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We are always thrilled when artists return to us to promote their exciting new projects. This is the case with Dmitry Masleev, one of the most promising, rising piano talents of our time. This is our third collaboration and this time Dmitry not only has concerts and debuts around the world, but will also release his highly anticipated debut album on the legendary label Melodiya.

After winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, he went on to fascinate audiences all over the world, playing at the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Paris Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall, amongst many others. He has been joined on stage by orchestras such as the Orchestra of Radio France, Munich Symphony and Moscow Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, also seeking artistic friendship with, Boris Berezovsky and Gidon Kremer.

In the past two years of successful concerts, Dmitry has enjoyed performing in front of a live audience, which has not only given him invaluable experience but has also allowed him to speak and engage with concertgoers directly. It quickly became clear that they highly anticipated a debut recording so, gladly responding to the audience’s demand, Dmitry is now announcing the release of his debut album under the Russian label Melodiya this October. WildKat PR will be supporting Dmitry for this release.

This debut album titled, in pure simplicity, “Piano” will include a selection of Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas, alongside Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major. Even though Dmitry stated in an interview that Russian music was very appealing to him because of the freedom he feels while playing it, it is no coincidence that the Italian Baroque composer Scarlatti can be found on his album. Scarlatti had an important impact on the development of Classicism, which largely shaped the way Shostakovich and Prokofiev composed.

The release of ‘Piano” will coincide with Dmitry’s debuts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and St. Johns Smith Square in London, as part of the Blüthner Piano Series. He will be touring in the US, playing at the Schloss Elma and with the Bamberger Symphoniker at the end of the year. Stay tuned for more details as it will be – yet again – an exciting year for Dmitry!

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(Written on September 11, 2017 )

In today’s news: musical garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, a Suffolk music teacher spends million for Sub-Saharan africa. This summer the ‘Gig Theatre’ tours the UK, and the Berlin Piano Festival is begins. The German Orchestra Union sees a perspective for the cultural sector of Nordrhein-Westfalen, and Andrew Litton appoints guest conductor for Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

The Telegraph

Listen up! It’s Chelsea Flower Show’s first ever Musical Garden

Music and gardening – two arts that give innocent pleasure, but in every other respect seem poles apart.

Classic FM

Classic FM Attracts a new Generation of Younger Listeners

5.4 million people now tune in every week – with a big increase in listeners aged under 35

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT 2017 – Opening Ceremony

The Classical:NEXT congress’s opening ceremony on 17 May forsook its usual focus on one country for the theme diversity, posing the question: ‘What’s the point?’

‘Gig theatre’ Company to Tour UK this Summer

As part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, a new piece of ‘gig theatre’ is this summer to be staged at Welly, a nightclub in the city.

EADT

True Scale of Incredible Generosity of Suffolk Music Teacher Revealed as £1.25million Left to Charity

The true scale of the incredible generosity of a kind-hearted Suffolk music teacher and farmer has been revealed, with £1.25million left to help children access clean water in sub-Saharan Africa.

FAZ

Ein Schloss für Brahms

Altenstein in Thüringen ist zum „Kulturdenkmal von nationaler Bedeutung“ erklärt worden. Ein neues Museum erinnert dort an die Musik von Johannes Brahms.

Der Tagesspiegel

Feuer und Herzflattern

Eherne Tremoli und feine Rubati: Yevgeny Sudbin eröffnet das Berliner Klavierfestival im Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt.

Pizzicato

DOV sieht Chance für Kultur in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung DOV begrüßt Forderungen aus der nordrhein-westfälischen CDU, der Kultur im bevölkerungsreichsten deutschen Bundesland endlich wieder mehr Bedeutung zu geben.

Broadway World

Andrew Litton appointed as principal guest conductor of Singapore Symphony Orchestra

For almost forty years the Singapore Symphony Orchestra has been a sure source of good news about classical music.

WQXR

12 ‘impressionist’ composers not named Debussy or Ravel

Artistic labels are tricky little things because they trap artists in a kind of musical amber with others that we deem just similar enough.

Twitter

1 Karriere-News: Cornelius Grube (Württembergische Philharmonie)

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(Written on May 18, 2017 )

In today’s news: a nightingale inspires music, Dudamel pushes against Venezuelan government. Not enough compensation for a broken bass, and the end of moshpits? Soprano Agnes Giebel dies at the age of 95, and the Berlin Konzerthaus is planning an homage to Rostropowitsch. Australian Chamber Orchestra buys 400 year-old Amati cello.

The Guardian

Dance of death: are the days of the moshpit numbered?

In an attempt to make punk, rock and metal gigs less intimidating for female fans, many bands are banning moshpits and introducing ‘safe spaces’ instead.

Twitterstorm: why British birdsong is vital to music

From the nightingale to the linnet, via the blackcap and the corn bunting, UK birdsong is as unique and inspiring as the music it influences.

BBC

Music festival websites to go dark to campaign against sexual assault

More than 25 UK music festivals are turning off their websites for a day on Monday as part of a zero-tolerance campaign highlighting sexual assaults.

Classical Music Magazine

Dudamel speaks out against Venezuelan government

Gustavo Dudamel has urged the government of Venezuela to ‘listen to the people’ following weeks of violent anti-government protests.

The Strad

KLM airline breaks double bass and offers minimal compensation, says musician

Pablo Escobar, a student at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, was offered a sum which did not cover the cost of repairing his badly damaged instrument

Kulturradio vom rbb

Sopranistin Agnes Giebel mit 95 Jahren gestorben

Die Sängerin starb nach Angaben ihrer Tochter bereits am 24. April in Köln im Kreis der Familie.

Musik heute

Konzerthaus Berlin plant Rostropowitsch-Hommage

Nach Alfred Brendel vor wenigen Tagen widmet das Konzerthaus Berlin in der kommenden Saison dem Cellisten Mstislaw Rostropowitsch eine Hommage.

Pizzicato

Dudamel: « Enough Is Enough »

After the murder of a young El Sistema musician by the Maduro regime in Venezuela, conductor Gustavo Dudamel has finally clearly condemned the government of his native country.

Financial Review

Take a bow: Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 400-year-old cello to make its debut

The latest acquisition by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund, the Amati cello was bought last year for $US1 million ($1.4 million) from J&A Beare, a London-based fine instrument dealer.

Cleveland Institute of Music – Newsroom

Acclaimed Violinists Ilya and Olga Kaler to Join CIM Faculty

The Cleveland Institute of Music is pleased to announce that violinists Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler will join the CIM String Faculty at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

South China Morning Post

With Shock Wave and Love Off the Cuff, Hong Kong filmmakers are fighting for another day at the China box office

Classic over-the-top Hong Kong action film Shock Wave a surprise hit with Chinese film-goers, along with movies from Pang Ho-cheung and Peter Chan, showing Hong Kong filmmakers still have a shot at winning in China

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(Written on May 5, 2017 )

In today’s news: Meet the Typewriter Orchestra! After protest Colston Hall was renamed, and a Simpsons moment became true. A new program for the UIMF, and 20 million € for the Berlin Philharmonics. Principal director Firmbach prolonges his contract in Oldenbach. The Menuhin Competition‘ 2018 will take place in Switzerland for the first time, and famed venezuelan Conductor Dudamel urges politicians to solve crisis democratically.

ENO

ENO’s 2017/18 Season at a glance

For those of you who’d like to see our next season at a glance, this page is an overview of the productions we have coming up in 2017/18.

NW Evening Mail

Ulverston International Music Festival returns with ‘exciting’ programme

The 14th Ulverston International Music Festival takes place this summer, once again welcoming a varied array of musicians and performances from around the world.

The Violin Channel

Meet … The Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Formed in 2004, the six-man ensemble performs a wide range of covers and original songs from the ‘click’, ‘clack’, ‘ding’ of nostalgic mechanical typewriters

Classic FM

The London Symphony Orchestra and Cypress Hill might actually make THAT Simpsons moment come true

The LSO and hip-hop pioneers Cypress Hill have been talking on Twitter about a particular moment from The Simpsons, and now they might be actually collaborating.

The Guardian

Bristol’s Colston Hall to drop name of slave trader after protests

Concert venue that hosted the Beatles, David Bowie and Bob Dylan will reopen with a new name following refurbishment.

Classical Music Magazine

Max Richter becomes Decca Publishing’s first client

Max Richter has signed a long-term, global publishing deal with Decca Publishing.

Berliner Zeitung

Millionen für Berlin – Am 8. Mai wird der Hauptstadtkulturvertrag unterschrieben

Drei Millionen Euro – das ist die Summe, um die sich ab 2018 die Zuschüsse für die Berliner Philharmoniker erhöhen, auf dann 20 Millionen Euro im Jahr.

Concerti

Fünf weitere Jubeljahre für Oldenburg

Generalintendant Christian Firmbach verlängert seinen Vertrag in Oldenburg und bleibt demnach bis 2024.

Musik heute

Alfred-Brendel-Hommage im Konzerthaus Berlin

Das Konzerthaus Berlin würdigt den Pianisten Alfred Brendel vom (heutigen) Donnerstag an mit einer Hommage.

Broadway world

Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming & Pilobolus to Launch 10th Annual World Science Festival in NYC

The World Science Festival will culminate its groundbreaking first decade by bringing science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across New York City’s five boroughs, with more than 50 events, May 30 – June 4, 2017.

Telesur

Famed Venezuelan Conductor Dudamel Urges Politicians to Solve Crisis Democratically

Dudamel’s video message to politicians marks the first time the famed musician has spoken out on the current political situation in Venezuela.

Pizzicato

‘Menuhin Competition’ findet 2018 in Genf statt

Der internationale Violinwettbewerb ‘Menuhin Competition’ findet vom 12. bis zum 22. April 2018 in Genf statt. Damit ist der Wettbewerb, der alle zwei Jahre in einer anderen Stadt ausgetragen wird, zum ersten Mal zu Gast in der Schweiz.

Twitter

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22 Jazz guitarist is celebrated for his “warm toned lyricism” and “impressive command” – listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V9XxCnkoFw

 

The Violin Channel

(Written on April 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Piotr Beczala performs in Konzerthaus Berlin with pieces written by Schumann and Dvořák, Lang Lang cancels his performance in Hamburg, and Berlin choir Cantus Domus performs Arthus Honeggers “Le Roi David” this weekend in Berlin, Cirque de la Symphonie performs with a mixture of Acrobatic and classical music, Anne-Sophie Mutter donated her concert for refugees and the performance of “die Meistersinger von Nuernberg” earned bad critics

Pizzicato 

On Tour Again: Cirque de la Symphonie Combines Acrobatics And Symphonic Music

Now in its eleventh year, Cirque de la Symphonie is again on tour in the U.S., performing with the Detroit Symphony from 31 March to 2 April.

Rhinegold

J&A Beare acquires WE Hill and Sons

International violin dealer J & A Beare has acquired W E Hill and Sons, including the Hill accessories line.

The Violin Channel

Charitable Anne-Sophie Mutter Donates Entire Concert Fee to Refugee Support

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert Blomstedt and the musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra have donated their March 18th concert fees to two refugee charities.

Classicfm

Mozart’s Sonata for Bassoon and Cello is utterly gorgeous

It’s not often that the bassoon gets to be the centre of attention – but in this sonata Mozart shows off just how versatile and virtuosic instrument it can be

Music Business Worldwide

Sony Music launches weekday records

Sony Music has launched California-based label Weekday Records in partnership with Pure Noise founder Jake Round.

Independant

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Royal Opera House, London, review: It sadly turned out to be more of a squawk than a swansong

Kasper Holten’s farewell production of ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ at the Royal Opera House did not work well with the action transposed to a 1920s gentleman’s club

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Seele der Lieder

Piotr Beczala singt im Konzerthaus Lieder von Schumann, Dvořák und Rachmaninow – und lässt keinen Zweifel: Er ist auf der Höhe seines Könnens.

Die Welt

Lang Lang sagt Auftritt ab

Für Schwarzmarktkunden wird die Absage zum Problem

neue musikzeitung

Kristjan Järvi geht: Der Chefdirigent des MDR-Sinfonieorchesters verlässt Leipzig

Wie der MDR und die Leipziger Volkszeitung berichten, wird Kristjan Järvi, Chefdirigent des MDR-Sinfonieorchesters, sein Amt am Ende der Spielzeit 2017/18 beenden

Feuilletonscout

Cantus Domus präsentiert Arthur Honeggers „Le Roi David“ – inszeniert mit modernem Tanz

Der Berliner Chor Cantus Domus führt in seinem zehnten Konzept-Konzert das als Bühnenstück komponierte Oratorium auf und wagt eine völlig neue Kombination aus rhythmisch-explosiver Chormusik und modernem Tanz.

bbc.com

Thailand’s blind children’s orchestra

The Thai Blind Orchestra is made up of young musicians and is run by a man whose daytime job is managing an elephant conservation centre.

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

Video premiere: “scratch cradle” (Kotcheff) performed by Argus Quartet

Today we’re premiering scratch cradle (Thomas Kotcheff) performed by Argus Quartet, another video by Four/Ten Media.

Twitter

klassik.com @klassikcom Wiederentdeckte erklingt nach 125 Jahren in Dessau

klassik.com @klassikcom Münchner : Architekt Stephan Braunfels hat erneut das Nachsehen

Cantus Domus / © Johanna Scheffel

(Written on March 23, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: conductor Bernard Haitink awarded highest Dutch civil honour, and thousands urge council to reject proposals to scrap music tutors in Aberdeen. Famous US festival takes place in Berlin concert hall, and there’s a new record of candidates for Richard Strauss competition. Composers Márta and György Kurtág receive this year’s Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, the European Union Baroque Orchestra quits Britain over Brexit migration clampdown, and a classical lover’s guide to the Oscars

Music Business Worldwide

Are the Major Labels in Danger of Turning Music Streaming into a Monopoly Owned by Apple?

While streaming services are losing millions of dollars, artists and songwriters are fighting to get compensated fairly for creating the songs that make those services popular.  The rates paid per stream remain fractions of pennies.

The Violin Channel

Conductor Bernard Haitink Appointed Highest Dutch Civil Honour

Conductor Bernard Haitink has been appointed a ‘Commander of the Order of the Netherlands’ – the country’s oldest and most distinguished civil order

Press and Journal 

Thousands urge council to reject proposals to scrap music tutors in Aberdeen schools

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest at proposals which could result in the city council scrapping music tuition in its schools.

Der Tagesspiegel

Start des USA-Festivals im Konzerthaus des Berliner Gendarmenmarkt

Schmelztiegel-Kultur: Gershwin und Bernstein zum Auftakt des zehntägigen USA-Festivals im Konzerthaus.

klassik-heute.de

Neuer Rekord an Bewerbungen beim Richard-Strauss-Wettbewerb 2017

Für den diesjährigen Richard-Strauss-Gesangswettbewerb sind 78 Bewerbungen eingegangen.

klassik.com

Komponist György Kurtág und Ehefrau Márta erhalten Preis des Borletti-Buitoni Trust

Der ungarische Komponist György Kurtág ist zusammen mit seiner Ehefrau Márta Preisträger des diesjährigen Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

The Guardian

Top orchestra quits Britain over Brexit migration clampdown

One of Britain’s most successful orchestras is moving to Belgium amid fears that its musicians may be among the victims of a post-Brexit crackdown on immigration.

wqxr.org

A Classical Lover’s Guide to the Oscars

Music and movies are inseparable – Of all the big four media awards, it’s arguably the Oscars that have the closest connection with classical music.

Music History @today_classical in 1897 Birth of German Johannes

klassik.com @klassikcom  Petition gegen Kürzungspläne bei der Norddeutschen Philharmonie Rostock  

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Credit: theguardian.com

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Credit: theguardian.com

(Written on February 20, 2017 )

Following the release of his critically acclaimed album Escape to Paradise in September, violinist Daniel Hope will tour the repertoire from the disc in a highly anticipated run of five dates in Germany, kicking off in Hannover this evening.  Accompanied by the NDR Radio Philharmonie and Andrew Manze, the tour will also reach Düsseldorf, Braunschweig, Osnabrück and Berlin where it will finish on the 28th November.

Escape to Paradise explores the music of the celebrated European composers who fled persecution in Europe during the Second World War and settled in Hollywood where they composed music for films and effectively founded the film music industry as we know it today.  Much is owed to composers such as Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Miklós Rózsa, Kurt Weill and their contemporaries, whose works became entrenched in the movie and entertainment world, forming the basis of much of the film music heard and loved today.  The disc was praised as “highly-charged and sumptuously expressive” by BBC Music Magazine and “beautifully realised” by Gramophone.

See the tour on the following dates:

20/11 – Hannover, Sendesaal

23/11 – Düsseldorf, Tonhalle

24/11 – Braunschweig, Stadthalle

25/11 – Osnabrück, O-halle

28/11 – Berlin, Konzerthaus

www.danielhope.com

 

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(Written on November 20, 2014 )