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WildKat PR is delighted to welcome award-winning composer Douglas Knehans to our roster of artists.

Image: Douglas Knehans © Tina Gutierrez Photography

 

Knehans’ music is about immediacy, drama, power, playfulness, architecture, harmonic structure, melodic expressiveness and more importantly depth and dimension. His music is about both love and life and a number of important critics see it that way too when they say his music “… tells an exciting story, ever- intensifying in color, thematic ideas, texture and tempo.” (The Washington Post)

His latest release Unfinished Earth is inspired by the relationship between nature and mankind. The disc features two works – “Tempest” and “Unfinished Earth” – represent contrasting views of how the external metaphors of wind and earth reflect more intimate internal worlds of the human heart and mind. The release is brought to life by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mikel Toms, and features soloists Gareth Davies, Principal Flautist of London Symphony Orchestra.” 

Knehans’ works have been released on various record labels which earned him numerous commissions, awards and fellowships in Australia and the United States from the Victorian Council, MacDowell Colony and Leighton Artist Colony. He has also worked with leading ensembles including the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and soloists like soprano Merlyn Quaife throughout his career. Once hailed by Fanfare Magazine for his “incisive, hauntingly beautiful recordings”, it’s no wonder that Knehans has garnered the attention and warm appreciation of audiences and performers around the globe.

We’re excited to be running a UK press campaign for the release of Knehans’ new release Unfinished Earth. The recording will be available to stream on NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY and purchase on Ablaze Records from 6 April 2018. 

(Written on January 30, 2018 )

The Times

Joseph Calleja is tipped as the heir to Luciano Pavarotti

Plácido Domingo once called Joseph Calleja “the baby tenor” but as Calleja has grown on to the world’s greatest opera stages, another moniker has attached itself: the new Pavarotti?

Classic FM Online

Gramophone Awards 2013 winners announced today

We’ll have information on all 11 recordings crowned category winners at this year’s Gramophone Classical Music Awards as they are announced this morning

From the Back Desk – Gareth Davies, London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO’s principal flautist and host of The Show Must Go On on Classic FM, Gareth Davies, lets us in on some orchestral secrets – and tells us why he’ll always check his trousers before going on stage

Kobe Bryant plays Beethoven in new TV ad

Basketball player Kobe Bryant has appeared in a new TV commercial playing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on the piano

Gramophone

BBC Two and Four to present new 18th-century arts season

The series will include programming on Handel’s Messiah and the rise of British anthems

The Telegraph

No one is pulling Nicola Benedetti’s strings

Forthright violin virtuosa Nicola Benedetti, 26, on fame, beauty and the power of a fierce work ethic

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Erhabenes Ende einer Pilgerreise

Bevor sie ab nächstem Jahr die künstlerische Leitung des Beethovenfests in Bonn übernimmt, verbindet Nike Wagner im letzten Weimarer Kunstfest unter ihrer Federführung Schreckensmusikgedenken und Richard-Idyll

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The Telegraph

(Written on August 27, 2013 )

The Guardian

Philip Glass, composer – portrait of the artist

Philip Glass talks about the stars he’d like to work with, the price of fame and why an artist has to be true to himself

The Times

Dame Kiri suffers stage fright on set of Downton Abbey

Dame Kiri, who retired from full-scale opera performances in 2009, suffered sleepless nights ahead of her TV acting debut

Classic FM Online

Hans Zimmer to receive Outstanding Contribution award at 2013 Classic BRITs

Film music composer Hans Zimmer has been announced as the winner of this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the 2013 Classic BRIT Awards

Kiri te Kanawa makes Downton cast cry

The cast of ITV’s Downton Abbey were reduced to tears by a performance from Dame Kiri te Kanawa during filming of the programme’s forthcoming fourth season

The Show Must Go On

On Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 8-10pm, Gareth Davies – the London Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Flautist – tells the story of the LSO’s 1912 tour of the U.S.A. and compares it with the orchestra’s tours to America, Japan and a range of other destinations exactly 100 years later

Russell Watson: “New material is very, very exciting”

As tenor Russell Watson prepares for a summer of concerts and gears up for a new record later in the year, we chat to him about good dry cleaners, avoiding the rain and where his career is at the moment

The Telegraph

Charlotte Church interview: ‘I’ve been a raving feminist all my life

Peroxide hair, an edgy band, and a new-found feminist fervour… Craig McLean finds out if this is really the same Charlotte Church the world once knew as the Voice of an Angel

 
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Classic FM Online

(Written on August 14, 2013 )