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In today’s news: Dutch pianist experiences sudden fame on Spotify, listen to Putin’s piano performance and Queen Elizabeth Competition announced semi-finalists. Carolin Widmann and baritone Christian Gerhaher receive Bavarian State Prize for Music, and Martin Fröst becomes principal conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

The Telegraph

‘Music Is at Its Most Beautiful when It’s Painful’: Graham Vick, the Man Saving Opera in Britain

On the lawn at Glyndebourne, looking towards a clump of silver birch and lime trees in the distance, Graham Vick gives me some advice: “If you’re not happy with your life, plant some seeds and grow the world you want to live in.”

The Guardian

From Kitchen Composer to Spotify Star – Dutch Pianist Hits Big Time

A Dutch amateur musician has given up his day job after seeing his self-released recordings streamed online more than 85 million times.

The Strad

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2017 Names 24 Cello Semi-Finalists

The 24 international cellists are competing for a grand prize of €25,000 in Brussels from 8 May to 3 June 2017

Classical Music Magazine

NYOS Announces 2017 Colin MacLean Bursary Fund Recipient

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland has awarded the 2017 Colin MacLean Bursary Fund to French horn player Diana Sheach.

The Violin Channel

Zurich University Announces Appointment of 2 New String Faculty Teachers

The Zurich University of the Arts has announced the appointment of violinists Alexander Sitkovetsky and Sergey Malov to their string teaching faculty

Classic FM

Vladimir Putin Just Played The Piano In Between Meetings… And It Was Not Impressive

The Russian president took a couple of minutes out ahead of bilateral talks with the Chinese President Xi Jinping… to play the piano.

NMZ

München: Rundfunk- und Medienrat lehnen Bayerischer Musikrat-Vertreter ab

Der Bayerische Musikrat als Spitzenorganisation der Musik in Bayern erhebt Einspruch gegen die Ablehnung der von ihm benannten Vertreter als wahlberechtigte Mitglieder im Rundfunkrat und Medienrat.

Klassik.com

Bayerischer Staatspreis für Christian Gerhaher und Carolin Widmann

Die Geigerin Carolin Widmann und der Bariton Christian Gerhaher sind mit dem diesjährigen Bayerischen Staatspreis für Musik ausgezeichnet worden. Die Preisverleihung fand im Münchner Cuvilliés-Theater statt.

Musik Heute

Martin Fröst wird Chefdirigent des Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Der schwedische Klarinettist und Dirigent Martin Fröst wird neuer Chefdirigent des Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Der 46-Jährige übernimmt zur Saison 2019/20 die Nachfolge von Thomas Dausgaard, teilte das Orchester am Montag mit.

Ottawa Citizen

Music students win big at NAC Orchestra bursary competition

Music students studying in Ottawa and Gatineau won more than $20,000 in prizes this week during the 37th annual National Arts Centre Orchestra’s 2017 Bursary Competition.

El Mundo

Rebelión en los conservatorios

Profesores interinos en huelga tocan sus instrumentos ante la Delegación de Educación en Jaén este miércoles.

Twitter


“Alle waren von der Schönheit des Raums in den Bann geschlagen.” – Den hat es wohl bei uns gefallen!

  in 1792 Opening of Teatro la Fenice in Venice

 

Carolin Widmann, © Steffen Leiprecht

(Written on May 16, 2017 )

Last night, Kat, Olivia, James and Eliza attended the BBC Music Magazine Awards at Kings Place in London.

After a couple of glasses of fizz, we began the awards ceremony.  Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music Magazine, hobbled on stage to open proceedings, explaining how crowd-surfing at a Couperin-fuelled rave was the cause of his broken ankle a month before. Oliver then introduced his co-presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch, (standing in for James Naughtie), and things got underway.  See below for a summary of winners.

We were especially delighted to attend to see our client, Accentus Music, pick up the Best DVD Award.  Paul Smaczny, Director of Accentus Music and producer of the winning release of Berg’s Wozzeck was there to accept the award.  He gave his heartfelt thanks to his team, and read the following from soloist Christian Gerhaher:  “I feel so incredibly satisfied that this Wozzeck production, which was—and every director should please forgive me—the most exhilarating in my life, receives the greatest acclamation. The result of visualising this extraordinary staging in that simple but nearly fully conveying way is just admirable. It brings to life the wonderful months that we and the audience spent with Berg’s masterwork one and half years ago. I would definitely call this a defining criterion of opera DVDs. Thank you all!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special guest presenters included all-round fahionista and style guru, Gok Wan, who recently released his own curated album of opera entitled ‘Gok’s Divas’.  Comedian Alastair McGowan tickled the audience with a series of stunning impressions and tenuous puns, before presenting Best Instrumental Award to Mahan Esfahani for his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. With his customary loud-mouth, Mahan gave an impassioned and thoughtful acceptance speech, leaving us with a call to action: ‘Extend classical music, and it will be limitless in what it gives back to you.’

Dame Joan Bakewell, who presented the Recording of the Year Award offered a thought-provoking address on the great value the BBC has in the classical music world, and the impact it had on her own appreciation of music. She announced the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Vasily Petrenko performing Tchaikovsky Symphonies as Recording of the Year.

Throughout the evening, a number of references were made to the Proms Launch, which takes place today. BBC Radio 3 Controller, Alan Davey, slightly let the cat out of the bag when he said there would be lots of concerts in a big round hall.  Unfortunately, we can’t confirm this at the moment, but watch this space.

Vocal Award Matthias Goerne, Synergy Vocals, BBC SO, Josep Pons

Opera Award Mozart Don Giovanni, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

Chamber Music Award Martinu Piano Trios, Smetana Trio

Orchestral Award Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Instrumental Award Bach Goldberg Variations, Mahan Esfahani, Deutsche Grammophon

DVD Award Berg Wozzeck, Christian Gerhaher, Opernhaus Zurich, Accentus Music

Newcomer Award Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos, Beatrice Rana, Antonio Pappano, Orchestra Dell-Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Concerto Award CPE Bach Cello Concertos, Nicolas Altstaedt, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo, Hyperion

Premiere Award Julian Anderson, Vladimir Jurowski, Carolin Widmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Choral Award Jonathan Harvey, Deo, The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha, Signum Records

Record of the Year Award  Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Many congratulations from all of us at WildKat PR to Accentus Music, and all the other winners! We’re looking forward to next year’s awards already.

 

(Written on April 20, 2017 )