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In today’s news: Finnish National Opera and Ballet appoints Gita Kadambi as general director, and Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja wins Swiss Music Prize. This year’s German classical music festivals, and Inkinen becomes new principal conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie. Herbert Blomstedt receives Brahms award, and Jörg-Peter Weigle is being considered new principal conductor in Frankfurt.

Classical Music Magazine

Rhinegold Publishing appoints managing editors

Rhinegold Publishing Ltd has extended its partnership with the editorial consultancy C Sharp LLP to encompass a wider range of its specialist music magazine portfolio.

Opera Now

Gita Kadambi appointed as general director of Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Finnish National Opera and Ballet has appointed Gita Kadambi as general director. She will assume the position in January 2018, replacing Päivi Kärkkäinen, taking on the management and leadership of the entire organisation.

The Strad

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja wins Swiss Music Prize

Moldovan-born violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is one of 15 artists to be awarded this year’s Swiss Music Prize by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture.

Classic FM

Classic FM attracts a new generation of younger listeners

5.4 million people now tune in every week – with a big increase in listeners aged under 35.


Sommerklänge quer durchs Land

Von Rostock bis nach Garmisch-Partenkirchen – in den nächsten Monaten prägen wieder zahlreiche Festivals die klassische Musikszene der Republik.


Deutsche Radio Philharmonie: Mit Inkinen in die Saison 2017/18

Mit ihrem neuen finnischen Chefdirigenten Pietari Inkinen, 37, startet die Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Anfang September 2017 in die neue Saison.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Jörg-Peter Weigle soll Chefdirigent in Frankfurt/Oder werden

Ab der Spielzeit 2018/19 soll er die Nachfolge von Howard Griffiths antreten.

Amerika Woche

Brahms-Preis für Dirigenten Herbert Blomstedt

Der schwedische Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt wird in diesem Jahr mit dem Brahms-Preis ausgezeichnet.


Composer Angelo Badalamenti, Master Of Mood, Returns To ‘Twin Peaks’

Now, creator David Lynch has revived the show, which will return on Showtime on Sunday.



All ready in Milan.

There will be a 2nd one!! gives an extra concert on 12.07.2017. Presale starts on 19.05. at 9:00.

Symbolbild Festivals © shutterstock


(Written on May 19, 2017 )

Classical Music Magazine

Robert Maycock Has Died.

The arts journalist Robert Maycock died in a car crash last week. He was the second editor of Classical Music magazine, editing the title from September 1977 to June 1986, before moving to the Independent.

LA Times

Dudamel, Salonen To Appear In Philharmonic Society’s New Season.

The current and former music directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be among the prominent classical personalities to appear in the next season of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

The Guardian

David Lynch’s Musical Magic.

David Lynch deploys music in his movies to devastating effect. Ahead of a retrospective, the Guardian picks his best statements in sound.

Audience’s Flock To ‘Difficult’ Contemporary Classical Music.

The Southbank, Barbican, ENO and BBC4 are catering for the new-found appetite for sonic adventure.


The Sage Gateshead Launches Digital Project To Reach Wider Audiences.

Classical music streamed to regional venues in the North East of England.


Sergei Polunin Loses His Right To Work In The UK.

Sergei Polunin, the gifted dancer who stunned the arts world by quitting the Royal Ballet last week has had his UK work permit revoked, it has been reported.

What Do You Listen To When You’re Sad?

Apparently 70 per cent of men and 90 per cent of women cry at a sad piece of music, according to a survey. What music is indisputably sad?

(Written on February 1, 2012 )