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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: Big Noise children’s orchestra in Stirling faces ‘devastating’ cuts in new council budget and Men with high testosterone levels don’t like classical music, study claims. Also, Gasteig in Munich is about to move in 2020 and the composer Jesús Glück passed away at the age of 76 years.

The Herald

Big Noise children’s orchestra in Stirling faces ‘devastating’ cuts in new council budget

Children in one of the most deprived communities in Scotland face missing out on a pioneering music scheme after the council proposed to cut its funding by almost half.

Classic FM

Men with high testosterone levels don’t like classical music, study claims

Research from a Japanese university suggests there is a correlation between higher testosterone levels and a lower interest in classical music – but only in men.

Classical Music

NI arts cuts could be ‘final blow’

Northern Ireland’s arts budget is likely to be cut by over 8% in 2018/19, according to a statement released by campaign group Arts Matter NI.

Berlin Phil confers honorary membership on Mariss Jansons

The Berlin Philharmonic has welcomed Mariss Jansons as an honorary member to ‘express their gratitude for a long association’.

Music Business News

YouTube is paying artists’ promotion budgets… if they promise not to criticize YouTube, says report

YouTube is handing six-figure promotional budgets to artists – in exchange for a guarantee that these performers won’t publicly criticize the platform’s royalty payouts.

PC Gamer

Sometimes games are better without music

Ben Prunty, composer for FTL, begins his new column about music in games by writing about silence.

Concerti

Der Gasteig zieht 2020 um

Eine Generalsanierung des Gasteigs sorgt 2020 für einen Großumzug in München. Für voraussichtlich fünf Jahre werden die einzelnen Einrichtungen in den Stadtteil Sendling ausquartiert

nmz

60 000 Euro Kunstpreis für Berliner Vision String Quartet

Das Vision String Quartet aus Berlin erhält den mit 60 000 Euro dotierten Musikpreis der Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung.

Verfemte Musik: Ausstellung über verfolgte und ermordete Musiker

Mit einer Ausstellung will das Zentrum für verfemte Musik an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HMT) Rostock die während der NS-Zeit verfolgten und ermordeten Musiker würdigen.

El País

Muere el compositor Jesús Glück, autor de las bandas sonoras de Garci

El músico valenciano, fallecido a los 76 años, era consejero de la Junta Directiva de SGAE desde 2012

france musique

France 2 révèle les conditions de travail parfois périlleuses des techniciens de l’Opéra de Paris

Les journalistes de l’Œil du 20 heures du journal de France 2 se sont procurés un document qui fait part des dangers auxquels peuvent être exposés les techniciens qui travaillent à l’Opéra de Paris.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical: in 1909 FP of Richard ‘ opera Elektra at the Hofoper in Dresden.

Kulturrat Österreich @kulturrat_oe: Neuerscheinung: Unselbstständig | Selbstständig | Erwerbslos. Studie zu Problemen von Kunstschaffenden in der sozialen Absicherung aus juristischer und sozialwissenschaftlicher Sicht.

Image: © Rhinegold Publishing

(Written on January 25, 2018 )

Klara Min has performed extensively both in solo recitals and with orchestras from around the world. In recent years, she has given concerts at the most prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Gasteig in Munich and Laeiszhalle in Hamburg.

She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of NYCA (New York Concert Artists), a modern-day realisation of Robert Schumann’s Alliance of David (Davidsbund), which supports and promotes young artists internationally.

Klara Min has a very exiting season coming up: in addition to the release of her new Scriabin album on the Steinway & Sons label, she will give concerts throughout Europe. Among her live engagements will be a date in Austria under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev as well as a record with the Warsaw Philharmonie Orchestra and renowned French violinist Augustin Dumay.

We are very much looking forward to supporting Klara Min during the new season. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as Klara Min’s website.

Klara Min

Klara Min, picture by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

(Written on October 9, 2015 )

Classical News

Classic FM

This new instrument might be the weirdest-sounding thing we’ve ever heard

Musician Görkem Şen has invented a brand-new instrument called the Yaybahar and it makes some thoroughly bizarre and delightful noises.

International Arts Manager

Concours de Genève marks 75th anniversary

The 69th Concours de Genève will take place this month, celebrating the competition’s 75th anniversary.

The Guardian

From Fargo to Hannibal, this is a golden age for TV music

Whether sparse and tense, or lavish and operatic, TV shows now have scores as impressive as their cinematic counterparts. We talk to the composers behind some of the best

BBC Music Magazine

Does listening to sad music actually make you happier?

New research suggests that sad music actually makes people feel more positive

Zeit Online

Musikdozenten ziehen andere Saiten auf

An deutschen Musikhochschulen werden freie Lehrkräfte “unter aller Sau” behandelt.

Klassik.com

Kulturmanager Jens Cording mit Bundesverdienstmedaille geehrt

Langjähriges Engagement für die zeitgenössische Musik

Musik Heute

Bamberger Symphoniker kooperieren mit erster “Pilotschule Kultur”

Die Bamberger Symphoniker haben die Partnerschaft für die erste “Pilotschule Kultur der Stadt Bamberg” übernommen.

Le Monde

Jordi Savall fait crisser sa viole

C’est pour dénoncer « la grave incompétence » du gouvernement de Madrid en matière culturelle et son « manque d’intérêt pour défendre et promouvoir les arts » que Jordi Savall a renoncé, jeudi 30 octobre, au Prix national de la musique.

Classicalite

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Composer Harry Gregson-Williams Talks ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Score

As much as the graphics and gameplay of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare help add up to one of the most anticipated video games of the year, the music behind the futuristic shooter plays a big part as well.

Twitter

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: Which comes first, the movie or the music? http://bit.ly/1EkEuct

Classic FM @ClassicFM: So to sum up: pics for #Sax200 #SaxophoneDay And all wrapped up in fabulous @AmyDickson music earlier. @TimLihoreau

KlassikInfo.de @klassikinfo: Finalisten für den Deutschen Dirigentenpreis 2015 stehen fest. http://www.KlassikInfo.de 

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Interessenverein für Münchener Konzertsaal kritisiert Gasteig-Pläne http://klassik.com/?i1U4l  #Konzerthaus #Kulturpolitik

The violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter © Reuters/Joshua Roberts

The violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter
© Reuters/Joshua Roberts

(Written on November 6, 2014 )