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Violinist Daniel Hope will delight audiences at the BBC Proms yet again this year.

On Tuesday 29th July, Daniel will join the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, which make its Proms debut  this year with a classical celebration of the Orient. Daniel will perform the world premiere of Gabriel Prokofiev‘s Violin Concerto, commissioned by the BBC. The programme will also feature oriental gems such as Respighi’s Queen of Sheba, Balakirev’s Oriental Fantasy and music by Mozart, Handel and Holst.

For more information and to get tickets when they go on sale, please see the BBC Proms website.

BBC Proms credit Harald Hoffmann

BBC Proms credit Harald Hoffmann

(Written on April 24, 2014 )

The Times

10 great opera stars

Nine singers, one conductor — these are the people you need to know before the International Opera Awards next month


Spotify: threat or friend?

Martin Cullingford reflects on the changing nature of how we get our music

Music events to include Three Choirs Festival commission and Late Night Prom on the anniversary

International Arts Manager

Performing arts talent from Spain and Portugal will form the focus of the Kennedy Center’s 2015 festival.

BBC Music Magazine

Reading University unveils plaque to commemorate Gustav Holst

The composer and former lecturer is celebrated

First female organist appointed at St Paul’s

A new musical appointment at St Paul’s Cathedral makes history

Classic FM

Brooklyn Rider launch Kickstarter for new Almanac project

New York-based string quartet Brookyln Rider have launched a Kickstarter project to help fund their forthcoming album and multimedia project, ‘Almanac’

Andrea Bocelli got married to his manager and it was just lovely

The legendary tenor finally did the honourable thing and married his long-term partner and manager Veronica Berti in a gorgeous ceremony in Tuscany

Audience vote to decide pianist’s Chopin concert repertoire

Pianist Sergio Tiempo will allow the audience of his forthcoming London concert to decide which six Chopin Etudes he will play by asking them to vote online

Franzose Bertrand de Billy: “Mir ist der Kragen geplatzt” – Franck springt ein

Le Monde

Ecoutez le son caverneux de l’octobasse, cet instrument hors normes

A l’occasion de la Semaine des musées, la Cité de la musique a publié une vidéo présentant cet instrument géant mis au point au XVIIIe siècle


Interview Frank Peter Zimmermann: „Neue Gedanken zum Klingen bringen“

Der Geiger Frank Peter Zimmermann über den Reiz zeitgenössischer Werke, Kommunikation mit dem Orchester und Spontaneität im Konzert


Classical Music on Twitter

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Brian Wise: @briancwise Top 5 Most Controversial Audience Behaviors (with lively comments thread)!/story/top-5-most-controversial-audience-behaviors/

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(Written on March 28, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Coughing in classical concerts ‘twice as likely’

People are twice as likely to cough during a classical concert as they are during normal life, an academic researching the irritating phenomenon has claimed.

The New York Times

As Music Streaming Grows, Royalties Slow to a Trickle

Like plenty of music fans, Sam Broe jumped at the chance to join Spotify two summers ago, and he hasn’t looked back.

The Arts Desk

Q&A Special: Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

The conductor on his long-running association with period specialists the OAE

Classic FM

Gabriel Prokofiev’s Nonclassical announces electronic music festival

The Nonclassical club night and record label has announced a new festival of electronic music, celebrating composers like Messiaen, Stockhausen and Varèse.

Kasper Holten on Tchaikovsky in cinemas

Falling in love, rejection, growing up – and all to the soundtrack of Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music. Kasper Holten, Director of Opera for the Royal Opera House, explains what we can expect from his latest production of Eugene Onegin, screened live in cinemas on 20 February.

Classical Music Magazine

Analysis: Much ado about Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle’s announcement that he will leave in 2018 has provoked a storm of rumour and gossip, not least that he is leaving thanks to ‘growing strains’ in his relationship with the orchestra ‒ reported by news organisations from Santiago to Sydney.

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Music Week

Midem attendance down 7% YoY, organisers remain upbeat about future

Midem attendance was down 7% compared to 2012 with the four-day event reporting around 6,400 attendees travelling to the Palais des Festivals last weekend.



The Telegraph

(Written on January 30, 2013 )

Today the digital single from Daniel Hope’s new album ‘Spheres’, is released. ‘I Giorni’ by Ludovico Einaudi, is a piece inspired by twelfth-century folk music from Mali and is performed by Daniel Hope, Jacques Ammon and the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin.

The track is part of a curated anthology (“Spheres”), which explores the idea, first brought forward by Pythagoras, that planetary movement creates its own kind of music; an idea that has fascinated philosophers, musicians, and mathematicians for centuries. “Spheres” contains the world premiere recordings of five works by diverse and strikingly inventive composers: Alex Baranowski (b.1983), Karsten Gundermann (b.1966), Aleksey Igudesman (b.1973) and Gabriel Prokofiev (b.1975).

The album also reflects older, historic notions of the “music of the spheres”. It opens with Johann Paul von Westhoff’s hauntingly beautiful Imitazione delle campane, published in Dresden in the 1690s, an earthly evocation of the bell-like sonorities attributed to planetary motion. In addition to new works and contemporary arrangements of pieces by J. S. Bach and Gabriel Fauré, “Spheres” also includes compositions embracing Baroque, minimalism and even cinema by Lera Auerbach, Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, Karl Jenkins, Elena Kats-Chernin, Michael Nyman, Arvo Pärt and Max Richter. Hope performs here with members of the multi-Grammy®-winning Berlin Rundfunkchor, pianist Jacques Ammon and the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin under the direction of Simon Halsey.

Hope, an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2007, has been nominated for five Grammy® Awards, most recently for “Best Small Ensemble Performance” 2010 for his DG recording of concertos and arias by Antonio Vivaldi. His recordings have been honoured with a Classical BRIT Award, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and five ECHO Klassik Prizes. He attracted worldwide attention and critical acclaim this autumn for his performance on the release of Vivaldi Recomposed, a world premiere album of German-British composer Max Richter. The recording, a captivating re-working of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, was hailed by the media as “one of the best albums this year” and an “album for the 21st century”. It leapt straight to the top of the Classical iTunes and Classical Billboard charts.

To download I Giorni on iTunes, please click here.

For more information on Spheres, please visit the Deutsche Grammophon website here.

For more information on Daniel Hope and all his upcoming projects, please visit here.

(Written on December 14, 2012 )

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc 

British Conductor, 45, dies after long illness

Graham Jackson, a dedicated general music director in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach dies at the age of 45.

Another Conductor drops out of the BBC Proms 

Conductor Thierry Fischer is sick and will miss Thursday’s concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

So who would you send out to save the Queen? 

Norman Lebrecht defends Lesley Garrett after criticisms of her performance of the English National Anthem grow.

Guardian- Music Blog

A guide to Michael Finnissy’s Music  

Tom Service guides his readers through the music of Michael Finnissy.


Minister denies axing New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

New Zealand’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson has branded the idea of axing the touring group ‘unthinkable.’

BBC Music Magazine 

Ripon Cathedral Choir forced to shut

Local merger plan fails to save North Yorkshire school.

Classic FM 

Boris Johnson’s Royal Opera House debut 

London Mayor Boris Johns joined Placido Domingo and the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House.

Gabriel Prokofiev’s Classical Club night 

The grandson Sergei Prokofiev takes over a Bermondsey warehouse to showcase the best in modern composition and performance techniques.

(Written on July 25, 2012 )

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

Hooray For Haydn.

Haydn is named a member of the top ten most performed composers of 2011.

The Guardian

Delius: Beauty In The Ear Of The Beholder.

His life was as romantic and colourful as his exquisite music, yet his works are rarely performed today. Delius deserves better, writes Julian Lloyd Webber.

LA Times

Gustavo Dudamel’s Mahler Project.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s mammoth tribute to the composer is an unprecedented musical feat for the conductor.

New York Times

New York City Opera Declares Rehearsal Lockout.

Talks break down at City Opera.

The Independent

Twenty Years Of Brahms & Liszt: Meet The Classic FM DJs Who Have Made Fugues Funky.

For decades, classical music was considered fusty and exclusive. One broadcaster has changed all that.

Sergei Prokofiev: Beyond ‘Peter And The Wolf’ – The Rehabilitation Of Stalin’s Composer.

Prokofiev followed ‘the bitch goddess success’ back to Soviet Moscow – or so the story goes. Think again, Vladimir Jurowski tells Andrew Stewart.

The Times

Gabriel Prokofiev Takes On The Family Business.

Fancy a classical club night? The composer Sergei Prokofiev’s grandson’s is a dab hand at making worlds collide.


(Written on January 9, 2012 )

Earlier this week, the WildKat PR team interviewed GéNIA to find out more about her latest album release, ‘Piano Book No.1′ featuring piano pieces by Gabriel Prokofiev on the nonclassical label. She also talks about her teaching and piano yoga. Take a look for yourself!

(Written on September 29, 2010 )