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In today’s news: Here’s why Alondra de la Parra is one of the most exciting new conductors in years, British startup MelodyVR has scored another coup – signing a partnership with Universal Music Group. A dialogue with artistic director Serge Dorny, Märzmusik Festival: an evening in honour of Julius Eastman, and mezzo-soprano Geneviève Tschumi wins Telemann Competition.


Here’s why Alondra de la Parra is one of the most exciting new conductors in years

The young Mexican conductor is changing classical music from the inside

Music Business Worldwide


British startup MelodyVR has scored another coup – signing a partnership with Universal Music Group to co-produce and distribute ‘revolutionary virtual reality music experiences’ featuring artists from UMG’s roster.

The Guradian

BBC must now do for arts what it has done for science, says R4 culture boss

With mathematicians, physicists and doctors dominating much of the airtime on BBC Radio 4, science coverage has never had it so good. But is it time to restore some balance?

The Violin Channel

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 – Aged 73

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Zurück in die Zukunft

Retro ist die neue Mode im Operngeschäft: Der Intendant der Oper Lyon verrät, was es mit Zweitverwertung, Meisterwerken und langweiligem Designertheater auf sich hat.

Der Tagesspiegel

Minimale Strukturen, maximale Wirkung

Start des Märzmusik-Festivals: Ein Abend zu Ehren des US-Komponisten Julius Eastman

Mezzosopranistin Geneviève Tschumi gewinnt Telemann-Wettbewerb

Hauptpreisträgerin auch mit zwei Sonderpreisen ausgezeichnet

Exclusive Music Video: Colin Jacobsen’s ‘Ascending Bird,’ Featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s cello concerto Azul was first commissioned for Yo-Yo Ma by the Boston Symphony, and received its premiere in 2006. Now, over 10 years later, Azul is seeing its first studio release.

Musical Chairs

Musicians must keep Britain in tune with EU after Brexit, says Ashkenazy

The veteran Russian pianist and conductor defends our common European culture


Music History @todays_classical in 1918 Birth of German Bernd Alois . @klassikcom Geraubte nach 35 Jahren wieder vor Publikum erklungen

Einmal im Jahr stellt er an seiner Oper eine große Hausaufgabe: Serge Dorny. © Malte Jaeger_laif


(Written on March 20, 2017 )

New York Times

Gay Rights Protests Follow Gergiev to Carnegie Hall

Gay rights advocates protested against a performance of the Mariinsky Orchestra led by Valery Gergiev outside Carnegie Hall on Thursday night. There was heckling inside the concert hall until the protesters were removed from the auditorium.


Soaring violin prices force professionals to borrow

Jason Price, of auction house Tarisio, told The Daily Telegraph that prices had gone up so much – by an average of almost 12 per cent a year – that it was becoming prohibitive for a professional to buy a top of the range instrument given that many of the best ones are so valuable. Professional violinists are having to borrow their instruments from collectors. 

Features Exec

Mark Allen Group acquires Gramophone

Gramophone is to be acquired by the Mark Allen Group, a family-owned independent company with 50 magazines and journals in different markets. Subject to contract and completion of staff consultation, it is hoped that completion will take place by the end of October or early November 2013.

China Digital Times

Corruption at China’s Top Classical Academies

Allegation of corrupt admissions and hiring practices at China’s top conservatoires, including Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music. “This is an environment that breeds sexual favors and bribery,” says Lao Kaisheng, head of the School of Education at Capital Normal University.

San Jose Mercury News

Police investigate theft of $500,000 from Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony

Police have launched an investigation into the apparent theft of $500,000 from the Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony of Northern California.


Naxos to launch free Christmas advert app

Naxos has announced an advent calender app, with 25 complete tracks revealed behind numbered doors. Each day, a new door can be ‘unlocked’ to reveal a piece of seasonal music from Naxos’s classical music catalogue.

BBC Music Magazine

The British Academy explores the link between autobiography and music

Which discs would you take to your metaphorical island and why? That’s the question the British Academy is looking into in a day of events this November. Musicians including cellist Steven Isserlis will relive their experiences as castaways on Radio 4’s famous desert island disks.

Classic FM Online

Zimmer on Batman vs. Superman score: “It’s creating a problem in my head”

Hans Zimmer has admitted that the prospect of composing the score for the new Batman vs. Superman movie for director Zack Snyder has been giving him problems.

Die Zeit

Mitten durch die Eingeweide

Bernd Alois Zimmermanns “Soldaten” erzählen von gefallenen Mädchen und der Brutalität des Krieges. Gleich drei Opernhäuser spielen die 1965 uraufgeführte Oper in dieser Saison: Was macht sie so attraktiv?

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph







(Written on October 14, 2013 )

BBC Music Magazine

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes honorary ambassador for Leeds Piano Competition

Competition’s top prize to be named after the Burmese opposition leader.

NY Times

Budget Woes Prompt Cuts at Seattle Opera

The Seattle Opera says an anticipated $1 million budget shortfall this season will mean cuts in salaries and staff and a reshaping of its programming, with a four-opera season instead of five beginning in 2014.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Berlin Philharmonic swoop for the BBC’s chief horn

Martin Owen, principal horn of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, is being passionately wooed by the big band from Berlin.

The Guardian

A guide to Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s music

His work required orchestra and conductor to perform star-jumps while shouting out the darkest parts of the Bible and Dostoevsky.

Bryn Terfel: ‘I’d like to sing Citizen Kane’

Opera star Bryn Terfel is everywhere this summer, launching his Welsh music festival and kicking off the Proms.

(Written on June 28, 2012 )