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WildKat PR is delighted to welcome back Music@Malling for the fifth year. Music@Malling 2018 will take audiences on a journey through music and time: placing the music of contemporary composers alongside classical, jazz, vocal, world and film music in and around the stunning historic venues and landscapes of West Malling, Kent, from 16th – 29th September. Combining a hugely successful outreach programme with a firm commitment to new music, the eighth Music@Malling festival comprises 28 events across 14 days. A unique festival in Kent that has built audiences from scratch engaging people from the local area, region and beyond.

This year, outreach work includes 1,800 children from 20 primary schools composing theme tunes for the theme park rides in The Great Enormo, a 21st Century Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, written by Michael Rosen and set to music by husband and wife team, Morgan Pochin, featuring Chamber Domaine.

 

 

Concerts include an exciting array of artists; Tenebrae, Chamber Domaine, Tippett Quartet, leading young pianist Vanessa Benelli Mossel, organist Rupert Jeffcoat, outstanding Cellists Peter Gregson and Richard Harwood, Vocalist and Violinist Lizzie Ball, Violinist Thomas Bowes, guitarists Morgan Szymanksi and Craig Ogden, and James Pearson – Artistic Director of Ronnie Scott’s.

 

Contemporary composers are celebrated alongside composer greats; from Master of Queen’s Music Judith Weir, Owain Park, Debussy, Elgar, Tavener, Vaughn Williams, Parry, Bridge, to Bach alongside unsung composing talents such as Eugène Ysaÿe.

Notable periods of history are commemorated including The Armistice with Charles Dance, legendary actor narrating a programme with readings from Siegfried Sassoon and newly discovered correspondence from leading figures from the 20th century. Also ahead of its World Premiere at London’s V & A in November and to mark the end of the prestigious Frida Kahlo “Making Her Self Up” exhibition, Lizzie Ball and Morgan Szymanksi, will be previewing a selection of works from Corrido – A Ballad for The Bravetaking musical and visual inspiration from the cultural landscape of Frida’s time in the inspiring All Saint’s Church, Tudeley with its famous Marc Chagall windows.

Thomas Kemp, Artistic Director, says: ‘Music@Malling 2018 promises to be our biggest festival yet!  Including works by Debussy, Elgar, Vaughn Williams, Stanford, Parry, Bridge, Ysaÿe, Walton and Delius.  Judith Weir – Master the Queen’s Music and a leading contemporary composer, is featured across five programmes and will be giving a talk about her music and how it connects with the past.  I am also delighted to have side-by-side events, a jamming session with James Pearson and Go Compose to inspire young musicians from across Kent. I started my violin lessons in the kitchen at West Malling Primary and I know that I would have been thrilled to have such an opportunity’.

(Written on July 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: Orchestral music reaches new audiences through video games, BBC National Orchestra of Wales celebrates 90 years, Washington Performing Arts CEO is Pushing DC’s classical music scene forward, performance of “Edward W. Said Days” took place in Pierre Boulez Hall, and the 10th anniversary of Musikautorinnenpreis ignites criticism towards GEMA.

The Telegraph

Royal Philharmonic to perform for Playstation:“This concert is a signpost for where orchestral music is expanding,”

In front of 5,000 concertgoers at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Philharmonic will be performing the music to the video games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and others. The orchestral music is expected to attract hundreds of people who have never been to a classical concert before.

‘Pitting opera against pop music is unhelpful, unfair and flawed”

Pop critic defends opera and the Arts Council.

The Times

Through Opera, Debussy Reaches a New Audience

The centennial of the composer’s death this year provides an occasion to revisit the less-known corners of his oeuvre.

BBC News

BBC National Orchestra of Wales marks 90th anniversary

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has “evolved” in order to reach its 90th birthday, according to its director.

Isle of Wight County Press

Classical music stars, Blake and Mary-Jess to headline The Wight Proms on Isle of Wight

A classical chart-topping line up has been announced for the final evening of The Wight Proms, Last Wight of the Proms.

Washingtonian

How Washington Performing Arts CEO Jenny Bilfield Is Pushing DC’s Classical-Music Scene Forward

President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts is responsible for shaping Washington’s cultural life by including some of the most prominent shows at Kennedy Centre and Strathmore, as well as bringing lesser-known orchestra to the area for adventurous concerts.

The Oregonian

Imani Winds breaks the mold of the classical music ensemble in multiple ways

Portland’s Chamber Music Northwest replaced its longtime resident ensemble, the Emerson Quartet with Imani Winds, a younger, yet equally as talented ensemble to challenge the diversity problem in classical music.

Der Tagesspiegel

„Said Days“ im Boulez Saal – Konflikt und Kontrapunkt

Beethovens Streichquartett op.130, Bachs „Ricercar a 6“ und ein Vortrag von Raja Shehadeh. Die „Edward W. Said Days“ im Pierre Boulez Saal.

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Generalmusikdirektor verlangt Austritt der Intendantin zur Vertragsverlängerung – Oper Köln: Künstlerische Leitung entzweit

Medienberichten zufolge hat Generalmusikdirektor François-Xavier Roth für seine Vertragsverlängerung an der Kölner Oper den Abschied von Opernintendantin Birgit Meyer gefordert. Roth halte Meyer für fachlich nicht kompetent, die Intendantin hingegen fühle sich bevormundet.

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Jubiläum im Shitstorm – 10 Jahre Musikautorinnenpreis der GEMA

Über viele Jahre gehörten die GEMA und die GEZ zu Reizworten in der öffentlichen Diskussion. Immer gab es viele Leute, die etwas gegen die Institutionen hatten. Man war im Dauerfeuer der Kritik. Die GEZ gibt es mittlerweile nicht mehr. Und die GEMA, die gibt es selbstverständlich noch. Aber sie ist längst nicht mehr so stark im Fokus von Angriffen von innen wie außen.

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Lorne Balfe and orchestra perform a the Video Game Awards © Vince Bucci/PictureGroup

(Written on April 12, 2018 )

In today’s news: The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has become the first symphony orchestra in the world to have a professional ensemble led by disabled musicians as a core part of its activities, Help Musicians UK has re-launched its Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme and the final round of voting is now open for The Global Awards 2018. Also, Salzburg votes against application for becoming the European Capital of Culture, and South Korean group Baum Quartett wins the Berenberg Kulturpreis.

The Guardian

EU to review Apple’s reported $400m purchase of music app Shazam

European Commission to investigate deal following requests from Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

Classical Music

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra establishes disabled-led ensemble

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has become the first symphony orchestra in the world to have a professional ensemble led by disabled musicians as a core part of its activities.

Help Musicians UK expands Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme

Help Musicians UK has re-launched its Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme, expanding it to additional clinics and more music professionals.

The Strad

Venezuelan violinist Rubén Rengel wins $50,000 Sphinx Competition

The Detroit-based competition, which includes senior and junior divisions, is open to Black and Latino US string players.

Classic FM

The Global Awards 2018: shortlist announced, vote now!

The final round of voting is now open for The Global Awards 2018! Vote for your favourite artists from the shortlist.

klassik.com

Tonhalle Zürich mit knapp 110.000 Besuchern in der Spielzeit 2016/17

Die Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich hat ihren Geschäftsbericht für die Spielzeit 2016/17 vorgelegt. Bei 145 Konzerten mit 95 verschiedenen Programmen konnten eigenen Angaben zufolge 108.472 Zuschauer gezählt werden.

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Salzburg will nicht Kulturhauptstadt werden

Eine breite politische Mehrheit hat gestern im Gemeinderat der Stadt Salzburg gegen eine Bewerbung Salzburgs als Europäische Kulturhauptstadt 2024 gestimmt.

Musik Heute

Berenberg Kulturpreis an “Baum Quartett”

Das aus Südkorea stammende “Baum Quartett” hat den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Berenberg Kulturpreis erhalten.

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Dans le métro à Tokyo, Debussy et Chopin détendent les voyageurs

Au Japon, les trajets de métro sur la ligne Hibiya sont désormais bercés par la musique de Chopin, Mendelssohn et Debussy. Une initiative expérimentale, qui semble séduire les utilisateurs.

Platea Magazine

Adam Fischer debuta con los Berliner Philharmoniker, sustituyendo a Bernard Haitink

Ocupando el lugar previsto para Bernard Haitink, indispuesto, el director de orquesta húngaro Adam Fischer (Budapest, 1949) debuta estas semana al frente de los Berliner Philhamoniker, los días 8, 9 y 10 de febrero.

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Konzerthaus Berlin @_konzerthaus: Singen macht sozial, gesund und glücklich! Warum, das erfahrt ihr auf unserem Blog!

Image: Rubén Rengel © The Strad

(Written on February 8, 2018 )

In today’s news: Igor Levit wins the Gilmore Award. Robert Mann has died. Christoph von Dohnányi will take over a new Salome Production at the Berlin Staatsoper. A new electronic organ is being installed at the Vatican. The Bayrische Staatsoper is celebrating 100 years Staatsoper and 200 years National theatre. A piece on cultural heritage in europe and an article with Gustavo Dudamel on Venezuela and music.

The Spectator

Debussy, Tippett and Wagner: the musical treats of 2018

Events that are due to take place in the months to come, most notably the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s Debussy Festival.

Gramophone

Igor Levit receives 2018 Gilmore Artist Award

The prestigious award, worth $300,000, goes to 2016’s Gramophone Recording of the Year winner.

Bury Times

Talented young musicians fundraise for CAFOD at festive concert 

The group, compromising of 28 children played a special seasonal concert last December.

The Guardian

How Mongolia went wild for opera

Discover the reason why so many Mongolians are winning international singing awards.

Digital streaming behind biggest rise in UK music sales for 2 decades

Platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify plus renaissance in vinyl records help fuel fastest annual growth since 1998.

The Telegraph

Royal Opera House tenor rejects ‘in your face’ sexual violence against women on stage

Michael Fabiano resists demands to perform sexually violent scenes on stage and argues the treatment of women in productions should better reflect the modern world.

NPR

Robert Mann, A Founder Of The Juilliard String Quartet, Has Died

Robert Mann, a violinist and one of the founders of the Juilliard String Quartet, died on Monday at home in Manhattan. He was 97 years old.

Musik Heute

Dohnányi übernimmt für Mehta Berliner “Salome”

Bei der Neuproduktion von Richard Strauss’ “Salome” an der Berliner Staatsoper übernimmt Christoph von Dohnányi die musikalische Leitung. 

Klassik.com

Petersdom: Elektronische Orgel ersetzt bisherige Pfeifenorgel

Der Vatikan setzt im Petersdom auf Digitalisierung: bei großen Ereignissen erklingt statt der traditionellen Pfeifenorgel künftig ein digitales Instrument.

Klassik-heute

GMD Kirill Petrenko leitet zwei “Ring”-Zyklen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

In diesem Jahr begeht die Bayerische Staatsoper zwei Jubiläen: 100 Jahre Bayerische Staatsoper und 200 Jahre Nationaltheater. 

Berliner Zeitung

Kulturerbejahr Europa, Kontinent der Möglichkeiten 

Vor drei Tagen begann das Europäische Kulturerbejahr unter dem Motto „Sharing Heritage“. Am 8. Januar wird in Hamburg die nationale Auftaktveranstaltung zu diesem internationalen Großprojekt stattfinden.

El Mundo

Gustavo Dudamel: “Me duele el conflicto entre hermanos en Venezuela”

Gustavo Dudamel (Barquisimeto, 1981) está en medio de muchos frentes. Por un lado, tiene que lidiar con la responsabilidad de ser el director de orquesta más candente del momento […]

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(Written on January 4, 2018 )

WildKat PR is thrilled to be working with Blüthner on their inaugural Piano Series. Seven virtuosi will showcase the piano with its unique Golden Tone in a series of seven recitals held at St John’s Smith Square over the 2017/18 season.

From its founding in 1853 by Julius Blüthner, the eponymous firm has remained family-run. Current CEO, Dr Christian Blüthner-Haessler, enjoyed a successful career as a cancer surgeon, before taking the reins in 1996, and being named Businessman of the Year in Germany in 2004 after just 8 years in the industry.

From its inception, Blüthner has been an innovative company, which can be seen today in its impressive range of Design Pianos, and the extraordinary PH Grand. Blüthner has also pushed boundaries exploring the mechanics of tone production, with the creation of the Aliquot string, an added fourth string which vibrates sympathetically, cylindrical soundboards, and angle cut hammers, resulting in a truly special sound.

The starry list of Blüthner advocates includes Brahms, Mahler, Bartók, Debussy, Reger, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Liberace, Stevie Wonder, and Ariana Grande.

The seven programmes held at St John’s Smith Square will be performed by outstanding talents from across the world, highlighting the versatility, depth, and character of the Blüthner instrument. Repertoire will include Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven; Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Brahms; Stravinsky and transcriptions of Chinese music; Sjogren, Nielssen, and Nilsson. Tom Poster’s Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective will open the series performing Clara Schumann, Brahms, Schubert, and Robert Schumann.

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(Written on September 14, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome back Music@Malling for the fourth time. Music@Malling brings world-class artists to historic local venues in West Malling, Kent, combining a hugely successful outreach programme with a firm commitment to new music. This year sees the seventh iteration of the festival, in which 24 events will take place over 10 days, featuring music of leading contemporary composers, alongside classical, jazz and folk music. The festival aims to engage with the local community through education and outreach work and to provide events that both enrich and entertain audiences. Music@Malling aspires to develop innovative and creative projects that are of high quality and that raise the profile of music. The artists are involved in mentoring and supporting young musicians and composers across Kent.

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This year, outreach work includes 1400 primary school children from 16 schools partaking in a project focusing on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes as well as 480 children performing in four concerts alongside the festivals resident ensemble, Chamber Domaine, and narrator Matthew Sharp. Furthermore, in conjunction with Sound and Music, Go compose!, gives 10 young composers from Kent the opportunity to compose a piece of music that is performed and recorded in one day under the expert guidance of Simon Pearce (Royal College of Music and Purcell School) and Chamber Domaine. The festival also offers Meet the Composer events with composers such as Alexander Goehr and Paul Patterson, and mentoring workshops with the Artistic Director of Ronnie Scott’s, James Pearson.

Concerts will include Chamber Domaine performing Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Artists range from harpsichord player Steven Devine, violinist Thomas Bowes to guitarist Craig Ogden performing Bach, Dowland, Britten, and Albeniz. Flute player Sami Junnonen will perform music by Bach, Sciarrino, Debussy, Berio, Takemitsu, as well as the premiere of a new work by Tomi Räisänen.

Thomas Kemp, Artistic Director, says: ‘Our seventh festival promises to be our best yet with a wide range of music and lots of interesting programmes and opportunities for music lovers young and old. Contemporary music by Alexander Goehr and Paul Patterson rubs shoulders with works by Bach, Mozart, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Gershwin as well as jazz, world, folk and vocal music across 24 events. I am particularly proud of our work with local schools –engaging young people in creative activities – many for the first time.’

(Written on July 17, 2017 )

In today’s news: Orchestra of the Swan announces volunteering opportunities, and Karen Bradley has been reappointed as culture secretary. Plans for new season at the Pierre Boulez Hall Berlin, and Händel Festival in Halle. Yeakwoon Sunwoo wins Van Cliburn Gold Medal, and female brass band raises cash for breast cancer.

Classical Music Magazine

Orchestra of the Swan announces volunteering opportunities

The Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS) is holding an event to enable those interested to learn about volunteering opportunities and the ensemble itself.

Music Week

Karen Bradley reappointed as culture secretary

Karen Bradley has been reappointed as culture secretary in Theresa May’s reshuffled cabinet.

Classic FM

Tokio Myers, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017, speaks exclusively to Classic FM

Pianist Tokio Myers has just been crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 and wowed the judges with his musical mash-ups where Debussy meets Ed Sheeran, and Craig Armstrong meets Hanz Zimmer (sic) and Rag N Bone Man

FAZ

Die Ministerin lässt nicht locker

Die Kampagne der nationalistischen Kulturministerin Miri Regev gegen unliebsame Künstler trifft eine israelische Institution: Das Theaterfestival in Akko droht zu scheitern.

Tagesspiegel

Alles ausprobieren, was möglich ist

Eine Jazz-Reihe von Till Brönner, Musik aus dem Nahen Osten, Szenisches von Robert Wilson: Daniel Barenboim und Ole Baekhoej blicken auf die nächste Saison im Pierre Boulez Saal.

NMZ

Orgelnacht und Messiah – Händel-Festspiele locken Zehntausende an

Halle – Rund 50 000 Musikliebhaber haben in diesem Jahr die Händel-Festspiele in Halle besucht. Insgesamt lockten seit dem 26. Mai rund 100 Veranstaltungen, wie eine Sprecherin des Festivals am Sonntag sagte.

Pizzicato

Yeakwoon Sunwoo Wins Van Cliburn Gold Metal (sic)

The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced its winners.

BBC.com

Boobs and Brass: The female band raising cash for breast cancer

In 2006, two friends decided to break the male dominance of the brass band world by forming an all-female band – and called it Boobs and Brass.

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Help Musicians @HelpMusiciansUK: Jenny Wade discusses the perseverance of women within the electronic music scene. #WomeninMusic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNq91U99Ot0

 

: Wir sind stolz, dass am 24. Juni 2017 die vierte Auflage der in den Geschäften der Qualitätsroute stattfinden kann!

Orgelnacht und Messiah – Händel-Festspiele locken Zehntausende an. Foto: Thomas Ziegler, Presse

 

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(Written on June 12, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Bochum opens a new Musikforum and evolves into a cultural centre, and newly founded :alpenarte festival combines arts and culture with international musicians. Anne-Sophie Mutter performed with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonie. The best choral conductors from around the world are to share with us their favourite Easter pieces, and this year’s River to River Festival plans a multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs. British violinist David Angel has died, and A gofundme campaign has been launched to help raise urgent funds for trombonist Stephen Sykes

Telegraph

Andrew Garfield blows National Theatre audiences away with his Angels in America performance

If the reaction to last nights Angels in America preview at the National Theatre is anything to go by, Marianne Elliot’s new production of Tony Kushner’s play about the AIDs crisis in Eighties America is going to be a big hit.

Rhinegold

Jamal Aliyev wins Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize

Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev has won the Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize Competition 2017, held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on 7 April.

British violinist David Angel has died

David Angel, second violinist with the Maggini Quartet, died on 10 April of a suspected heart attack, aged 62.

The Violin Channel

Fundraiser Launched to Raise Urgent Medical Funds for Young Sick Musician

A gofundme campaign has been launched to help raise urgent funds for trombonist Stephen Sykes – who is battling an aggressive form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer

Classicfm

Debussy’s ‘La Mer’, actually played on La Mer

Someone has finally made a recording of Debussy’s ‘La Mer’ on ‘La Mer’ (the sea), and it’s as beautiful as you would imagine.

Pizzicato

James Levine Named Conductor Laureate Of Ravinia Festival

James Levine, 73, has been named the first Conductor Laureate of the Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in North America.

neuemusikzeitung

Du bist keine Weltstadt

Doch mit dem neuen Musikforum gewinnt Bochum als Großstadt

concerti

Generationsübergreifende Begegnungen im Bregenzerwald

Kunst und Kultur gemeinsam mit internationalen Musikern in einem exklusiven Rahmen entstehen zu lassen ist das Fundament des neu gegründeten Festivals :alpenarte in Österreich

Der Tagespiegel

Vertreibung aus dem Paradies

Ein Abend der verpassten Begegnungen: Anne-Sophie Mutter und Barenboims Staatskapelle mit Beethovens Violinkonzert in der Philharmonie

WQXR Blog

13 Choral Directors Share Their Favorite Easter Music

With Easter soon upon us, we asked some of the best choral conductors from around the world to share with us their favorite Easter pieces.

The New York Times

An Opera About Robert Moses Is Among the River to River Festival Highlights

A multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs; an expansive artwork about the African diaspora; and a site-specific music and dance spectacle about the United States’ immigrant history are among the more than 100 events planned for this year’s River to River Festival

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Music History @today_classical in 1865 Birth of Heinrich

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic Music at Paxton Festival 2017

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(Written on April 13, 2017 )

In honour of Bastille Day, here at WildKat PR we have been taking a moment to reflect on all things French! Here are our favourite French composers and a few guilty pleasures…


Composers

1. Debussy

Despite being born into an unmusical, working class family, Debussy’s talent for music blossomed at an early age. He studied composition at the Paris Conservatoire from the age of 10 where he developed his skills as the renowned Impressionist composer we know him as today.

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2. Ravel

Best-known for Boléro (used by Torvill and Dean), Ravel is one of France’s most celebrated Impressionist composers, although like Debussy, he rejected this label.

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3. Fauré 

Fauré didn’t have an easy life. However, despite the late onset of his success, his increasing deafness and aural hallucinations, he produced some of France’s most popular and adored music, including his nocturnes and songs like ‘Clair de Lune’

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4. Lully

Less frequently played than the other composers on our list, Lully was  a very important French composer. Modern film ‘Le Roi Danse’ depicts his role as composer to king Louis XIV.

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5. Saint-Saëns

Another child star, Saint-Saëns gave his first private performance at the age of 5 and started composing the year after. ‘Carnival of the Animals’ and ‘Danse Macabre’ are his most popular works.

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Guilty pleasures

1. Wine

If there’s one thing the French know how to do, it’s wine. And for this, we are truly grateful.

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2. Cheese

Brie, camembert, roquefort, emmental. We could go on…

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3. Disneyland Paris

Rides, Disney music and Mickey Mouse. What’s not to love?

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4. Les Mis

Is this a guilty pleasure? Opinion here is divided.

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5. Croissants

Whilst we are conscious our list of guilty pleasures is a little culinary-heavy, it would be unfair not to give this delicious delicacy a brief mention.

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(Written on July 14, 2015 )

WildKat PR is pleased to welcome the New York Concert Artists and Associates (NYCA) to our roster. We will be working with them on an exciting series of recitals, entitled ‘The Berlin Debuts’, where various talented international musicians make their premiere performances in Germany at the prestigious Berlin Philharmonie.

Recognising that artists are commonly subject to pressure from many angles such as the public and funding restrictions, Artistic Director and Founder, pianist Klara Min, wanted to create a platform where artists could be themselves and maintain artistic integrity and originality. Inspired by Schumann’s Davidsbund, the belief that in every situation, the ultimate artistic decisions are the domain of the musicians themselves, Klara founded NYCA in 2008 with the intention of replicating this idea in a modern context.

NYCA is led ‘by musicians for musicians and the musical public’ and regular meetings are held to discuss each other’s concerts and projects whilst also striving to help each other with any available resources. Klara also ensured that a priority to help musicians communicate more directly to the general public sat at the heart of the organisation. NYCA strive to forge dynamic connections between all areas of the music industry: musicians, managers, presenters, concert halls and also to promote young artists through NYCA’s own concert series, such as the one WildKat PR is working on.

The series will span through March and April and will then continue in October 2015 and spring 2016. Korean pianist Junghee Ryu, on the 16th March, will perform a programme including Mozart’s Piano Sonata no.15 and Schumann’s Fantasie op.17. Ryu already has an impressive CV, having played with the New York Sinfonietta and the Bulgarian Varna Philharmonic Orchestra. Sunhwa Park will perform a recital of favourites from Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and Debussy on the 13th April. She has won prizes at numerous competitions such as the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music and the World Times Competition. To round off the season, Sarah Chan, who has also won many awards such as New York’s Carnegie Emerging Artist Award, will bring us Debussy, Ravel, Albéniz, Turina and Chopin.

Keep an eye on the website for more information about the artists and visit these websites to purchase tickets to The Berlin Debuts.

Junghee Ryu

Sunhwa Park

Sarah Chan

Die New York Concert Artists (NYCA) präsentieren: The Berlin Debuts

WildKat PR heißt die New York Concert Artists and Asociates (NYCA) als neue Kunden willkommen. Wir werden mit ihnen an einer spannenden Konzertreihe arbeiten, die mit dem Titel „The Berlin Debuts” in der renommierten Berliner Philharmonie stattfinden. Dabei werden mehrere talentierte internationale Musiker auftreten, die das erste Mal in Deutschland auf der Bühne zu sehen sind.

Die Pianistin Klara Min, Intendantin und Gründerin der Organisation, erkannte, dass Musiker in ihrer künstlerischen Entwicklung häufig von verschiedensten Einflüssen, wie zum Beispiel öffentlichem und finanziellem Druck, gehemmt werden. Um dem entgegen zu wirken, gründete sie NYCA als Plattform, die Künstlern die Möglichkeit gibt, sie selbst zu sein und ihre künstlerische Integrität und Originalität zu erhalten. Klara gründete NYCA im Jahr 2008. Inspiriert durch Schumanns Davidsbund wollte sie seine Idee, dass endgültige künstlerische Entscheidungen in jeder Situation bei dem Künstler selbst liegen, in einen modernen Kontext übertragen.

NYCA wird organisiert „von Musikern für Musiker und die musikalische Öffentlichkeit“ und in regelmäßigen Treffen wird über Konzerte und Projekte diskutiert und sich gegenseitig geholfen. Klara legt großen Wert darauf, dass die Organisation Musikern hilft direkter mit der Öffentlichkeit zu kommunizieren. NYCA strebt danach, dynamische Verbindungen zwischen allen Bereichen der Musikindustrie zu knüpfen: Musiker, Manager, Konzerthallen und Labels, und junge Künstler in eigenen Konzertreihen zu fördern, wie zum Beispiel die Konzertreihe in Berlin an der WildKat PR gerade arbeitet.

Die Konzertreihe findet ab März bis April diesen Jahres statt und wird im Oktober 2015 und Frühling 2016 weitergeführt. Die koreanische Pianistin Junghee Ryu wird am 16. März ein Programm aus Mozarts Klaviersonate Nr. 15 und Schumanns Fantasie Op. 17 aufführen. Ryu hat einen beeindruckenden Lebenslauf vorzuweisen, sie spielte bereits mit der New York Sinfonietta und dem Bulgarian Varna Philharmonic Orchestra. Sunhwa Park spielt in ihrer Aufführung die beliebtesten Stücke von Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart und Debussy am 13. April. Sie hat bereits Preise bei namhaften Wettbewerben wie dem Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music und der World Times Competition gewonnen. Zum Abschluss der Reihe gibt Sarah Chan ihr Programm aus Debussy, Ravel, Albéniz, Turina and Chopin. Sie ist ebenfalls mehrfache Preisträgerin und hat unter anderem den New York’s Carnegie Emerging Artist Award gewonnen.

Auf der Website von NYCA finden Sie mehr Informationen über die Organisation und die Künstler.

Tickets für „The Berlin Debuts” erhalten Sie hier.

Junghee Ryu

Sunhwa Park

Sarah Chan

NYCA Carnegie Debut Recital Audition winner - Javor Bracic - Carnegie Weill Recital Hall-2

Carnegie Debut Recital Audition winner – Javor BracicCarnegie Weill Recital Hall

 

(Written on February 13, 2015 )