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Today, Bachtrack published its classical music statistics for 2015. Immediately striking, is the lack of women at the top of any of the lists. Most remarkably, the busiest composer category features it’s first female at number 72, with only five on the entire list. How many years will it be until a woman is one of the top 50 or the top ten in this category?

Kristiina Poska, busiest female conductor at no. 72 /nordicartistsmanagement.com

Kristiina Poska Busiest female conductor at no. 72
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Whilst Covent Garden is the busiest opera house, the top three busiest concert orchestras are in the USA; the only British Orchestra, the London Symphony is at number seven.

Classical composers, remain as ever at the top of the list. Accordingly, Romantic/ Classical music is the most performed throughout the countries surveyed. The exceptions are Sweden where 20th/ 21st century comes out top and the USA where 44% of individual works performed are baroque and 44% are Classical/ Romantic. Germany and Austria are the only countries where over 60% of music performed is Classical/ Romantic, presumably something to do with the fact that the top composers are Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Brahms.

Anniversaries certainly affect the findings. September 2015 was Arvo Pärt’s 80th birthday; he is number one in the ‘top living composer by event’ category.

Arvo Pärt, most performed contemporary composer event / stage and cinema.com

Arvo Pärt, most performed contemporary concert composer
/ stage and cinema.com

Sibelius and Nielson turned 150 in 2015. Sibelius went up in the list of composers from number 26 to number 9 and Carl Nielson went up from 53rd to 37th. Although works by both men were more frequently performed in 2015 than in 2014, one might have imagined that they would be higher up on the list given the huge anniversaries and the fact that Arvo Pärt is at number one in the living composers list.

The use of composer anniversaries to inform concert programming, does seem a little uncreative but perhaps it could mean that the works of some less famous composers will be celebrated this year. Some of the most notable composers whose 50th and 100th birthdays fall in 2016 include:

William Sterndale Bennett (1816 – 1875)

Ferruccio Busoni (1866 – 1924)

Vladimir Rebikov (1866 – 1920)

Erik Satie (1866 – 1925

Vasily Kalinnikov (1866 – 1901)

Milton Babbitt (1916 – 2011)

Henri Dutilleux (1916 – 2013)

Alberto Ginastera (1916 – 1983)

 

Vasily Kalinnikov’s Symphony no. 1

How great an affect will these anniversaries have on 2016’s classical music statistics?

(Written on January 11, 2016 )

Classical news

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine counts down the days to Christmas with 25 of the best Christmas carols and Andrew Clements discusses his top 10 classical CDs of 2015 for The Guardian. Also, Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, which was last performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1916, opens on New Year’s Eve

Classical Music Magazine

22 December: Bethlehem Down

This Christmas we count down the days with an advent calendar of the 25 best Christmas carols ever written, as voted for by 50 top choral experts from the across the UK and US

International Arts Manager

Bizet’s pearl fishers come to the surface for the first time in a century

A new staging of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), which was last performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1916, opens on New Year’s Eve

The Guardian

Andrew Clements’ top 10 classical CDs of 2015

The best of this year’s releases, from Simon Rattle conducting Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto to Steve Reich’s minimal masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians

The Telegraph

The Christmas music that tells us who we are

Because we live in an increasingly secular society the culture of  Christmas has, within living memory, changed dramatically

Klassik.com

O du fröhliche bereits 200 Jahre alt?

Das berühmte Weihnachtslied “O du fröhliche” ist nach Recherchen des Weimarer Johannes Falk-Vereins älter als bislang angenommen

Musik heute

Mit Beethovens Ode “An die Freude” gegen Pegida

Einige tausend Menschen haben in Dresden am Montag friedlich gegen eine Kundgebung des islam- und fremdenfeindlichen Pegida-Bündnisses demonstriert

Klassik heute

Eugen Jochum Preis an Andreas Pascal Heinemann

Am vergangenen Sonntag, 20.12.2015, wurde zum dritten Mal der Eugen-Jochum-Preis durch dessen Tochter Veronica Jochum von Moltke vergeben

New York Times

Aix Festival Director to Step Down

Bernard Foccroulle, the general director of the Aix-en-Provence Festival, plans to step down from his position at the end of 2017, the festival announced on Friday

Le Figaro

Après Paris, Londres veut sa Philharmonie

Un rapport confirme le besoin d’une nouvelle salle qui pourrait voir le jour en 2023.

Twitter

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Kings Place:@KingsPlace  We’ve something exciting to announce for 2016 – The London Podcast Festival will be @KingsPlace 23-25 Sep! Stay tuned for more info…

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Les Pêcheurs de Perles/ International Arts Manager

Les Pêcheurs de Perles/ International Arts Manager

(Written on December 22, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian critics pick their favourite live events of 2015, and The Telegraph look at how classical music has fought terrorism, seduced old rockers and is constantly changing. Also, a Spanish court has ordered soprano Montserrat Caballé to pay a €254,000 fine for tax avoidance and José Maria Blumenschein has been appointed as the new concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The Guardian

Best of 2015: our classical critics pick their favourite live events

There were masterly turns by prodigious youngsters, and vigorous performances by mature masters – across the UK, it’s been a fascinating classical year

The Telegraph

Classical music in 2015: fighting terrorism, seducing old rockers – and constantly changing

This year, as always, the doom merchants continued to predict the imminent demise of classical music

Classical Music Magazine

Austen family music books made available online

The University of Southampton has digitised around 600 pieces of music belonging to the Austen family, placing them online free of charge

Gramophone

The cult of classical music

We need to confront the ignorance surrounding classical music – and fast

International Arts Manager

Montserrat Caballé hit with huge tax fine

A Spanish court has ordered Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé to pay a €254,000 fine for tax avoidance

Classical Music Magazine

Vienna Philharmonic appoints new concertmaster

José Maria Blumenschein has been appointed as the new concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Der Tagesspiegel

Opernsängerin Stella Doufexis gestorben

Eine wichtige Stimme ist viel zu früh verstummt: Im Alter von nur 47 Jahren erliegt die Mezzosopranistin Stella Doufexis ihrer Krankheit.

Klassik.com

Staatstheater Cottbus trauert um Werner Kiersch

Bassist stand 38 Jahre für das Staatstheater auf der Bühne

Musikmarkt.de

MIDEM 2016 thematisiert Zukunft des Musikgeschäfts, führt Awards ein

Die 50. Ausgabe der Musikmesse MIDEM feiert die Musikbranche mit der Einführung der Midem Awards, die Musik-Executives aus der ganzen Welt ehren sollen. Die Awards sollen künftig jährlich verliehen werden.

Pizzicato.lu

New Concert Hall in London?

Plans to build a new concert hall in London have moved ahead.

The New York Times

In Handel’s ‚Messiah‘, the trumpet as divine agent

Coming late in Handel’s „Messiah“, the glittering instrumental solo in „The Trumpet Shall Sound“ is one of the most recognizable trumpet parts in music.

Twitter

South Bank BIDHave a look at our end of year message and look back on what the BID does for South Bank:

BBC Music MagazineOkay. We’ve managed to stay off the Star Wars bandwagon. Until now.

Nicola Benedetti: I am backing free music lessons

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Dramatic sense … I Puritani, one of our operatic highlights of the year from Welsh National Opera. Photograph: John Snelling/Getty Images

(Written on December 18, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Telegraph tells the history of classical music in 50 short pieces, BBC Music Magazine talks to the composer of their 2015 carol and Gramophone reports that the Finish composer Jouni Kaipainen has died. Also, The Irish Times announces the winner of the 2015 Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Award

The Telegraph

A history of classical music in 50 short pieces

50 masterpieces of classical music, each the length of a pop song

The Irish Times

Cog Notes: Young pianist wins Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Award

Eoin Fleming (17) a sixth- year student at St MacDara’s Community College, Templeogue, has won the 2015 Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Award, Ireland’s largest classical competition for secondary schools

BBC Music Magazine

We talk to the composer of the 2015 BBC Music Magazine carol

Cheryl Frances-Hoad is one of the UK’s leading contemporary composers. This year, we asked her to compose a Christmas carol especially for the readers of BBC Music Magazine

Gramophone

The composer Jouni Kaipainen has died

The Finnish composerJouni Kaipainen has died at the age of 58 following a long illness

The Guardian

Middle class people dominate arts, survey finds

The UK’s creative industries are dominated by middle class people, according to a survey that reveals the extent to which gender and ethnicity continue to influence careers in the arts

Klassik Akzente

Das Label ist ein Wunschkonzert – “Manufacture on Demand” geht in die fünfte Runde

Das Konzept der Deutschen Grammophon ist so einfach wie genial: Vom Markt verschwundene hochwertige Aufnahmen erscheinen seit einiger Zeit in neuem Glanz und sind nun auf Wunsch in handverlesener Auflage wieder verfügbar

Pizzicato

Tonhalle Zürich führt Rush-Hour-Konzerte ein

Das Orchester der Tonhalle Zürich erweitert ihr bisheriges Konzertangebot um ein neues Format: An drei Donnerstagen in dieser Saison veranstaltet es Rush-Hour-Konzerte um 18.30 Uhr

NMZ

Universität Dortmund prüft Bach-Porträt mit Röntgen-Strahlen

Ein Bach-Porträt aus der Zeit des Musikers? Das wäre eine Sensation. Die Kunstszene rätselt, seitdem der Dortmunder Unternehmer und Bachliebhaber Wolf-Dietrich Köster das Kunstwerk 2014 bei einer Versteigerung gekauft hat

Classicalite

Professor Frankie Flood Develops New Hand for Disabled Viola Player Shea Stollenwerk

Taking a step forward for the biomedical community, a professor at the University of Wisconsin is applying technology to classical music. Frankie Flood, an art teacher, has used a 3-D printer to help develop new “hands” for a 10-year-old seeking to be a professional musician

The Washington Post

Anonymous 4 calls it quits

After this season, the glorious female vocal quartet Anonymous 4 is closing up shop as an ensemble, the singers going their separate ways

Twitter

Agence France-Presse: @AFP #BREAKING French entertainment industry demands 50 million euros in government aid over Paris attacks

Royal Academy:@royalacademy 1 week left to apply to the #RASchools postgrad art course – no fees, & bursaries available http://bit.ly/1otNJPi

LauraWright:@thelaurawright  If you’re in the music industry like me, start your day by reading this: big up @laurenlaverne http://bit.ly/1N5B4vZ

Cheryl Frances-Hoad BBC Music Magazine

Cheryl Frances-Hoad
BBC Music Magazine

(Written on November 24, 2015 )

Yesterday evening the No Hunger Orchestra opened a concert at Expo Milan to raise awareness of the fight against undernutrition in lieu with World Food Day, which is today!

The concert was organised by the European Commission’s humanitarian department, along with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Almost 800 million people are still undernourished, 51 million are children under the age of 5. No Hunger Orchestra plays instruments made from the non-edible parts of food from one part of the world, to communicate what is missing in the other part of the world.

The instruments were created by the European Commission and the NGO Action Against Hunger for World Food day 2013.

The idea is that music is a universal language. More than 150,000 people watched the 2013 concert via online streaming and 752 people created instruments made of non-edible parts of food and uploaded their videos.

In this video, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, presents the orchestra.

(Written on October 16, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Telegraph announces its guide to the best classical recordings of 2015, and the Royal College of Music celebrates International Bassoon Day. Also, Pitchfork Media becomes part of Condé Nast Stable and Roy McEwan OBE will step down as Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Telegraph

The best classical music albums of 2015

The Telegraph’s definitive guide to the best classical recordings of 2015, regularly updated with new reviews by Geoffrey Norris, Rupert Christiansen and Ivan Hewett

BBC Music Magazine

Low winds heard in London

Royal College of Music celebrates International Bassoon Day

Classical Source

After almost a quarter century, Roy McEwan OBE will step down as Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Summer 2016

Roy McEwan has announced his retirement from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) in Summer 2016 after a remarkable 23 years as Chief Executive.  

BBC

Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates 25th anniversary

The Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet company packed up their ballet shoes and tutus and moved to Birmingham in 1990.

Classical Source

Kirill Petrenko begins his tenure as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the 2019/2020 season

Kirill Petrenko will take up office as chief conductor and artistic director of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the 2019/2020 season

Classic FM

The Science Museum is an EPIC concert venue: and we heard a piece inspired by Charles Babbage’s computer there

In ‘Objects at an Exhibition’, six pieces of music were performed by Aurora Orchestra next to the exhibits at the Science Museum by which they were inspired

New York Times

Pitchfork Media Becomes Part of Condé Nast Stable

Condé Nast, the publisher that owns magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair, said on Tuesday that it had acquired Pitchfork Media, the company behind the independent music website and quarterly magazine, for an undisclosed sum

Der Tagesspiegel 

Kirill Petrenko tritt sein Amt in Berlin 2019 an

2018 sollte Kirill Petrenko Nachfolger von Sir Simon Rattle werden. Doch er kommt erst ein Jahr später als Chefdirigent nach Berlin. Und der Bayerischen Staatsoper bleibt Petrenko bis 2021 erhalten 

Berliner Zeitung

Jamaikaner Marlon James gewinnt britischen Booker-Preis

Als erster jamaikanischer Schriftsteller hat Marlon James den Man Booker Preis gewonnen. Sein Roman handelt von einem versuchten Attentat auf Bob Marley

Pizzicato

Christian Gerhaher erhält Musikpreis des ‘Heidelberger Frühling’

Der deutsche Bariton Christian Gerhaher erhält den Musikpreis des ‘Heidelberger Frühling’ 2016. Das gleichnamige Musikfestival vergibt die Auszeichnung jährlich im Wechsel an Persönlichkeiten, die sich substanziell und nachhaltig für die Vermittlung von klassischer Musik einsetzen

Classicalite

Steve Mackay, The Stooges Saxophonist,Dies at 66 From Sepsis Complications

Steve Mackay, the distinctive saxophonist best known for his work with the seminal punk outfit The Stooges, has died. It’s been reported that the musician was in critical condition with sepsis. He was 66 years old

Twitter

Sinfini Music A new addition to our piece on weird classical jobs? (++ weird jobs here: )

Classic FM: How posh are you? This music quiz will reveal all:

The Strad: Isabelle Faust on performing and interpreting Bach’s music

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The Telegraph

 

(Written on October 14, 2015 )

Classical News

 

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine announces the winner of this year’s Sonning Music Prize, The Strad reports the death of a young violinist who was killed in a car crash & The Huffington Post discuses the importance of classical music in the up-bringing of children

Classical Music Magazine

Thomas Adès wins the 2015 Sonning Music Prize

The prize, which is given annually to a musician, was first awarded in 1959. Laureates are selected by the directors of the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation

The Strad

Young violinist and her sister killed in Florida car crash

A young violinist and her sister have been killed in a head-on collision while driving to their mother’s home in Pompano Beach, Florida

The Huffington Post

In the digital age, young kids need classical music more than ever

Parents have heard about the specific benefits of classical music for developing minds and calming babies for decades — imagine a mother playing Mozart through headphones stretched over her pregnant belly — but the scientific debate has continued to rage

Die Zeit

Dänen lügen nicht

Sie nennen sich Girls In Airports, obwohl kein Mädchen mitspielt. Ansonsten ist ihre Musik durch und durch wahr. Über eine Kopenhagener Band der Stunde

klassik.com

Das Konzert Theater Bern will sich erstmals im Rahmen eines Musiktheaterwerkes dem Thema Demenz widmen. Das Stück mit dem Titel “Alzheim” soll in der Saison 2017/18 uraufgeführt werden und Schauspiel- und Opernelemente vereinen

Classissima

Der Chefdirigent der Nürnberger Symphoniker, Alexander Shelley, gibt seinen Posten zum Ende der Spielzeit 2016/17 ab. Der 35-Jährige werde seinen Vertrag nicht verlängern

El Pais

Antes de revolucionar las redes sociales con un videoclip sobre el papa Francisco, el boliviano Américo Estévez, Saxoman, solía instalarse en las avenidas más concurridas de la ciudad de La Paz con un saxofón o una guitarra

La Monde

Angélique Kidjo ne demande pas de grâce, pas de faveurs. L’Américain Philip Glass a composé pour elle trois longues pièces chantées, sur des poèmes qu’elle a écrits pour l’occasion

Tweets

BBC Radio 3: @BBCRadio3 Learn about Schubert’s ambitious, inspiring, beautiful Symphony No. 9, the ‘Great’

Arts Council England: @ace_national Missed this? Tell us what makes your heart beat faster!

Philharmonic Society: @RoyalPhilSoc Professional musicians or advanced students aged 28 & under can apply to join next year’s Lucerne Festival Academy.

Thomas Adès Photo: Brian Voce

Thomas Adès
Photo: Brian Voce

 

 

 

(Written on October 6, 2015 )

Classical New Year Resolutions

New Year equals a new me-right? We in the WildKat PR office have already accepted that our ‘fitness and healthy eating resolutions’ will fail within a week (merely promising to try burns calories, we’re sure), so why not make an enjoyable resolution this year (except perhaps, #2) with classical music!

1. Go to more concerts

Surely the best type of resolution is aiming to attend more concerts this year and it could not be easier with the number of websites and blogs there are out there collating all the best events. Head over to our ‘Unmissables’ page to discover what you absolutely cannot miss this year. BachTrack and Concert Diary are also great search tools to find your next concert. Amazingly, this does not have to be expensive. Did you know that 40% of The Royal Opera House’s tickets are under £40? Other venues such as the Barbican and the Southbank Centre are also not as expensive as you might think. Indeed, the WildKat PR team are really looking forward to Conway Hall’s series of ‘Free Rush Hour Concerts.’

2. Practice more

This is perhaps just as painful as healthy eating and exercise but, likewise, so worth it. Whilst we cannot all follow in Lang Lang’s footsteps who was practising six hours a day at five years old, an extra 10 minutes everyday going over furiously fast passages, playing F# melodic minor one more time or perfecting that technical exercise, will pay off. At least then us mere mortals can pretend to be like Daniel Barenboim. Indeed, violinist Nicola Benedetti is so dedicated to practice she utilized an airport bathroom when her flight was delayed.

NB Airport Practise

Nicola Benedetti. Photo from her Facebook

3. Find new music

Spotify have introduced a useful new tool called ‘Play it Forward’ which generates new music for you based on who you have previously listened to. Classic FM also have a weekly ‘Album of the Week‘ from which they play one track a day and BBC Music Magazine have both a ‘New Releases‘ section and a free weekly download bound to inspire you.

4. Play music for charity

In 2013, the London Symphony Orchestra and others such as tenor Wynne Evans swapped instruments in a mass grade-one-a-thon for charity. Why not use your musical talent for good and do something similar? There are plenty of brilliant musical charities to support such as Help Musicians UK and Music in Hospitals.

LSO Blog

The LSO. Photo found at Classic FM

5. Join a choir

As well as being fun, it has been said that singing is good for your mental health-two great reasons to join a choir. There are plenty of ensembles out there catering for all standards and interests from novice to expert level, from choral works to pop songs. The Big Big Sing is a brilliant website for finding your perfect choir, all you have to do is put in your postcode. British Choirs on the Net also has a large database of choirs, sorted both alphabetically and geographically.

Choir for Blog

Youth Choir of the Year, Taplow Youth Choir performs onstage at the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Grand Final. Photo:Robin Bell / Imagewise

6. Make a Classical Music Bucket List

A blog for another day but here are a few ideas to get you started: Prom at the BBC Proms, or go to the traditional ‘Carols at Kings‘ service.

Are you making any classical music resolutions? Tweet us with your ideas and bucket list items @WildKatPR

(Written on January 5, 2015 )

Classical News

Classic FM

Epic 30-year ‘Mozart 250’ project starts in 2015

All the major works by Mozart will be performed in order to mirror the life of the great composer over a period of 30 years for a new project titled ‘Mozart 250’, launching in 2015.

Classical-Music.com

The Nash Ensemble celebrates 50 years

Free composer talks will feature in a special concert series.

BBC News Magazine

Fringe Orchestra Challenge: Ten days to make beautiful music

Musician Shaun Buswell likes a challenge. In 2012, he set himself the task of building an orchestra entirely composed of people he met on the London Underground and leading them to perform at a top London venue. This year he took the story of his Tube Orchestra Challenge to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and set himself a similar task.

Billboard

Record Industry Considering a Standard Global Album Release Day

The music industry is on the verge of adopting a global street date that could see all countries issuing new releases on a Friday, probably beginning a year from now, in July 2015, according to industry sources.

icareifyoulisten.com

Interview with Leon Fleisher

5 Questions to Leon Fleisher (Pianist and Conductor)

SWR

Brand im Stuttgarter Opernhaus

Im Opernhaus in Stuttgart hat es am Donnerstagabend gebrannt. Nach ersten Erkenntnissen der Polizei war das Feuer durch eine Explosion im Pyrotechnik-Schrank ausgelöst worden.

SVZ

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gewährt erneut Extrahilfen für Theater

Jede Preissteigerung und jede Tariferhöhung verschärft die Geldnot der Theater im Nordosten. Die Kommunen als Träger sind meist blank und das Land will seine Zuschüsse nicht steigern. Doch es macht Ausnahmen – sofern die Gegenleistung stimmt.

Kulturnews

“Tonali” – Doku auf 3sat

Jugendliche, die ihr Leben der klassischen Musik verschreiben, zeigt die Dokumentation “Ciao Cello – Grand Prix der Cellisten” von Hans Treiber.

Twitter

London Symphony Orch: ‏@londonsymphony We’re at @bbcproms tomorrow. Anyone remember this incident from 40 years ago? http://life.royalalberthall.com/2014/08/07/how-i-saved-a-prom-patrick-mccarthys-famous-proms-rescue-of-7-august-1974/ …

Classical Music: ‏@ClassicalMusic_ NMC secures new funding from @esmeefairbairn as new chair takes post: http://ow.ly/AlNyl  @nmcrecordings #artsfunding

Classical Today: @ClassicalToday Three singers pull out of BBC Proms http://bit.ly/1t5IuIv 

 

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(Written on August 15, 2014 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome pianist Jean Muller to its client roster.

Jean Muller is an internationally established pianist with extraordinary artistic genuineness. Born in Luxembourg in 1979, he was only six when he took his first piano lessons with Marie- José Hengesch at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg. Jean Muller has been awarded twelve first prizes at international competitions, the most recent one in 2013 as ‘Export Artist of the Year 2013’ by Music:LX. He has also performed on several occasions during state visits of Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa of Luxembourg. In 2007 the Grand Duke of Luxembourg made him Chevalier de l’Ordre de Mérite Civil et Militaire d’Adolphe de Nassau.

Jean has given over 300 concerts in Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. at major concert halls such as the Megaron in Athens, the NCPA in Beijing, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Kings Place London, the Luxembourg Philharmonie, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Salle Cortot in Paris and the Musikverein in Vienna. He has been featured on numerous radio stations including BBC Radio 3, DeutschlandRadio Kultur, Bayern 4, France Musique, Radio Canada, Musique 3 and others.

During 2013, Jean Muller presented his new CD “Chopin Recital” during a worldwide tour. WildKat PR will be working with Jean to launch the 2014 project ‘Transcendence’ with a global tour as well as the release of a CD. He is scheduled to perform in Luxembourg, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, New York and completing the tour in London. 

The ‘Transcendence’-album, which includes the complete set of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes and the Mephisto Waltz No. 1 in the dazzling version of Vladimir Horowitz, will be released in March 2014. Besides his tour he will be playing in the opening concert at Classical:NEXT in Vienna in May, as well as performing for the 6th time during an official state visit of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, this time in Poland.

 

(Written on February 6, 2014 )