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In today’s news: a new music festival in Disneyland Paris, and DG welcomed their first female cellist. True Story in the Lineup of Cannes film festival, and Luther’s music had more power than his words. Arte presents new opera on video platform, and Justin Doyle becomes chief of the RIAS-Chamber choir. Tenor Endrik Wottrich died last wednesday, and classical pianist Dennis Matsuev goes jazz.

The Strad

Cellist Camille Thomas signs to Deutsche Grammophon

The 28-year-old Franco-Belgian musician is the first ever female cellist to join DG’s artist roster.


Disneyland Paris is set to host new music festival

Disneyland Paris will be the setting of a new EDM festival this summer.

The Spectator

Luther’s music had an even greater impact than his words

Music was at the heart of the Lutheran reformation. Four hours of music, for example, was introduced into the Saxon school curriculum

The Guardian

Roman Polanski’s Based on a True Story added to Cannes film festival lineup

The director’s latest thriller will premiere at the festival as his lawyer continues to battle for the Oscar winner’s return to the US


Russell Tovey and his dream role in ‘gay fantasia’

Few stage productions attract the level of expectation which surrounds the National Theatre’s new revival in London of Tony Kushner’s 1990s play Angels in America.

The Violin Channel

Thomastik-Infeld Versum Solo Cello String Pack Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a Thomastik-Infeld cello soloist twin set string pack.


Oper auf Abruf

ARTE-Plattformen und +7-Mediathek verbinden sich zu neuem Videoportal


Brite Justin Doyle startet als Chef des RIAS-Kammerchors

Der Brite Justin Doyle tritt mit der kommenden Spielzeit als Chefdirigent des RIAS Kammerchors an.


Tenor Endrik Wottrich verstorben

Der 1963 in Celle geborene deutsche Tenor Endrik Wottrich ist am gestrigen Mittwoch unerwartet verstorben. Das teilte die Oper Leipzig mit.

Broadway world

44th annual Bach week festival to feature artist debuts and more

The Chicago area’s 44th annual Bach Week Festival, opening April 28 in Evanston, Ill., will feature festival debuts of local and visiting artists of international stature in concerts devoted to the music of the festival’s namesake, German Baroque composer J. S. Bach.


Classical Pianist Denis Matsuev Takes the A Train

Classical pianist Dennis Matsuev is no stranger to jazz — here he is in concert, performing the Billy Strayhorn classic “Take the ‘A’ Train.”

San Diego Reader

PONY rides a new vision for live classical music

Movies, lights, but where is the social media presence?


16Schwetzinger starten am 28. April unter dem “Leidenschaft”

Join today for the last Hour of the week, followed by another 3 hours of great classical music



(Written on April 28, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, classical pianist Parker is breathing new life into the traditional music scene, pianist Till Hoffmann wins TONALi competition, and Chloë Hanslip talks about musical journeys. Also, first night of the BBC Proms opened with a tribute to the people of Nice, and George Enescu International Competition 2016 announces violin and cello candidates.

Daily Mail

Classical pianist Parker is breathing new life into the traditional music scene.

The 29-year-old reformed wild child is on a mission to revolutionise classical music with her haunting piano performances and glamorous looks. The name Parker is a play on her surname, which she feels has ‘bad karma’ and refuses to divulge. Friends call her Anastasia.

BBC News

BBC Proms: First Night opens with tribute to Nice victims

The first night of the BBC Proms has opened with a tribute to the people of Nice, in the wake of the Bastille Day attack that left at least 84 dead.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Chloë Hanslip

The young British violinist talks about Shostakovich, being a Formula One driver in another life, and taking her shoes off for a watery recital.

The Times

Opera: The Creation at Garsington at Wormsley, Buckinghamshire

Three excellent singers and a conductor are overshadowed by some perverse choreography in this staging of Haydn’s oratorio.

The Strad

George Enescu International Competition 2016 announces violin and cello candidates

The 2016 George Enescu Competition has announced the 174 young artists who will compete in its violin, cello and piano sections from 3 to 25 September in Bucharest, Romania.

Musik heute

Pianist Till Hoffmann gewinnt TONALi Musikwettbewerb

Der Pianist Till Hoffmann hat den diesjährigen TONALi-Instrumentalwettbewerb gewonnen. Der 20-Jährige erhielt ein Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

Klassik heute

François-Xavier Roth: „Rundfunkorchester sind unglaubliche Maschinen für die Musik, für die Zukunft“

Am Wochenende gibt das SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg seine letzten beiden Konzerte überhaupt.


Münchner Philharmoniker starten eigenes Label MPHIL

Am 30. September 2016 veröffentlichen die Münchner Philharmoniker und ihr Chefdirigent Valery Gergiev die ersten beiden Live-Konzertaufzeichnugen des orchestereigenen Labels MPHIL.


BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 ‘If music be the food of love… ‘s fav Shakespearean music this week on …play on!’

Top Classical News @topcmnews AUDITION | Scottish Opera, United Kingdom – ‘Principal Cello’ Position @klassikcom Patrick Grahl gewinnt Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Wettbewerb im Fach


‘Music is a living, breathing thing, which can take you on so many journeys’ Violinist Chloë Hanslip. Photograph: Benjamin Ealovega 2009

(Written on July 18, 2016 )

The Guardian

Mariss Jansons announces Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra departure

The conductor’s 10-year reign as chief of the world-renowned Amsterdam orchestra will end after 2014-15 season

The Telegraph

Dennis Russell Davies: why minimalism is big

Basel Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor, Dennis Russell Davies, tells John Allison why he’s boldly touring the UK with minimalist music

The Strad

Louisville String Academy awarded $240,000 Starling Foundation grant

Given over three years, the award aims to support violin playing at the highest level

The New York Times

Harris Goldsmith, Critic and Classical Pianist, Dies at 78

Harris Goldsmith, a rarity in classical music for his simultaneous careers as a professional pianist and a music critic, died on April 2 in Manhattan. He was 78.

Limelight Magazine

Is sex appeal the key to a classical comeback?

Will a video clip of Asian hotties twerking re-imagine classical music for a contemporary audience?

Die Welt

Am besten geht man, bevor es nicht mehr geht

Mariss Jansons verlässt als Chefdirigent Amsterdams Concergebouw Orchest und konzentriert sich auf seine Münchner Aufgaben. In Salzburg verlässt Geschäftsführer Peter Alward die Osterfestspiele.


Porträt Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt: Ein Bayern-Fan in Berlin

Einst spielte Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt im Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester – nun gastiert er als Solist mit Brittens Cello-Sinfonie bei seinen Ex-Kollegen


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The Guardian

The Guardian

(Written on April 23, 2014 )

Luxembourgian pianist Jean Miller’s new album Transcendence was released today.

Transcendence continues in the spirit of Chopin Recital, Muller’s 2013 album which received numerous awards including Gramophone’s ‘Critc Choice Award’ and Deutschlandradio Kultur’s ‘CD of the week.’ Muller has long been fascinated by Franz Liszt and Transcendence communicates the composer’s work in all its facets. For Muller, who has recorded the famous Piano Sonata in B Minor twice, as well as numerous other Liszt pieces, Transcendence represents the culmination of 20 years of studying and performing Liszt’s music.

In addition to his perfect mastery of technique, Muller develops an interpretation full of intensity and drama. The mixture of authenticity and originality makes the listener almost believe that Liszt himself is playing the piano. A particular highlight is Muller’s version of the Mephisto Waltz’ No. 1, performed in memoriam of the legendary American pianist Vladimir Horowitz, who died 25 years ago.

Transcendence is now available on iTunes. For more information, see Jean Muller’s official website.

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(Written on February 24, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Jazz is celebrated by the stars of music and film

Jazz was celebrated across America yesterday by cultural icons as diverse as film stars Morgan Freedman and Robert de Niro, soul singer Stevie Wonder and Chinese classical pianist Lang Lang.

The Guardian

A guide to Pauline Oliveros’s music 

Nearly sixty years ago, Pauline Oliveros found her mantra. “Listen to everything all the time and remind yourself when you are not listening”. This simple but transformative thought has filled her life in music.

Mariss Jansons: ‘The notes are just signs. You have to go behind them’

Mariss Jansons is regarded by many as the best conductor in the world.

The Independent

Noah Stewart: ‘No one gave me the opportunity…I had to work for it’

The American tenor tells Jessica Duchen about his journey from Harlem to grand opera.

Financial Times

Battle of Britain

A masterpiece? Or an ‘artistic lie’? Controversy surrounded ‘War Requiem’ when it was first performed fifty years ago.

LA Times

Pope Benedikt XVI to attend two classical concerts in week ahead

Pope Benedict XVI has long been a classical music fan and in the next few weeks, he will take time out from his schedule to attend two classical concerts.

Gustavo Dudamel to participate at Olympics festival in June

Gustavo Dudamel will make a few appearances this summer as part of the London 2012 Festival, the large-scale cultural celebration running parallel to the Olympic Games.

Alan Gilbert adds his personal touch to New York Philharmonic

In his third year as music director, he has taken it in new directions and developed a collegial approach to his job.


Wigmore Hall launches new late-night concert series

Friday night concerts to take place during June and July.

Pianist Yundi is back with Deutsche Grammophon

His first new recording for the Deutsche Grammophon label will be of Beethoven Sonatas, including the MoonlightPathétiqueand Appassionato sonatas, due for release later this year.

(Written on May 8, 2012 )