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In today’s news many comment on the emotional One Love Manchester concert that took place last night, two weeks after the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert. The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is back at the top of the charts for the first time in 50 years, and The New York Times looks at the best moments in classical music last week.

BBC News

One Love Manchester: The most emotional moments

There were high emotions at a benefit concert staged by Ariana Grande in Manchester less than two weeks after the terror attack following her gig in the city. But the show also demonstrated the power of pop music to bring people together

Sir Jeffrey Tate: Conductor with spina bifida dies at 74

Sir Jeffrey, who was born with spina bifida, was the principal conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Opera House in the 1980s

The Guardian

Liam Gallagher attacks brother Noel for absence at One Love Manchester concert

Oasis brothers’ feud continues as Liam says he is ‘very disappointed’ after Noel fails to join him for concert following Manchester Arena attack

Independent

Manchester One Love: Police dance with members of crowd at tribute concert

Footage of officer dancing with children in a circle at concert goes viral

New York Times

An Ice Cream Truck at Carnegie Hall: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

In addition to reviews, features and news during the week, our critics and reporters collect the best of what they’ve heard: notes that sent shivers down their spines, memorable voices, quotations that cut to the heart of the story

Uncompromising Music Survives on the Brooklyn Waterfront

There is so much new life and affluence crowding the Brooklyn waterfront that traditionalists like Mark Peskanov, the master violinist who runs the Bargemusic concerts of chamber music aboard a handsomely converted coal barge, hard by the Brooklyn Bridge, might be tempted to move. Which he has no intention of doing

Dallas News

Mozart piano concertos begin at the Cliburn competition

Starting Saturday, the semifinal round of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition switched to a half-and-half format each day: two solo recitals each afternoon, four performances of Mozart piano concertos each evening, with Nicholas McGegan conducting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Classical Source

Royal Opera cast amendment, Otello, Ludovic Tézier

It is with deep regret that French baritone Ludovic Tézier will no longer be making his role debut as Iago in Otello on 21, 24 and 28 June, and on 2, 6 and 10 July

M Magazine

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band back at number one

The Beatles’ classic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is back at the top of the charts 50 years after it was first number one

Washington Post

Can listening to nature improve how we listen to music?

As a species, we have a lot more experience listening to the wind than we do listening to our favorite songs

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: A view from backstage

: “It is striking how Mancunians have turned to poetry and music” http://bit.ly/2qPpBhh

Where Is The Love? – Black Eyed Peas and Ariana Grande. Photo: BBC News

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(Written on June 5, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, The Leeds announces a piano festival, Classic FM try out the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new VR toy, and a music teacher arranges Ariana Grande in the wake of the Manchester attack. Plus a round-up of summer festivals from around the world, and an obituary of Jiri Belohlavek, who died yesterday aged 71.

International Piano

The Leeds announces annual piano festival

The Leeds International Piano Competition has announced a major partnership with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and a new annual piano festival.

Music Teacher

Teacher offers free Ariana Grande arrangement in wake of Manchester attack

Music teacher James Himsworth has arranged Ariana Grande’s ‘One Last Time’ for school children as a gesture of support for those affected by the Manchester bombing attack.

Classic FM

We tried out the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new virtual reality experience

The Philharmonia Orchestra, Classic FM’s Orchestra on Tour, is one of the most digital-savvy music ensembles out there – and now, thanks to their new VR toy, you can experience life in the orchestra.

New York Times

A Summer of Opera, Theatre and Music

A roundup of performing-arts festivals around the world from June through August.

Why Salzburg Is a Must-Visit for Classical Music

It has long been said that Austrians in general and Salzburgers specifically simply do not understand the obsession with the Oscar-winning film and Broadway musical “The Sound of Music,” which is set in Salzburg around the time of the Anschluss in 1938.

El Mundo

La Asamblea de Madrid insta al Gobierno a recuperar la financiación de las escuelas de música y danza

El Pleno de la Asamblea de Madrid aprobó hoy una proposición no de ley, en la que se insta al Gobierno regional a recuperar la financiación autonómica de las Escuelas Municipales de Música y Danza de la Comunidad de Madrid, en los niveles que tuvo en el año 2007, que garantice, por un lado, un marco estable de financiación para todos los municipios de la región, y que permita, por otro, el acceso universal a estas enseñanzas.

The Hindu Times

‘Classical music has to change’

A creative mind with a scholarly approach to music, Dr Prabha Atre says just because it’s classical, it doesn’t mean you cannot change things in it.

Musik Heute

Tschechischer Dirigent Jirí Belohlávek (71) gestorben

Der langjährige Chefdirigent der Tschechischen Philharmonie, Jirí Belohlávek, ist im Alter von 71 Jahren gestorben. Er habe in der Nacht zu Donnerstag den Kampf mit seiner schweren Krankheit verloren

Tagesspiegel

Placido Domingo feiert 50 Jahre Berlin-Debüt

Gala für das neue Ehrenmitglied: Placido Domingo wird von Daniel Barenboim und der Staatskapelle zu seinem 50. Berlin-Jubiläum gefeiert. 

Zeit

Genialer Glöckner

Der Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard liebt das Zeitgenössische und bekommt nun den Siemens-Musikpreis

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Music History  in 1909 Birth of British Robin
Classical Music News  NYCGB Auditions 2017: advance notice
Music History  in 1857 Birth of English and conductor Sir Edward William .
Image: The Leeds

(Written on June 2, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Brindley Sherratt gives advice to a younger generation of singers, Birmingham Conservatoire appoints international chair in cello, and YCAT announces two new artists. Czech conductor Jiri Belohlavek has died aged 71, and Paris will open the doors of its monuments for classical music performances this June.

Guardian

Singing? I’m still trying to get the hang of it

Singing was never his first choice, but three decades into an internationally acclaimed career, British bass Brindley Sherratt puts pen to paper to risk a few words of advice for a younger generation.

Music Teacher

Birmingham Conservatoire appoints international chair in cello

Jian Wang has been appointed as Birmingham Conservatoire’s international chair in cello. He will visit Birmingham Conservatoire on a regular basic, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Classical Music Magazine

YCAT announces two new artists

YCAT (Young Classical Artists Trust) has selected pianist Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula and cellist Jamal Aliyev for representation following the Public Final Auditions at Wigmore Hall on 25 May.

Chicago Tribune

Don’t call It Brexit radio

Had it launched at any other time, Union JACK might not have attracted quite so much attention. 

LA Weekly

Superstar Pianist Yuja Wang Is Embracing the Darker Side of Classical Music, and It’s Thrilling

Yuja Wang brought the requisite star power and overt glamour that nearly filled Disney Hall on Friday night, as the astonishing Chinese pianist reunited with simpatico conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic and continued her recent obsession with the morbidly engrossing Hungarian composer Béla Bartók.

Le Figaro

Les monuments de Paris ouvrent leurs portes à la musique classique

Le Festival de Paris proposera pour sa première édition, du 9 au 29 juin, cinq concerts dont le premier se déroulera à la Tour Eiffel avec la soprano Patricia Petibon.

Quebec Huffington Post

Gregory Charles lance une école de musique virtuelle

Ça allait de soi, pour un aussi grand amoureux de musique, qui prend tant de plaisir à transmettre ses connaissances : Gregory Charles annonçait mercredi matin la mise sur pied de l’Académie Gregory, une école de musique virtuelle dont le premier tutoriel, Je suis pianiste, enseignera les rudiments du piano, à compter du 1erseptembre prochain.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ein Pianist ohne Nostalgie

Der französische Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard denkt an die Zukunft der Klaviermusik. Dafür wird er in München mit dem Siemens-Musikpreis ausgezeichnet.

Der Tagesspiegel

Jiri Belohlavek ist tot

Er führte die tschechische Philharmonie zu internationaler Anerkennung. Jiri Belohlavek ist nach schwerer Krankheit im Alter von 71 Jahren gestorben.

neue musikzeitung

Evangelische Kirche sieht Elbphilharmonie als G20-Ort kritisch

Die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) sieht die Elbphilharmonie als Veranstaltungsort für den G20-Gipfel in Hamburg kritisch.

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BBC Music Magazine  Whose tune is it anyway? We take a look at works of classical music which are often misattributed
Music History  in 1776 Birth of John George .

Image: Jiri Belohlavek

(Written on June 1, 2017 )

In today’s news: cast members and audience evacuated from the Royal Opera House London, and violinist William Schaub will be the next concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Paavo Järvi becomes new principal conductor of Tonhalle Zürich Orchestra, and 12 semifinalists are announced for the Cliburn Piano Competition.

BBC News

Royal Opera House cast and audience evacuated

Cast members and theatre-goers were evacuated from the Royal Opera House in London after a fire alarm went off mid-performance.

The Strad

Violinist William Schaub named Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concertmaster

The 24-year-old musician will take up the position from the beginning of next season

MixMag

20 Photos of Haçienda Classiçal at the Royal Albert Hall

The dance music orchestra lit up the iconic London concert venue

Dallas News

Cliburn Piano Competition names 12 pianists to advance to Semifinal Round

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced 12 semifinalists Tuesday night.

Berliner Morgenpost

Museum der Moderne: “Die Musik kommt von innen”

Mit gleich vier Eingängen will sich das Museum der Moderne öffnen. Das soll Bewegung am Berliner Kulturforum schaffen.

Spiegel.de

Ariana Grande tritt mit Coldplay und Justin Bieber auf

Die US-Sängerin Ariana Grande wird am Sonntag ihr Benefizkonzert in Manchester geben. Unterstützt wird sie auf der Bühne unter anderem von Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus und Justin Bieber.

Concerti

Der Estländer soll’s richten

Paavo Järvi wird ab der Spielzeit 2019/20 neuer Chefdirigent und Künstlerischer Leiter des Tonhalle-Orchesters Zürich

Le Parisien

Spotify scelle un accord de droits avec des artistes américains

Le numéro un mondial du streaming Spotify a accepté de créer un fonds de 43,45 millions de dollars pour mettre fin à une procédure judiciaire potentiellement coûteuse avec des artistes américains, ont indiqué des avocats lundi.

El Mundo

Las escuelas de música y danza de Madrid piden un rescate

Suena una balada melancólica en las escuelas públicas de música y danza desde hace cinco años, cuando la Comunidad de Madrid dejó de financiarlas y los ayuntamiento aplicaron progresivos recortes en aquellos años de crisis que se cebaron con las dotaciones culturales.

Twitter

SWR lädt rund um Pfingsten zum Sommerfestival nach Stuttgart ein – vier Tage Festivalmeile auf dem Schlossplatz

 


Wer von euch hat sich schon die Elbphilharmonie als Tattoo stechen lassen!? Zeigt her eure Arme!

 

Daniel Ek, PDG de Spotify, à Tokyo le 29 septembre 2016 (AFP/TORU YAMANAKA)

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(Written on May 31, 2017 )

In today’s news: a new building for the Frankfurt Theatre is becoming more probable, and Sufi mystic meets Parisian colours at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Ludwig Güttler receives Saxonian medal, and Nicola Benedetti is the Queen’s Medal for Music. Elle picks its top female classical musicians to watch and are Millennials making classical music great again?

Telegraph

Herbert Blomstedt “on magnificent form” as he conducts the Philharmonia

Five star review for Blomstedt as he approaches his 90th birthday, showing no signs of slowing down his conducting career.

Elle.com

Four female classical musicians in the spotlight

Elle’s pick of the top female musicians to watch, from a dazzling soprano to a woman who made her Carnegie Hall debut aged just 14.

The Jakarta Post

Millennials are making Classical music great again

Classical music should be, like other art, with the product itself, not with the person behind the product.

NMZ

Frankfurter Theater-Misere: Ein Neubau wird wahrscheinlicher

Frankfurt/Main – Schauspiel und Oper in einem Haus: Frankfurt hat einen der größten Theaterkomplexe Europas.

Tagesspiegel

Sufimystik mit Pariser Farben

Im Konzerthaus führt die Berliner Cappella Ahmed Adnan Sayguns Oratorium „Yunus Emre“ auf. Ein Brückenschlag zwischen Orient und Okzident.

Klassik.com

Sächsischer Verdienstorden für Trompeter und Dirigent Ludwig Güttler

Ludwig Güttler hat den Sächsischen Verdienstorden erhalten. Der Trompeter und Dirigent wurde zusammen mit 13 weiteren Personen durch den Ministerpräsidenten des Freistaates Sachsen, Stanislaw Tillich (CDU), ausgezeichnet.

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Gergiev Declared A Revenue Of € 2.31 million In 2016

In 2016, Valery Gergiev was the best earning cultural personality in Russia, according to the Russian Ministry of Culture. His declared annual income was 154.45 million rubles (€ 2.31 million).

Classic FM

Nicola Benedetti awarded Queen’s Medal for Music 

The brilliant violinist has become the youngest ever recipient of the medal, which is awarded each year to a musician, or group of musicians, who has had a major influence on the musical life of the nation. 
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(Written on May 30, 2017 )

In today’s news: Scottish Ensemble presents 2017/18 season, and country house operas battle for audiences. Alexander Liebreich signs contract with Strauss Festival, and annual meeting of principals and chancellors of German music schools.

Rhinegold

Scottish Ensemble unveils 2017/18 season

A new co-production with theatre company Vanishing Point will be at the heart of Scottish Ensemble’s 2017/18 season.

The Guardian

Booming Blackpool: the musical rebirth sweeping Britain’s coastal towns

As Britons head for the beach for bank holiday Monday, we examine how the UK’s seaside resorts are becoming hotbeds of everything from DIY grime to escapist pop

The Guardian

Batons drawn on summer lawns as opera rivals battle for audiences

Country house audiences are spoilt for choice this year – the sound of great opera arias will vie with summer birdsong at a record number of country house venues over the next few months, as classical performers cater to a growing taste for formal evenings of music in a rural setting.

Financial Times

Isis hates music for its power over minds and bodies

Songs are physiological experiences, capable of doing powerful things

Klassik Heute

Alexander Liebreich unterzeichnet Vertrag mit dem Strauss-Festival

Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein besiegelten die 1. Bürgermeisterin Dr. Sigrid Meierhofer und Alexander Liebreich die Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Richard-Strauss-Festival und seinem neuen Künstlerischen Leiter.

NMZ

Rektoren der Musikhochschulen beraten über Bildung

Rostock – An der Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HMT) in Rostock kommen vom (heutigen) Montag an rund 80 Rektoren und Kanzler der deutschen Musikhochschulen zu ihrer Sommertagung zusammen.

Codex Flores

Politikerinnen und Wissenschaftler spielen für den Nachwuchs

Die Orpheum Stiftung zur Förderung des musikalischen Nachwuchses unterhält zur Unterstützung ein «Orpheum Supporters Orchestra» mit teilweise prominenten Persönlichkeiten aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft.

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Hvorostovsky Again Hospitalized

Russian singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky was again hospitalized in a Moscow hospital, Russian media report. The singer is fighting a brain tumour since 2015.

Le Parisien

L’Ircam, ce drôle de labo fondé par Pierre Boulez, fête ses 40 ans

C’est un laboratoire pas comme les autres, qui manipule les sons pour créer les outils de demain: l’Ircam, Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique, fondé par le grand chef et compositeur Pierre Boulez, fête ses 40 ans.

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Sigrid Meierhofer und Alexander Liebreich (c) Sammy Hart

(Written on May 29, 2017 )

Today there is a wide range of choices of online channels on which to watch concerts from locations all around the world. Examples include channels specialising in classical music like medici.tv, channels offering both classical and rock/pop concerts like Arte Concert, and channels with non-classical genres like Netflix Rock & Pop, and livelist.com. On these channels there are many videos one can access for free, as well as the possibility to buy access to online catalogues by paying a monthly fee.

medici.tv is an ever-expanding channel focusing on classical music performances. There are not only concerts being broadcasted, but also international competitions like The International Tchaikovsky Competition or The International Chopin Piano Competition.  For the first time, the International Cliburn Piano Competition, which takes place every four years, is being broadcasted live and on-demand on medici.tv – all with free access. The videos will contain not only the competitor’s performances, but also other features like interviews and behind-the-scenes material.

Jacques Marquis, President and CEO of the Cliburn, said: “The Cliburn advances Van Cliburn’s vision of sharing classical music with as many people as possible. […] A pioneer in its field, the Cliburn has continued to use the newest technologies to improve the artistic quality and reach of the webcast with each quadrennial competition.”

The broadcast of the 15th Cliburn Piano Competition is an amazing opportunity to share in the excitement of the thirty competitors in the competition’s final round.  Don’t miss it!

Watch the live stream here: www.cliburn2017.medici.tv

THURSDAY, MAY 25
2:30 p.m. Julia Kociuban, Poland, 25
3:20 p.m. Madoka Fukami, Japan, 28
4:25 p.m. Su Yeon Kim, South Korea, 23
7:30 p.m.  Leonardo Pierdomenico, Italy, 24
8:20 p.m. Alina Bercu, Romania, 27
9:25 p.m. Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 22

FRIDAY, MAY 26
10:00 a.m. Dasol Kim, South Korea, 28
10:50 a.m.Tristan Teo, Canada, 20
11:55 a.m. Caterina Grewe, Germany, 29
2:30 p.m. Philipp Scheucher, Austria, 24
3:20 p.m. Martin James Bartlett, United Kingdom, age 20
4:25 p.m.Ilya Maximov, Russia, 30
7:30 p.m. Daniel Hsu, United States, 19
8:20 p.m. Yury Favorin, Russia, 30
9:25 p.m. Yutong Sun, China, 21

SATURDAY, MAY 27
10:00 a.m. Luigi Carroccia, Italy, 25
10:50 a.m. Nikolay Khozyainov, Russia, 24
11:55 a.m. Nikita Abrosimov, Russia, 28
2:30 p.m. Georgy Tchaidze, Russia, 29
3:20 p.m.Kenneth Broberg, United States, 23
4:25 p.m.Sun-A Park, United States, 29
7:30 p.m. Rachel Cheung, Hong Kong, 25
8:20 p.m. EunAe Lee, South Korea, 29
9:25 p.m. Sergey Belyavskiy, Russia, 23

SUNDAY, MAY 28
10:00 a.m. Tony Yike Yang, Canada, 18
10:50 a.m. Yekwon Sunwoo, South Korea, 28
11:55 a.m. Han Chen, Taiwan, 25
2:30 p.m. Honggi Kim, South Korea, 25
3:20 p.m. Rachel Kudo, United States, 30
4:25 p.m. Alyosha Jurinic, Croatia, 28

Watch the only German competitor Caterina Grewe live tonight at 18:55 (CEST) in the Bass Concert Hall

 

Cliburn President and CEO Jacque Marquis (center) and Carla Kemp Thompson (left), chairman of the Van Cliburn Foundation Board of Directors review the stage set up with Steve Cummins (right) for the semifinals announcement at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, USA on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (Photo Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn) Preliminary Round (order of play, though not times, will hold for Quarterfinal Round recitals)

 

 

 

 

(Written on May 26, 2017 )

In today’s news: trial about Berlin Academy of Arts without resolution, and the Bavarian National Orchestra is being awarded Orchestra of the year. A Stradivarius has been printed my 3D printer, and Janna Hmyes becomes music director of the Carmel Symphony. Sage Gateshead reveals 17/18 season, and how writing about Beethoven helped musician with hearing problems.

Classical Music Magazine

Sage Gateshead reveals 2017/18 season

Royal Northern Sinfonia’s (RNS) 16-concert ‘At Home’ series is at the heart of the Sage Gateshead’s 2017/18 season.

M Magazine

PRS Foundation announces new Women Make Music grantees

Poppy Ajudha, Julia Biel, Lady Sanity and Emma McGrath are among the latest 12 artists to receive support via PRS Foundation’s Women Music Music Fund.

Fast Company

How Google’s music-making AI learns from human minds at festivals

Google’s year-long quest to teach computers to make music is humming along—but the robots have a lot to learn.

Guardian

‘Writing about Beethoven helped me come to terms with my own hearing loss’

Musician Clare Norburn had been reluctant to admit to her hearing problems, but a decision to write about Beethoven helped her embrace the present rather than worry about the future

Berliner Zeitung

Prozess um Akademie der Künste „Hier ist kein Abschluss des Verfahrens erkennbar“

Das 2005 übergebene Gebäude der Akademie der Künste am Pariser Platz ist für den Berliner Haushalt ein Fass ohne Boden.

NMZ

Bayerisches Staatsorchester wird Orchester des Jahres

Das Bayerische Staatsorchester in München ist vom nationalen Radiosender Deutschlandfunk Kultur zum Orchester des Jahres ernannt worden.

Klassik.com

Stradivari aus dem 3D-Drucker

Der Produktdesigner und Spezialist für 3D-Drucktechnologie Harris Matzaridis hat eine Stradivari-Violine als 3D-Druck hergestellt.

Pizzicato

Janna Hymes named music director of the Carmel Symphony

New York-born conductor Janna Hymes has been appointed as Music Director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra near Indianapolis.

I Care If You Listen

Eötvös Conducts Filarmonica della Scala in World Premiere

The Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös is not reluctant to take on challenging contemporary topics.

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Wir wünschen allen Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern des friedliche Tage voller Inspiration, Freude, Gemeinschaft und natürlich Kultur


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(Written on May 26, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Steven Isserlis donates his Glashütte prize money, and the Cincinnati World Piano Competition will close after 60 years. Thierry Fischer extends his contract with the Utah Symphony, and Kevin Zhu becomes the youngest ever winner of the Menuhin Prize.  Jon Webster steps down as MMF President, and enjoy some Bach performed on the Baritone saxophone.

The Strad

Cellist Steven Isserlis receives €25,000 Glashütte Original Music Festival Award

The artist will donate his cash prize to the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, London Music Masters and Rhapsody in School programmes.

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati World Piano Competition won’t play it again

After 60 years, the Cincinnati World Piano Competition is closing its doors. The chief reason was financial, said Jack Rouse, chairman of the board. Despite generous donors in recent years, the competition was unable to raise the $300,000 needed to continue to exist.

Pizzicato

Utah Symphony Keeps Music Director Thierry Fischer Through 2021-22 Season

The Utah Symphony announced an extension of Thierry Fischer’s contract as Music Director through the 2021-22 season. The agreement extends the current contract, which was signed to expire in 2019. Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer (56) is in this position since 2011.

The Violin Channel

Kevin Zhu, 16 – Youngest Menuhin Competition Prize Winner

16 year old American violinist Kevin Zhu is quickly building an impressive international reputation as a prodigious young talent of enormous potential.

CMUSE

Bach Cello Suite Performed on Baritone Saxophone

There are few pieces that are more frequently performed and recognized than Bach’s Cello Suites. Noah Bedrin has performed one of the purest and arrangements of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 using a baritone saxophone.

Music Business Worldwide

‘Music Industry Legend’ Jon Webster steps down as MMF President

The exec has resigned in order to pursue a number of external projects – including completion of a book about his time at Virgin Records.

Twitter

Today In Music  1688 – Christian August Jacobi, composer was born

Guardian Classical  Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer review – thought-provoking and exhilarating Bartók

Classical Music  The Poetry of Mozart – Argonaut Online https://t.co/aXEXLQ2fzB
Image: The Strad, Steven Isserlis

(Written on May 25, 2017 )

In today’s news: why Manchester will never stop celebrating its music, and Voices Now Festival returns for 2017 with Mara Carlyle and Mc Zani. How to improve the security of big events, and the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival is about to start. Van Cliburn piano competition is to be streamed live, and ‘Zuzana: A Musical Life’ focuses on the influential harpsichordist.

The Telegraph

Why Manchester will never stop celebrating its music

As if teenage girls don’t have enough to be frightened of in this world that they now have to be fearful of terrorists, too’

Classic FM

Sir Roger Moore listened to opera with his wife before he went to bed each night

The actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing the role of James Bond through the ’70s and ‘80s, told Classic FM in 2013 about his delightful pre-sleep ritual.

Classical Source

The Queen’s Medal for Music 2016 / Nicola Benedetti

The violinist Nicola Benedetti MBE has been awarded The Queen’s Medal for Music 2016.

M Magazine

Mara Carlyle, MC Zani For Voices Now 2017

At the festival, Voices Now are launching the biggest ever survey of UK choirs, which will result in the largest online database of groups across the country.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Wie kann man Konzerte besser schützen?

Der Anschlag von Manchester zeigt, wie schwierig es ist, Großereignisse sicher zu machen. Veranstalter wollen künftig schon außerhalb des Geländes damit beginnen.

Concerti

Bei den Musikfestspielen Potsdam Sanssouci werden Feuer, Wasser, Erde und Luft erlebbar

Wenn der Jasmin duftet und Schwalben durch den hellen Abendhimmel sausen, kommt in Potsdam Festivalstimmung auf.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Dokumentationszentrum Neue Dresdner Vokalschule entsteht

Die Sächsische Landesbibliothek baut eine Sondersammlung zur Vokalmusik des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts auf.

Pizzicato

Van Cliburn Competition to be streamed live

The Cliburn announces a major new media partnership with medici.tv for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

WQXR

‘Zuzana: A Musical Life’ focuses on the influential harpsichordist

This past Sunday saw the Washington Jewish Film Festival screening of Zuzana: A Musical Life.

Twitter

Today at Jazz piano prodigy shares the stage with fellow Georgian Lisa Batiashvili

 

Der britische Cellist Steven Isserlis hat den Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2017 erhalten.

 

Schloss Babelsberg, Voltaireterrasse © Leo Seidel/Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

(Written on May 24, 2017 )