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Academy Music Group has announced a new lease agreement with Manchester-based live entertainment venue, FWSO has hired Keith Cerny as its next president and CEO. New artists announced for woman and tech festival, and why is Classic FM so popular with Millennials? New award dedicated exclusively to classical artists to be launched in Germany after discontinuation of ECHO, and silent film remembering war victims by Abel Gance to be honoured with live orchestra at Musikfest Berlin.

Music Week

Academy Music Group expands with Manchester’s ‘stunning’ Victoria Warehouse

Academy Music Group has announced a new lease agreement with Manchester-based live entertainment venue, Victoria Warehouse. It will be rebranded O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester from September 1.

International Arts Manager

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra appoints former Dallas Opera chief

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) has hired Keith Cerny as its next president and CEO. He will take up the job in January 2019.

The Guardian

Why are more millennials tuning in to Classic FM?

The classical music station has seen a 30% leap in younger people listening to it in the past 18 months. What is the secret of its growing appeal?

M Magazine

New artists announced for women and tech festival

Bishi, Chagall, Gazelle Twin and Rebekah Ubuntu are among the artists confirmed for the inaugural WITCiH festival next month.

Limelight Magazine

Management changes at Limelight

Limelight Arts Media Pty Ltd, the publisher of Limelight Magazine, has announced changes to the management structure of Australia’s classical music and arts magazine.

Die Welt

Klassik-Branche startet eigenen Musikpreis

Nach dem Ende der Echo-Musikpreise geht die Klassik-Branche eigene Wege bei der Würdigung ihrer Talente und Stars.
Musikkonzerne, unabhängige Platten-Label, Verlage und Konzertveranstalter wollen am 14. Oktober erstmals den Opus Klassik in Berlin verleihen – unabhängig vom Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI), der bisher für den Echo in den Sparten Pop, Jazz und Klassik verantwortlich war.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Weltkriegsende auf Musikfest : Auf, ihr Toten, in die Musik des Lichts!

Im September 1918 drehte der Regisseur Abel Gance eine Vision über die Wiederauferstehung der Kriegstoten. Der Stummfilm wird nun – zum 100-jährigen Weltkriegsende – mit Live-Orchester auf dem Musikfest Berlin gewürdigt.

Klassik.com

Festspiele Erl: Rund 100 Strafverfahren wegen illegaler Beschäftigung

In der Affäre um illegale Beschäftigung und die Hinterziehung von Sozialabgaben bei den Tiroler Festspielen Erl haben sich die Vorwürfe zu den Beschäftigungsbedingungen ausländischer Musiker weiter erhärtet. In einem Interview mit der Tiroler Tageszeitung äußerte sich Bezirkshauptmann Christoph Platzgummer dahingehend, dass mittlerweile in etwa 100 Fällen Strafverfahren eingeleitet wurden und ermittelt werde.

Pizzicato

Beginn der Endrunde im Isaac Stern-Wettbewerb in Shanghai

In dem 2014 eröffneten, akustisch hervorragenden und optisch großzügigen Saal des ‘Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’ beginnt heute die Endrunde der ‘Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition’. Remy Franck berichtet aus Shanghai.

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(Written on August 30, 2018 )

In today’s news: Air Studios up for sale, How JAAK Is Looking to Solve Music’s Metadata Problem Through Blockchain Tech, Pekka Kuusisto to premiere works by Anders Hillborg and Perttu Haapanen this summer, Opera’s quest for optimism: WNO takes on ‘Candide’, Pepe Romero opens the 4th Guitar Festival in Ottobrunnen and producer Karin Henkel receives Theaterpreis Berlin. 

Music Week

‘It is a significant moment in the history of the music industry’: Air Studios up for sale

Air Studios is up for sale. The recording facility based in Hampstead has served the UK and international music, film and games industry since 1991.

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How JAAK Is Looking to Solve Music’s Metadata Problem Through Blockchain Tech

Earlier this week, the company announced that it had successfully piloted its blockchain network, KORD with partners Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music, BMG and Global Music Rights.

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Pekka Kuusisto to premiere works by Anders Hillborg and Perttu Haapanen this summer

Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto is to perform new works by Anders Hillborg and Philip Venables at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall this summer.

The Guardian

Katie Mitchell on ROH’s brutal new opera: ‘There is optimism – for 10 seconds’

Her last production contained cannibalism and was staggeringly successful.

The Washington Post

Opera’s quest for optimism: WNO takes on ‘Candide’

In the best of all possible worlds, Leonard Bernstein is a genius and his musical-operetta “Candide” is a great work. In real life, “Candide” invariably leaves me struggling, just like its protagonist, with my desire to be ­optimistic.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Trost in dunklen Zeiten

Pepe Romero eröffnet das 4. Ottobrunner Gitarrenfestival mit einem umjubelten Konzert. Im Anschluss spricht der 84-jährige Großmeister vor dem Publikum über sein Leben und die “allmächtige Mutter Musik”

Zeit Online

Antisemitismusbeauftragter fordert Auszeichnung für Campino

Campino soll für sein Engagement auf der Echo-Verleihung mit dem Bundesverdienstkreuz gewürdigt werden. Das fordert der Antisemitismusbeauftragte der Bundesregierung.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Regisseurin Karin Henkel erhält Theaterpreis Berlin

Am ersten Wochenende des Berliner Theatertreffens wird Karin Henkel mit dem Theaterpreis geehrt. Frank Castorf inszeniert „Faust“ – und alle reden über die Zukunft der Volksbühne.

Der Tagesspiegel

Komische Oper – Mazel tov, Mame!

Jiddischer Liederabend: Intendant Barrie Kosky setzt sich in der Komischen Oper höchstselbst ans Klavier

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Eva Zaïcik, Héloïse Mas et Marianne Croux, finalistes du Concours Reine Elisabeth

En Belgique, les noms des 12 finalistes de l’édition 2018 du Concours Reine Elisabeth, consacré au chant, ont été dévoilés. Parmi eux figurent trois françaises : Eva Zaïcik, Marianne Croux et Héloïse Mas.

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(Written on May 7, 2018 )

In today’s news: Town Hall Symphony announces 2018-19 season, Echo-Award for the best-selling music will be abolished, the New World Symphony Brings Classical Music Into The Digital Future, 2018 Art Music Fund recipients announced and Passau Festival “Europäische Wochen” with reduced program.

Classic FM

Nicola Benedetti playing Bach in an empty St Paul’s Cathedral is the most beautiful video imaginable

Back in 2016, star British violinist Nicola Benedetti found herself in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral – and it was the perfect moment for a Johann Sebastian Bach masterpiece for solo violin.

Rhinegold

Town Hall Symphony Hall announces 2018-19 season

Birmingham’s Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH) has announced its 2018-19 season. The Symphony Orchestra of India will make their UK debut, with an ev ening culminating in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Thousand and One Nights (19 Feb 2019).

The Violin Channel

English Composer Sir William Walton was Born On This Day

English composer Sir William Walton was born on this day in 1902 – 116 years ago.
His signature works include ‘Façade’, the cantata ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’, his 1st Symphony – and Concerti for Violin, Viola and Cello.

BBC News

Streaming is music’s biggest money-maker

Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have become the biggest contributor to the music industry’s coffers for the first time ever.

Forbes

The New World Symphony Brings Classical Music Into The Digital Future

Classical music gets a bad reputation. At a time when electronic music is ubiquitous and digitization reigns supreme, it’s hard to imagine classical music as a relevant art form for youth.

Limelight

2018 Art Music Fund recipients announced

The 2018 Art Music Fund recipients have been announced, with $100,000 going to nine composers for the creation of new works in the Fund’s third year.

Zeit Online

Echo – Jetzt ist er implodiert

Der Preis für die meistverkaufte Musik wird abgeschafft. Fraglich war er sowieso schon lange. Der Protest gegen Kollegah hat gewirkt.

klassik.com

Konzerthaus soll bis 2023 fertig gestellt werden – Nürnberger Konzerthaus: Siegerentwurf steht fest

Mit dem Nürnberger Architekten Johannes Kappler in Zusammenarbeit mit Super Future Collective (Nürnberg) und der Topotek 1 Architektur GmbH (Berlin/Zürich) stehen die Sieger im Architektur-Wettbewerb für das neue Nürnberger Konzerthaus fest.

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Passauer Festspiele Europäische Wochen mit reduziertem Programm

Können Festspiele ohne Intendant funktionieren? Diese Frage stellen sich die Verantwortlichen der Passauer Festspiele Europäischen Wochen (EW), nachdem die Trennung von Intendant Thomas E. Bauer feststeht.

Musik Heute

Neue Intendantin für Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie

Die Orchestermanagerin Insa Pijanka wird neue Intendantin der Südwestdeutschen Philharmonie Konstanz.

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Echo-Award © Christian Charisius/dpa

(Written on April 26, 2018 )

In today’s news: Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia perform for the Pope, The Phantom of the Opera score big at West End Eurovision 2018,  EU to investigate Apple’s purchase of Shazam, Daniel Barenboim returned his Echo-Awards, Hsin-Chien Fröhlich received the Chordirigentenpreis/ German Choir Conductor Prize, and Madrid celebrates International Jazz Day over 10 days.

The Times

The Sixteen: the British choir who blew the ceiling off

The Pope asked the Sixteen and the Britten Sinfonia in to the Sistine Chapel to play James MacMillan’s modern choral classic.

RTÉ urged to spin off symphony orchestra

Helen Boaden, former director of BBC Radio and of BBC News suggests that the station’s second orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, should remain within RTÉ.

Broadway World

The Phantom of the Opera were victorious at the West End Eurovision 2018

The cast of the West End’s longest running musical, The Phantom of the Opera, were hailed the stars of West End Eurovision 2018, scoring a remarkable double victory.

Hyperallergic

Over Two Millennia of Music play in Met Museums’s Instrument Galleries 

The newly reopened galleries combine disparate instruments the world over, grouping them by time period and type, rather than dividing them into the cultures by which they were created.

Teaching Drama

Bloomsbury Digital Resources is marking the fifth anniversary of its Drama Online library by allowing access to each of its most popular video, audio play and playtext for one week

The Verge

Apple’s purchase of Shazam is now under investigation by the EU

The EU has launched an investigation into Apple’s acquisition of music identification service Shazam. It’s concerned that the deal could shrink consumer options for mobile music streaming services within the EEA (European Economic Area).

Zeit Online

Auch Daniel Barenboim gibt Auszeichnungen zurück

“Kommerzielle Interessen dürfen nicht überwiegen”: Der Pianist und Dirigent Barenboim schließt sich dem Protest gegen die Echos für Kollegah und Farid Bang an.

Der Tagesspiegel

Hsin-Chien Fröhlich gewinnt deutschen Chordirigentenpreis

Seit drei Jahren gibt es den deutschen Chordirigentenpreis zur Förderung junger Talente. Diesmal geht er an Chordirektorin Hsin-Chien Fröhlich vom Theater Hof.

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Deutsche Orchesterkonferenz: Professionelle Orchester bereichern mit Musikvermittlung die Gesellschaft

Anlässlich der morgen stattfindenden Deutschen Orchesterkonferenz betont die DOV die enorme Bedeutung der professionellen Orchester und Chöre für den Zusammenhalt unserer Gesellschaft.

SWR 2

Brief Wagners soll in Jerusalem versteigert werden – Es grüßt der Antisemit

In Israel gibt es so gut wie keine Aufführungen der Musik Richard Wagners. In Jerusalem ist aber ein handgeschriebener Brief von ihm zu ersteigern, für geschätzte 8.000 $.

El País

Nueva Orleans inunda Madrid

International Jazz Day Madrid trae a la capital a artistas de jazz, rock y flamenco en 80 citas durante 10 días

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Chordirektorin und Kapellmeisterin Hsin-Chien Fröhlich © Kai Bienert

 

(Written on April 24, 2018 )

In today’s news: Alison Balsom calls British Airways a “greedy disgrace”, Joseph Colaneri denies allegations of sexual misconduct, new startup syncing music to activities launched. Also, Zubin Mehta cancels concerts with Berliner Philharmoniker, Costa Pilavachi joins RSNO board of directors and conductor Barenboim speaks out for recognition of the state of Palestine.

The Telegraph

‘Trumpet crumpet’ Alison Balsom leads revolt against British Airways over ‘greedy’ musical instrument charge 

British Airways has been branded a “greedy disgrace” by one of the world’s leading classical musicians after the airline apparently announced it was charging for smaller instruments brought on board.

Classic FM

Met Opera conductor Joseph Colaneri denies allegations of sexual misconduct 

A pianist has accused Joseph Colaneri of exposing himself to her at a performance of La Traviata in 2001. He denies the allegations. 

Classical Music

Costa Pilavachi joins RSNO board

Costa Pilavachi, former senior vice-president of Universal Music and August’s CM guest editor, has joined the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) board of directors.

Music Business Worldwide

UK Music Business Accused of ‘Endemic Sexual Assault and Abuse’ in BBC TV Show

Four prominent UK music industry figures have told their personal stories to the BBC – including experiences of serious sexual misconduct by males in positions of power.

Forbes

Bedroom BPM: Meet The Startup Syncing Music To Running, Skiing And–Yes–Sex

Rasmussen—who was working at Facebook in London after creating the technology behind Google Maps in the mid 2000s—and marketing guru Visviki decided to develop a product that changes the tempo of music to fit physical activity.

Klassik.Com

Zubin Mehta sagt Konzerte mit Berliner Philharmonikern ab

Zubin Mehta (81) hat seine für Februar 2018 geplanten Auftritte mit den Berliner Philharmonikern abgesagt. Der Dirigent laboriert an den Folgen einer Schulterverletzung und musste bereits mehrere Konzerte mit anderen Klangkörpern streichen.

nmz

Bundesverband Musikindustrie baut Verbandsstruktur um

Der Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) ordnet die Verbandsstruktur neu: Die Bereiche „Recht & Politik“ sowie der „Deutsche Musikpreis ECHO“ werden stärker betont.

Grieche Myron Michailidis wird neuer Generalmusikdirektor am Theater Erfurt

Der griechische Dirigent Myron Michailidis wird ab der Spielzeit 2018/19 Generalmusikdirektor am Theater Erfurt.

Musik Heute

Dirigent Barenboim für Anerkennung des Staates Palästina

Der Dirigent und Pianist Daniel Barenboim (75) hat sich für die internationale Anerkennung des Staates Palästina ausgesprochen.

Platea Magazine

Gustavo Dudamel, detrás del nuevo “Cascanueces” de Disney con Keira Knightley y Morgan Freeman 

El director de orquesta venezolano Gustavo Dudamel dirige la banda sonora, con la conocida música del ballet de Tchaikovsky, de la nueva producción de Disnet “The Nutckracker and the four Realms” (El Cascanueces y los cuatro reinos).

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  in 1909 Birth of Danish and music critic Vagn in Horsens.

Image: Philharmonie Berlin © Klassik.Com/Manfred Brückels

(Written on December 20, 2017 )

In today’s news: Sir Simon Rattle has made his debut as Music Director in London, how musicians have tackled the refugee crisis, and Peter Leathem discusses PPL/PRS. Christoph Spering receives “Echo” Award, music journalist Eleonore Büning receives Pro Musica Viva-Prize, and finalists for “Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon” have been announced.

Evening Standard

Sir Simon Rattle describes first concert leading London Symphony Orchestra as like ‘a homecoming’

The celebrated conductor made his debut as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra

The Guardian

‘It was impossible to write about anything else’: how musicians have – finally – tackled the refugee crisis

In the 80s, musicians simply released charity singles in response to humanitarian crises. But today’s artists have been relatively quiet about the plight of those in the Mediterranean – until now. From Coldplay to Benjamin Clementine, why has it taken them so long to find their voices?

Music Week

‘It’s a brilliant project’: Peter Leathem discusses PPL/PRS joint venture

PPL CEO Peter Leathem has described the company’s joint venture with PRS For Music as “a joint front office that will act as a one-stop shop for bars, nightclubs, offices, and public spaces that need PPL and PRS licences”.

Billboard

Mood-Based Playlists Grow Classical Music’s Revenue, Cache With Young Fans

Diehard Bruce Springsteen fan Brandon Shaw used to rock out to The Boss almost exclusively — until the 27-year-old started streaming Spotify playlists such as Brain Food and Deep Focus in his office about a year ago.

Vulture

A Classical Music Festival Just Had Its Very Own Fyre Festival-Like Implosion in Rhode Island

Remember that time influencers and unassuming, rich music fans descended upon the Bahamas expecting a luxury festival only to be met with the “mass chaos” of Fyre Festival?

Limelight

Vienna State Opera offers six languages in new seat-back system

The company’s new system caters to patrons from around the world, but how long before we see something similar in Australia?

Kulturradio

Kölner Kantor erhält “Echo” für Einspielung von Lutherkantaten

Christoph Spering wird für seine herausragende Einspielung der vier CDs mit dem Titel “Bach – Lutherkantaten” durch “Das neue Orchester” und den Chorus Musicus Köln geehrt.

Klassik.com

Musikjournalistin Eleonore Büning erhält Pro Musica Viva-Preis 2017

Die Musikjournalistin und -kritikerin Eleonore Büning erhält den diesjährigen Preis der Pro Musica Viva-Stiftung.

Musik Heute

Festspiele MV erwarten Besucherrekord

Die Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern steuern auf einen Besucherrekord zu. Die 131 Konzerte der vergangenen drei Monate zogen über 82.000 Menschen an, teilten die Veranstalter am Freitag mit.

France Musique

La liste des finalistes du Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon dévoilée

Les noms des finalistes du Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon ont été dévoilés. Un Français, un Anglais et un Russe s’affronteront dans cette dernière ligne droite.

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(Written on September 15, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Deutsche Phono-Akademie announced its 2016 ECHO Klassik awards. Pentatone, a Dutch music label, appoints new vice president, Renaud Loranger. Also, Marriott Classical Music Festival returns for its third year.

The Strad

Cellist Sol Gabetta and violinist Pinchas Zukerman win 2016 ECHO Klassik awards

The Deutsche Phono-Akademie (German record industry) has named the 57 winners of its 2016 ECHO Klassik awards, honouring ‘the most successful and outstanding achievements’ of German and international classical musicians over the last 12 months. Among the string players recognised by the industry are Sol Gabetta, who wins the Instrumentalist Cello title for her Vasks ‘Presence’ recording on Sony Classical, and Pinchas Zukerman, who takes home the Instrumentalist Violin prize for his recording of Vaughan Williams and Elgar on Decca.

Opera Now Magazine

4.48 Psychosis wins UK Theatre award

Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis has won the UK Theatre award for achievement in opera.

Classical Music Magazine

Pentatone appoints new vice president

Renaud Loranger will join Pentatone as vice president for artists and repertoire on 1 November. He will be tasked with developing the label’s roster and expanding its activities internationally.

Cape Times

‘Marriott Classic Music Festival’ returns

The hills of Franschhoek will once again be alive with the sound of music as the Marriott Classic Music Festival returns to the scenic village for the 14th time from October 21 to 23 October with an inspiring programme of classical music from South Africa’s foremost musicians, plus acclaimed international artists.

Evening Standard

Orchestras should hold blind auditions to increase diversity

Orchestras should hold blind auditions to increase the number of ethnic minority players in major ensembles, according to a leading figure in the music world, Chi-chi Nwanoku.

Naperville Sun

Black Violin blends hip-hop, classical music

Black Violin is changing stereotypes about who plays the violin and what gets played on it. Black Violin consists of Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus — two young, hip, black guys who are just as comfortable busting out some Bach or Vivaldi as they are playing Kanye West.

klassik.com

Hessischer Kulturpreis für Countertenor Andreas Scholl

Die Auszeichnung, die der Countertenor zusammen mit seiner Frau, der israelischen Pianistin Tamar Halperin, erhält, ist mit 45.000 Euro der höchstdotierte Kulturpreis in Deutschland. Beiden gelinge es, musikalische Brücken zu bauen.

Musikerbe-Stätten in Leipzig sollen Europäisches Kulturerbe werden

Die Bewerbung Leipzigs ist damit die einzige einer deutschen Stadt, die für den Bewerbungsdurchgang 2017 ausgewählt und an die Europäisch Kommission weitergeleitet wurde.

Musik heute

Elisabeth Brauß gewinnt Kissinger KlavierOlymp

Die 21-jährige hat den diesjährigen Kissinger KlavierOlymp gewonnen. Die Hannoveranerin setzte sich unter sechs Wettbewerbsteilnehmern im Alter zwischen 13 und 26 Jahren durch. Brauß habe die Jury “aufgrund ihres eigenständigen Zugriffs und ihrer Direktheit in der musikalischen Gestaltung” überzeugt.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Reich at 80: we celebrate the master of minimalism in CM October! http://ow.ly/ts5r304EvG6 

Mental Health Fdn @mentalhealthnz Raising awareness of mental health issues through classical music #MHAWNZ https://t.co/1v7Vw0rLQl

Opera Magazine @operamagazine Opera’s November 2016 preview

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Cellist Sol Gabetta, who just won the Instrumentalist Cello title for her Vasks ‘Presence’ recording on Sony Classical. Photo taken by: Uwe Arens

(Written on October 11, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Deutsche Grammophon is partnering with Apple’s iTunes, Berkeley Festival & Exhibition is adding a new dimension, and it’s revealed what Apple Music pays its artists for streaming. Also, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande dismisses composer in residence, and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin names Adrian Jones as its new director.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT 2016: Day one

Deutsche Grammophon is partnering with Apple’s iTunes to tackle one of the key challenges for classical music: Gainining visibility in the vast digital space of the worldwide web, Clemens Trautmann, president of the Germany-based label, announced at the opening of the Classical:NEXT congress in Rotterdam.

Evening Standard

Cinemas across the UK to screen entire Royal Opera House season live

A trip to the Royal Opera House is a prestigious event and comes with plenty of spectacle. But it also involves a fair bit of expense — and that’s if you can even get tickets.

New Statesman

Enescu’s Oedipe at the Royal Opera House: a neglected work worth revisiting

A new production of this little-heard Romanian piece shows that neglected doesn’t necessarily mean second-rate when it comes to opera.

The Economist

From trebles to Take That

Reality television shows such as The X Factor may have forged the likes of One Direction and JLS, but it is from choirs that the next generation of male heartthrobs will emerge.

SFCV

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Adds Film Series

The biennial Berkeley Festival & Exhibition has always been a varied and attractive event, presenting music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. This year it is adding a new dimension.

Tucson.com

Bach Society keeps classical music scene humming

St. Andrew’s Bach Society kicks off its summer series next weekend and if you’re jonesing for classical music, this is the biggest and pretty much only game in town.

Digital Music News

What Apple Music Pays Artists In 42 Different Countries

What is Apple Music paying artists? Digital Music News asked an artist with more than 32,000 streams across 42 countries for the answer.

Le Temps

Un compositeur attaque l’Orchestre de la Suisse romande en justice

Plusieurs projets de résidence et de commandes n’ayant pas abouti, le compositeur Richard Dubugnon se tourne vers la justice contre la direction de l’OSR. La présidente de la fondation se défend

klassik.com

Südfassade des Bayreuther Festspielhauses fertiggestellt

Im Rahmen der Sanierungsarbeiten des Bayreuther Festspielhauses ist die Südfassade fertiggestellt worden.

Klassik heute

Beethovenring für Nicolas Altstaedt

Ob als Solist oder Kammermusiker, Konzerte mit Nicolas Altstaedt versprechen stets herausragende Konzerterlebnisse. Für seinen Auftritt beim Beethovenfest Bonn im Vorjahr wird dem Cellisten nun eine besondere Ehre zuteil.

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Adrian Jones wird Orchesterdirektor beim RSB

Der neue Orchesterdirektor des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin steht fest: Adrian Jones übernimmt die Position ab Januar 2017.

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Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd Jonathan Church quits as Artistic Director

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WDR 3 @wdr3 #Echo #Jazz für Pianisten Wolfgang Dauner

From trebles to Take That: Choirs and boy bands. Photo credit: REX Shutterstock for The Economist

From trebles to Take That: Choirs and boy bands. Photo credit: REX Shutterstock for The Economist

(Written on May 26, 2016 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Rudy Giuliani expected to join protest against Met’s Klinghoffer opera

New York’s Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday, as protesters get ready to picket The Death of Klinghoffer, the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerrillas.

Telegraph

Lang Lang demonstrates piano techniques

Exclusive: Lang Lang, who has just published a series of piano books for young players, shows how to play in different styles

Classic FM

How I wrote Fury – Steven Price

After tackling the quiet helplessness of being adrift in space with Gravity, the Oscar-winning film composer turned to the Bible to tackle Brad Pitt’s World War Two film.

International Arts Manager

Orpheus receives grant to reach next generation

New York’s Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has received a $400,000 grant from The Andrew W Mellon Foundation.

Sinfini

Critics’ Circle Awards 2014

The winners of the 2014 Critics’ Circle Music Awards were announced on Friday.

Pizzicato

Finnish National Opera Celebrates Jean Sibelius 150th Anniversary

The Finnish National Opera and the Finnish National Ballet will be contributing to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius with the world premiere of the expansive ‘Kullervo’ by Tero Saarinen, alternately conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Pietari Inkinen.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Kampf um Bayreuth

Gysi droht Richard-Wagner-Stiftung mit Klage

Klassik.com

Unerwarteter Geldsegen für Wiener Staatsoper

Sponsorenmittel in Höhe von 333.000 Euro wiederentdeckt

Klavier.de

Pianist Arto Satukangas gestorben

Finnischer Musiker und Hochschuldozent wurde 51 Jahre alt

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ECHO Klassik 2014 – Das Lebenswerk: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Kurz vor seinem 85. Geburtstag bekommt Nikolaus Harnoncourt ein verfrühtes Geburtstagsgeschenk: den ECHO Klassik für sein Lebenswerk.

Plácido Domingo: Eine Prise Domingo

„Wenn man aufhört zu wachsen, dann ist es vorbei“, sagt Plácido Domingo (73) und veröffentlicht gleich sein nächstes Album – mit mediterranen Liedern als Hommage an seine Heimat.

classicalworld.com

The PKF – Prague Philharmonia Announces Appointment of Conductor Emmanuel Villaume as Music Director and Chief Conductor

The PKF – Prague Philharmonia is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally renowned conductor Emmanuel Villaume to the position of Music Director and Chief Conductor of the PKF – Prague Philharmonia for a three-year term, effective September 1, 2015.

Le Figaro

Le Royal Opera s’offre un entracte contemporain

Kasper Holten, l’administrateur du Royal Opera House, s’est lancé dans un ambitieux plan d’élargissement du répertoire de ce que l’on tient encore pour un bastion du conservatisme.

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Royal Opera House, London. Photo credit: age fotostock/Grant Rooney

Royal Opera House, London. Photo credit: age fotostock/Grant Rooney

(Written on October 20, 2014 )

The ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) has awarded its Rising Star Award to the stunning Spanish violinist Leticia Moreno, for her exuberant talent and tantalising stage presence. The impressive violinist was a protégée of the late Mstislav Rostropovich, who praised her as ‘a passionate musician who pours heart and soul into every single note. A violinist of enormous energy and talent’. She has also performed with some of the most celebrated orchestras across Europe so far, from the Mozarteum Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Russia to the Orquesta Nacional de España.

This is by no means her first award; she has previously won international competitions such as Concertino Praga, Sarasate and Kreisler. However, the prestigious ECHO award enables her to play for new audiences in some of Europe’s most renowned concert venues; an opportunity to wow them with her virtuosity, stunning technique, and on-stage personality.

Watch many of Leticia’s performances here.

Her next live performance is at the Rheingau Musik Festival on the 18th of July, tickets are available here.

(Written on June 22, 2012 )