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In today’s news, Game of Thrones star Charles Dance to narrate live orchestral tribute to Abraham Lincoln at BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival, and 18 year-old superstar to play at the Proms. Concert series “Unerhörte Musik” receives “FEM-needle, string quartett “Quatuor Arod”celebrates success, and German businessman tricks people into buying fake-tickets.

The Radio Times

Game of Thrones star Charles Dance to narrate live orchestral tribute to Abraham Lincoln at BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival

Veteran actor Charles Dance – star of numerous films and TV shows but best known to Game of Thrones fans as formidable patriarch Tywin Lannister – is to front an orchestral performance at the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms.

The Times

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: meet classical music’s 18‑year‑old superstar

The cellist has never even been to the Proms. Now he’s their next star soloist


Currentzis criticises Moscow’s organizers over high prices for concert tickets

Teodor Currentzis, the artistic director of the Perm Opera in Russia, is upset about the cost of concert tickets in Moscow.

The Daily Telegraph

Charles Dutoit: ‘Today’s young musicians have no culture’

Charles Dutoit is one of the world’s greatest conductors – and most feared. Now he’s been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society and is still in fighting spirit.

Music Teacher

Cardiff celebrates World Harp Congress handover

Cardiff will host the 2020 World Harp Congress (WHC2020), which will be the first time the event has visited Europe in 12 years.


SO and Elder Con team up for new conducting degree

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Elder Conservatorium are offering a new postgraduate programme for conductors.


Gintaras Rinkevicius named Music Director in Liepaja

The Liepaja Symphony Orchestra has hired Lithuanian conductor Gintaras Rinkevicius (*1960) as Music Director and successor to Atvars Lakstigala, who held this position since 2010.


Deutscher Komponistenverband verleiht FEM-Nadel an die Konzertreihe „Unerhörte Musik“ Berlin

Zum dritten Mal verleiht die Fachgruppe E-Musik des Deutschen Komponistenverbandes e.V. die FEM-Nadel – Ehrennadel für besondere Verdienste um die zeitgenössische Musik. Träger dieser Auszeichnung 2017 ist die Konzertreihe „Unerhörte Musik“ im BKA-Theater Berlin.

Klassik Heute

Quatuor Arod. auf Erfolgskurs

Ein Streichquartett, das nur drei Jahre nach seiner Gründung einen der wichtigsten Wettbewerbe der klassischen Musik gewinnt, und nur ein Jahr später einen Exklusiv-Plattenvertrag erhält ist das junge französische Quatuor Arod.


Betrogene Opernfans standen ohne Tickets da

Ein Münchner Geschäftsmann betrieb mehrere Websites, über die er Tickets für die Opernaufführungen in der Arena di Verona verkaufte.


BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3

Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.1 performed by Christian Tetzlaff, our Artist of the Week.

© Mike Marsland/WireImage




(Written on August 18, 2017 )


Non-stop Beethoven at Berlin’s Konzerthaus

A 12-hour Beethoven marathon welcomes Iván Fischer as chief conductor of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin

Classic FM

Nigel Kennedy UK tour dates confirmed for spring 2013

Nigel Kennedy has confirmed plans to tour the UK in April and May 2013.

Slipped Disc

Barenboim, 70 tomorrow, launches music academy for the Middle East

He has raised 20 million Euros from the German Bundestag and another 8.5  million from private donors.

Just in: Last chords tonight for South Africa’s failing orchestra

The Johannesburg Philharmonic gives its last concert tonight before closure. It has been placed under bankruptcy protection and is emitting airy talk of reorganization.

A famous quartet is silenced by a musical thief. Your help is urgently required

We’ve just had a call from the organisers of the Brodsky Quartet’s 40th anniversary tour of Holland.

Daily Mail

Classic FM goes to war on Radio 3 ‘copycats’: Station accuses BBC of stealing string of ideas following rival network’s revamp

Global Radio Network accuses BBC of trying to steal Classic FM listeners

Daily Express

Opera Chief is name in the frame to be new BBC boss

LORD Patten has wasted no time in searching for a new BBC boss. He is believed to have sounded out Royal Opera House chief Tony Hall.

Opera Now

Don’t miss the spectacular 2013 Verona Festival centenary season

For opera lovers, the Arena di Verona offers the most dramatic setting for a truly memorable evening.

Berliner Morgenpost via Slipped Disc

(Written on November 15, 2012 )