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In today’s news: The influence of the Reformation on western classical music, music-themed afternoon tea, and Inclusive Creativity announces Rich Mix concert. Katharina Wincor and Petr Popelka receive Neeme Järvi Prize, Daniel Hope to play three concerts in Germany, and composer Wilhelm Killmayer has died.

The Guardian

The Reformation: classical music’s punk moment

The great cultural and religious schism of the 16th century democratised music and participation, creating the template for modern classical music.

The Times

Side orders

Lemuel’s Lounge at the Conrad, opposite the National Concert Hall, is serving a music-themed afternoon tea seven days a week.

The Telegraph

Teen prodigy Daniel Harding: ‘I was unfocused and the orchestra could smell blood’

Daniel Harding has just changed out of his aviation gear, having spent the past four hours in a flight simulator. That’s not typical practice for world-class conductors, but then Daniel Harding is not your typical world-class conductor.

Classical Music Magazine

Inclusive Creativity announces Rich Mix concert

Created by composer Frank Lyons, the organisation aims to level the playing field in performance and composition for disabled musicians by developing instrumental technology and methodologies that allow for side-by-side performance with professional musicians.

Teaching Drama

Octagon Theatre releases redevelopment details

Octagon Theatre in Bolton has released further information about its new vision. The redevelopment of the 50-year-old theatre was announced in January 2015, and it has now been revealed that this redevelopment will include a number of exciting improvements.


Finalists announced for Freedman Classical Fellowship

This year’s finalists are bassoonist Matthew Kneale, flautist Tamara Kohler, and pianist Alex Raineri.


Venezuelan President goes after Dudamel

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has furiously attacked conductor Gustavo Dudamel yesterday in a TV statement.

Neeme Järvi Preise für Katharina Wincor und Petr Popelka

Die österreichische Dirigentin und Sängerin Katharina Wincor und der tschechische Dirigent und Kontrabassist Petr Popelka haben den Neeme Järvi Preis 2017 erhalten.

Klassik Heute

Daniel Hope mit drei Konzerten bei den Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Vivaldis Die vier Jahreszeiten gehören zweifelsohne zu den meistgespielten Violinkonzerten überhaupt.

BR Klassik

Konsequent gegen den Strom

Wilhelm Killmayer war eine der eigenwilligsten Künstlerpersönlichkeiten mit einer charakteristischen Klangsprache fern jeglicher Schulen und Stile.


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Ballett am Rhein wieder „Kompanie des Jahres“ via @httpstwittercomdasopernmagazinlangde

Wilhelm Killmayer © picture-alliance/dpa






(Written on August 21, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the BBC Symphony Chorus searches for a new director, the London International A Cappella Choral Competition is open to entrants and thieves steal musician’s £50,000 flute in London wine bar. Also, finalists of Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition are announced

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Symphony Chorus searches for new director

Mystery continues to surround the underlying causes of the BBC’s decision not to renew the contract of Stephen Jackson as director of the BBC Symphony Chorus, a post held since 1989

International Arts Manager

London International Choral Competition open for entrants

Choirs of all shapes, sizes and sounds are invited to apply to London International A Cappella Choral Competition (LIACCC) 2017

Evening Standard

Thieves steal musician’s £50,000 flute in London wine bar

A leading classical musician has told of his devastation after his prized golden flute was stolen from a bar on London’s South Bank

Classical Music Magazine

Finalists of Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition announced

The six finalists of the Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition have been announced


Dirigent Kristjan Järvi gründet weiteres Orchester im Ostseeraum

Dirigent Kristjan Järvi gründet ein weiteres Orchester im Ostseeraum. Die Baltic Sea Philharmonic vereine Musiker aus den zehn Ländern des Ostseeraums, teilte der Förderverein am Montag in Berlin mit

Bonner Stadtrat beschließt Sanierung der Beethovenhalle

Nach dem Scheitern der Pläne für ein Beethoven-Festspielhaus hat die Stadt Bonn nun beschlossen, die renovierungsbedürftige Beethovenhalle für 50 Millionen Euro zu sanieren. Die Verwaltung wurde beauftragt, die im Mai beschlossene Planung zu Ende zu führen und die Realisierung anzugehen

Katja Lebelt wird neue künstlerische Leiterin des Brandenburger Theaters

Katja Lebelt übernimmt am 1. Januar 2016 die Stelle der künstlerischen Leiterin am Brandenburger Theater. Damit gehört sie zu den Ausnahmeerscheinungen der deutsch-sprachigen Theaterlandschaft, indem sie – von Haus aus Ausstatterin – die künstlerische Leitung einer Bühne übernimmt

El arte de la fuga

Leticia Moreno y Rosa Torres-Pardo formarán un dúo de lujo en LQM durante la presentación del último libro de Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

El escritor y periodista Jesús Ruiz Mantilla presenta el lunes 21 de diciembre a las 20 horas en La Quinta de Mahler su nuevo trabajo, “Contar la música”, un volumen dedicado a sus experiencias como cronista musical del diario El País

The New York Times

Dudamel Conducts Some Music for New ‘Star Wars’ Film

In the soundtrack equivalent of a surprise cameo, Mr. Dudamel, the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was brought on in secret to conduct some of the music for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” by John Williams, the compose


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Flautist Samuel Coles/ Evening Standard

Flautist Samuel Coles/ Evening Standard

(Written on December 15, 2015 )

Katherine Bryan is rapidly confirming her place as one of Britain’s brightest musical stars of the future, and tomorrow marks the day of her new CD release, Silver Bow. The disc provides a fresh view on much-loved and frequently played violin works, such as The Lark Ascending, and includes both classics from the violin repertoire and personal favourites of Katherine. Katherine is not only the artist of this CD, but also the architect, since she has transcribed and adapted all of the solo violin parts. This adaptation showcases the flute in a new light, highlighting the instrument’s versatility and beauty.

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In groundbreaking performances, Katherine uses a range of techniques from ‘pop-tonguing’, flutter tonguing and note bending, to stretch the boundaries of the flute and offer a fresh and exciting interpretation. Some pieces have needed significant adapting, such as Paginini’s Caprice, where a new variation has been formed, retaining the same harmonic pattern but creating new music that is idiomatic for the flute. Accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, led by Jac Van Steen, the innovative blend of instruments offers a new perspective on familiar compositions.

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Katherine describes how ‘today the modern flute is able to transport its listeners through many emotions, evoking numerous sound colours and nuances, and is capable of speaking above an orchestra’. Katherine sees herself foremost as a musician rather than a flautist, and describes the flute as simply ‘a vehicle through which to interpret music’. In recognising that every instrument has different characteristics, Katherine hopes to uncover different facets of pieces, which have traditionally been played on the violin.

Silver Bow is Katherine’s third release on Linn Records. In addition to a set of live concerts, Katherine has enjoyed regular performances, with Silver Bow featured as Classic FM’s Album of the Week and yesterday she performed on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune with Sean Rafferty. If you missed out on this superb performance, click here to catch up.

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(Written on September 17, 2015 )

We are delighted to announce that we will be working once again with acclaimed flautist Katherine Bryan on the release of her new CD, Silver Bow.

Appointed principal flute with the Royal Scottish Orchestra at the age of just 21 and with several successful CDs already under her belt, she certainly is living up to her label as one of Britain’s future musical stars.

Katherine Bryan

Her new disk is particularly innovative. Keen to highlight the versatility and beauty of the flute, Katherine has taken a selection of violin music and adapted it for the flute. The CD pushes the boundaries of her instrument, using complex techniques to show off the flute rather than imitate the violin in classic works such as The Lark Ascending to Zigeunerweisen.

Her skill and musical interpretation allow the flute to achieve its full instrumental capacity, in her words, ‘to transport its listeners through many emotions, evoking numerous sound colours and nuances, and is capable of speaking above an orchestra.’

Silver Bow will be released in the UK on Linn Records on 18th September and is available for pre-order here. In the meantime, keep an eye on her website, Facebook and Twitter for updates, and also on the WildKat blog.



(Written on August 11, 2015 )

Fast approaching on Wednesday 29th January is conductor Lionel Bringuier‘s concert, in which he will be conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in London.

The programme is set to include works by composers such as Beethoven, Dalbavie, and Ravel, and alongside these works will be the UK premiere of Gérard Pesson’s Ravel à son âme. The evening’s performance of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto will feature Michael Cox who is the principle flautist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Purchase tickets to the concert at the Barbican Centre, and follow the latest from Lionel via his website and Facebook.

Lionel Bringuier

Lionel Bringuier

(Written on January 21, 2014 )

Acclaimed flautist and WildKat PR client came to the office to talk all things flute with the team in an exclusive video blog.

In the video, Katherine discusses what she believes to be core flute repertoire, her future goals with the flute as a solo instrument and her most memorable performances, as well as talking about her love of fashion in our next video blog, including a particular embarrassing fashion mishap!

Accompanying the video is Katherine performing Debussy’s ‘Syrinx’, which features as ‘palette cleanser’ on Katherine’s new disc of American Concertos that was released on 20th May 2013.

Keep up to date with news from Katherine through her website, Facebook and Twitter, along with regular posts on the WildKat PR website.

(Written on July 5, 2013 )