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In today’s news: Flautist sues top US orchestra. Classical Opera and The Mozartists announce 2018-19 season. Ghana orchestra reinterprets classical music for Africa. Principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, didn’t get a mention on Morning Ireland. Piotr Beczala steps in in place of Roberto Alagna for Bayreuther Festspiele. The Styrian festival with a political twist. Candidates announced for 2018 ARD International Viola Competition. Auditorio de Zaragoza announces Autumn programme. Thomaskirche Leipzig to fundraise for bell restoration.

Classic FM

Flautist sues top US orchestra in equal pay row

Boston Symphony Orchestra’s principal flautist is suing the orchestra for paying her $70,000 less than her male woodwind counterpart.

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Classical Opera and The Mozartists announce 2018-19 season

Classical Opera and The Mozartists have revealed their 2018-19 season with artistic director Ian Page.

BBC News

Ghana orchestra reinterprets Western classical music for Africa

The Accra Symphony Orchestra is hoping to make a new generation in Ghana fall in love with classical music.

The Irish Times

Has RTÉ already cast the National Symphony Orchestra adrift?

Why did Nathalie Stutzmann, principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, not even get a mention on Morning Ireland when RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship programme broadcast an item on the National Concert Hall’s Female Conductor Programme?

Die Welt

Star-Tenor Piotr Beczala springt als Lohengrin ein

Vor wenigen Tagen sagte in Bayreuth spektakulär der „Lohengrin“-Tenor ab, weil er den Text nicht gelernt hatte. Nun springt ein Star ein, der Pole Piotr Beczala. Sein Vorteil: Er kennt die Rolle gut.

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Thomaskirche Leipzig: Spendenaktion für Glocken-Restaurierung

In der Leipziger Thomaskirche steht eine dringende Restaurierung der Glocken an. Es handelt sich um vier Bronzeglocken, eine davon über 500 Jahre alt, und einige kleinere Glocken.

Tagesspiegel

Zerreißproben der Gegenwart

Heiter bergab: Beim Grazer Festival „Styriarte“ geht es nicht nur um klassische Musik, sondern auch um den Rechtsruck in Österreich.

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El Auditorio de Zaragoza avanza su programación para el Otoño de 2018

El Auditorio de Zaragoza daba a conocer ayer en redes sociales su programación para el otoño de 2018.

The Violin Channel

Candidates Announced for Germany’s 2018 ARD International Viola Competition

The 49 opening-round candidates for the 2018 ARD International Viola Competition have been announced – to be held in Munich, Germany from the 7th – 16th of September, 2018.

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(Written on July 5, 2018 )

In today’s news: Australian National Piano Awards finalists have been announced. Mariinsky Orchestra performs inaugural concerts at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia. Open air opera in Berlin attracts audience of 62,000 people. Manuscript of Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ to go to auction. Conducting student to become new artistic assistant with the Sächsischen Bläserphilharmonie. Royal Academy of Music and Edition Records announce winner of 2018 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. Aram Khachaturian International Competition announces winner.

Limelight Magazine

Australian National Piano Award Finalists Announced

The finalists have been announced for the 2018 Australian National Piano Award, with 14 pianists going on to compete for $68,000 in cash and prizes in Shepparton, Victoria, in September.

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Mariinsky Orchestra inaugurated concert hall in Saudi Arabia

Russian Mariinsky Orchestra played the inaugural concerts at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra). The center, located in the eastern city of Dhahran, is to become a cultural hub for the Saudi Kingdom.

Rhinegold

Leonidas Kavakos signs to Sony Classical

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos has signed to Sony Classical. His first solo project with Sony is Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Following this he will record Bach’s complete solo Sonatas and Partitas.

Rhinegold

First RCM Yamaha Clarinet Prize winner announced

Lewis Graham has won the inaugural Royal College of Music (RCM) Yamaha Clarinet Prize. The prize was open to RCM students in their second year of an undergraduate music degree who had been awarded a distinction in their first-year recitals.

Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music and Edition Records announce vibraphonist and composer Jonny Mansfield as the 2018 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize winner

We are pleased to announce that Academy student, vibraphonist and composer Jonny Mansfield has won the 2018 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize.

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Aram Khachaturian International Competition announces winner

The winner of the Ninth Aram Khachaturian International Competition and Festival has been named as 19-year-old Andrei Ionita. Launched in Yerevan on June 6, this year’s competition focused on the cello and celebrated the 110th anniversary of its namesake, Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian.

iNews

It’s ‘one male genius after another in classical music’ – but what about women? asks soprano Danielle de Niese

Sleeping with a “maestro” has helped some female classical musicians win better roles, the opera star Danielle de Niese has suggested. Although she has never been sexually harassed herself, the Australian-born singer said female colleagues had used sex for career advancement.

The New York Times

‘Sutra’ Returns to Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival this fall will offer a range of works, from Haydn to hip-hop dance to “Waiting for Godot.”

klassik.com

Paris: Opern-Manuskript von Mozart kommt unter den Hammer

In Paris kommt ein vierseitiges Manuskript der Hochzeit des Figaro von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart zur Versteigerung. Der Schätzwert des Entwurfes einer Szene aus dem letzten Akt der 1786 erschienenen Oper des Komponisten beläuft sich auf 500.000 Euro.

Kultur Radio

“Staatsoper für alle” lockt 62.000 Menschen

Erstmals seit 2012 fand die Veranstaltung wieder mit einem Open-Air-Konzert bei strahlendem Sonnenschein am Samstagmittag und einer Opern-Live-Übertragung am Sonntagabend in Berlin statt.

Musik Heute

Dirigierstudent wird Assistent bei Sächsischer Bläserphilharmonie

Der Dirigierstudent Benjamin Huth wird ab September 2018 künstlerischer Assistent bei der Sächsischen Bläserphilharmonie. Der 26-Jährige werde neben seinem Studium dem Chefdirigenten Thomas Clamor assistieren, teilte die Leipziger Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” am Montag mit.

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(Written on June 19, 2018 )

In today’s news: a new building for the Frankfurt Theatre is becoming more probable, and Sufi mystic meets Parisian colours at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Ludwig Güttler receives Saxonian medal, and Nicola Benedetti is the Queen’s Medal for Music. Elle picks its top female classical musicians to watch and are Millennials making classical music great again?

Telegraph

Herbert Blomstedt “on magnificent form” as he conducts the Philharmonia

Five star review for Blomstedt as he approaches his 90th birthday, showing no signs of slowing down his conducting career.

Elle.com

Four female classical musicians in the spotlight

Elle’s pick of the top female musicians to watch, from a dazzling soprano to a woman who made her Carnegie Hall debut aged just 14.

The Jakarta Post

Millennials are making Classical music great again

Classical music should be, like other art, with the product itself, not with the person behind the product.

NMZ

Frankfurter Theater-Misere: Ein Neubau wird wahrscheinlicher

Frankfurt/Main – Schauspiel und Oper in einem Haus: Frankfurt hat einen der größten Theaterkomplexe Europas.

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Sufimystik mit Pariser Farben

Im Konzerthaus führt die Berliner Cappella Ahmed Adnan Sayguns Oratorium „Yunus Emre“ auf. Ein Brückenschlag zwischen Orient und Okzident.

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Sächsischer Verdienstorden für Trompeter und Dirigent Ludwig Güttler

Ludwig Güttler hat den Sächsischen Verdienstorden erhalten. Der Trompeter und Dirigent wurde zusammen mit 13 weiteren Personen durch den Ministerpräsidenten des Freistaates Sachsen, Stanislaw Tillich (CDU), ausgezeichnet.

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Gergiev Declared A Revenue Of € 2.31 million In 2016

In 2016, Valery Gergiev was the best earning cultural personality in Russia, according to the Russian Ministry of Culture. His declared annual income was 154.45 million rubles (€ 2.31 million).

Classic FM

Nicola Benedetti awarded Queen’s Medal for Music 

The brilliant violinist has become the youngest ever recipient of the medal, which is awarded each year to a musician, or group of musicians, who has had a major influence on the musical life of the nation. 
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(Written on May 30, 2017 )

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a globally-recognised chance to celebrate and recognise the challenges and opportunities facing women across the world.

Along with our design partners Sane & Able, we have produced an infographic with stats and facts about the role women play in professional music, and how they are represented across the classical music industry. The theme of ‘space’ was chosen to highlight the light years we need to travel in order to achieve gender parity, as women are still vastly under-represented in the media for their achievements in composing and conducting.

We’ve highlighted that at the current rate, it won’t be until 2186 – 169 years away – that 50% of pieces composed and conducted by women will be the norm at the BBC Proms. Currently, only 4 of the 61 accredited ABO orchestras have women undertaking titled roles. This week we have compiled a Spotify playlist of 169 of our favourite pieces created or performed by women in celebration of the incredible contribution women make to the music industry, including those who have been overlooked by history.

The World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2016‘ provides interesting – and sometimes difficult – reading for anyone interested in finding out the facts and statistics behind women’s role in areas such as education, economics, health and politics. From looking at the data collected it is clear that, like with classical music, we still have a long way to go to ensure that the female half of the population are given the same opportunities as their male equivalents.

It’s not all bad news. Serious efforts are being made to ensure fairer representation for women in the classical music industry. ‘Sound and Music‘ are aiming for a 50/50 split between male and female-identified composers as part of their vision for 2020, which is a short three years away. Later today, BBC Radio 3 are to broadcast a piano sonata by composer Fanny Mendelssohn, which up until recently had been falsely attributed to her brother Felix. Tomorrow, as part of HeForShe Arts Week, ‘Yes She Can’ are providing young women opportunities to network and discover more about careers in music, particularly in roles generally underrepresented by women such as tech and management.

Follow the hashtags #BeBoldForChange and #InternationalWomensDay on Twitter to find out more about how you can get involved in the campaign for gender equality.

 

(Written on March 8, 2017 )

Klara Min has performed extensively both in solo recitals and with orchestras from around the world. In recent years, she has given concerts at the most prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Gasteig in Munich and Laeiszhalle in Hamburg.

She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of NYCA (New York Concert Artists), a modern-day realisation of Robert Schumann’s Alliance of David (Davidsbund), which supports and promotes young artists internationally.

Klara Min has a very exiting season coming up: in addition to the release of her new Scriabin album on the Steinway & Sons label, she will give concerts throughout Europe. Among her live engagements will be a date in Austria under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev as well as a record with the Warsaw Philharmonie Orchestra and renowned French violinist Augustin Dumay.

We are very much looking forward to supporting Klara Min during the new season. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as Klara Min’s website.

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Klara Min, picture by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

(Written on October 9, 2015 )

WildKat PR is excited to introduce our newest client, Marina Baranova, a Ukrainian pianist and composer living in Germany.

“She sat down at the piano and played. With her right hand she held a melody, harmonically supported from the left. She was three and couldn’t read music” remembered Marinas Parents, both piano teachers.

Since her very first contact with a piano at the age of 3, Marina has won a long list of international prizes all over Europe. Her debut album Marina Baranova Plays Schumann was enthusiastically applauded by the press, who hailed her as an “excellent interpreter of Schumann”. She is also active as a composer – her last CD Firebird, recorded together with Murat Coşkun, contains only original compositions for oriental percussion and piano.

Marina is currently working on her next CD Hypersuites. The programme will be based on the graceful music of the Baroque period providing a foundation for the brilliant improvisations and deeply personal reinterpretations which Marina specialises in.

We are very much looking forward to supporting Marina in promoting this new album. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as Marina Baranova’s website.

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Marina Baranova, picture by Yoshi Toscani

(Written on July 31, 2015 )

In the week leading up to International Women’s Day the team at WildKat PR have been discussing some of the best moments, pieces, events and performances that have come from classical women. Here are 10 of our favourites – add yours to the list by tweeting us @WildKatPR!

 

Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor (Andante)

 

Marin Alsop’s speech at the Last Night of the Proms 2013

 

Nicola Benedetti inspires young musicians

Nicola Benedetti helps and inspires Scottish children to study music

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The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa founded her foundation in 2004 to help outstanding young musicians and singers to develop their international careers

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Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – Lied: Larghetto from Song Without Words

 

Madeleine Dring’s Business Girls from ‘Five Betjeman Songs’

 

In 2014 Judith Weir was appointed as the first female master of the Queen’s music

She succeeded Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in the role that is said to be the musical equivalent of the poet laureate

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Jacqueline du Pre set the bar for performances of Elgar’s Cello Concerto

 

Galina Ustvolskaya was composing during the Soviet Union

The Russian composer’s brutally uncompromising work has an elementality that’s both horrifying and thrilling

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The founder of ENO Lilian Baylis

Lilian Baylis established the Sadler’s Wells Opera Company in 1931 which later became the English National Opera

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(Written on March 6, 2015 )