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In today’s news, the BBC is calling for amateur musicians to perform at the Proms, the New York City Opera announces its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy & Graham Parker announced to become the new president of Universal Classics USA. Also, Spotify surged 80% last year to nearly €2bn and Yamaha offers free Clavinova lessons.

BBC News

Amateur musicians to play Last Night of the Proms

The BBC is calling for amateur musicians to perform Bizet’s Toreador song, from Carmen, at the Proms. A “virtual orchestra” will be created to play the piece, conducted by Marin Alsop and supported by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

Daily Mail

NYC Opera announces 1st full season after bankruptcy

The revived New York City Opera announced its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy, planning 28 performances of six works in 2016-17 that include the U.S. debut of Antonio de Literes’ “Los Elementos” and area premieres of Peter Eotvos’ “Angels in America” and Tobin Stokes’ “Fallujah.”

WQXR

Graham Parker, WQXR GM, to Head Universal Classics, USA

Tuesday morning, the general manager at WQXR, Graham Parker, announced that after six years at New York Public Radio, he will be stepping down to become the president of Universal Classics, U.S.A. Music.

The Guardian

Spotify revenues surge 80% to more than £1.5bn

Revenues at Spotify, the world’s biggest music streaming service, surged 80% last year to nearly €2bn (£1.5bn) but losses widened as it invested heavily amid tough competition from the likes of Apple Music and Tidal.

Classical Music Magazine

Yamaha offers free Clavinova lessons

Yamaha is offering free 45-minute Clavinova lessons throughout Saturdays and Sundays in June. During each one-to-one session, a Yamaha pianist will demonstrate the features of the Clavinova which can help pianists to learn and improve.

The Irish Times

Classical music: Printed programmes are a convention worth keeping

The world of the classical concert is a highly ritualised affair. The dress code for performers is as formal as it is for weddings, although there are, of course, performers who shun it. Austrian pianist Friedrich Gulda took shunning to an extreme when he once appeared on stage nude.

Classicalite

New Book ‘Sounds and Sweet Airs’ Details Female Composers Consigned to Oblivion

Anna Beer’s new book, Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music, highlights overlooked but important female composers of the classical music genre.

The Telegraph

Royal Opera’s Oedipe is yet another revived gem to thank Kasper Holten for

Those who deplore the current vogue for shock-horror productions may be rejoicing at the early departure next year of the Royal Opera’s Director Kasper Holten, but there are several things to thank him for – notable among them being his commitment to programming fully staged performances of significant but unjustly neglected repertory of the 20th century.

Musik heute

Berliner Philharmoniker und Simon Rattle kämpfen für EU-Jugendorchester

Das Orchester in Berlin und sein Chefdirigent in München – gleich doppelt haben die Berliner Philharmoniker am Dienstag gegen eine Auflösung des European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) protestiert.

Klassikinfo.de

Große Abwanderung beim Bayerischen Staatsballett

Nach dem Ende der Spielzeit 2015/2016 wird Ivan Liška nach 18 Jahren sein Amt als Direktor des Bayerischen Staatsballetts an Igor Zelensky übergeben. Mit Liška werden sich einige bekannte Gesichter von der Bühne des Nationaltheaters und vom Münchner Publikum verabschieden.

Klassik.com

Nordrhein-Westfalen fördert Musikhochschule Detmold mit 14 Millionen Euro

Das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen fördert die Hochschule für Musik Detmold in den nächsten sieben Jahren mit rund 14 Millionen Euro.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews Bad news for Boston criticism

Classic FM @ClassicFM The 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic are playing tangos on our Album of the Week:

BR_Klassik @BR_KLASSIK 25. Mai 1887: Die Opéra-Comique in Paris steht in Flammen

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Photograph: AFP / Getty Images

(Written on May 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Dubai Opera announces its first season, Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago has died, The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the finalists, Mark Molynex becomes chair of Welsh National Opera & more…

International Arts Manager

Dubai Opera announces first ever season

Dubai Opera has announced details of its first ever season, with Plácido Domingo the biggest name on the bill. The 2,000-seat venue opens later this year, and is the first purpose-built performing arts centre in the Arabic city-state. Led by Jasper Hope – former chief operating officer at London’s Royal Albert Hall – Dubai Opera’s programme mixes opera, ballet, recitals and family entertainment.

The Strad

Long-time Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago has died aged 92

Long-time Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago has died at the age of 92 following a battle with cancer. The Romanian-born musician was hired by Eugene Ormandy in 1955, and continued performing with the orchestra until 1994.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 reveals five Junior Finalists

The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the five candidates selected to progress to the Junior Finals, taking place at London’s Royal Academy of Music on Friday.

Wales Online

Welsh National Opera appoints Mark Molyneux as its next chair

He will succeed Geraint Talfan Davies who will step down after 10 years in the role in July.

Classicalite

San Antonio Symphony Orchestra agrees to 10% budget cut in three-week hiatus

In what feels like a never-ending struggle, it’s been announced that musicians and management of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra accepted cuts as part of the symphony’s strategy to become financially sound once more.

The Guardian

Streaming growth helps digital music revenues surpass physical sales

Digital music revenues have surpassed the takings from traditional music formats for the first time, according to an industry report.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Life at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

A Sydney violist takes a Concertgebouw job-swap. At first, SSO Violist Amanda Verner didn’t think a job swap would be possible.

Broadwayworld

World Premiere and More Set for Hoff-Barthelson’s 2016 Festival of Contemporary Music

Scarsdale, New York – “Celebration 2016: The Music of Our Time,” Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s 27th annual Festival of Contemporary Music, will be held Monday, May 9, 2016, through Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Klassik.com

Land Bayern will 75 Prozent der Kosten für Nürnberger Konzertsaal übernehmen

Das Land Bayern will 75 Prozent der Kosten für einen neuen Konzertsaal in Nürnberg übernehmen. Der neue Nürnberger Konzertsaal soll neben der Meistersingerhalle entstehen.

Klassik Akzente

Daniel Hope mit musikalischen Kostproben bei NDR Das! und im Dussmann Kulturkaufhaus

Der britische Stargeiger Daniel Hope präsentiert sein Album “My Tribute To Yehudi Menuhin”.

KlassikInfo.de

Aris Quartett gewinnt Joseph-Joachim-Kammermusik-Wettbewerb

Das Aris Quartett hat den ersten Preis beim 7. Internationalen Joseph Joachim Kammermusikwettbewerb gewonnen. Der Wettbewerb wird an der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar durchgeführt und ist mit insgesamt 17.500 Euro dotiert, der erste Preis mit 10.000 Euro.

Twitter

Dubai Opera @DubaiOpera Curtain Up! Get ready to be captivated this Autumn with a lineup of 49 world class performances #

Top Classical News @topcmnews YMM Chamber Players in Benefit Concert – April 17 at All Saints’ Church  #

EUYO @EUYOtweets Today, we launched our anniversary project #, to read more about have a look here: # #

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The San Antonio Symphony, Photograph: Jill Torrance/Getty Images

(Written on April 13, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Menuhin Competition names violinists for the Semi Finals, Jazz saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya died at age 81 and singer Rosie Lowe comments on the misogynistic record industry.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 names 10 violinists through to the Junior Semi Finals

Each of the 10 violinists, aged between 11 and 15, will perform their choice of Beethoven Sonata and a virtuoso work. They will also collaborate with professional musicians in Dvořák’s Terzetto in C for two violins and viola.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 names 9 violinists through to the Senior Semi Finals

The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the nine candidates progressing to the Senior Semi-Finals, taking place at London’s Royal Academy of Music on Wednesday.

The Telegraph

The Sixteen: pilgrims progress around UK for 33 concerts of early English polyphony

By neat coincidence, The Sixteen have just set off on their 16th Choral Pilgrimage, the annual tour that is central to this group’s identity. While remaining busy with their other programmes, Harry Christophers and the ensemble he founded in the late 1970s have become recognised above all for their biggest yearly project, which gets the group out of the traditional Oxbridge-London comfort zones of many such choirs.

The Telegraph

Singer Rosie Lowe: ‘The record industry is misogynistic. Women are moulded to a white man’s view’

She released her first album in February to glowing reviews, Elton John announced during a radio appearance that her first single was going to be a huge hit, and Adele is also reported to be a fan. But Rosie Lowe is still getting to grips with the concept of people actually coming to her shows.

The New York Times

Getatchew Mekurya, Ethiopian Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81

Getatchew Mekurya, a saxophonist with an ardent, full-throated style who worked predominantly in Ethiopia for decades before being embraced by a worldwide audience, died on April 4 in Addis Ababa. He was 81.

Classicalite

Yo-Yo Ma gives investment tips on John Oliver in response to Panama Papers

The release of the Panama Papers has continued to rattle world leaders. Of those named is Russian cellist Sergei Roldugin, close friend to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Classicalite

Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Hamilton’ Yields Nearly $105,000 in Royalties Per Week

A Broadway phenomenon that’s propelled its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, to icon status, it’s been reported that the production of Hamilton rakes in nearly $105,000 a week in royalties.

International Arts Manager

Mega donation for Royal Danish Opera

AP Møller Foundation has pledged an undisclosed figure of more than DK100m (13.4m) to Royal Danish Opera(RDO) – the single biggest gift in its history. While the exact amount is not known it is far in excess of the DK35m cut in government funding that the company has recently experienced and is believed to be several hundred million Danish Krone.

WQXR

New Jersey Welcomes Its New Maestra

Introducing Xian Zhang, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s incoming music director to a Newark concert audience Thursday, April 7, principal flutist Bart Feller made one thing clear: “It’s maestra, not maestro.”

Spiegel Kultur

Nach zehn Jahren Bauzeit: Elbphilharmonie veröffentlicht erstes Programm

Zehn Jahre Bauzeit und zehnmal so teuer wie geplant: Die spektakuläre Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg soll im Januar 2017 eröffnet werden – mit einem dreiwöchigen Festival.

Crescendo

Kompositionswerkstatt im Klassenzimmer 

Zeitgenössische Musik in die Schule zu bringen, ist sowohl der Name als auch das Ziel des gleichnamigen niedersachsenweiten Programms, dessen Bewerbungsphase gerade gestartet ist.

Klavier.de

Pianistin Saskia Giorgini gewinnt den Mozartwettbewerb Salzburg

Beim Mozartwettbewerb Salzburg hat im Fach Klavier Saskia Giorgini den ersten Platz belegt. Die italienisch-niederländische Pianistin erhält ein Preisgeld in Höhe von 10.000 Euro.

Twitter

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Top Classical News @topcmnews A masterclass with Sir Andras Schiff  #

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Getatchew Mekurya during a 2008 performance with the punk band the Ex at a Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert. Photograph: Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

(Written on April 12, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, the Royal Opera House is sued by a viola player for ruining his career, Debbie Wiseman to write the music for the Queen’s 90th birthday & the shortlists have been announced for the RPS Music Awards.

BBC News

Musician sues Royal Opera House over ruined hearing

A renowned viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for ruining his hearing and his career during rehearsals of Wagner’s Die Walkure.

Classic FM

Music for Queen’s 90th birthday written by Classic FM composer Debbie Wiseman

Classic FM’s Composer in Residence has been commissioned to compose the orchestral Overture and Finale music for the royal celebration in May.

Classical Music Magazine

Shortlists announced for RPS Music Awards

The shortlists have been announced for this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

Music Week

Eventbrite launches free public events drive

Self-service ticketing platform Eventbrite is running a touring exhibition of free British and Irish events that have taken place over the past 50 years.

The Telegraph

Stars gather for David Bowie tribute concert in New York

Stars from the world of rock and pop gathered at Carnegie Hall in New York to pay tribute to David Bowie who died in January, aged 69.

New York Times

Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to continue partnership

Their first collaboration, the New York premiere of the opera“Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” will not open until Friday, but the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia are already making plans to get the band back together.

Classicalite

New York Philharmonic Archives Highlighted for 175th Anniversary

The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 175th anniversary next season with a nostalgic 2016-17 itinerary. And in observance of nearly two centuries of music, the Philharmonic is illuminating its extensive digital archive library.

Classicalite

Andreas Scholl, German ‘Spectre’ singer, brings baroque Opera into focus

German countertenor Andreas Scholl is spearheading a rejuvenation of baroque opera with his distinct, unadulterated voice. The vocalist achieved mainstream recognition last year when his version of Vivaldi’s “Cum Dederit,” backed by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, appeared in the James Bond film, Spectre.

Pizzicato

Final preparations for the ICMA Award Ceremony and Gala Concert 2016

The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) organize their Award Ceremony and Gala Concert today, April 1st, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian, hosted by the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl and San Sebastian 2016, Cultural capital of Europe.

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Nine soloists at the ICMA-Gala in San Sebastian

The Gala concert of the International Music Awards 2016 takes place today, 01 April, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian. The event is hosted by the Euskadi Orchestra (Basque National Orchestra) and Donostia 2016.

Klassik.com

Konzertante Rheingold-Aufführung in der Berliner Philharmonie massiv gestört

Bei einer konzertanten Aufführung von Richard Wagners Musikdrama “Das Rheingold” ist es in der Berliner Philharmonie am vergangenen Wochenende zu einem Eklat gekommen. Lokalen Medienberichten zufolge wurde das ausverkaufte Konzert mit der Berliner Landeskapelle unter Leitung von Horst Bergfried mehrfach durch Zwischenrufe gestört und musste schließlich aufgrund von Tumulten unterbrochen werden.

Klassik.com

Bach-Medaille für Bassist Peter Kooij

Die Bach-Medaille der Stadt Leipzig geht in diesem Jahr an den niederländischen Bassisten Peter Kooij.

Zeit Online

Artemis-QuartettHäutungen eines Igels

Im vergangenen Sommer nahm sich der Bratscher des berühmten Artemis Quartetts das Leben. Jetzt präsentieren sich die Musiker erstmals in neuer Besetzung.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM: We’ve got a stunning new recording that we’re featuring throughout the day – and it’s from our very own @!

Caterina Grewe @Caterina_Mai: What an exciting day! I just received the first copies of my new CD! # #

Top Classical News @topcmnews: Journey, a 70th birthday retrospective – Trevor Pinnock looks back with infectious enthusiasm #

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Royal Opera House. Photograph: BBC News

(Written on April 1, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, subscription plan for SoundCloud introduced, Orchestra of St. Luke welcomes Susan Graham and Nicholas McGegan, Spotify raises $1 Billion in ‘debt financing’ and the Paris Opera taken to court and more…

International Arts Manager

Composer pedals to raise pounds for choristers

Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM) has set up a Diamond Fund for Choristers (DFFC) to support, promote and protect choral singing in the UK. Two major fundraising events have already been announced: a concert to make the heart soar and a sponsored cycle to make the thighs burn.

Music Week

Tidal now has 3m users a year after launch

Tidal has marked its one year anniversary by revealing it now has three million users across 46 countries. The Jay Z-owned service added new ‘artist owners’ in the last few months, with Lil Wayne, Indochine, Damian Marley and TIP joining Beyonce, Rihanna, Jack White and several more heavyweights.

Classical Music Magazine

Grange Festival announces inaugural season

The Grange Festival’s 2017 season will comprise new productions of Mozart’s Così fan tutte,Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Bizet’s Carmen and Britten’s Albert Herring. 

Classical Music Magazine

Multi-Story Orchestra asks for donations towards summer programme

The Multi-Story Orchestra is seeking to raise the final £8,000 needed for its summer programme of orchestral and chamber music at Peckham’s Bold Tendencies car park.

The New York Times

SoundCloud starts subscription plan, taking on Spotify and Apple

Two weeks after signing its final licensing deal with a major record company, the online music service SoundCloud has introduced its long-awaited subscription plan.

Broadwayworld.com

Orchestra of St. Luke to Welcome Susan Graham and Nicholas McGegan

Orchestra of St. Luke’s welcomes superstar mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, as soloist on its final Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series concert of the season.

Wired

Spotify raises $1billion in ‘debt financing’

Music streaming company Spotify has raised $1 billion (£695 million) in debt financing to take on rivals Apple, Tidal and Google.

Classicalite

Wendy Carlos’ ‘Switched-On Bach’ Inspires Five Decades of Electronic Musicians

In 1968, composer Wendy Carlos made electronic music history with her LP Switched-On Bach, a collection of Bach’s works performed on an early Moog synthesizer.

Observer

How ‘Hamilton’ Reinvigorated a 210-Year-Old Children’s Charity

By now it’s obvious that the smash Broadway musical Hamilton has turned into one of the buzziest cultural events in years. From a notoriously hard-to-come-by ticket to the cast performing at the White House last week, and an endless list of raves and all-star Hamil-fans, the show is a tsunami unlike any other.

Pizzicato

Paris Opera Is Taken To Court

There is more news in the case of the transformations at the Paris Opera Garnier. The management of the opera house wanted to eliminate some separation walls in order to get more seats.

Klassik.com

Gewinner des Deutschen Musikinstrumentenpreises 2016 stehen fest

Bei dem vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie gestifteten Wettbewerb stehen im jährlichen Wechsel je zwei unterschiedliche Instrumentengruppen im Zentrum; in diesem Jahr waren es Gitarre und Klarinette.

Musik heute

Anna Netrebko trainiert ihr Deutsch für Wagner-Debüt

Die russische Sopranistin Anna Netrebko (44) feilt vor ihrer ersten großen Wagner-Rolle als Elsa im “Lohengrin” noch an ihrem Deutsch. “Für mich ist insbesondere die Sprache eine sehr große Herausforderung”, sagte sie der Fachzeitschrift “Das Opernglas” (April-Ausgabe).

Codex Flores

Steinway für Elbphilharmonie schwierig zu finden

Ausgerechnet in Hamburg, der Heimatstadt der Klaviermanufaktur Steinway, stellt die Wahl des richtigen Flügels für einen neuen Konzertsaal – die Elbphilharmonie – eine echte Knacknuss dar.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Coming up today – our Composer in Residence @‘s music for the Queen’s 90th:

Top Classical News @topcmnews: Onward and upward: The Grange Festival announces its first season  #

BR_KLASSIK @BR_Klassik: So kassieren Wettbewerbe junge # ab. Theo Geißlers #

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Photograph: Wired

(Written on March 31, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Beethoven as most popular composer, Karina Canellakis wins Solti award, the David Bowie memorial concert to be streamed via Skype for charity & The New York Times gives an insight into Metropolitan Opera.

The New York Times

A Night (and Many Days) Backstage at the Metropolitan Opera

Behind its facade of white travertine and auditorium of red velvet and gold leaf, the Metropolitan Opera is essentially a factory.

Classicalite

Beethoven overtakes Mozart as most popular composer in new poll

A new listener’s poll conducted by Classic FM has Beethoven besting Mozart as the most popular composer. The classical music station’s annual poll results have historically had Mozart in the top position.

Music Week

SoundCloud launches subscription service, SoundCloud Go, in the US

SoundCloud has unveiled SoundCloud Go, a subscription service that offers an “additional layer of music and supporting features, created to complement and enhance the existing” SoundCloud experience.

Classical Music Magazine

Karina Canellakis wins Solti Award

Karina Canellakis has won the $25,000 (£17,500) Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.

Classical Music Magazine

Orchestre National de Lille appoints Alexandre Bloch as music director

The Orchestre National de Lille has named Alexandre Bloch as its next music director. He will take up the position at the start of the 2016/17 season, succeeding the orchestra’s founding conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus.

BBC News

David Bowie memorial concert streamed live for charity

A David Bowie memorial concert will be streamed live internationally in exchange for charitable donations, organisers have said. Due to “unprecedented interest” promoters have teamed up with Skype, so that fans, in exchange for a minimum donation of £15, can watch the event.

Zeit Online

US-Jazzkomponist mit 84 Jahren gestorben

Der US-amerikanische Jazzmusiker David Baker ist tot. In seinem langen Musikerleben komponierte er mehr als 2.000 Stücke.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Souveräner Mr. Swing

Jazz und Swing waren seine Markenzeichen, an denen er gegen den Zeitgeist festhielt – mit Erfolg. Zum Tode von Roger Cicero, der viel zu früh starb.

Der Tagesspiegel

Flimm: “Staatsoper ab Herbst 2017 wieder Unter den Linden”

Kaum sind die Festtage vorbei, geht’s sofort weiter: Daniel Barenboim und Jürgen Flimm haben die Pläne der Berliner Staatsoper für die kommende Spielzeit vorgestellt.

Le Monde.fr

Toujours déficitaire, Pandora rappelle son fondateur à la rescousse

A la recherche d’un second souffle, Pandora change de patron. Lundi 28 mars, le service américain de streaming musical a remercié Brian McAndrews, qui occupait le poste de directeur général depuis deux ans et demi.

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Rita Sala, il ricordo di Riccardo Muti: «Quei nostri dialoghi dominati dalla meraviglia»

La notizia della morte di Rita mi è giunta all’improvviso e assolutamente inaspettata.

El Mundo

Música contemporánea: no muerde

El compositor Tomás Marco inicia hoy una serie de conferencias dirigidas a acercar a la música de los siglos XX y XXI al público general, es decir, interesado pero no experto en la materia.

Twitter

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3: We’re heading back to the late Classical era for Music in Time, with Beethoven’s Missa solemnis #

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Coming up shortly @ gives a first play to the stunning # soundtrack:

klassik.com @klassikcom: Osterfestspiele Salzburg 2016 mit erfolgreicher Bilanz # #

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A rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera of the new production of “Roberto Devereux” by Donizetti. Photograph: James Estrin/The New York Times

(Written on March 30, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Yo-Yo Ma receives Getty Medal, Juilliard School and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna to be the world’s top music universities and Classicalite questions whether classical music affects our mental and physical health.

International Arts Manager

Yo-Yo Ma honoured with Getty Medal

Yo-Yo Ma has won the prestigious J Paul Getty Medal for his work as an artist who brings different cultures together through music. Established in 2013, the award honours those who make an extraordinary contribution to the practice, understanding and support of the arts.

International Arts Manager

Midori residency programme heads to Hawaii

Illustrious violinist Midori has selected Hawaii for her next orchestral residency programme. The Japanese-born American will lead workshops, masterclasses, discussion groups and advocacy efforts, as well as performing with both Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Hawaii Youth Symphony (HYS).

Classicalite

Can classical music improve your mental and physical health?

Can listening to classical music favorably affect your health? Numerous studies have posited its advantageous effects on blood pressure, cognition and stress — just to name a few.

The Telegraph

Sir Peter Moores – obituary

Philanthropist and heir to the Littlewoods empire who became a generous patron of the arts.

Music Week

PRS for Music Foundation announces next Momentum Music round

PRS for Music Foundation has announced the next 14 artists to receive Momentum Music funding, in conjunction with Arts Council England and Spotify.

Pizzicato

Juilliard School & University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna are the best

QS World University Ranking has published the world’s top music universities, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The Number One position is held by The Juilliard School, United States, followed by University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Austria).

MusicAlly

MusicFirst coalition tears into Google and YouTube

It is open season once again on Google and YouTube in the US, following the RIAA’s decision to make the ‘value gap’ a key part of its 2015 figures announcement.

Klassik.com

Geigerin Mélanie Defize unter den Opfern der Brüsseler Terroranschläge

Unter den Opfern der Anschläge in Brüssel am 22. März befindet sich auch die belgische Geigerin und Musikproduzentin Mélanie Defize. Die 29-Jährige kam in der Metrostation Maelbeek ums Leben.

NMZ

Moritz Eggert erhält Louis Spohr Musikpreis 2016

Der deutsche Komponist Moritz Eggert (50) erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Louis Spohr Musikpreis der Stadt Braunschweig. Die Preisverleihung findet mit Unterstützung des Staatsorchesters Braunschweig am 23. Oktober 2016 im Rahmen eines Sinfoniekonzertes in der Stadthalle Braunschweig statt.

NMZ

Osterfestspiele in Baden-Baden ziehen 25 000 Besucher an

Rund 25 000 Musikliebhaber haben die Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden mit den Berliner Philharmonikern besucht. Damit wurde eine Auslastung von 90 Prozent erreicht, wie das Festspielhaus Baden-Baden am Ostermontag mitteilte.

Die Welt

SWR stellt Programm vor

Vier Jahre nach der umstrittenen Entscheidung über die Orchesterfusion beim Südwestrundfunk (SWR) nimmt der neue Klangkörper Gestalt an. Das erste Konzert des neuen SWR-Symphonieorchesters mit Sitz in Stuttgart ist am 22. September geplant.

Musikmarkt

Spenden-Plattform Musik Bewegt ins Leben gerufen

Für die gute Sache: Die Berliner Plattform Musik Bewegt gibt Künstlern die Möglichkeit, losgelöst von VÖ-Terminen, Promo-Gigs und Tourdaten gemeinsam mit anderen öffentlichkeitswirksam auf die von ihnen unterstützten sozialen Projekte aufmerksam zu machen. Die gemeinnützige Stiftung versetzt sie Fans in die Lage, sich in Verbindung mit den Künstlern engagieren.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews: Hearing the Ottomans in London: a guest post by Professor Rachel Beckles Willson #

BR_Klassik @br_klassik: # in der Klassik. Unser Wochenthema in der “Mittagsmusik”, immer von 12.05-14.00

BBC Radio 3 @bbcradio3: We’re in the Modern period for Music in Time today, looking at Holst’s interest in folk songs #

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Photograph: International Arts Manager

(Written on March 29, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Mark Wigglesworth resigns as ENO’s music director, Timothy Ridout wins 2016 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, David Bowie mural in Brixton, London to be listed, the impact of music on early childhood development and more…

BBC Music Magazine

Mark Wigglesworth resigns as music director of English National Opera

English National Opera has revealed that Mark Wigglesworth has resigned as music director and will leave at the end of the current season.

The Strad

Timothy Ridout wins 2016 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

The young violist receives a cash prize, performance opportunities and a viola bow

BBC News

David Bowie mural in Brixton ‘to be listed’

A mural of David Bowie that became a shrine to the musician after his death is to be listed by the council to ensure its long-term protection.

Classicalite

“Why Making Music Matters”: Carnegie Hall research paper commissioned on childhood development

As part of a project that is actively trying to understand the relationship between music and early childhood development, Carnegie Hall has commissioned a research paper from Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf called “Why Making Music Matters.”

Los Angeles Times

Musco Center’s sound decisions might make it the best opera house in the West

Yasuhisa Toyota has done it again. The Japanese acoustician became an international sensation with the 2003 opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall, his first assignment outside of Asia

International Arts Manager

RNCM to install world’s largest BOXY modular studio for its students

Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has announced plans to transform its former Studio Theatre into a state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording area by fitting the world’s largest BOXY modular studio system.

International Arts Manager

Oxford University Press announces new head of repertoire promotion

OUP has announced the appointment of Jenny Wegg to the position of Head of Repertoire Promotion in its music department. Wegg was previously senior promotion manager at Music Sales, where she worked for nearly seven years until summer 2015, managing a roster of composers, including Peter Maxwell Davies, John Tavener and Tarik O’Regan.

Die Zeit

Schafft mehr Konzertsäle!

München kriegt jetzt einen, Paris und Bochum haben welche: Diese Häuser sollte man sich leisten, auch an ungewöhnlichen Orten

NMZ

Reformation in Mecklenburg kommt als Oper auf die Bühne

Die Geschichte der Reformation in Mecklenburg kommt als Oper auf die Bühne: Mehr als 50 Mitwirkende der Reformationsoper «Ritter, Tod und Teufel» haben sich am Wochenende erstmals in Schönberg getroffen

Klassik.com

Beethoven-Haus erwirbt Brief des Komponisten

Das Bonner Beethoven-Haus hat einen Brief aus der Feder des damals 43-jährigen Komponisten erwerben können

Twitter

English National Opera @E_N_O: ICYMI – we’re now on #! Be one of our first Snapchat friends. Our username is enopera.

Royal Music College @RCMLondon: We welcome back the outstanding @ for music by @, # & # on 14 April – book now:

BBC Music Magazine @Music Magazine: ENO misery continues. Now Mark Wigglesworth has resigned as music director:

Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke

Mark Wigglesworth became Music Director at English National Opera in 2015. Photograph: Sim Canetty-Clarke

(Written on March 23, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that Borletti-Buitoni Trust awards winners 2016 have been announced, Michael Foyle wins 2016 Netherlands Violin Competition & Black Violin breaking stereotypes about classical music. Also, Flipside Opera gives a new twist on classical music genre

Classical Music Magazine

Borletti-Buitoni Trust award winners 2016 announced

The winners of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT) awards and fellowships have been announced

The Strad

Michael Foyle wins 2016 Netherlands Violin Competition

The 24-year-old violinist receives €12,000 and performing opportunities

The News Tribune

Black Violin returns to Tacoma, breaking stereotypes about classical music and race one note at a time

Classical music has a long way to go towards racial diversity — but you wouldn’t know it watching a Black Violin concert

CBC News

Flipside Opera gives a new twist on classical music genre

Winnipeg singers hope to flip your perspective and pull curtain up on the world of opera

NMZ

Thüringer Kompositionspreis für Südkoreaner Eunsung Kim

Den Thüringer Kompositionspreis 2015 erhält der in Weimar lebende Südkoreaner Eunsung Kim

Klassik Akzente

Zum 90. Geburtstag von György Kurtág

Er ist einer der größten Komponisten der Gegenwart. Jetzt feiert György Kurtág, den eine fruchtbare und lange Zusammenarbeit mit ECM verbindet, seinen 90. Geburtstag

Crescendo

Georges Aperghis erhält den höchstdotierten Preis im Bereich der zeitgenössischen Musik

Der griechische Komponist Georges Aperghis ist mit dem BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award ausgezeichnet worden

Codex Flores

Zukunft des Danish National Chamber Orchestra gesichert

Das in seiner Existenz gefährdete Nationale Dänische Kammerorchester lebt dank Zuwendungen dreier dänischer Stiftungen – zumindest projektbezogen – weiter

Classicalite

Ennio Morricone to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Legendary film composer, Ennio Morricone, who is still going strong in his 8th decade of work, has seen it all and done it all in the world of cinema

Twitter

The Musical Brain @themusicalbrain“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” — Carl Sagan

Classical Opera@classicalopera The re-discovered composition by Mozart and Salieri has been performed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35589422

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1947 FP of Gian Carlo #Menotti’s opera The Telephone #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

NetherlandsViolinMichael Foyle/The Strad

(Written on February 18, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports about challenges in classical music sales, England’s arts funding to be restructured and German copyright contract law to be repelled by the German Stage Association. Also, Andris Nelsons and Augustin Hadelich win Grammy Awards

Classical Music Magazine

Decline in classical music sales can be stopped, says Select MD

The decline in sales of classical music videos – which has shadowed that of CDs – can be arrested and even reversed by applying marketing flair, according to Anthony Anderson, managing director of leading UK DVD distributor and Naxos subsidiary Select

The Strad

Violinist Augustin Hadelich wins his first Grammy Award

Augustin Hadelich has won the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

Arts Professional

ACE to restructure arts funding from 2018

Four-year funding contracts, a tiered framework for NPOs and a ring-fenced budget for individual artists are all on the table as Arts Council England consults on its plans

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for the Rhinegold Charity Fund

Charities operating within the music sector are invited to submit their applications for the Rhinegold Charity Fund 2016/17

NMZ

Bühnenverein lehnt das von der Bundesregierung geplante Urhebervertragsrecht ab

Das von der Bundesregierung geplante neue Urhebervertragsrecht stößt auf heftige Kritik des Deutschen Bühnenvereins

Musik-heute

Musikverleger: Staatskapelle Halle bot bestes Konzertprogramm

Die Staatskapelle Halle erhält den Preis für das “Beste Konzertprogramm” der Saison 2015/16

BR Klassik

Kunst und Musik als Sprache für den Frieden

Zentral, mitten in Istanbul gelegen, haben sie ihr eigenes Konzerthaus: Das Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra

Pizzicato

Festivals In Aix And Beijing Sign Partnership

The Festival of Aix-en-Provence and the Beijing Music Festival announced a collaboration agreement for 5 years between 2016 and 2020

Boston Globe

Andris Nelsons, BSO, Seiji Ozawa win Grammy Awards

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Andris Nelsons, struck Grammy gold on Monday night, when “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow” earned the prize for best orchestral performance

Twitter

Sinfini Music Absolutely exquisite playing by Martha Argerich in this performance (via ) of Bach’s Partita No.2 in Cminor

CM Musikwirtschaft Wird das aussterben?

Classicalite Classicalite gives our 2016 roundup of the , and honorees

Photograph: Borusan Muzik Evi/ BR Klassik

Photograph: Borusan Muzik Evi/ BR Klassik

 

 

(Written on February 17, 2016 )