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In today’s news: Andrew Lloyd Webber says that removal of funding from the subject in schools could become a national scandal and the Cheltenham Music Festival’s Composer Academy is now open for applications. Also, the Oxford Bach Choir has appointed Benjamin Nicholas, director of music at Merton College, Oxford as their principal conductor, commencing October 2018. Nominees for German Musikautorenpreis 2018 were announced and the Liceu and FC Barcelona want to cooperate.

The Times

Composer warns cuts to music lessons endanger community

Andrew Lloyd Webber says that removal of funding from the subject in schools could become a national scandal.

Classical Music

Applications open for Cheltenham Festival Composer Academy

The Cheltenham Music Festival’s Composer Academy is now open for applications.

Choir and Organ

Oxford Bach Choir appoints Benjamin Nicholas as principal conductor

The Oxford Bach Choir has appointed Benjamin Nicholas, director of music at Merton College, Oxford as their principal conductor, commencing October 2018.

The Strad

Cellist Caroline Brown, founder of the Hanover Band, dies aged 64

Period instrument pioneer had been battling rare cancer since 2012.

Classic FM

Meet the composer who was also a suffragette: Ethel Smyth

Ethel Smyth was born in 1858 and rose to become one of the most prominent composers of the time – as well as a leading figure in the movement for women’s suffrage.

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Deutscher Musikautorenpreis 2018: Das sind die Nominierten

Balbina, Prinz Pi, Rammstein sowie Sven-Ingo Koch, David Moss und Enis Rotthoff sind unter den Anwärtern für den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis 2018, der in diesem Jahr Jubiläum feiert. Am 15. März 2018 verleiht die GEMA die begehrte Preisskulptur zum zehnten Mal an herausragende Komponisten und Textdichter.

Musik Heute

Orchester aus Nordkorea zu Olympia nach Südkorea

Trotz Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea hat Südkorea anlässlich der Olympischen Winterspiele in Pyeongchang die Einfahrt eines nordkoreanischen Schiffes mit einem Orchester an Bord erlaubt.

Halle feiert 333. Geburtstag von Händel

Die Stadt Halle feiert 2018 den 333. Geburtstag ihres berühmtesten Sohnes: Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759). In diesem Jahr gibt es Konzerte, Events wie das öffentliche “Happy Birthday”-Singen am Händel-Denkmal sowie Stadtführungen zum Leben und Werk des Barockkomponisten, wie die Stadt am Dienstag mitteilte.

Platea Magazine

El Liceu y el Barça firman un acuerdo de colaboración

La Fundación del Gran Teatre del Liceu y el FC Barcelona firmaron la pasada semana un acuerdo de colaboración para 2018, con el objeto de desarrollar actividades culturales vinculadas a la lírica.

Ramón Tebar y Josu de Solaun proponen un programa íntegramente ruso con la Orquesta de Valencia

Este fin de semana, Ramón Tebar (Valencia, 1978) dirige su segundo concierto como maestro titular de la Orquesta de Valencia.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1823 Birth of and Franz Richard .

Image: Andrew Lloyd Webber © Alan Davidson

(Written on February 7, 2018 )

In today’s news: a guide to newly opened Pierre-Boulez hall, a short profile of baritone Sir Bryn Terfell, and conductor Václav Luks is awarded Mozart Prize, the ICMA trophy revealed in Paris, Cheltenham festival programme for this year announced, New Order at Manchester international Festival, something different: Music tasting of Handel’s compositions, IGC winners 2017, Sirena Huang Awarded 1st Prize at NY Concert Artists Debut Auditions

The Guardian 

Opera for babies joins New Order at Manchester international festival

An opera for babies, Jane Horrocks singing about Lancashire’s cotton industry and New Order reworking their back catalogue with a 12-member synthesiser ensemble are some of the highlights of this summer’s Manchester international festival (MIF).

BBC News

Works to listen to after Handel’s Messiah

With 50-plus recordings, and thousands of performances every year, Handel’s Messiah is, without doubt, one of the most popular works ever written. But does its popularity overshadow other great music? Here are six similar works to explore…

Rhinegold

Cheltenham Festival 2017 programme announced

Highlights include performances by Bryn Terfel, the Hallé, Chineke! Orchestra, the CBSO with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, anniversary Monteverdi from I Fagiolini and Academy of Ancient Music, a new BBC Young Musician series including Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and the first outing of the Philharmonia’s Virtual Orchestra outside of London.

Pizzicato

New ICMA Trophy Revealed In Paris

Yesterday, with ICMA President Remy Franck attending, the new trophy of the International Classical Music Awards was revealed in Paris.

The Violin Channel 

Young Artist Sirena Huang Awarded 1st Prize at NY Concert Artists Debut Auditions

22 year old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 New York Concert Artists Worldwide Debut Auditions

The Strad

International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists names 2017 prize winners

The tenth International Arthur Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists, which took place in Brussels, Belgium from 2 to 5 March, has named its 2017 category prize winners.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gibt es noch Karten?

Wer den neu eröffneten Saal sehen will, kann das noch im März tun. Auch für April gibt es Plätze. Für welche Veranstaltungen genau und worauf man sich bei einem Besuch einstellen sollte, verrät unser Autor

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Der sympathische Bösewicht von der britischen Insel

Für den Bariton Sir Bryn Terfel ist nur eine Sache wichtiger als die Musik: seine Familie

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Mozartpreis für böhmischen Entdecker

Der tschechische Cembalist und Dirigent Václav Luks erhält den Mozartpreis 2017 der Sächsischen Mozart-Gesellschaft.

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Meurig Bowen delivers stellar Cheltenham Music Festival To mark his 10TH anniversary as director

Commenting on this year’s Festival, Meurig Bowen said: “I am delighted to be celebrating ten years as director of Cheltenham Music Festival. Living here all this time, and culturally connected to the local community, I have come to appreciate Cheltenham’s many discrete, receptive and questioning audiences,…

Construction News

From opera singer to site manager

Having left the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2012, I began to take my first steps on the road to what promised to be a successful career as an opera singer.

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Sound and Music@soundandmusic: This weekend in Manchester – , curated by – Exciting!

klassik.com@klassikcom: Szene aus unvollendeter erklingt in London

 

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(Written on March 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Ludovico Einaudi reached his highest ever chart position and Jubilee Opera presents the world premiere of ‘The Drummer Boy of Waterloo’. Also, the winners of BBC Radio 2’s Young Choristers of the year were named and the New York Philharmonic talks about moving to the auditorium at Hunter College

The Guardian

When the shock of the new feels old what can a composer do?

For his third piano sonata, Stephen Hough wondered if he could use the inflexible 12-tone composition technique to ask questions about the very technique itself

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year

Young Chorister of the Year 2015 winners announced

Classic FM

Ludovico Einaudi is officially a pop chart legend, and why it’s a big deal

Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has reached his highest ever chart position, landing himself in the top 20 albums in front of new releases from Scouting For Girls and Fightstar

Telegraph

Zadok the Priest: a champion’s anthem

Handel has been dragged into a football feud after Manchester City fans are facing a fine from Uefa for booing one of the composer’s best known works at Champions League matches

Classical Source

Jubilee Opera presents the world premiere of The Drummer Boy of Waterloo

Novello & Co, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies, is delighted to announce the world premiere of ‘The Drummer Boy of Waterloo’ – a children’s opera written by Megg Nicol and David Stoll

Der Tagesspiegel

Ein Hoch auf die Klassik

Vor genau 100 Jahren wurde sie in Berlin uraufgeführt: Darum spielen dort jetzt drei Top-Orchester an drei Tagen Strauss’ monumentale “Alpensinfonie”

Klassik Akzente

Konzert mit Seltenheitswert – Krystian Zimerman gastiert im November in der Berliner Philharmonie

Krystian Zimerman, der polnische Pianist und Chopin-Wettbewerb-Gewinner von 1975, muss heutzutage niemanden mehr von seinem außerordentlichen Rang unter den zeitgenössischen Klaviervirtuosen überzeugen. Einziges “Problem”: er gibt nur maximal 50 Konzerte pro Jahr

Pizzicato

Französin und Weißrusse gewinnen bei ‘Neue Stimmen’

Die französische Sopranistin Elsa Dreisig (*1991) und der Bass Anatoli Sivko aus Weißrussland (*1987) haben den Internationalen Gesangswettbewerb ‘Neue Stimmen’ gewonnen

The New York Times

New York Philharmonic Discusses Temporary Home at Hunter College

The New York Philharmonic could be getting an East Side address when the planned renovation of its Lincoln Center hall leaves it homeless for two seasons: The orchestra is in talks with Hunter College about moving into a 2,000-seat auditorium there

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Alondra de la Parra, nueva titular de la Sinfónica de Queensland

La directora mexicana Alondra de la Parra (Nueva York, 1980) ha sido designada nueva directora titular de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Queensland, en Australia

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Classic FM @ClassicFM : Read the incredible story of Anne Boleyn’s songbook: http://classfm.co/wJvrf5

Top Classical News @topcmnews : A pianist finds music has died in Australia http://bit.ly/1MNCdIK  #ClassicalMusic

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 : Sally Beamish, Judith Weir, Amy Beach, Barbara Strozzi… Guides to 50+ female composers: http://bbc.in/1UqVidk

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(Written on October 26, 2015 )

WildKat PR is excited to introduce our newest client, Marina Baranova, a Ukrainian pianist and composer living in Germany.

“She sat down at the piano and played. With her right hand she held a melody, harmonically supported from the left. She was three and couldn’t read music” remembered Marinas Parents, both piano teachers.

Since her very first contact with a piano at the age of 3, Marina has won a long list of international prizes all over Europe. Her debut album Marina Baranova Plays Schumann was enthusiastically applauded by the press, who hailed her as an “excellent interpreter of Schumann”. She is also active as a composer – her last CD Firebird, recorded together with Murat Coşkun, contains only original compositions for oriental percussion and piano.

Marina is currently working on her next CD Hypersuites. The programme will be based on the graceful music of the Baroque period providing a foundation for the brilliant improvisations and deeply personal reinterpretations which Marina specialises in.

We are very much looking forward to supporting Marina in promoting this new album. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as Marina Baranova’s website.

Marina Baranova

Marina Baranova, picture by Yoshi Toscani

(Written on July 31, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Composers on their premieres: ‘This is the point where one has to let go’

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has helped music lovers fund commissions through its Sound Investment scheme for almost 30 years. Ahead of their 75th commission, leading composers recall the nerves – and joy – of hearing their works come to life for the first time

The Independent

As ‘The Indian Queen’ opens, can Peter Sellars save the ENO?

As Purcell’s ‘The Indian Queen’ opens, Jessica Duchen meets the man on a mission to save an opera company in crisis

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 finalists announced

20 singers from 15 different countries will compete in June

Philharmonia Orchestra signs £500k sponsorship with Chinese firewater manufacturer

The Philharmonia Orchestra has signed a five-year, £500,000 sponsorship deal with Chinese alcoholic beverage producer Wuliangye.

Classic FM

David Mellor on new London concert hall: ‘a power-play by Simon Rattle’

David Mellor has weighed in on the debate over whether London needs a new concert hall in a conversation with ex-Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on LBC.

KulturPort.De

Ruhrtriennale präsentiert Programm 2015

Im ersten Jahr unter der künstlerischen Leitung des Theatermachers Johan Simons bringt die Ruhrtriennale vom 14. August bis 26. September 2015 zahlreiche internationale KünstlerInnen in die Metropole Ruhr.

Klassik.com

Komponist Charles Kálmán ist tot

Sohn des Operettenkomponisten Emmerich Kálmán wurde 85 Jahre alt.

Musik Heute

Einreichungen für ECHO Klassik starten

Ab sofort können Tonträgerhersteller ihre besten Produktionen bei der Deutschen Phono-Akademie vorschlagen, teilte der Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) am Montag in Berlin mit.

Codex Flores

Stiftung Händel-Haus erwirbt mutmassliches Händel-Porträt

Die Stiftung Händel-Haus hat ein Porträt ersteigert, das nach ersten Untersuchungen mit grosser Wahrscheinlichkeit Georg Friedrich Händel darstellt.

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Huge Investment To Renovate Sydney Opera’s Concert Hall

$202 million (€140 million) will be invested towards the renewal of the Sydney Opera House and specifically its largest theatre, the Concert Hall.

New Award For Conductors Named After Julius Rudel

The Mannes Orchestra at the Mannes College the New School for Music, announced the creation of a Julius Rudel Award for Conducting Studies, named after the American conductor who died in June 2014 at the age 93.

El Mundo

Mortier, sos Gardel

Un libro recopila las ‘Reflexiones sobre la ópera, el arte y la política’ de la mejor y más radical mente que se haya dedicado a la ópera en su generación.

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Classical Today @ClassicalToday: Heartbroken Frank Peter Zimmerman Surrenders ‘Lady Inchiquin’ Strad to Financial Controllers http://bit.ly/1GsU8TO

Classical:NEXT @ClassicalNEXT: RT @ruthmackenzie: “@hollandfestival: The programme 2015 has been announced. Featuring Anna Calvi in 12 Hour Prom. ”

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Überbrückungskredit für Salzburger Festspiele http://klassik.com/?9k8ja  #Musikfestival #Kulturmanagement #Kulturpolitik

ECHO Klassik Photo: Monique Wuestenhagen / BVMI

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Photo: Monique Wuestenhagen / BVMI

(Written on February 25, 2015 )