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In Today’s Classical News: Alan Gilbert to take Hamburg post, The Julliard School unveil new Chinese campus design, Musician thrown off flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin, and gigantic octobass spotted in action.

Choir and Organ

Los Angeles Master Chorale to be inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame on 22 June during its Lux Aeterna 20th anniversary celebration concert.

The Violin Channel

The Julliard School Unveil New Chinese Campus Design

The Juilliard School, in New York City, has this week unveiled the preliminary designs for the new Tianjin Juilliard School – set to open in Tianjin, China at the beginning of the 2019 academic year.

The Strad

Musician thrown off Aer Lingus flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin.

Freelance musician and Alexander Technique tutor Aingeala De Búrca claims that she was removed from the flight from Bristol to Dublin this week when she attempted to stow her instrument in the overhead locker

Cmuse

Check out this J.S. Bach Chaconne for Octobass and Four Double Basses

In a recent performance, we spotted a gigantic octobass in action. Compared to the typically enormous double basses, the octobass make them look like little cellos. The size was not the only thing impressive about the octobass but the deep, amazing melody that was previously unheard.

The New York Times

Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg

He is leaving a fixer-upper on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a sleek new home in Hamburg, Germany.

 Der Tagesspiegel

Unter den Linden werdet ihr mich finden

Acht Premieren präsentiert die Berliner Staatsoper in der Saison 2017/18 in ihrem sanierten Stammhaus – auch Placido Domingo ist dabei

 Die Welt

Das ist der neue Chefdirigent der Elbphilharmonie

Die Elbphilharmonie bekommt einen neuen Chefdirigenten: den Amerikaner Alan Gilbert, der zuvor das New York Philharmonic leitete. Er soll dafür sorgen, dass die Elphie auch innen Glamour verströmt.

 Concerti

Alan Gilbert wird neuer Chefdirigent

Paukenschlag beim NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Nachdem am Montag überraschend bekannt wurde, dass Thomas Hengelbrock, Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, seinen Vertrag nicht verlängern wird, präsentiert das Orchester nun Alan Gilbert als seinen Nachfolger

 Musik Heute

Berliner Staatsoper feiert Wiedereröffnung mit Open-Air-Konzert

Die Berliner Staatsoper feiert die Wiedereröffnung ihres Stammhauses Unter den Linden nach siebenjähriger Sanierung mit einem Open-Air-Konzert. Am 30. September um 17:00 Uhr lädt Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim bei freiem Eintritt zu einem Konzert auf den Bebelplatz in der historischen Mitte Berlins

 Le Figaro

Solidays 2017 : «On voit l’environnement des festivals changer»

Une affiche attractive et un temps plus soutenable annoncé par La Chaîne météo seront au rendez-vous des Solidays. Mais même avec de telles conditions cette 19e édition, du vendredi 23 au dimanche 26 juin, aura fort à faire pour rassembler autant de personnes que l’année précédente, soit 202.000 spectateurs.

El Mundo

Antonio Serrano abre el jueves en Madrid el festival ‘Clazz de jazz latino’ con un homenaje a Toots Thielemans

Comienza la séptima edición de Clazz el festival del jazz latino que se abre el jueves 22 con el cuarteto de Antonio Serrano, uno de los más brillantes armonicistas del mundo y que contará el día 23 con el bandeononista Claudio Constantini y el quinteto tango-jazz y con el regreso a Madrid de Chano Domínguez que lleva varias temporadas instalado en los Estados Unidos y que ya ha cambiado la costa oeste por Nueva York.

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Classical Music Magazine: Alan Gilbert

(Written on June 23, 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.

CNET

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.

Concerti

#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.

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(Written on June 15, 2017 )

On the 29th May, Minister of State Monika Grütters, Minister for Education Martina Münch and Vice president of the German UNESCO committee Prof. Christoph Wulf submitted a certificate for 34 different kinds of cultural heritage in Berlin. One of them is our beloved instrumental amateur music making! Prof. Christoph Wulf says that ‚immaterial cultural heritage shapes identities and encourages social cohesion as well as the dialogue between social groups. It is source of creativity and innovation and contributes to social change. I congratulate everyone who’s been awarded today kindly and thank you for your steady enhancements of our cultural heritage. You stand for the diversification of our cultural landscape.‘

Additional activities that made it onto the shortlist of the nationwide index include the telling of fairy tales, poetry slams in Germany and East Frisian tea culture.

In order to qualify for the index, the activity or tradition must be of remarkable social value to a larger group. In the case of amateur music making in Germany one could ask the questions ‘what is special about the scene?’ or ‘what is it being awarded for?’

An important fact is the rich diversity of the forms in which amateur music making occurs. Another one is the special cultural and social meaning it has for German people.

Instrumentales Laien- und Amateurmusizieren © DUK/Christoph Löffler

It is significant that the Bundestag published a paper with the topic ‚Amateur music making in Germany – survey and presentation of its social and economic role‘ (2008):

In 2007, the German centre for music information (Musikinformationszentrum) counted 29,500 amateur instrumental ensembles involving 739,500 citizens nationwide, 62% of who are aged under 25.

The instrumentalists form groups such as:

  • wind/brass orchestras (18,300)
  • accordion orchestras (3,500)
  • plucked string orchestras (750)
  • Symphony and string orchestras (750)
  • trombone choirs (6,200)
  • Further statistics count 48,500 choirs and 50,000 rock/pop/jazz/folk groups
  • The reason amateur music ensembles retain a high status in society is the diversity of roles they provide people, enjoyment and the love for music assumed to be the most prominent ones. Other benefits include social connections, handing down traditions and values to younger generations and the preservation of cultural heritage, and a way of „linking cultural interest with the wish for commonality, communication and vitality“ (p. 5 Essay Deutscher Bundestag – Wissenschaftliche Dienste 2008)

    One of the amateur scene’s hotspots is undoubtedly Berlin. The large number of amateur symphony orchestras is so significant that many performers and conductors lose track of them! It certainly doesn’t help that in many cases, the names of the orchestras are frustratingly similar. For example Symphonisches Orchester (Humboldt University), Neues Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Das Symphonieorchester, Berliner Symphoniker e. V. (professional!)

    Here is a non-exhaustive list of the amateur orchestras of Berlin, though by now there are likely to be even more in existence. The variety of amateur orchestras lets interested people choose the right level of ensemble for them. There are orchestras that focus more on having fun and adopt a more relaxed approach to rehearsals, as well as orchestras with really high standards and as a consequence require a successful audition to join.

    The nicest thing – not only in Berlin but in every city’s amateur music scene – is that after some time, wherever you participate in a new project, you will always meet people you’ve already played with in former projects. Due to shared interests and of course due to the power of music many of those people become your lifelong friends. The UNESCO committee certainly made the right choice awarding the amateur music scene for its many values and rich diversity!

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    (Written on June 15, 2017 )

    In today’s news: trial about Berlin Academy of Arts without resolution, and the Bavarian National Orchestra is being awarded Orchestra of the year. A Stradivarius has been printed my 3D printer, and Janna Hmyes becomes music director of the Carmel Symphony. Sage Gateshead reveals 17/18 season, and how writing about Beethoven helped musician with hearing problems.

    Classical Music Magazine

    Sage Gateshead reveals 2017/18 season

    Royal Northern Sinfonia’s (RNS) 16-concert ‘At Home’ series is at the heart of the Sage Gateshead’s 2017/18 season.

    M Magazine

    PRS Foundation announces new Women Make Music grantees

    Poppy Ajudha, Julia Biel, Lady Sanity and Emma McGrath are among the latest 12 artists to receive support via PRS Foundation’s Women Music Music Fund.

    Fast Company

    How Google’s music-making AI learns from human minds at festivals

    Google’s year-long quest to teach computers to make music is humming along—but the robots have a lot to learn.

    Guardian

    ‘Writing about Beethoven helped me come to terms with my own hearing loss’

    Musician Clare Norburn had been reluctant to admit to her hearing problems, but a decision to write about Beethoven helped her embrace the present rather than worry about the future

    Berliner Zeitung

    Prozess um Akademie der Künste „Hier ist kein Abschluss des Verfahrens erkennbar“

    Das 2005 übergebene Gebäude der Akademie der Künste am Pariser Platz ist für den Berliner Haushalt ein Fass ohne Boden.

    NMZ

    Bayerisches Staatsorchester wird Orchester des Jahres

    Das Bayerische Staatsorchester in München ist vom nationalen Radiosender Deutschlandfunk Kultur zum Orchester des Jahres ernannt worden.

    Klassik.com

    Stradivari aus dem 3D-Drucker

    Der Produktdesigner und Spezialist für 3D-Drucktechnologie Harris Matzaridis hat eine Stradivari-Violine als 3D-Druck hergestellt.

    Pizzicato

    Janna Hymes named music director of the Carmel Symphony

    New York-born conductor Janna Hymes has been appointed as Music Director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra near Indianapolis.

    I Care If You Listen

    Eötvös Conducts Filarmonica della Scala in World Premiere

    The Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös is not reluctant to take on challenging contemporary topics.

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    (Written on May 26, 2017 )

     

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    (Written on May 10, 2017 )

  • In today’s news: Dresden Symphony plans a protest against the construction of the wall between Mexico and USA, and Berlin State Opera opens on 3rd October for a short period. Merkel honours Syrian refugees choir, and Waterbury Symphony Orchestra announces new Executive Director. The first pictures of the remake “Dirty Dancing”, Toy Story icon Don Rickles died aged 90, and the end of the General Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech at the Staatskapelle Halle. Broke for the Fresno Grand opera, and how stressful the game Tetris could be.

    BBC

    Dirty Dancing: First look at remake images

    Thirty years since Johnny and Baby first appeared in cinemas and created a cult hit, the producers of the TV remake have offered a glimpse at the updated version.

    The Violin Channel

    Nicola Benedetti – 2004 ‘BBC Young Musician of the Year’

    The then 16 year old Nicola Benedetti’s 1st prize winning performance of the Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 – in the Grand Final of the 2004 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ Awards.

    Classic FM

    This accordionist play the Tetris theme for 10 levels and it’s really stressful

    YouTuber Les covers de Persiflette (also known as Thibaut Trosset) has got some serious Tetris tekkers.

    The Telegraph

    Don Rickles, Toy Story star and legendary comedian, dies aged 90 

    Don Rickles, the master insult comic who created laughs with ridicule and sarcasm in a decades-long career that earned him the facetious nickname Mr Warmth, died on Thursday at his Los Angeles home from kidney failure, his publicist said.

    KLASSIK.com

    Dresdner Sinfoniker wollen gegen Mauerbau zwischen den USA und Mexiko protestieren

    Konzert soll im Juni diesseits und jenseits der geplanten Mauer stattfinden

    Berliner Morgenpost

    Die Berliner Staatsoper eröffnet – und schließt wieder

    Das Opernhaus wird am 3. Oktober eröffnet. Der reguläre Spielbetrieb soll aber erst im Dezember beginnen.

    Süddeutsche Zeitung

    Merkel ehrt syrischen Flüchtlingschor aus München

    Gemeinsames Musizieren hilft bei der Bewältigung des Bürgerkriegstraumas und des Alltags in der neuen Heimat.

    waterburysymphony.org

    WSO Announces New Executive Director

    Following a nation-wide search, the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO) has unanimously selected Robert Cinnanteas Executive Director

    WQXR.org

    5 Performances that Prove André Previn Can Do Anything

    Sticking around on earth and letting those years add up means that you have a lot of time to get really good at whatever it is you do. Just ask André Previn.

    Pizzicato

    Staatskapelle Halle setzt Generalmusikdirektor vor die Tür

    Der Vertrag mit dem Generalmusikdirektor und Chefdirigenten der Staatskapelle Halle, Josep Caballé-Domenech, ist vom Aufsichtsrat der  Theater, Oper und Orchester GmbH in seiner jüngsten Sitzung nicht über die kommende Spielzeit 2017/18 hinaus verlängert worden.

    The Fresno Bee

    Fresno Grand Opera bankruptcy filing includes long list of creditors

    Orchestra members in the Fresno Grand Opera production of “Our Town” are at the head of a line of creditors after the company’s bankruptcy, court documents show.

    Twitter

    11 London’s premier tuba blasts his last

    4Karriere-News: Markus Korselt (Stuttgarter Kammerorchester)

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    (Written on April 7, 2017 )

    In today’s news: the sound painter, Opera of Toulon strikes, RPS Music Awards Shortlist announced, Celeb-facts of the Folk Awards, Viola Tabea Zimmermann wins ICPA Award, interview with violinist Andres Cardenes, Royal Opera House 2017/18 Season announced, Award for cellist Isserlis, Musikmesse Frankfurt begins, pre-sales tickets for the Elbphilharmonie season 17/18 begins, and confronting Anti-Semitism in Russia through music.

    BBC

    The artist who paints sound

    Does Lady Gaga’s music make you think of pink stripes and orange triangles? Is Tuesday female and Sunday male? What do you mean, no?

    10 celebs you didn’t know were folk fans

    Yes that’s right – there are some secret folk fans out there and we’ve put the hard work in to see who they are. Prepare to be shocked at these secret folkies.

    Rhinegold

    Shortlists announced for RPS Music Awards 2017

    The shortlists for the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards 2017 have been announced.

    The Strad

    Violist Tabea Zimmermann wins Artist of the Year at ICPA Awards

    The International Classical Music Awards, given annually to the year’s finest classical artists and recordings, were announced on 1 April at a ceremony in the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Germany.

    The Violin Channel 

    Violinist Andres Cardenes – “Preparing for the Premiere of a New Work”

    In a VC-exclusive blog, Andres talks us through his preparation for performing a new work – alongside a living composer.

    ROH

    Royal Opera House 2017/18 Season announced

    The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera’s programme for the coming Season include world premieres, major new productions and classic revivals.

    Kulturradio RBB

    Cellist Isserlis bekommt Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele

    Steven Isserlis wird für sein besonderes Engagement in der Musikvermittlung und die Förderung angehender Profimusiker geehrt.

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    Innovation als Lockvogel

    Die Musikmesse in Frankfurt öffnet heute ihre Tore. Ein innovatives Programm soll den radikalen Veränderungen der Musikbranche trotzen

    Die Welt

    Neue Karten für neues Elbphilharmonie-Glück

    Karten für die Elbphilharmonie sind begehrt. Am Dienstag beginnt bei ProArte nun der Vorverkauf für die Abo-Konzertreihen der kommenden Saison.

    Broadwayworld

    Get ready to guffaw! Meet the full company of Present Laughter, opening tonight on Broadway

    Present Laughter, starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, opens tonight, April 5th, at the St. James Theatre.

    npr

    Confronting Anti-Semitism in Russia, in words and then music

    During the 1950s and early ’60s, the Soviet Union went through a period called “the thaw.”

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    Strike hits opera of Toulon

    The choir and the orchestra of the Opéra de Toulon are on strike today.

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    4Musikwissenschaftler und -pädagoge Karl Heinrich Ehrenforth gestorben

    Image: BBC

    (Written on April 5, 2017 )

    In today’s news: Sir Andrew Lloyed Webber and Stephen Sondheim celebrate their birthdays with a common performance , and Scottish Awards for New Music winners announced. Isabelle van Keulen becomes the leader of the Deutschen Kammerakademie Neuss. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces Ticciati’s farewell season, “Liedermacher” André Heller for his 70th. Deutsche Oper Berlin presents new program, and an interview with Kristīne Opolais

    BBC Music Magazine

    Scottish Awards for New Music winners announced

    The first ever Scottish Awards for New Music have been awarded at a ceremony in Glasgow. The new awards, backed by Creative Scotland, aim to celebrate and champion Scottish composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles which are creating innovative and experimental work.

    Pizzicato

    Isabelle van Keulen übernimmt künstlerische Leitung der Deutschen Kammerakademie Neuss

    Zum Saisonstart 2017/18 übernimmt Isabelle van Keulen als ‘Artist in Residence’ die künstlerische Leitung der Deutschen Kammerakademie Neuss « und führt das Ensemble damit auf neue Wege », wie es in einer Pressemitteilung heißt.

    Rhinegold

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces Ticciati’s farewell season

    The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) has announced its 2017/18 season: Robin Ticciati’s ninth and final as principal conductor.

    BBC

    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.

    The Violin Channel

    Tarisio Auctions to Offer 5 x $5000 2017 Innovative Young Artist Grants

    Tarisio has announced the launch of the 2017 Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants scheme – offering five bursaries to support innovative projects

    Classic FM

    This pianist plays Liszt on four pianos and it’s a full-on workout

    Pianist Sunny Li loves making ‘fun piano workout’ videos in between practicing for her latest piano concerto performance and hopes her lively videos will encourage young people to pick up an instrument.

    Berliner Zeitung

    Liedermacher André Heller zum 70. Geburtstag 

    Als er Anfang der 1970er-Jahre mit seinen Liedern auch in Deutschland bekannt wurde, scheute man davor zurück, ihn einen Liedermacher zu nennen.

    Klassik.com

    Mendelssohn-Manuskript wird in Zürich versteigert

    Ein Manuskript von jungen Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy kommt Anfang April in Zürich zur Versteigerung.

    Concerti

    „Vielleicht werde ich mal Impresario, wer weiß!”

    Kristīne Opolais wollte nie einen perfekt vorgepflasterten Weg beschreiten und gab dem Zufall stets eine Chance. So wurde aus der Studienabbrecherin ein Weltstar

    The Washington Post

    Dave Davies says some new Kinks songs have been demo’d. If only his brother would let them finish.

    Here’s a news nugget for Kinks obsessives: Turns out that Ray and Dave Davies, the perpetually feuding brothers at the heart of the legendary defunct rock band, actually recorded some demos last year.

    Kulturradio RBB

    Deutsche Oper Berlin präsentiert neues Program

    Die Deutsche Oper Berlin plant für die Saison 2017/18 acht Neuproduktionen.

    Broadwayworld

    Happy Birthday Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Today we celebrate two of musical theatre’s most revered icons, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who coincidentally share a birthday.

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    klassik.com  3Karriere-News: Andrew Manze (NDR Radiophilharmonie)

    Classical Music News  40Star cellist calls a baby break

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    (Written on March 22, 2017 )

    Classical News

    In today’s news: conductor Zubin Mehta talks about Ravi Shankar and Haydn, trombonist Mathias Götz releases remix-album, and Bavarian village hosts a festival with Gerold Huber as Artistic Director. Grammy- winning flautist Dave Valentin dies at 64. Grimes’ Visions is getting remade as classical music, and RSNO 2017/18 season to celebrate 175 years of RSNO Chorus. Love letters between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears go on display, and how contemporary composers are revitalizing – and reinventing – classical music.

    Fact Mag

    Grimes’ Visions is getting remade as classical music

    Grimes’ breakthrough album Visions has been reinterpreted by the Canadian classical ensemble Plumes for the upcoming concert series “Many Visions: Plumes Deconstructs the Music of Grimes.”

    Classical Music Magazine

    RSNO 2017/18 season to celebrate 175 years of RSNO Chorus

    The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 2017/18 season celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding organisation, the RSNO Chorus.

    The Guardian

    Love letters between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears go on display

    Ardent and joyful love between composer and tenor is revealed in exhibition marking 50th anniversary of Sexual Offences Act.

    National Post

    How contemporary composers are revitalizing – and reinventing – classical music

    The New Creations Festival continues on March 8 and March 11 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

    Press and Journal

    Classical music from celebrated Scottish composer recorded for first time

    A Moray pianist has unearthed lost piano music from a legendary Scottish musician.

    BBC News

    Music ‘could face extinction’ in secondary schools

    They say music is being squeezed because of pressure on pupils to take subjects included in the EBacc school league table measure.

    Der Tagesspiegel

    „Ohne Musik kann ich nicht leben“

    Dirigent Zubin Mehta hält sich zur Zeit viel in Berlin auf. Ein Gespräch über Ravi Shankar, Haydns “Schöpfung”, Strauss’ “Frau ohne Schatten” – und die Pläne des 80-Jährigen.

    Süddeutsche Zeitung

    Im Zerrspiegel

    Der Posaunist Mathias Götz gehört seit langem zum Label-Kosmos der Brüder Acher. Als “Le Millipede” veröffentlicht er jetzt ein spannendes Remix-Album

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    We are looking for an Account Manager to join WildKat PR in London!

    Do you think you would be suitable for this position? Have a read through our job description below.

    WildKat PR

    WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry. We adamantly believe in changing the status quo of our industry, embracing creative values both on- and offline.

    WildKat PR is the only classical music PR agency to spread worldwide, having established ourselves in London, Berlin and New York. We are deeply devoted to seeking out and using online platforms to reach and engage substantial new audiences, producing all-encompassing, bespoke, international PR campaigns that are data-driven.

     

    Job Description

    WildKat PR is offering an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, intelligent, creative individual to join our London team. Working with the Director, Head of Creative Strategy & Marketing, and fellow Account Managers on creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries, they will be expected to quickly establish and build strong working relationships with press to generate media coverage for our clients.

     

    Key duties

    As an Account Manager your role will be:

    – To manage your set of clients and work with them to help achieve their PR goals. This includes: gaining press, attracting new audiences, helping to improve their brand, organising events

    – To think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and approach your work in innovative ways. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing things

    – To integrate digital media into campaigns. This means exploring new technology and developing ways to include it in client campaigns

    – To take a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns to promote your clients and the company

    – To write copy in relation to your clients’ needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochures

    – To liaise with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients

    – To organise client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking events

    – To attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performances

    – To network within the industry to build your reputation and that of the company

    – To oversee the work of others when required, and to be willing to grow into a more senior role 

    Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

    – Friendly, open plan office

    – Chance to do diverse things within the role and expand your skillset quickly

    – Gain wider industry experience, not just PR

    – Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas

    – Personalised creative skills training and coaching

    – Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects

    – Opportunities for travel

    – Sociable atmosphere

    – Staff benefits, which include annual ski trip, Friday drinks, office yoga, opportunity for sabbatical and 6 hour working days 

    Person Specification

    Essential

    – At least one year’s relevant experience in music PR

    – Interest in classical music, culture and the arts

    – Proven administrative and organisational skills

    – Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    – Ability to take initiative and responsibility when working alone

    – Confidence and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

    – Ability to work as part of a team

    – Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines

    – High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

    – A strong interest in online media

    – Self-motivated

    – Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)

    Desirable

    – 2-3 year’s experience in a music PR agency

    – Fluency in another language

    To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to olivia@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Account Manager application’ by 5pm on 17th March 2017

    Salary: Competitive – dependent upon experience

    (Written on March 6, 2017 )