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The most recent addition to the WildKat PR client roster is none other than the highly innovative pianist, curator and commissioner Christina McMaster.

Her continually growing reputation for bold and vivacious performances has allowed to her to collaborate with a diverse mix of genres and artists, including violinist Lizzie Ball, rapper Tor Cesay, Director Richard Williams, actors from Central Saint Martin’s and a number of designers for London Fashion week.

Upon graduating with a first from the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Joanna MacGregor, Christina has continued to perform extensively in major venues across Europe including at the Southbank Centre, Kings Place and Aldeburgh Festival.  She is also a champion of new music, having worked with established composers such as Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Tansy Davies and Stephen Montague as well as emerging composers – collaborating most recently with Freya Waley-Cohen and Richard Bullen.

Recently Christina founded Ensemble WOW, an organisation that is dedicated to promoting equality through unique and imaginative programming – a cause of which Christina is a strong supporter. They are very proud to be Listenpony’s ensemble in residence, with a concert coming up at The Rag Factory on 2nd March 2015. The concert will include a variety of works evoking music’s engagement with current affairs – war, rebellion and civil rights as well as the spirituality and solidarity that surround these powerful events.

Also in March, Christina will be heading to Barbados for the Holders Season where she will play an eclectic programme that captures the essence of the American Dream. She will be joined by violinist Lizzie Ball and they will play tracks from Christina’s upcoming album Pinks and Blues which is due to be released in May.

But before she jets off, you can see Christina performing Debussy, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, Charles Ives and Beethoven with the Derby Chamber Music Society on 20th February at 7:30pm.

For more information about Christina you can visit her website, Twitter or Facebook pages.

PIANIST CHRISTINA MCMASTER

 

(Written on January 30, 2015 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

Jazz is not just for us old swingers

Sebastian Coe, vice-president of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, writes about the emerging young jazz scene.

 

Gramophone

The great Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi has died

On the 26th July one of the great Italian tenors, Carlo Bergonzi, passed away at the age of 90.

 

The Telegraph

Tête à Tête Opera Festival: ‘invigorating’

The festival, this year housed at Central St Martin’s art school, runs until 3rd August.

 

The Telegraph

BBC Prom 13, CBeebies Prom, review: ‘uninspired’

The Proms opened their doors to the youngest ever audience at the first CBeebies Prom.

 

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Panne bei Festspielen in Bayreuth: Gäste aus dem Saal geschickt 

Der erste Akt dauert nicht einmal zwanzig Minuten: Wegen einer technischen Panne muss die Premiere der Bayreuther Festspiele unterbrochen und der Saal geräumt werden. Die Gäste genießen derweil ein frühes Glas Rotwein.

 

Die Welt

Wer kommt? Der Fünfjahresplan von Bayreuth

Weil es bei den Bayreuther Festspielen 2014 keine Neuinszenierung gab, fokussiert sich die Leitung auf die Folgejahre. Eine Übersicht, was Katharina Wagner plant und wer 2019 “Tannhäuser” inszeniert.

 

Die Welt

Zu Besuch beim Phantom der Oper

Kirill Petrenko ist einer der begehrtesten Dirigenten der Welt. Er macht sich rar: Keine CDs, keine Interviews. Jetzt tritt er bei den Bayreuther Festspielen auf. Eine Annäherung im Orchestergraben.

 

Concerti

„Ein Artist auf der Tuba!“

Der Tubist Andreas Martin Hofmeir hört und kommentiert CDs von Kollegen, ohne dass er erfährt, wer spielt

 

Le Monde

Le Festival d’Avignon a évité la catastrophe

Perturbée par les grèves et la météo, artistiquement inégale : première édition en dents de scie pour Olivier Py.

 

 

Twitter

ClassicFM: @ClassicFM Are concert halls and opera houses unwelcoming? http://classfm.co/Oi1jQP

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource News: YouTube’s first-ever classical music star puts the power in the audience’s hands at #BRISTOLPROMS 2014 http://bit.ly/1o5F8Qj

Mark Pullinger: @larkingrumple Orchestra strike throws revival of Rome Opera House into turmoil http://thetim.es/1ozQf8Q

ClassicFM: @ClassicFM We’re at the @bristololdvic this week for the amazing #BristolProms – more about all that’s happening here: http://classfm.co/BProms

London Symphony Orchestra: @Londonsymphony We’re looking for a Technical and Stage Assistant for our venue @LSOstlukes. Think you fit the bill? http://bit.ly/1mVINkT 

 

 

 

DW, R.Fulker

DW, R.Fulker

 

(Written on July 28, 2014 )