahrhaftige Ikone seines Fachs. Die Entwürfe für verschiedene Hersteller wie Alfi, Spring Schweiz und mono sind legendär und folgen stets seinem Motto: „Einfach ist am schwersten”. Seine Konzeptionen stehen für eine klare Formgebung, eine gute Handhabbarkeit und die Liebe zum schlichten Design. Er steht damit in Tradition großer Namen wie Dieter Rams und Wilhelm Wagenfeld.

Nach einer Lehre zum Maschinenschlosser bei AEG Oldenburg und einem Maschinenbau-Studium in Lage/Lippe, erwarb er schließlich 1972 in Kassel das Diplom in Industriedesign an der damaligen Hochschule für Bildende Künste. Bereits drei Jahre später gründete Tassilo von Grolman sein eigenes Design-Büro in Frankfurt und startete seine Karriere in der nationalen und internationalen Designszene.

In den über 40 Jahren seiner Berufspraxis hat Tassilo von Grolman ein beeindruckendes Oeuvre erschaffen. Die Bandbreite seiner Entwürfe zeigt einen interdisziplinären Ansatz: Das Design ist Teil der Technik, die Technik wiederum auch Teil des Designs. Bestes Beispiel ist sein Gaszähler – eine Ingenieurleistung, feuerfest bis zu 700° Celsius – auf den sich selbst heutige Entwürfe berufen. Auch die geriffelten Thermoskannen für Alfi – „Achat“ und „Big Mama“ – bestechen nicht nur optisch, sondern überzeugen durch eine einzigartige Isolierleistung und das „AromaSafe-Prinzip“. Den endgültigen Durchbruch erreichte er aber mit einer „Teevolution“, seiner Teekanne „Mono Tea 1“: Er traf den Nerv der Zeit, kombinierte Glas mit Metall und fügte all dies zu einem ästhetischen Gesamtkunstwerk zusammen. Tassilo von Grolmans Teekanne wurde in viele Museen in die stetige Sammlung aufgenommen, u.a. im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, das Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln oder das Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

„Die Funktion ist nach wie vor für mich das Wichtigste überhaupt im Design. Ich will eine Teekanne haben, die funktioniert, die nicht kleckert. Das ist erst einmal die Voraussetzung. Dann kann ich sie sinnlich machen.“

Für seine Produkte erhielt Tassilo von Grolman zahlreiche nationale und internationale Auszeichnungen, darunter den Red Dot Design Award, den Good Design Award, ADC und den Busse Longlife Design Award. Eine besondere Beziehung pflegt er auch mit dem Deutschen Designer Club: 1989 gehörte er zu den Gründungsmitgliedern und ist heute noch als Ehrenpräsident aktiv.

Wir freuen uns, Tassilo von Grolmans neue und spektakuläre Designserie „TRIBUTE TO 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS“ zu promoten. Diese ist eine regelrechte Hommage an die innovative Ära: Sein Professor, Herbert Oestreich, war Assistent vom Bauhaus-Schüler Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Von Grolman repräsentiert im Grunde die dritte Generation dieser Lehre.

Die neue Produktlinie wird im Rahmen der Messe Ambiente in Frankfurt am Main im Februar 2018 erstmals vorgestellt. Besonders raffiniert: Jedes Objekt der Serie trägt den Namen eines wichtigen Vertreters der Bauhaus-Bewegung, darunter der Original French Pull Kaffeebereiter „LÁSZLÓ“ oder die Zuckerdose „WALTER“ – Genuss im Stil der Klassischen Moderne. Zeitlos und geschmackvoll.

(Written on January 15, 2018 )

We are very pleased to welcome two fantastic new clients, and welcome back another, as we begin the new year!

The Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy is now in its 61st iteration, and its outstanding programme will take place between 13th July and 1st September 2018. In 1957, Yehudi Menuhin moved with his young family to Gstaad, Switzerland, and was overwhelmed by the beauty and power of the bucolic Alpine village. After being asked by the then head of tourism for Gstaad, Paul Valentin, to support the summer tourist season with some concerts, Menuhin rang in the inaugural festival in the summer of  the following year. Two of the performers in those first concerts were Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears! The high-calibre bookings continue, and in 2018 the festival looks to welcome Jonas Kaufmann, Hélène Grimaud, Nigel Kennedy, Sol Gabetta and Juan Diego Flóres, among a stellar line-up of stars from the opera, choral and instrumental worlds. WildKat PR is delighted to be leading their press campaign again in 2018.

The eminent Italian pianist and composer Roberto Cacciapaglia has enjoyed a varied and successful career to date. He performs his own compositions in the most prestigious theatres and institutions all over the world, sharing his innovative and inspiring compositions. Roberto blends electronic experimental music with the classical tradition, and for many years has been researching the powers of sound. He founded the Educational Music Academy in 2013, giving a voice to young musical talents, composers, musicians and pianists by way of support and mentorship. Roberto recently released the 10th Anniversary edition of his QUARTO TEMPO album, which was mastered at London’s Abbey Road Studios.

© Roberto Cacciapaglia

Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas embodies a unique musical language built upon modern, multi-stylistic influences that with a dream that combines austere melodic beauty with a stunning rhythmic drive. Once praised by Terry Riley for his ‘unique and compositional voice’, he embarked on the journey to creating his own legacy with works showcased and premiered all across Europe, while establishing his own ensemble – the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NICO) – and working closely with Kristjan Järvi of the Baltic Youth Philharmonic along the way. Adopting a traditional work ethic, Gediminas proudly works with pen and paper across all his compositions. He grows, chases and explores an organic idea when it comes to mind and injects his own unique blend of pop and classical cultures. With many of his pieces already performed at a number of prestigious events, Gediminas’ work defies all genres and makes it accessible to a wide audience.

© Gediminas Gelgotas

“Having myself worked on the Gstaad Menuhin Festival press campaign in both 2015 and 2016, I am delighted to welcome the festival team to work with us again,” our London Director, Olivia Brown, comments. “They present an inspired programme, in a truly beautiful setting, year on year.

“I’m also very pleased to be expanding our roster of contemporary composers by welcoming Roberto and Gediminas. We look forward to introducing their music to UK and European audiences, reaching and expanding on the broadening new audience of contemporary classical music.”

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(Written on January 11, 2018 )

WildKat PR freut sich sehr, mit dem jungen US-amerikanischen Dirigenten Brandon Keith Brown zusammenzuarbeiten, der schnell internationale Aufmerksamkeit auf sich zieht.

Bei seinem Abschlusskonzert als 3. Preisträger des internationalen Dirigentenwettbewerb Sir Georg Solti 2012 mit dem hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt war er „…the stand-out audience favourite…“ (Slipped Disc). Im April 2013 gab Brown sein gefeiertes Europa-Debüt mit der Badischen Staatskapelle. Eine Kritikerin (klassik.com) schrieb „…äußerst anspruchsvolles Programm…, das von dem jungen Dirigenten mit Bravour gemeistert wurde.“ In jüngster Zeit gab er seinen Einstand beim Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB), zu dem er umgehend wiedereingeladen wurde, bei der Staatskapelle Weimar, dem Detroit Symphony Orchestra, der Neuen Philharmonie Westfalen und beim Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Im Jahr 2018 debütiert er bei den Nürnberger Symphonikern.

In der großen Tradition seiner Mentoren Lorin Maazel, David Zinman und Kurt Masur kombiniert Brown solide Technik mit großer Tradition. Brown studierte in den Meisterkursen von David Zinman im Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich und beim Aspen Music Festival. Als der einzige US Stipendiat der Internationalen Mendelssohn-Akademie Leipzig hatte er im September 2014 die Möglichkeit, mit Kurt Masur und dem Leipziger Symphonieorchester zu arbeiten.

Brandon Keith Brown an der Masterclass von David Zinman , Tonhalle Zürich, 2012

Als versierter Operndirigent leitete Brown unter anderem Aufführungen von „Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor“, Mozarts „Cosi Fan Tutte“ sowie Puccinis „Suor Angelica“. Er assistierte bei Brittens „Albert Herring“ und erarbeitete Puccinis „Il Trittico“ unter Lorin Maazel beim Castleton Festival.

Brown ist ein leidenschaftlicher Pädagoge, der eine Vielzahl von Erfahrungen als Universitätsprofessor und Jugendorchesterleiter gesammelt hat. So ist er Preisträger des Ansbacher Fellowships 2011 und dirigierte 2011 und 2012 Mitglieder der Wiener Philharmoniker bei den Operncamps für Kinder der Salzburger Festspiele. Er ist Absolvent des Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, des Peabody Institute of Music an der Johns Hopkins University, und der University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Als Credo seines künstlerischen Schaffens, kann vielleicht am besten ein Zitat von ihm gelten:

„I capitulate my intents as necessary for the music.“

(Written on January 9, 2018 )

We are looking for an Account Manager to join WildKat PR in London!

 

Do you think you would be suitable for this position? Have a read through our job description below.

WildKat PR

WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry. We believe in changing the status quo of our industry, embracing creative values both on- and offline.

WildKat PR is the only classical music PR agency to spread worldwide, having established ourselves in London, Berlin, and New York, with further plans for expansion in 2018. We are deeply devoted to seeking out and using online platforms to reach and engage substantial new audiences, producing all-encompassing, bespoke, international PR campaigns that are data-driven.

 

Job Description

WildKat PR is offering an exciting opportunity to join our London team. Working with the Founder, Director of the London Office, they will learn how to develop and execute creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries in order to generate coverage and publicity for our clients.

Key Duties

As an Account Manager:

  • To manage your set of clients and work with them to help achieve their PR goals. This includes: gaining press, attracting new audiences, helping to improve their brand, organising events
  • To think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and approach your work in innovative ways. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing things
  • To integrate digital media into campaigns. This means exploring new technology and developing ways to include it in client campaigns
  • To take a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns to promote your clients and the company
  • To write copy in relation to your clients’ needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochures
  • To liaise with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients
  • To organise client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking events
  • To attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performances
  • To network within the industry to build your reputation and that of the company
  • To oversee the work of others when required, and to be willing to grow into a more senior role

Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

  • Small, open plan office
  • Chance to do diverse things within the role and expand your skillset quickly
  • Gain wider industry experience, not just PR
  • Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas
  • Personalised creative skills training and coaching
  • Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects
  • Opportunities for travel
  • Sociable atmosphere
  • Staff benefits, which include annual ski trip, Friday drinks, office yoga, opportunity for sabbatical and 6 hour working days

 

Person Specification

Essential

  • At least one year’s experience working in arts PR
  • Interest in classical music, culture, and the arts
  • A fast learner, able to absorb information quickly and confidently put it into practice
  • Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines
  • Proven administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and responsibility when working alone
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A strong interest in online media
  • Self-motivated
  • Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)

Desirable

  • Education to degree level
  • Fluency in another language

Salary: Competitive – dependent upon experience

WildKat PR is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to olivia@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Account Manager application’ by 5pm on 19th January 2018.

(Written on January 3, 2018 )

It’s been an incredibly busy year at WildKat and we are so excited to continue our successes into 2018. As always, we’ve tried to pack as much as we can into a blog post for you all. The projects and clients mentioned below are a tiny portion of our highlights – Enjoy! 😊

First, a message from our Founder, Kat, who is already in the Austrian alps, ready to start the holidays:

“2017: you beast! I must admit I am quite glad to see the back of it… We launched and worked on so many projects and events, it felt like we somehow skipped the usual “quiet periods”. It has certainly been a challenging year; the uncertainty of the cultural and creative industries was felt across our sector and so internally we had to rethink our offerings, our staffing and general structure.

We have had some fantastic new clients and projects signed up to WildKat. Some personal highlights have been:

And so many more.

Mostly this year has been for me expanding the WildKat offices, opening a new one in Paris next year and working on our non-profit arm, Noted.

I have travelled for both companies to all corners of the world, and have had some great meetings and events take place, centred around the ethos of sharing and forwarding our industry. I think there is amongst all the anticipation on what future events (including Brexit, US etc) will bring a sense of renewed movement forward. I am encouraged to see so many positive ideas. The Noted Fellowship is in the next stage with announcements to follow in the New Year and our roundtables have come to life in Berlin, London and New York with fascinating thoughts and exchanges. My vision of having the newly graduates give the artistic director ideas on the future of our sector, is coming to life and its VERY rewarding!”

 

Internally we also have some great news:
  • Carolin is embarking on the ultimate WildKat perk: a 2 month paid sabbatical to New Zealand. (We are all just a tad jealous (“a tad” is putting it very lightly!! – Olivia)
  • Great staff have joined our teams all over the world, waving at at Eliza, Rachel, Alex, Nicolo, Maddie, Katja, and our continually growing pool of freelancers, consultants, and collaborators
  • Olivia was promoted to our UK Director and is, as expected, thriving in her new role. She also hits the 5 year anniversary mark next year and will at some stage embark on her sabbatical

Olivia says, “2017 has been a pretty turbulent year on all counts – whilst we have celebrated some truly inspiring projects, and championed everything that is BRILLIANT in our sector, and what it has to offer, we have all had to face a heavy and consistent hailstone of, let’s face it, awful news in the general media and across socials.

Saying this, one thing that our sector does best is use these events to inspire creativity, and to reflect and respond using our art and passion. Following the development of the “B-word”, we had the hilarious “The United Kingdom of Earth: A B***** Opera” at Tête à Tête’s 10th festival. Soosan Lolavar’s “ID, please” had its UK premiere at the same festival, reflecting on Trump’s travel ban. Ariana Grande sold out the Manchester arena for a benefit concert, following the bombings. There are many, many more examples, and there will continue to be.

As we look ahead to 2018, it’s important to remember the important of collaboration, cooperation, and participation. We have had such fresh ideas in discussion and have started to make change happen. We want to continue to work together, create conversations, involve diverse & conflicting voices, and create progress for classical music and the arts. I’m so excited for what is to come…”

Olivia visits New York for the first time!

Before Carolin heads off on her travels, she says, “Launching the Noted Fellowship this year was a real highlight, and I was so inspired to see all the innovative ideas that came through the application process. The only downside was choosing who would go on to stage 2. Good luck, everyone!

I’m very excited to make the most of my 2-month sabbatical, part of the WildKat perks, to not only have a long holiday (!) and travel the world, but also to return to the company and the industry with a refreshed and revived perspective.”

We are all really looking forward to 2018, particularly as we are celebrating 10 years of WildKat with a big party (joint with Music in Offices – happy birthday to you too!) and lots of fun events.

Thank you to everyone: clients, industry, friends, colleagues – the ones who champion us, critique us, support and dismiss us. We love you all and we look forward on what’s to come!

Happy holidays! 🎄🎄🎄

(Written on December 22, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome guitarist Alessandro Paganelli to our portfolio of artists.

Born in the little town of Livorno, Tuscany, Alessandro grew up in a house filled with music: his father played guitar in the band of Italian singer Milva, and Alessandro shares hi passion for the instrument with him. Alessandro has always been interested in the creative process of music composition, following first private lessons and then conservatoire study.

As a classical guitarist – studying under Oscar Ghiglia at the Academia Chigiana in Siena and in Maastricht with Carlo Marchione– it’s hardly surprising that Alessandro states Johann Sebastian Bach as one of his main musical inspirations. While successfully completing his training and receiving his Masters in Music, he also participated in various masterclasses of Baroque Music Performance Practice.

After moving to Berlin, he started working as a freelance musician, in opera productions like Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” for the Trentino Music Festival, Mozart’s “Die Falsche Gärtnerin” with director Christoph Hagel and Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” with the Opera Houses in Greifswald and Stralsund.

Alessandro is fascinated by a wide variety of genres and sounds, so started experimenting with jazz, electronic music and the art of improvisation – all of this led to his first solo EP titled “Drifting”, released in June 2017. Consisting of four tracks, Alessandro demonstrates how he has found the perfect balance of classical elements, strings and atmospheric synthesizers to create a haunting, incredible beautiful piece of art.

Accompanied by artistic and cinematic music videos, filmed by Lorenzo Konings, the music confirms how the term “neoclassical” is not enough to describe his way of composing and the sounds he creates. His music serves as a universal language – to transport all sorts of emotions, thoughts and ideas.

Alessandro is currently in postproduction of his second EP, which is due to be released in early 2018. It consists of four tracks and was recorded, mixed and mastered at FuseRoom Studios Berlin with Alberto Rizzo Schettino. The title “Nebula” already seems like a promise – a promise that the guitarist created another piece of art in his very own, specific and unique way.

(Written on December 14, 2017 )

Lately, it seems like the younger generation is divided into two. One half is permanently glued to their digital device, drowning in social media, and can hardly imagine their life without Netflix and Instagram. The other half are rebelling, attempting something easily described as a “digital detox”.

A Digital detox can be defined as a period of time during which a person steps back from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers in order to disconnect to the online world. By many, it is regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on real-life social interactions. Stress is proven to be caused by being connected, being online (literally), being available to anyone’s whim 24 hours per day, every day. A recent study from regulator Ofcom concluded that, on average, UK adults spend 25 hours a week online. And that number is constantly increasing.

So can classical music help us to escape the digital chokehold?

Listening to classical music

It is generally accepted that classical music has many positive effects on our brains, sometimes known as “the Mozart effect”. Listening to classical music is proven to boost memory function, sparks creativity, improves productivity and generally makes us feel happier and more relaxed. It can even improve the quality of our (much needed) sleep and help to ease symptoms of depression and melancholy. So why not to turn your phone off, take a deep breath and meditate while listening to classical music after a long working day or just before going to sleep? In our busy and over-connected world it is important to have some time for yourself, to slow things down and classical music is a perfect source of relaxation.

Learning an instrument

From recent research, musical instrument training can have a surprising effect on the structure of our brain. This concerns not only children but also adults and the elderly. Learning an instrument increases the capacity of our memory, enhances spatial reasoning and improves literacy skills. Moreover, musical training requires us to concentrate on one task at once. Concentrating on one task can help us to stay productive; not only while learning an instrument, but one can apply this knowledge to many other crucial tasks.

Attending classical music concerts

Listening to classical music encourages us to think deeply, connect better to ourselves and also connect to the people around us. Going to venues also means connecting to real people, talking to them, and socialising in real life. Sometimes we all need to take a step back from technology now and again. Attending classical music venues reminds us of being fully present in the world. Moreover, classical music concerts are beautiful, not only aurally, but also visually.

Considering all the benefits of classical music, we can utilise it to make our digital detox easier and our life more mindful and deliberate. Likewise, classical music helps us relax and put ourselves in a better mood. So, let’s switch off our mobile phones from time to time and allow us to be unavailable. Or, to put it in in the words of Chris Baréz-Brown: “Get lost in music with others and you might just find yourself.”

(Written on November 29, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome composer-pianist Alina K to our portfolio of artists.

Lithuanian-born Alina K came to London with the intention of developing and building on her piano playing skills, and with a dream that one day she might perhaps be able to turn her passion for music into a full-time career. Having recognised her talent early on, Alina K’s friends and family encouraged her to continue with her piano playing, but since she was working full-time in high-end retail concessions, she found very little time to devote to her true passion. However, encouraged by a close friend to compose her own music, Alina K discovered that she had the ability to compose, and this re-ignited her passion and her determination.

After a chance meeting in London with the founder of Vancouver Fashion Week who heard her music, Alina K was twice invited to perform at the opening ceremony of this prestigious event in Canada. With fashion being her second passion, she was delighted to accept this invitation and even more so when, on both occasions, she was unexpectedly asked to model on the catwalk for leading fashion designers.

Encouraged by this and championed and supported by friends and esteemed names across the music industry who recognised the immense potential that she had, Alina K threw herself into composing her own breathtakingly beautiful and emotionally engaging music. With the right people behind her, she became more determined than ever to pursue her dream of making music her full time occupation and of having her compositions used in films and on television. With this in mind, in early 2017 she made the brave and bold decision to leave her full-time day job in order to devote more time to her music.

The risk paid off because in February 2018, Alina K will release her debut EP ‘Awakening’, comprising four original tracks recorded in Studio Two at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in North West London. With her refreshingly edgy, stylish demeanour and engaging personality, Alina K really is set to breathe fresh air into the contemporary music world with the launch of her groundbreaking debut EP.

(Written on November 17, 2017 )