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We are delighted to announce our exciting new client, composer Shigeru Umebayashi, who has just released the a cappella arrangement of ‘Yumeji’s Theme’. Beginning life as the score for the 2000 film “In the Mood for Love”, the original track ‘Yumeji’s Theme’ gained huge popularity, eventually overtaking the film in its fame, and continues to receive over 6,000 streams a day on platforms worldwide. Written for solo violin and string ensemble, the piece has now been re-imagined by a cappella singers in a beautiful rendition, led by British soprano Grace Davidson.

Internationally renowned film composer Shigeru Umebayashi has over 60 film music credits to his name, and multiple awards and nominations. His most famous compositions and productions include the soundtrack for The House of Flying Daggers (2004) and The Grandmaster (2013). Shigeru has also composed the music for the official documentary of the Beijing Olympics, The Everlasting Flame: Beijing 2008.

The beautiful a cappella version of ‘Yumeji’s Theme’, released on the 13th July, is sung by the stunning soprano Grace Davidson and accompanied by the Plum Forest Singers.

The track is now available on all streaming platforms.

(Written on July 24, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the BBC Symphony Chorus searches for a new director, the London International A Cappella Choral Competition is open to entrants and thieves steal musician’s £50,000 flute in London wine bar. Also, finalists of Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition are announced

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Symphony Chorus searches for new director

Mystery continues to surround the underlying causes of the BBC’s decision not to renew the contract of Stephen Jackson as director of the BBC Symphony Chorus, a post held since 1989

International Arts Manager

London International Choral Competition open for entrants

Choirs of all shapes, sizes and sounds are invited to apply to London International A Cappella Choral Competition (LIACCC) 2017

Evening Standard

Thieves steal musician’s £50,000 flute in London wine bar

A leading classical musician has told of his devastation after his prized golden flute was stolen from a bar on London’s South Bank

Classical Music Magazine

Finalists of Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition announced

The six finalists of the Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition have been announced


Dirigent Kristjan Järvi gründet weiteres Orchester im Ostseeraum

Dirigent Kristjan Järvi gründet ein weiteres Orchester im Ostseeraum. Die Baltic Sea Philharmonic vereine Musiker aus den zehn Ländern des Ostseeraums, teilte der Förderverein am Montag in Berlin mit

Bonner Stadtrat beschließt Sanierung der Beethovenhalle

Nach dem Scheitern der Pläne für ein Beethoven-Festspielhaus hat die Stadt Bonn nun beschlossen, die renovierungsbedürftige Beethovenhalle für 50 Millionen Euro zu sanieren. Die Verwaltung wurde beauftragt, die im Mai beschlossene Planung zu Ende zu führen und die Realisierung anzugehen

Katja Lebelt wird neue künstlerische Leiterin des Brandenburger Theaters

Katja Lebelt übernimmt am 1. Januar 2016 die Stelle der künstlerischen Leiterin am Brandenburger Theater. Damit gehört sie zu den Ausnahmeerscheinungen der deutsch-sprachigen Theaterlandschaft, indem sie – von Haus aus Ausstatterin – die künstlerische Leitung einer Bühne übernimmt

El arte de la fuga

Leticia Moreno y Rosa Torres-Pardo formarán un dúo de lujo en LQM durante la presentación del último libro de Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

El escritor y periodista Jesús Ruiz Mantilla presenta el lunes 21 de diciembre a las 20 horas en La Quinta de Mahler su nuevo trabajo, “Contar la música”, un volumen dedicado a sus experiencias como cronista musical del diario El País

The New York Times

Dudamel Conducts Some Music for New ‘Star Wars’ Film

In the soundtrack equivalent of a surprise cameo, Mr. Dudamel, the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was brought on in secret to conduct some of the music for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” by John Williams, the compose


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Flautist Samuel Coles/ Evening Standard

Flautist Samuel Coles/ Evening Standard

(Written on December 15, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Sir Simon Rattle at 60: 10 of his best performances

We celebrate with 10 highlights from a career that has transformed musical life in Birmingham, in Berlin, and pretty well wherever else Rattle has lifted his baton.

Claude Frank obituary

Masterly pianist and teacher whose playing had a visionary quality

The Times

Barbican puts on ‘mindfulness opera’

Seasoned theatre-goers know the value of stretching the legs and eating a quick snack during the interval of a lengthy production, but they now have the chance to eat, walk about, lie down and even do some washing-up during the world’s first “mindfulness opera”.

Classical Music Magazine

Ward Swingle 1927-2015 ‒ a cappella king dies at 87

At his death, aged 87, Ward Swingle deserves to be remembered for far more than the scat singing of JS Bach which for many remains the trademark of the various Swingle Singers incarnations.

Classic FM

The Ultimate Classical Music Quiz

How will you fare in the trickiest, most fiendish classical music quiz on the internet? Find out now…

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Der große Junge, leicht, charmant und prickelnd

Fasziniert vom Augenblick, frei fürs Abenteuer und schlagfertig obendrein: Dem Dirigenten und Lebenskünstler Simon Rattle zum sechzigsten Geburtstag.

Die Welt

Intendant eins, Bürgermeister null

Abwickeln hatte hier Tradition: Rostocks Vierspartenhaus lag künstlerisch und moralisch am Boden. Jetzt trotzt der Intendant Sewan Latchinian seinem Bürgermeister. Eine Rettungsgeschichte.


„Qualität muss Popularität nicht ausschließen“

Stéphane Denève über seine Liebe zu gutem Essen, neue Freiheiten in der heutigen Musik – und Dirigententräume


ICMA 2015 – The winners

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced today the Awards for 2015.

El Mundo


El Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical rodea de gastronomía, jazz y aires festivos un solemne concierto de órgano del ‘divino Juan Sebastián’.


London Symphony Orch ‏@londonsymphony:  Our 2015/16 season is now well and truly LAUNCHED. Check out the schedule here: . Booking opens online on Wed 4 Feb.

BBC Music Magazine ‏@MusicMagazine : Happy birthday Sir Simon Rattle! We mark his 60th with a round up of the finest recordings he’s made with Berlin Phil …

Arts Council England @ace_national : We’re here @HullTruck making final preparations for Digital Utopias. We’ll be live tweeting all day using #artsdigital

Simon Rattle News

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, London, January 2015. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/Tristram Kenton

(Written on January 20, 2015 )