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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


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


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


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


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:

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 )

The Guardian

BuzzFeed president: ‘We feel strongly that traditional media have given up on young people’

Jon Steinberg tells MIPCOM audience that his site is ‘bringing more hard news on a relative basis than a lot of the traditional television networks’

London Live TV channel to recruit 50 editorial staff ahead of Launch

Local television channel, an extension of the London Evening Standard, to hire producers and presenters before March launch

Classic FM Online

Breaking Bad opera to premiere in 2014

The hit US TV show is making its mark on the world of classical music just one week after the series finale

Pianist performs concert of Pink Floyd classical covers

AyseDeniz Gokcin, the pianist who turns Pink Floyd songs into classical arrangements, has recorded an entire concert of Pink Floyd material, taking inspiration from Chopin and Rachmaninov

David Garrett reveals new video with Nicole Scherzinger

Violinist David Garrett and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger collaborate in an impressive new classical song, Io Ti Penso Amore


What Is Classical Music’s Women Problem?

Anastasia Tsioulcas discusses the subject of women in classical music following the Marin Alsop controversy

LA Times

In the L.A. classical music scene, the music comes first

Critic’s Notebook: New York and Minnesota’s financial issues and cancellations stem from a lack of vision and commitment. L.A. is a different story

Limelight Magazine

Pop-up concert in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Orchestra rallies a pop-up success story after Carnegie cancellation

Gerard Willems: On the value of healthy competition

Why do musicians put themselves through the grueling process of competitions and is it ever worth it?

Patrice Chéreau has died

Iconic director of Wagner’s centenary Ring cyle at Bayreuth passes at 68

Die Welt

“Wir sind schändlich mit Verdi umgegangen”

“Die Welt” überträgt am Freitag früh ab 2.30 Uhr als Livestream aus Chicago das Festkonzert zum 200. Geburtstag von Giuseppe Verdi. Ein Gespräch mit Riccardo Muti, der das Requiem dirigiert

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online


(Written on October 10, 2013 )