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In today’s news: Cadogan Hall presents twelfth Zurich International Orchestra Series. Opera company auctions off 600 costumes and props as it closes after 38 years. Two new singers to join the King’s Singers. Trinity Laban commits to gender equality for 2018-19 season. Sir Karl Jenkins set to be given Freedom of the Swansea. Read about the Munich Biennale for new music theatre 2018. Star conductor Kent Nagano on the Salzburger Festspiele.

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Cadogan Hall presents twelfth Zurich International Orchestra Series

Highlights include the Russian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko, Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev performing works by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa.

The Stage

Opera company auctions off 600 costumes and props as it closes after 38 years

An auction of 600 items from opera productions including The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni is being held after the company that owns them closed its doors for good after 38 years.

The King’s Singers

Announcing two new King’s Singers

‘We’re excited to announce and introduce the successors to Tim and Chris G from January 2019: countertenor Edward Button (28) and bass-baritone Nick Ashby (31).’

M Magazine

Trinity Laban commit to gender equality for 2018-19 season

Trinity Laban Conservatoire’s autumn 2018 programme will prioritise works by female composers in a bid to redress the gender imbalance within contemporary classical music.

Wales Online

Sir Karl Jenkins set to be given Freedom of the Swansea

He will join the likes of John Charles, Chris Coleman, Rowan Williams and US President Jimmy Carter if councillors vote for the proposal next week.

neue musikzeitung

Privatführungen auf der Musiktheaterbaustelle

Zur Münchener Biennale für neues Musiktheater 2018

Concerti

Wenn der Marktplatz zur mediterranen Piazza wird

38 Konzerte an 33 Spielstätten: Das 29. Musikfest Bremen bringt die ganze Stadt zum Klingen

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Lieblingsinstrument Kanun

Der Klang meiner inneren Stimme

Kurier

Dirigent Kent Nagano: „Unsere Welt ist viel zu laut geworden“

Der Stardirigent über die Salzburger Festspiele, die einstige Avantgarde und das Geheimnis der Stille in der Musik.

El País

De Corinna a Carolyne

Una antepasada de la “amiga” del rey emérito provocó un tormento amoroso a Franz Liszt.

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(Written on July 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Baroque manuscripts found in South American village, mystery of composer Robert Ramsey portrayed in 17th century painting, Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director, 70th anniversary of RIAS Chamber Choir, Staatskapelle Weimar wants to premiere Liszt Opera, and Wiener Philharmoniker releases professor from duty after abuse allegation.

Classical Music

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announces 2018-19 season

As part of nationwide events marking the centenary of the end of World War One, the orchestra will perform the first complete performance of Stanford’s little-known Mass Via Victrix 1914-1818

The New York Times

Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music

Original Baroque manuscripts left by Jesuits are found in South America, of which 500 students in a rural village are taught to play.

An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at Time

OrchKids is a free after-school program that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Marin Alsop, started a decade ago that reaches 1, 300 children in 6 schools.

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17th-century painting reveals piece of music in great detail

The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World is a second source of a 17th-century musical work by the little-known composer Robert Ramsey.

The Guardian 

Opera’s roads not taken: two rarities in Italy

Opera houses must produce plenty of Carmens and Toscas to stay afloat, but bold progamming in northern Italy this season means you can catch an early Verdi and electrifying Zandonai.

The Mirror 

‘Dancing’ robots create cars in amazing video set to classical music

Thousands of high-speed robots are seen harmoniously assembling entire car bodies in just 68 seconds with amazing precision as part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Limelight

Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director

Iain Grandage has been named as the new Artistic Director of Perth Festival. The acclaimed composer, musician, collaborative artist and programmer will succeed Wendy Martin, taking up the position for festivals between 2020 and 2023.

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70. Gründungsjubiläum Was der RIAS Kammerchor 2018/19 plant

Von Barock über zeitgenössische Musik zurück zum Ende des ersten Weltkriegs: Der RIAS Kammerchor zeigt mit dem Programm 2018/19 alle seine Facetten.

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Schweizer Musikpreisträger 2018 Grand Prix für Jazzmusikerin

Für die Vergabe der Schweizer Musikpreise ist ein Expertengremium und eine Jury zuständig. Diese bestimmte in diesem Jahr die Musikerin Irène Schweizer für den Hauptpreis.

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Staatskapelle Weimar will nahezu vergessene Liszt-Oper uraufführen

Eine nahezu in Vergessenheit geratene, unvollendete Oper von Franz Liszt (1811-1886) will die Staatskapelle Weimar am 19. August konzertant uraufführen.

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Missbrauchs-Vorwurf: Wiener Philharmoniker vom Dienst freigestellt

Nachdem sich mehrere Personen an das Rektorat der Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien gewandt hatten, hat dieses einen Professor fristlos entlassen.

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Disparition de la chanteuse Maurane dont la raison « s’envolait avec Glenn Gould et Bach »

La chanteuse belge Maurane est décédée à l’âge de 57 ans. L’artiste a été retrouvée sans vie à son domicile dans la périphérie de Bruxelles, le lundi 7 mai.

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The town of Urubichá, S. America, has a music school with 500 students © Lena Mucha for The New York Times

(Written on May 9, 2018 )

A warm welcome to the latest artist joining the WildKat family, classically-trained pianist Theodosia Ntokou.

Often you hear people talking about artists being passionate and determined about their art, but it isn’t always obvious what that actually means. If you look at the life and work of Theodosia you get a glimpse of what it means to truly be an artist dedicated to their craft. Growing up in Greece, she travelled nearly every weekend from Rhodes to Athens for a one-hour music lesson at the National Conservatory, a 600km journey across land and sea.

Foto: Vesna Dakic

After graduating with honours, Theodosia continued her studies with Hungarian pianist Laszlo Simon at the Universität der Künste Berlin and while undertaking a postgraduate degree from the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest. She then moved to the USA where she completed her master’s degree with Russian pianist Oxana Yablonskaya at the Juilliard School in New York City, followed by an assistantship at the University of Hartford (The Hartt School).
In 2009, Theodosia met legendary pianist Martha Argerich for the first time and since then has become her protégé and remains under her guidance to this day. Together, they perform around the globe and are celebrated by audiences and critics alike.

Theodosia has won awards at several competitions such as the Young Artists International Piano Competition (2006) and the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (2007). In 2008, she received the Evelyn Bonar Scholarship Award. She performs in festivals across Europe, collaborating with famous orchestras such as the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and made her debut at the Carnegie Hall and the Berliner Philharmonie, amongst many others.
 
In the spring and summer of 2018, Theodosia will perform at prestigious venues including Gasteig Munich on March 18th and the Gewandhaus Leipzig and festivals including the Athens & Epidaurus Festival and the 55th International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo.

(Written on March 16, 2018 )

In today’s news: Dartington announces 70th anniversary programme, British Museum to host first major music festival, Deezer partners with Amazon, Serge Dorny to become director of Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Irish festival organiser Eamonn Quinn awarded Belmont Prize, leaked Apple email sparks fears over future of music downloads, and more.

Classic Music

Dartington announces 70th anniversary programme

Dartington International Summer School & Festival has announced the programme for its 70th anniversary season, which features 100 concerts.

British Museum to host first major music festival

The museum will open its galleries for a festival of musical performance from 16–29 April 2018.

The Telegraph

‘Music is a valuable tool, but calling it a human right is ridiculous’

Music has always been known as a good thing. But now it seems that music is more than that – it’s a human right.

Music Week

Deezer partners with Amazon Alexa

Deezer has partnered with Amazon to make the streaming platform compatible with Alexa voice control in 66 countries.

Metro

Leaked Apple email sparks fears over future of music downloads

Apple has written a letter to the music industry which has sparked fears it’s planning to kill off iTunes.

The New York Times

Time’s Up Co-Founder Will Head Recording Academy Task Force on Diversity

In the days following the Grammy Awards in January, as the president of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, came under fire for saying that women in music should „step up“ to advance their careers, the academy announced the formation of a task force to examine its practices — but gave no details about who would run it, or what exactly it would do.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Serge Dorny wird Intendant

Die Nachfolge von Nikolaus Bachler und Kirill Petrenko an der Bayerischen Staatsoper ist geklärt. Zum September 2021 kommen Serge Dorny und Vladimir Jurowski nach München.

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Russisch-bulgarisches Liedduo gewinnt Wettbewerb ‘Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne’

Beim Wettbewerb ‘Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne’ in Graz war ein Duo der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar erfolgreich: Der Bassbariton Mikhail Timoshenko (Russland) und die Pianistin Elitsa Desseva (Bulgarien) gewannen den mit 9.000 Euro dotierten 1. Preis.

Rektorin der Dresdner Musikhochschule zurückgetreten

Wegen ihrer Wahl zur Rektorin war 2015 der Hochschulrat der Hochschule für Musik in Dresden geschlossen zurückgetreten. Jetzt ist Judith Schinker selber zurückgetreten.

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Irischer Festivalmacher Eamonn Quinn bekommt hochdotierten Preis

Der irische Festivalmacher Eamonn Quinn, Kurator und Begründer von LCMS Louth Contemporary Music Society in Dundalk, bekommt den mit 20 000 Euro dotierten Belmont-Preis der Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung.

Klassik Heute

Neuer Konzertchef für die Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg

Die Stiftung Mozarteum hat einen neuen Konzertchef. Andreas Fladvad-Geier, derzeit Leitender Opern- und Ballettreferent am Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, wird seine Position in Salzburg mit 1. Juli 2018 antreten.

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(Written on March 7, 2018 )

In today’s classical news: The RSNO announces its Composer Hub Intake, A take on sexism in the musical world, the St. John’s Smith Square Christmas Festival and a celebration of Opera The Konzerthausorchester Berlin wins the award for innovative orchestra and at the Staatsoperette Dresden the stage is flooded by the sprinkler system. Also Karajans compete recordings on 356 CDs, some gossip about Franz Liszt and former German Home Secretary Otto Schily will be conducting a concert.

The Times

Richard Morrison: The world of classical music has had many quasi-Weinsteins

Pudgy, wrinkled and repellent; shamelessly predatory, detested and feared — no, this isn’t another article about Harvey Weinstein.

Classical Music Magazine

RSNO announces 2017/18 Composer Hub intake

The five composers selected for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 2017/18 Composer Hub programme have been announced.

St John’s Smith Square announces Christmas Festival 2017

The 32nd Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square will take place 9-23 December. The festival, which comprises 14 concerts, will open with the City of London Choir’s Carols by Candlelight, featuring festive classics, new favourites and audience participation.

Opera Now

Celebrating in song

As the UK celebrates Opera Passion Day, we look ahead to an event that focuses on the power of the human voice to move and inspire audiences

The Guardian

Trio Da Kali: the Malian musicians defying jihad – with help from Kronos Quartet

The first time David Harrington met Trio Da Kali, they made him cry. The lead violinist and founder of Kronos Quartet was at the home of a colleague in London where he was to be introduced to the three Malian musicians.

WQXR

The Liszt List! 5 Absurd Moments From the Eccentric Pianist’s Life

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was a celebrated composer and pianist, but at his peak, he was also regarded as a premiere showman. He enjoyed being a celebrity, and as long as attention was on him, he made sure to act the part.

Limelight

Karajan release sets record for biggest box set ever produced

Legendary conductor’s complete recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, on 356 discs.

Reaction

The Star-Spangled Banner and its sleazy origins

Despite the more pressing matters of Puerto Rico, gun reform, and an impending nuclear holocaust, President Trump has recently been devoting a lot of energy — and Twitter characters — to NFL players refusing to stand during the national anthem.

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Konzerthausorchester Berlin ist Innovatives Orchester 2017

Der in diesem Jahr erstmals vergebene und mit 10’000 Euro dotierte Preis «Innovatives Orchester 2017» der Deutschen Orchesterstiftung geht an das Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Einen Sonderpreis erhält das Staatsorchester Mainz.

Musik-heute

Ex-Innenminister Schily wird Konzert dirigieren

Der frühere Bundesinnenminister Otto Schily (85) geht unter die Dirigenten – zumindest für einen Abend: Am 5. Januar 2018 leitet der Rechtsanwalt und SPD-Politiker ein Neujahrskonzert im münsterländischen Borken.

Klassik.com

Staatsoperette Dresden: Sprinkleranlage flutet Bühne

Bei einer turnusmäßigen Überprüfung der Sprinkleranlagen in den Spielstätten im Kraftwerk Mitte kam es gestern zu einer folgenschweren Havarie: auf die Bühne der Staatsoperette strömten Unmengen Wasser.

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Classical Music News‏ @CIassicalMusic RCM announces Master of Education course http://dlvr.it/PwYZJy  #ClassicalMusic

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(Written on October 20, 2017 )

In today’s news: Amazon makes a significant move into the UK live music scene, and British conductor Antonio Pappano launches a new competition for young singers named after his father, Pasquale Pappano. Bob Dylan will finally accept his literature prize at a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend, researchers working on Google Brain aim for machines and musicians to work together to create a “new kind of art”. Why the music industry needs more ‘rule-breakers’, and discover the lost opera of Liszt!

The Telegraph

Google wants humans and machines to create ‘new kind of music’

Researchers working on Google Brain, the internet giant’s deep learning research project, hope one day machines and musicians can work together to create a “new kind of art”.

BBC NewsBeat

David Bowie producer: Music needs more young rule-breakers

The producer behind some of David Bowie’s biggest songs says the music industry needs to give more young “rule-breakers” a chance to follow in his footsteps.

BBC Music Magazine

The story behind Liszt’s unheard opera

Can we really take Franz Liszt seriously as an opera composer? David Trippett makes the case for the Romantic genius.

Music Business Worldwide

Amazon Partners with UK Events and Venues to offer Prime Experience

Amazon has made a significant move into the UK live music scene with the launch of pre sale tickets for gigs, and exclusive lounges at venues and festivals.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Rainer Kussmaul ist tot

Etwas zutiefst Untypisches für einen Geiger umgab Rainer Kussmaul, diesen bedeutenden Musiker und Lehrer: ein wohltuender Mangel an Selbstbezogenheit.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Neugierige

Fünf Jahre war Rainer Kussmaul Konzertmeister bei den Berliner Philharmonikern, seine Schüler: unter anderem Thomas Hengelbrock und Daishin Kashimoto. Jetzt ist er mit 70 Jahren gestorben.

Berliner Zeitung

Chor aus Kapstadt: Die African Angels kommen in die Philharmonie

Bald geht Simphiwe Mayeki wegen dieser auf Reisen und lässt seine Familie zurück. Er gehört zu den African Angels, einem Teil des Chors der Cape Town Opera. Am Abend zuvor haben wir ihn bei Verdis „Rigoletto“ auf der Bühne gesehen

Pizzicato

Antonio Pappano Creates Singing Contest Honouring His Father

Together with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Benevento, an Italian city 50 kilometres northeast of Naples, British conductor Antonio Pappano launches this year a new competition for young singers named after his father, Pasquale Pappano, who was a singing teacher.

Codex Flores

Tod des Saxophonisten und Publizisten Ekkehard Jost

Laut einer Mitteilung der Universität Giessen ist der Saxophonisten und Musikwissenschaftler Ekkehard Jost, eine namhafte Stimme der deutschen Jazzpublizistik, im Alter von 79 Jahren verstorben.

The New York Times

Finally Returning Bernstein’s Overdue Mahler

It was more than 50 years overdue, but Leonard Bernstein’s score of Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” was finally returned to the Vienna Philharmonic on Tuesday.

Bob Dylan Will Receive His Nobel Prize While on Tour in Sweden

After months of suspense and typically inscrutable standoffishness, Bob Dylan, the elusive Nobel laureate, will finally accept his literature prize at a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend.

Tagesanzeiger

Klassiker der Woche: Helium für die Sänger

Sie suchen noch nach einem guten Aprilscherz? Geben Sie es auf. Einen besseren als diesen hier finden Sie nicht.

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 Classical:NEXT 2017 programme revealed

Help Musicians UK  The line-up is finally here

Music History  1  in 1881 FP of ´ Symphony in d, with Hermann Levi, in Munich.

Image: The Guardian

(Written on March 30, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Royal Danish Opera appoints Alexander Vedernikov as chief conductor, and organ played by Liszt is to be restored. Soprano performs lead role from wheelchair after suffering injury, and Placido Domingo’s concert in Cuba is cancelled due to national mourning for Fidel Castro. Also, Michael Sanderling is to leave Dresden Philharmonie in 2019.

Opera Now Magazine

Royal Danish Opera appoints Alexander Vedernikov as chief conductor

Alexander Vedernikov will become the next chief conductor of the Royal Danish Opera.

Daily Sabah

A magical farewell to 2016 with classical music festival in Cappadocia

Magical Cappadocia, famous for its fairy chimneys, is getting ready to host another unforgettable event on New Year’s Eve. The annual musical event, “Klasik Keyifler,” which won the Best Classical Music Event of the Year award at the 2015 Donizetti Music Awards is set to take place in the unearthly atmosphere of Cappadocia on Dec. 30, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

CMUSE

Organ played by Liszt to be restored at cost of €85,000

An organ played by Franz Liszt as a young child is to be restored over the next two years.

Soprano performs lead role from wheelchair after suffering injury

Russian soprano Anna Virovlansky was due to make her debut at the Oper Leipzig last night in Lucia di Lammermoor. But just two days before, she tore a ligament.

Irish Examiner

Loudest Whisper plan to make big noise with opera

Cork brothers Brian O’Reilly and Paud O’Reilly are behind an upcoming staging of the 44-year-old Celtic concert composition of The Children of Lir at the National Opera House of Ireland.

Musik Heute

Domingos Kuba-Konzert wegen Staatstrauer abgesagt

Der spanische Tenor Plácido Domingo hat nach dem Tod des kubanischen Revolutionsführers Fidel Castro ein Konzert in Havanna streichen müssen. Die vom Staatsrat ausgerufene neuntägige Staatstrauer verbiete alle öffentlichen Veranstaltungen.

Codex Flores

Michael Sanderling verlässt die Dresdner Philharmonie 2019

Michael Sanderling, der beim Zürcher Tonhalle-Orchester auch als potentieller Nachfolger von Lionel Bringuier gehandelt wird, hat angekündigt, dass er seinen Vertrag als Chef der Dresdner Philharmonie nicht verlängern wird. Er ist über Budgetkürzungen und deren Kommunikation verärgert.

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Telemann-Preis 2017 geht an Musikproduzenten und Klassiklabel

Burkhard Schmilgun und das Klassiklabel cpo-classic production osnabrück erhalten die Auszeichnung am 4. März 2017 in Magdeburg. Gegenwärtig gebe es kein anderes Label, welches mit einer auch nur annähernd ähnlichen Fülle, Kontinuität und Qualität Werke des in Magdeburg geborenen bedeutenden Komponisten Georg Philipp Telemann veröffentlicht.

Klassik.com

Händel-Festspiele erhalten höhere Bundessubventionen

Die finanzielle Unterstützung für die beiden Festivalausgaben 2017 steigt um 40.000 Euro auf insgesamt 190.000 Euro. Festspiel-Intendant Clemens Birnbaum (Halle) wertete die Subventionserhöhung als Zeichen der Wertschätzung für die überregionale Ausstrahlung des Musikfestivals.

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Jenseits der Schamgrenze

Die Musiker der beiden SWR-Orchester wurden zwangsfusioniert. Jetzt müssen sie sich zusammenraufen – und nach einer neuen Identität suchen.

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neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung nmz-news: Hamburger Kulturbehörde fördert Freie Musikszene mit 500 000 Euro

Music History @today_classical in 1829 Birth of Russian and pianist Anton

klassik.com @klassikcom Vision String Quartet gewinnt den Concours de Genève

Alexander Vedernikov. Credits: Opera Now Magazine.

Alexander Vedernikov. Credits: Opera Now Magazine.

(Written on November 28, 2016 )

Die deutsch-japanische Pianistin und Steinway Künstlerin Caterina Grewe stellt ihr Debütalbum mit Werken von Robert Schumann am 1. Juni 2016 in der Mendelssohn-Remise Berlin vor.

Caterina Grewe widmet sich hier der eher unbekannten Sonate Nr. 3 in f-Moll Op. 14 „Concert sans orchestre“ und den wohlbekannten Davidsbündlertänzen Op. 6. Hierbei überzeugt die Tastenkünstlerin mit ihrem emotional bewegenden Spiel und bring so ihre Begeisterung für ihren Lieblingskomponisten zum Ausdruck.

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Die mehrfache Preisträgerin internationaler Wettbewerbe (u.a. des Dublin International Piano Competition und Maria Canals International Piano Competition Barcelona) hat mit ihren Konzerten bereits große Anerkennung insbesondere in Großbritannien, Kontinentaleuropa und Asien gefunden. Als Studentin am Royal College of Music gewann sie 2013 den renommierten HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rosebowl Preis für ihre hervorragende Leistung während des Studiums.

Was: Release Konzert von Caterina Grewe

Wann: 1. Juni 2016 19.00 Uhr, Einlass ab 18.30 Uhr

Wo: Mendelssohn-Remise Berlin

Eintritt: 12€

Programm: R. Schumann – Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6 und F. Liszt – Après une lecture de Dante

Reservierung unter: vivienne@wildkatpr.com oder +49 (0)30 2150 2932

Im Anschluss gibt es die Möglichkeit zu einem persönlichen Kennenlernen der Pianistin mit kühlen Drinks. Mehr Informationen und Updates können Sie entweder auf Caterinas Website oder ihrem Twitter und Facebook Account.

 

(Written on May 4, 2016 )

WildKat PR is excited to introduce our new client, Christian Erny, a Swiss pianist, conductor and pedagogue.

Christian has enjoyed a hugely varied education. At the age of six he entered the Conservatory of Winterthur, where he received instruction in piano, choral singing and pop music. He continued his musical studies in the piano class of Hans-Jürgen Strub at the Zurich University of Arts, where he received a Master’s degree in piano and was also awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies in conducting after studying with Markus Utz and Beat Schärf. Christian also took the concert class of Jean-Louis Haguenauer at the renowned Jacobs School of Music, where he received his Performer Diploma.

Christian Erny

Whilst studying he gave many solo and lieder recitals in Switzerland, Germany, the USA, France and Norway. In 2010 he founded the series ‘Konzerte Feuerpalast’ with soprano Martina Küng, which gives young talented musicians a platform to perform. In 2015 he won the prize for best interpretation of a work by Arnold Schönberg, at the International Piano Competition ‘Île-de-France’.

During his studies he also began directing choirs and gained experience as a conductor. Today he is founder and director of The Zurich Chamber Singers, a professional vocal ensemble.

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Christian is currently working on his debut album Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se répondent… which is to be released in April 2016. The programme contains the first book of Claude Debussy’s Préludes, which will be framed and complimented by four pieces by Franz Liszt.

We are very much looking forward to supporting Christian in promoting his debut album. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as Christian Erny’s website

(Written on January 29, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian asks five musicians of the Barbican’s Sound Unbound festival to create a playlist and the line-up for the four-day Delhi Classical Music Festival is announced. Also, pianist Alexey Sychev wins first prize in international Franz Liszt Piano Competition and a session musician teaches unprivileged youngsters for a burgeoning music charity

The Guardian

Max Richter: my classical-for-beginners playlist

We asked five musicians taking part in the Barbican’s Sound Unbound festival to create a playlist for a newcomer to classical music. Composer Max Richter’s picks include Purcell, Beethoven and Julia Wolfe

The Hindu

Classical music extravaganza begins today

Stalwarts of Indian classical music Begum Parveen Sultana, Pandit Bhajan Sopori, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Jasraj and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan will be part of the line-up at the four-day Delhi Classical Music Festival, organised by the Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture and Languages, and the Sahitya Kala Parishad.

Islington Now

Violinist brings classical music to disadvantaged youth

A session musician is taking classical music from the concert hall to the estate at a growing music charity

Pizzicato

Russe gewinnt Liszt-Wettbewerb

Der russische Pianist Alexey Sychev (*1988) gewann den 1. Preis des 8. Internationalen Franz Liszt Klavierwettbewerbs Weimar-Bayreuth

KulutrPort.de

Aufbruchsstimmung in der “opera stabile” der Hamburgischen Staatsoper

Die „opera stabile“, die kleine Bühne der Hamburgischen Staatsoper, wird – so plant es Neu-Intendant Georges Delnon – künftig ständig bespielt und zu einem Experimentiertheater werden, aus dem auch neue Impulse für das Große Haus kommen sollen

BR Klassik

Applaus ist jedes Mal der schönste Dank

Dieter Dorn war in seiner langen Karriere nie ein Provokateur, vielmehr ist er ein sicherer Arrangeur mit großem Gespür für Rhythmik und Gestus. Und ans Aufhören denkt der Opern- und Theaterregisseur auch an seinem 80. Geburtstag lange noch nicht

Classicalite

Shape-note Singing Workshops Use ‘The Sacred Harp’ Hymnal to Attract Participants

In what might at first seem a highly unrefined, even grating experience to a trained singer, the old-American pastime known as “shape-note singing” is gaining some recent recognition as an advanced way to “internalize music theory” according to the Clarion Ledger

Pizzicato

Dennis Russell Davies To Return On The Podium on November 25

Conductor Dennis Russel Davies who had to undergo surgery after he hurt his knee badly when he fall just 90 minutes before a concert in Austria, will return on the podium

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Classic FM @ClassicFM : These are the unspoken rules of classical music: http://classfm.co/BW86rs

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 : Celebrating 70 years is our new artist of the week @philharmonia. Dvorak’s 8th symphony at 11 on #EssentialClassics

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic :  ‘Finding the right choir could prove the perfect way to improve your health, well-being, and social life’ #HearHear

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‘In spite of strong claims by Lennon & McCartney, Ray Davies and Britten, Purcell is the best composer to come from Britain’. Max Richter

(Written on November 2, 2015 )