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In today’s news: La La Land acrobatics outside the walls of the City Hall and London Symphony becomes Orchestra in Residence of the Luxemburg Philharmonic. Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester gets a movable audience area, and the Opéra-comique of Paris reopens. Beyoncé supports women with college scholarships and Pulitzer Prize for composer Du Yun.

The Telegraph

Los Angeles’ Mayor proclaims ‘La La Land’ day with aerial dancers at City Hall

Los Angeles’ mayor has proclaimed Tuesday the 25th of April as “La La Land” day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall.

The Strad

Cellist Steven Isserlis receives Wigmore Medal

The British artist receives the award ‘in recognition of his commitment to, and belief in Wigmore Hall and in everything that it represents’.

The Cut

We Will Soon See Some ‘Formation Scholars’ In College Thanks to Beyoncé

Beyoncé is helping four women pay their way through college! As a way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking visual album Lemonade, Beyoncé announced four college scholarships.

The Violin Channel

Du Yun’s ‘Angel’s Bones’ Opera – 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Chinese-born international composer Du Yun’s acclaimed 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music winning opera ‘Angel’s Bone’


Join Gramophone for a conversation with Kyung Wha Chung

The eminent Korean violinist talks about her life in music

Der Tagesspiegel

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Der Neue stellt sich vor

Im Herbst tritt Robin Ticciati sein Amt als achter Chefdirigent des DSO an. Jetzt hat das Orchester sein Programm für die Saison 2017/18 präsentiert.

Geiger Thomas Brandis mit 81 gestorben

Der Geiger Thomas Brandis, langjähriger Konzertmeister der Berliner Philharmoniker, ist tot.


‘London Symphony’ ist ‘Orchestra in Residence’ der Luxemburger Philharmonie

Brexit hin, Brexit her, das ‘London Symphony Orchestra’, ab September 2017 unter der Leitung von Simon Rattle, ist in der Saison 2017/18 der Luxemburger Philharmonie ‘Orchestra in Residence’.


This £8.7m concert hall has a stage that moves

The Stoller Hall, situated within Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester’s Medieval Quarter, is a brand-new venue providing space for recitals, chamber and orchestral music, jazz, folk, pop and spoken word as well as recordings, conferences and rehearsals.

Le Figaro

Visite privée de l’Opéra-comique avant sa réouverture demain

Une salle somptueusement restaurée, pour renouer avec une tradition toute parisienne.

South China Morning Post 

Why Pang Ho-cheung, Love Off the Cuff filmmaker, is Hong Kong cinema’s true renaissance man

The 43-year-old writer, director, producer and actor is preparing to make his first English-language film and is juggling half a dozen or more projects he wants to direct – after which he thinks he may retire


  18 of today’s top female conductors:

20Karriere-News: Karl-Heinz Steffens (Norske Opera)


Robin Ticciati (l.) und Orchesterdirektor Alexander Steinbeis.Foto: Kai Bienert

(Written on April 26, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Martyn Jackson is appointed first violin of the Allegri Quartet and Universal Music Group takes the first steps towards becoming a theatre maker. Also, Chetham’s School of Music appoints Alun Jones as it’s new head and Steven Isserlis discusses the complicated genius of Schumann

The Strad

Martyn Jackson named new Allegri Quartet first violinist

Martyn Jackson, former violinist with the Cavaleri Quartet, has been appointed first violin of the Allegri Quartet, replacing Ofer Falk

International Arts Manager

UMG takes steps to become theatre producer

Giant music label Universal Music Group (UMG) has taken its first steps towards becoming a theatre maker

Classical Music Magazine

Chetham’s appoints new head

Chetham’s School of Music has appointed Alun Jones as its new head


The complicated musical genius of Robert Schumann, by Steven Isserlis

Schumann remains one of the most misunderstood of all composers. Cellist and Schumann devotee Steven Isserlis peers behind the myths

Die Welt

CD-Krise? Welche CD-Krise?

Der britische Dirigent Antonio Pappano macht Musik auf allen Kanälen. Er erschrickt über die eigene virtuelle Überpräsenz. Ein Gespräch über fleißige Sänger und Oper als globales Kinoevent

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Arbeiterliedgut als Kulturelles Erbe

Die Lieder der deutschen Arbeiterbewegung stehen für eine politische und soziale Volkskultur. Eine Initiative aus Nordrhein-Westfalen hat sich der Bewahrung der Lied- und Singtradition der Arbeiterbewegung verschrieben.


Schostakowitsch-Preis geht an Dirigenten Gennadi Roszhdestvensky

Der russische Dirigent Gennadi Roszhdestvensky (84) bekommt den Preis der Internationalen Schostakowitsch Tage Gohrisch

Le Figaro

Pierre Boulez : ses obsèques auront lieu jeudi à Paris

Une cérémonie se déroulera le 14 janvier en l’église Saint-Sulpice pour rendre un ultime hommage à celui qui était bien plus qu’un compositeur et un chef d’orchestre

Twitter @journalismnews  As part of our new video series, we explore the responsibilities of a radio reporter. WATCH:

BBC Music Magazine@MusicMagazine …and, finally, this issue includes a reader survey about the mag, so you can tell us just how lovely/awful we are. #bbcmusicfebissue

British Council Arts@BritishArts  Watch this film to find out more about #CreativeEurope & the international projects it supports feat. @LIFTfestival:

Martyn Jackson, new Allegri Quartet first violinist/ The Strad

Martyn Jackson, new Allegri Quartet first violinist/ The Strad

(Written on January 13, 2016 )

The Guardian

BBC promises ‘strongest commitment to the arts in a generation’

New season will see extra £3m spent on productions of Shakespeare and live broadcasts from Glyndebourne and Hay.

BBC Music Magazine

Chetham’s School of Music announces plans for new concert hall

The school has received funding to build a world-class concert hall in Manchester’s city centre.

Classic FM News

Yoshiki plays piano battle with hologram of himself

Japanese rock star and classical crossover artist Yoshiki has surprised audiences at the annual SXSW music conference by playing a piano duet with a hologram version of himself.

Lost London Underground violin sparks social media campaign

A performer lost her violin ‘in a daze’ on the London Underground and is relying on the kindness of strangers for its safe return.

Lang Lang launches new app challenge with €30k prize

Pianist Lang Lang has created a competition to find the best digital application to encourage learning and discovery of classical music, with a prize of €30,000 for the winning entry.

The New York Times

Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Returns … For Now

Osmo Vänska, who resigned as its music director in October, makes a triumphant return to the newly renovated Orchestra Hall. But if any kind of resolution in the matter of artistic leadership is imminent, no one is yet willing to discuss it.

Paris Match

A 70 ans: Gérard Mortier, mort du roi de l’opéra

Le Belge, qui a dirigé certains des plus grands opéras de la planète, a marqué par son audace.

Il Messaggero

Arriva in Italia “La famiglia Addams”, Elio e Geppi Cucciari calcheranno la scena

La famiglia Addams si trasferisce in Italia. Zio Fester e tutti gli altri personaggi creati negli anni Trenta dal genio del disegnatore statunitense Charles Addams, infatti, saranno protagonisti di una commedia musicale che andrà in scena in molti teatri della Penisola a partire dal prossimo ottobre.

Das Orchester

François-Xavier Roth neuer GMD in Köln

François-Xavier Roth wird Generalmusikdirektor in Köln. Der Dirigent tritt sein Amt am 1. September 2015 für fünf Jahre an.

Classical music on Twitter

International Piano: @IP_mag ‘More than half the pianists I heard in three months used printed music’ writes our US correspondent. Is memorisation out of fashion?

Brooklyn Rider: ‏@Brooklyn_Rider We are thrilled to launch our Kickstarter campaign for the Brooklyn Rider Almanac! Check it out and please share!

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: @SCOmusic We launch our 2014/15 Season today! New brochures are available to view on our website  tell us what you think!

Noted:@WeAreNoted If you missed out on a ticket tonight, look out for our blog tomorrow morning of a rundown of tonight’s talk 🙂 #notedtalks #socialmedia


(Written on March 27, 2014 )

The Independent

English National Opera’s beards smell “like wet dog”

…and The Barber of Seville requires 28 of them

The Guardian

The Rest Is Noise festival: the third instalment – Paris

The Southbank Centre’s head of classical music introduces the third part of the Rest Is Noise season – with the action switching to Paris and the worlds of Josephine Baker and Stravinsky

Helen Boaden offered BBC audio and music job

Bob Shennan had been favourite to take the post, but director of news is being lined up for role under new DG Lord Hall

The Guardian Music Blog

Guardian launches Tracks of the Week music service with Rough Trade stores

Want six new music tracks handpicked by the folk at Rough Trade and the Guardian landing in your inbox each week? Better still, for the service’s first month, everything is free if you sign up now

Classical Music Magazine

Michael Brewer found guilty of sexual abuse of former pupil who committed suicide during trial

Mike Brewer, former director of music at Chetham’s School of Music and a founder of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, has today been convicted of sexual abuse at Manchester Crown Court.


London celebrates Richard Wagner’s bicentenary with ‘Wagner 200’

2013 festival, running from May to December, features many of the city’s leading cultural institutions

Classic FM

Thomas Newman’s Skyfall wins BAFTA for Original Music

Composer Thomas Newman has been awarded the BAFTA Film Award for Original Music, beating competition from John Williams, Dario Marianelli and others.

NPR Deceptive Cadence

Remembering Pioneering American Conductor, Poet And Anime Inspiration James DePreist

Pioneering American conductor, National Medal of Arts winner and poet James DePreist died early this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76 years old.

Limelight Magazine

Julie Andrews to tour Australia

The legendary performer will appear on stage with an old pal from the Sound of Music.

Music Week

Could Amazon sell secondhand digital music?

A patent for re-selling digital content has been granted to online retailer Amazon.

British artists claim one in seven US artist album sales in 2012

British artists secured 13.7% of US artist album sales last year, helped on by the success of acts such as One Direction, Adele and Mumford & Sons.

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The Independent


(Written on February 11, 2013 )