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The Academy of Ancient Music, the world-renowned period instrument orchestra and choir, has appointed Alexander Van Ingen as its new Chief Executive.

Alexander joins from Decca Classics where he was an Executive Producer in charge of Artists and Repertoire. At Decca, Alexander worked on some of the label’s best-selling classical albums of recent years with Nicola Benedetti, Voces8 and the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral; operatic recordings from Baroque opera premieres to ‘Simon Boccanegra’; projects with new composers such as Ola Gjeilo and Rebecca Dale; award-winning albums with Alisa Weilerstein and Benjamin Grosvenor; and the digital work of artists such as Valentina Lisitsa and Janine Jansen. Alexander has created and managed several major classical music events including collaborations with the iTunes Festival, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. With the Bowerman Charitable Trust, Alexander founded Champs Hill Records to champion the work of new artists, a label that won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2014.

Alexander said: ‘The Academy of Ancient Music boasts an enviable reputation for its energy and enthusiasm, and a proud legacy of popularising period performance. I am very pleased to be working with Richard Egarr and the players and singers of the Academy of Ancient Music to develop the orchestra’s audience reach, along with their outreach and participation programmes. The AAM’s ambitious and fresh music-making is infectious, and I am greatly looking forward to this exciting new role.’

Richard Egarr, Music Director, commented: ‘We are all very excited to be working with Alex, one of the true movers and shakers working in classical music today. The AAM will grow under his leadership and we look forward to many years ahead.’

Terence Sinclair, Chairman of the Academy of Ancient Music, said: ‘The Academy is entering a very exciting phase. We recently announced the appointment of our first Hogwood Fellow, Robert Levin, and our collaboration with The Grange Festival, whose inaugural season opens this summer. We are thrilled that Alex will bring to the AAM his ideas, musicianship, and commitment to new audiences.’

Alexander was previously a client with WildKat, and so we are especially delighted with this news, and look forward to working with Alexander in the coming months.

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Image: Alexander Van Ingen

(Written on February 28, 2017 )

Guardian

India gets a taste of western classical from Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has been touring Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai in a bid to inspire Indian children to explore western classical music.

The Telegraph

Sivan Magen – New Music

Sivan Magen is trying to change the perception of the harp with his virtuoso playing.

Classical music, funny? Surely you’re joking…

Ivan Hewett explains how classical music often contains more wit and humour than we give it credit for.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014 winners announced

Alisa Weilerstein’s recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim wins Recording of the Year.

Classic FM

Video: LA Phil continues playing through earthquake

The Los Angeles Philharmonic didn’t let a 5.1 magnitude earthquake stop them playing during a concert last week.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ennio Morricone auf Deutschland-Tour: Lieber Webern als Western!

Ennio Morricone, der bedeutendste lebende Filmkomponist, ist es leid, immer nur nach „Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod“ gefragt zu werden. Jetzt dirigiert er in Deutschland und redet gerne über anderes.

Das Orchester

Yves Abel wird neuer Chefdirigent der Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie

Yves Abel wird zum Beginn des Jahres 2015 Chefdirigent der Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie Herford.

Jan Willem de Vriend neuer Chefdirigent des The Hague Philharmonic

Der niederländische Dirigent Jan Willem de Vriend wurde zum Chefdirigent des The Hague Philharmonic ernannt. Er tritt seinen neuen Posten am 1. August 2015 an.

Herbert von Karajan Musikpreis 2014 für Wiener Philharmoniker

Die Wiener Philharmoniker werden 2014 mit dem Herbert von Karajan Musikpreis im Festspielhaus Baden-Baden ausgezeichnet.

 

Classical Music on Twitter

Center Puppetry Arts: @CtrPuppetryArts Collaborative educational program brings classical music to life with puppets. http://ow.ly/utilR 

CM editors: @ClassicalMusic Culture secretary Maria Miller has resigned having become a ‘distraction’. No sense she will be greatly missed by cultural sector.

Jessica Duchen: @jessicaduchen Here’s how some of us spent yesterday… Top Ten Happy Things about the BBC Music Magazine Awards! http://jessicamusic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/top-ten-happy-things-about-bbc-music.html …

Music: @BritishMusic_ Opportunity to take part in CrowdOut SpitsMusic as part of a piece for 1000 voices! Read more here! http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/get-involved/make-music/crowd-out/ …#arts

Creative Scotland: @CreativeScots 10 year plan for the arts, screen and creative industries & new funding approach announced today: http://ow.ly/vACn2

KlassikAkzente: @klassikakzente Kein BR-Klassik mehr? Es gibt Pläne, dass der Sender ab 2016 nicht mehr über UKW zu empfangen ist. Petition dagegen: http://www.musikinbayern.de/Aktuelles-c788/Die-Hintergruende-zur-Petition-BR-Klassik-muss-bleiben–e1140597.php …

The Guardian

The Guardian

 

 

(Written on April 9, 2014 )

Classical Music Magazine

Runnicles Assembles Star Cast For BBCSSO Tristan.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will perform the three acts of Tristan und Isolde over a set of three concerts that will take place between September 2012 and April 2013 at both Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and Glasgow’s City Halls.

LA Times

Muse/ique’s New Season To Feature Steven Page.

Muse/ique will kick off its 2012 season this month with a lineup that includes Steven Page, formerly of the band Barenaked Ladies, and appearances by actors Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Wendie Malick.

New York Times

Playing It Safe In Programming Philharmonic.

Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic’s 2012-13 season.

Gramophone

ENO Launches Worldwide Search For Opera Creators.

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Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

International Women’s Day – A Little Listening.

Jessica Duchen celebrates women in music.

 

 

 

(Written on March 8, 2012 )