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In today’s news: Catriona Morison becomes first British BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, and Alexander Papp wins Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Notes from Scotland composition competition. Honorary concert for Sir Jeffrey Tate, and Reinhard Goebel receives Bach medal. Audience at this year’s Bachfest Leipzig increases for 22,4%, and Queen’s Birthday Honours.


Catriona Morison wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Scottish mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison has become the first British winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.


Alexander Papp wins RSNO composition competition

Alexander Papp has won the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Notes from Scotland composition competition with his piece Progeny, inspired by Glen Coe.

The Guardian

Why not put music at the heart of education?

One of the most exciting commitments of the general election campaign was made in Jeremy Corbyn’s wonderful eve-of-election speech in Colwyn Bay, north Wales.


Abschied von Sir Jeffrey Tate mit Schuberts „Unvollendeter“

Seit 2009 leitete Sir Jeffrey Tate die Symphoniker, am 2. Juni war der Brite in Italien an einem Herzinfarkt gestorben. Mit einem bewegenden Konzert haben seine Musiker nun Abschied genommen.


Leipziger ‘Bachfest’ mit einem Besucherplus von 22,4%

Mit über 120 Veranstaltungen zog das diesjährige ‘Bachfest Leipzig’  insgesamt knapp 71.000 Besucher aus 41 Nationen an.

Dirigent und Geiger Reinhard Goebel mit Bach-Medaille ausgezeichnet

Der Violinist und Dirigent Reinhard Goebel hat die Bach-Medaille der Stadt Leipzig erhalten.

Classic FM

Sir Mark Elder, Sarah Connolly, Chi-chi Nwanoku and Gerald Finley recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Stars of the classical music world have been recognised in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours list, alongside J.K Rowling, Billy Connolly and Ed Sheeran.

El Mundo

La Junta impone sus oposiciones a conservatorios, en contra del Parlamento y de los interinos

Profesores tocan sus instrumentos ante la Delegación de Educación en Jaén en protesta contra las oposiciones.


“Motivation, Lebensfreude, Frische und Schwung” für – Danke für diese Bilanz,


25 Jahre : 25 Monate lang zahlen unter 25 Jährige genau das, was ihnen der Eintritt, was ihnen ihr Kunstbesuch wert ist.

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(Written on June 19, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Primephonic, a new streaming service for classical music, launches in London, and a wedding musician is asked to play in return for social media likes. Today is BBC Music Day, celebrating the Power of Music, and Louise Alder progresses at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.


Classical music streaming no longer plays second fiddle

Spotify and other streaming services aren’t very good at managing classical music, which is where new dedicated service Primephonic comes in.

Classic FM

A musician was asked to play for free in return for Facebook likes

‘I was hoping you may be interested in a challenge… I would like to propose if I can manage to get 1000 likes and 300 shares you would consider waiving your fee?’

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 announces BBC Music Day highlights

Radio 3 has announced its programming highlights for BBC Music Day (15 June), which this year will celebrate ‘The Power of Music’.

Louise Alder wins third Cardiff Singer round

British soprano Louise Alder has become the third singer chosen to perform in the final of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017.

Der Tagesspiegel

Ab Herbst Public Viewing von Elbphilharmonie-Konzerten

Nach dem großen Ansturm auf die Karten der Elbphilharmonie werden einige der Konzerte bald live auf öffentlichen Plätzen der Stadt übertragen.

Berliner Zeitung

Deutsche Messe“ Stefan Heucke vertont Messübersetzung von Bundestagspräsident Lammert

Eine heute nahezu unmögliche Gattung ist die Messe. Nicht nur müsste man das Ideal des gesellschaftlich wachen Künstlers verraten, um Anlass zu jenem Jubel zu haben, den Gloria oder Sanctus erheischen.


#klangberlins – Ausgezeichnet!

Der diesjährige Deutsche Preis für Onlinekommunikation geht an das Konzerthaus Berlin. Ihre Video-Serie #klangberlins setzte sich gegen starke Mitbewerber wie Mercedes Benz, TUI und das ZDF durch.

I Care If You Listen

SPOR Festival 2017 Concludes With iScreen, YouScream!

SPOR is on a mission to prove that “music has the same potential for exploratory curation as all other art forms,” and the program for the 2017 festival certainly reflected this sentiment.

Dallas News

Say farewell to Berlin Philharmonic-bound horn player David Cooper at a Saturday recital

It says a lot for the virtuosity and elegant playing of David Cooper, principal horn on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2013, that he’s been snatched up for the same post with one of the world’s most prestigious orchestra.


Music History  in 1886 Birth of Charles .
London Philharmonic LPO brass trio performing at the launch of new classical music streaming service
Music History  in 1772 Death of French Louis-Claude d’
Image: Primephonic

(Written on June 15, 2017 )

Classical news

In today’s news, Ernst Toch’s story of fleeing the Nazis told by his grandson, a look at some of the finest winners of Cardiff Singer of the World in The Guardian and a concert pianist injured in a seagull attack. Also, Süddeutsche Zeitung answers the question as to whether we all tune our instruments wrong, Deutsche Oper extends cooperation, Simone Young discusses Hamburg and female conductors and The Globe And Mail state why opera for the people is big business. Furthermore, Res Musica explains why L’Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire is in danger.

The Guardian

Ernst Toch – my grandfather the forgotten composer who fled the Nazis

Ernst Toch was one of Weimar Germany’s most celebrated composers. Fleeing the Nazis for California, he continued to write, but found his work overlooked. Today, his grandson writes, his compositions are finally being reassessed and getting long overdue recognition

Hitting the high notes: Cardiff Singer of the World’s breakout stars

Ahead of the Cardiff Singer of the World final on 21 June, Andrew Clements looks at some of the competition’s finest winners and asks if 2015 will produce a star with the wattage of years past

The Telegraph

The Birds are Bach! Concert pianist sprains finger in vicious seagull attack

The Liverpool Philharmonic confirms 43-year-old virtuoso Paul Lewis had to pull out of two concerts after being attacked by an angry bird

The Times

Music and Art bring in billions. So teach them properly in schools

In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four it’s called doublethink: an acceptance that two mutually contradictory beliefs can be true at the same time. It’s not just individuals who exhibit this. Governments do too.

Classical Music Magazine

Musicians feature on Independent on Sunday’s Happy List

Jo White and Reverend Jan Gould appear on the Independent on Sunday’s eighth annual Happy List.

Süddeutsche Zeitung


Ich habe die vergangene Woche damit verbracht, verstimmte Musik zu hören. Vielleicht habe ich, ohne es zu merken, auch schon mein ganzes Leben lang falsch klingende Musik gehört. Einige zornige Hörer bestehen nämlich darauf, dass wir unsere Instrumente seit Jahrzehnten fehlerhaft stimmen. Nun möchten sie digitale Technologie nutzen, um die Situation zu retten. Alle falschen Noten sollen mit nur einem Mausklick geändert werden.

Deutsche Oper am Rhein: Kooperation bis 2022 verlängert

Der Aufsichtsrat der Deutschen Oper am Rhein hat für eine Fortsetzung der Theatergemeinschaft bis 2022 gestimmt. Generalintendant Christoph Meyer sah darin ein klares Zeichen der Gesellschafter für ein beispielhaftes Kooperationsmodell.


Simone Young: “Hamburg hat mich stärker gemacht ” – Dirigentinnen haben heute größere Chancen

Sie gehört zu den weltweit führenden Dirigenten ihrer Generation: Simone Young leitet seit 2005 die Hamburger Staatsoper als Opernintendantin und Generalmusikdirektorin. Anfang Juli verabschiedet sich die 54-Jährige mit einem Wunschkonzert aus der Hansestadt. In Zukunft will die Australierin als freie Dirigentin in England leben.

The Globe And Mail 

Now is the time to support Vancouver Opera

On a beautiful Sunday evening last week, thousands of patrons poured into Vancouver’s Rogers Arena to hear tenor Andrea Bocelli and friends perform their operatic crossover fare. Opera for the people is big business.

Res Musica

L’Orchestre des Pays de la Loire en danger !

L’Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (ONPL) a publié ce jour un communiqué  alarmant : en effet le département du Maine-et-Loire a annoncé qu’il avait l’intention de se retirer du syndicat mixte  regroupement de collectivités locales qui financent l’orchestre. La perte pour l‘orchestre serait de 464 373 euros, soit 7,22% du budget annuel de l’ONPL


London Youth Choir @LonYouthChoir: We have 16 Choral Scholarships available for 18-21year olds, amazing performance opportunities AND £200 a term! PlzRT

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Classic FM @ClassicFM: Every Friday, we play an epic piece of music to celebrate:


Moldavian soprano Valentina Naforniță – winner of 2011 Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Photograph: Brian Tarr/BBC

(Written on June 19, 2015 )

Classic FM

John Williams to score new Star Wars movies?

John Williams has commented on the likelihood of him returning to write the film scores for the new Star Wars sequels.

Benjamin Grosvenor nominated for arts breakthrough award

Representing the Classical category in The Times South Bank Breakthrough Award, the young pianist is up against a variety of artists from different genres including TV Drama, Books, Rock/Pop, and Opera, where soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn is nominated.

Classical Music Magazine

Malcolm Layfield leaves ‘untenable’ RNCM position

Malcolm Layfield, one of a reported nine former or current teachers at Chetham’s and the Royal Northern College of Music who are under investigation by Greater Manchester Police in the aftermath of the conviction of Michael Brewer, has left his position as head of strings at the RNCM.

Classical Source

Vladimir Ashkenazy Receives A Copy Of His First 1963 Decca Contract From Paul Moseley‏

Vladimir Ashkenazy receives a copy of his first 1963 Decca contract from Paul Moseley, Decca Classics’ Managing Director, at a special lunch held in London to celebrate 50 years on the British label.

Planet Hugill

Cardiff Singer of the World

The 20 finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World have been announced. They will take part in the biennial contest this year, which also celebrates its 30th anniversary.


Harlem’s Carmen opera star Noah Stewart: I love shocking people

The tenor in the Royal Albert Hall production hopes he will inspire people to follow their dreams.

Music Industry News Network

Industry Experts Deliver BA (Hons) In Music Business At The Institute, London

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is preparing for a new intake of students for its esteemed Music Business degree*.

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(Written on February 21, 2013 )