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In today’s news: Stolen violin sold to pawn shop in Boston. Grammy Award-winning conductor jailed for abusing choirboy. First virtual reality prom announced. Bringing classical music festival to Barbados. What classical festivals can learn about climate friendliness from the pop world. A charity concert sells bars in donation to cancer research.

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Stolen violin worth $250,000 sold to pawn shop for just $50 in Boston

A 1759 violin worth an estimated $250,000 was stolen from a home in Massachusetts, and sold to a local pawnshop for $50.

BBC News

Grammy Award-winning conductor jailed for abusing choirboy

A world-renowned conductor who abused a boy who saw him as a “surrogate father” has been jailed for 10 months.

BBC News

First virtual reality Prom announced

In keeping with the Proms’ “performance-first” ethos, the film will premiere to a live audience at Imperial College, across the road from the Royal Albert Hall, on 21 August.

The Hamilton Spectator

Bringing classical music festival to Barbados

And next week, the island of Barbados, population 293,000, will add yet another reason to visit, the first ever Barbados Classical Music Festival.


On a European tour, Barenboim gives a musical voice to Palestine

This August, Daniel Barenboim reunites with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for a seven-city tour across Europe.

Van Magazine

Wie Klassikfestivals das Thema Klimafreundlichkeit verschlafen

Sommerzeit ist Festivalzeit: Bayreuth, Wacken, Salzburg, Ferropolis, Luzern, Scheeßel – überall gehen Musikliebhaber*innen steil, auch wenn die Formen des Eskapismus von Ort zu Ort ziemlich unterschiedlich ausfallen. Was außerdem sehr verschieden gehandhabt wird, ist das Nachdenken über Klima- und Umweltschutz bei der Organisation solcher Großveranstaltungen.


Zukunft von Filmorchester Babelsberg: Intendant schöpft neue Hoffnung

Das drohende Aus für das Filmorchester Babelsberg scheint abgewendet. Bei einem Gespräch mit der brandenburgischen Kulturstaatssekretärin Ulrike Gutheil und dem Potsdamer Baudezernenten Bernd Rubelt habe das Land zugesagt, den Fortbestand des renommierten Orchesters zu sichern.

Konzert wird nach Takten verkauft

Das Nationale Zentrum für Tumorerkrankungen (NCT) veranstaltet im kommenden November ein Benefizkonzert zur Krebshilfe. Das Besondere dabei: bei “1.220 Takte gegen Krebs” erwerben Zuschauer mit ihren Tickets Takte, je mehr Takte man kauft, desto mehr spendet man für die  Krebsforschung.




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(Written on August 9, 2018 )

The most recent addition to the WildKat PR client roster is none other than the highly innovative pianist, curator and commissioner Christina McMaster.

Her continually growing reputation for bold and vivacious performances has allowed to her to collaborate with a diverse mix of genres and artists, including violinist Lizzie Ball, rapper Tor Cesay, Director Richard Williams, actors from Central Saint Martin’s and a number of designers for London Fashion week.

Upon graduating with a first from the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Joanna MacGregor, Christina has continued to perform extensively in major venues across Europe including at the Southbank Centre, Kings Place and Aldeburgh Festival.  She is also a champion of new music, having worked with established composers such as Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Tansy Davies and Stephen Montague as well as emerging composers – collaborating most recently with Freya Waley-Cohen and Richard Bullen.

Recently Christina founded Ensemble WOW, an organisation that is dedicated to promoting equality through unique and imaginative programming – a cause of which Christina is a strong supporter. They are very proud to be Listenpony’s ensemble in residence, with a concert coming up at The Rag Factory on 2nd March 2015. The concert will include a variety of works evoking music’s engagement with current affairs – war, rebellion and civil rights as well as the spirituality and solidarity that surround these powerful events.

Also in March, Christina will be heading to Barbados for the Holders Season where she will play an eclectic programme that captures the essence of the American Dream. She will be joined by violinist Lizzie Ball and they will play tracks from Christina’s upcoming album Pinks and Blues which is due to be released in May.

But before she jets off, you can see Christina performing Debussy, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, Charles Ives and Beethoven with the Derby Chamber Music Society on 20th February at 7:30pm.

For more information about Christina you can visit her website, Twitter or Facebook pages.



(Written on January 30, 2015 )