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In today’s new: MacMillan’s Stabat mater to be live streamed from the Vatican, Opera on Alzheimer’s to debut at Philadelphia Festival, Bach Medal of the city of Leipzig goes to Robert Levin, Christoph Marthaler to receive the Ibsen Award and the Award Ceremony 2018 of ICMA (International Classical Music Awards) will be hosted by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.


MacMillan’s Stabat mater to be streamed live from Rome

Stabat mater will be streamed live from the spectacular setting of the Sistine Chapel – the first live concert stream ever from The Vatican.

Choir and Organ

Gesualdo Six launch debut album with spring tour

The Gesualdo Six’s spring tour will take place 2-8 April 2018.


Opera on Alzheimer’s to Debut in Philadelphia Festival

An opera involving two characters with Alzheimer’s will premiere at Opera Philadelphia as part of the company’s latest festival of experimental fare.

The National

Artie’s Trio: Meet the musicians with a desire to globetrot

Artie’s loose collective of soloists prioritises moving away from the established and well-paying concert halls of Europe to perform in far-flung corners of the globe.

Opera Wire

Mahogany Opera Group To Perform World Premiere Of ‘The Mother’

The Mahogany Opera Group has announced that it will present a staged concert version of the world premiere of composer Laurence Osborn’s “The Mother” on April 25. 2018.


2018 Award Ceremony & Gala Concert in Katowice: A celebration of excellency

The Award Ceremony 2018 of ICMA (International Classical Music Awards) will be hosted by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and take place on April 6 in the orchestra’s concert hall.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Leipziger Bach-Medaille für Robert Levin

Die Stadt Leipzig vergibt die Bach-Medaille 2018 an den amerikanischen Pianisten Robert Levin. In seinem Spiel vereinigten sich historisches Wissen und lebendige Gestaltungskraft.

Spiegel Online

“Nobelpreis des Theaters” – Christoph Marthaler erhält Ibsen-Preis

Seit mehr als 30 Jahren prägt der Schweizer Christoph Marthaler mit seinen ungewöhnlichen Inszenierungen das Theater weltweit. Dafür wird er nun mit dem renommierten Ibsen-Preis ausgezeichnet.


Bundesjazzorchester erhält Frankfurter Musikpreis

Das Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO) wird im Rahmen der diesjährigen Musikmesse mit dem Frankfurter Musikpreis 2018 ausgezeichnet.

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Palmarès du Concours international de piano d’Orléans 2018

La 13e édition du Concours international de piano d’Orléans s’est achevée le dimanche 18 mars 2018. Son palmarès affiche le triomphe de la jeune pianiste française Maroussia Gentet, qui a remporté 6 des 16 prix de la compétition.


Robert Levin (c) Bachfest Leipzig/Clive Barda

(Written on March 21, 2018 )

In today’s news: the difference between Catholic and Protestant church music, and no permission for project ‘tear down this wall!’. Union Verdi and the German Orchestra Union make the Berlin Senate reconsider situation of honorary music teachers. European Union Baroque Orchestra moves to Belgium post-Brexit. Intelligent headphones, and is the ‘classical’ music label relevant in 2017?

The Times

Musicians rally together in light of attack at MEN arena

Manchester’s music stars reacted with shock to last night’s terrorist attack and praised the city’s resilience in the face of tragedy.


Artificially intelligent headphones could “understand” ambient sound

Fuji and Yamaha create concept headphones that would use ‘A.I.’ to comprehend and geo-tag music, which could then be played back when the listener revisits the location.

The Stage

Opera Holland Park prepares for varied summer programme

“What was originally three months has turned into fifteen years,” says Director Michael Volpe on Opera Holland Park’s enduring success.


Is the ‘Classical’ music label outdated?

Kate Molleson reports on how the ‘classical’ music label is proving outdated for many of today’s creative artists and speaks to several musicians for whom the whole notion of genre is entirely irrelevant.

New York Times

ABC prepares to broadcast musical remake of ‘Dirty Dancing’

New production hopes to maintain many of the key elements of the original film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Worin unterscheidet sich katholische von protestantischer Kirchenmusik?

Das ist doch die richtige Frage zum Lutherjahr: Sind Katholiken und Protestanten im musikalischen Lob des Herrn ökumenisch vereint oder nicht? Die Antwort mag überraschen.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Einseitige Grenzenlosigkeit

Keine Genehmigung für das Projekt „Tear Down This Wall!“ auf amerikanischer Seite der Mauer in San Diego. Das Konzert findet trotzdem statt.


Verdi fordert mehr Geld und bessere Konditionen für freie Musiklehrer

Die Gewerkschaft Verdi und die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung (DOV) haben den Berliner Senat aufgefordert, die soziale Situation der Honorarkräfte unter den Musiklehrern zu verbessern.


The European Union Baroque Orchestra moves to Belgium post-Brexit

The consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union aren’t just political.

Le Monde

Mort de la violoncelliste russe Natalia Chakhovskaïa

Cette éminente pédagogue avait succédé à Rostropovitch comme chef de chaire au Conservatoire Tchaïkovski de Moscou.


@MusicMagazine: ‘Don’t apologise for classical music’s complexity – that’s its strength’ – ‘s Alan Davey

Photo: Fritz Curzon

(Written on May 23, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome the talented Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell as our newest client. Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international classical music scene, having worked with prestigious orchestras such as the Münchner Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, Moscow Soloists and Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Vanessa studied at the International Piano Academy in Imola, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in London; she was also invited by Karlheinz Stockhausen to study with him in Germany. Vanessa has since received international acclaim for her interpretations of Stockhausen’s Klavierstücke. The composer was convinced that “Vanessa Benelli Mosell has the power to let people appreciate my music”. Karlheinz Stockhausen was a mentor to Vanessa up until his unexpected death and remains an important influence on Vanessa’s music making, encouraging her passion for contemporary music and her championing of composers today as well as the great classics.

Both her debut recording of virtuosic pieces by Prokofiev, Haydn, Scriabin and Liszt and her  ‘A Liszt Recital album were praised by Gramophone Magazine as “impressively refined and nuanced” with “sparkling technique in demanding music”. Recently, Vanessa toured South America and Israel and gave her debut performance at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. Her schedule for the 2014/16 season looks just as exciting and includes a concert series across Germany with violinist Linus Roth, and returns to the UK, Israel, Russia and Turkey. WildKat PR is working with Vanessa to build her international profile. For more information, please visit Vanessa’s website or check her Facebook and Twitter pages or her YouTube channel.



(Written on June 10, 2014 )

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang and Einaudi to perform at Classic BRITs 2013

Pianists Lang Lang and Ludovico Einaudi have both been confirmed to perform at this year’s Classic BRITs award ceremony on October 2nd

Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines prompts unexpected classical hit

The R&B chart smash has driven a surge in sales for a violin and harpsichord duet of the same name

Roger Federer plays violin in Lucerne Festival tribute

Tennis maestro Roger Federer paid tribute to the Lucerne Festival’s 75th anniversary in a video made by his sponsor, Credit Suisse

Nicola Benedetti takes time off following Queen’s advice

The superstar violinist is taking a break ahead of the release of her new album, My First Decade, after being asked whether she was overworking by the Queen

Classical Music Magazine

Kaufmann among pre-announced winners of 2013 Gramophone Awards

Jonas Kaufmann’s last solo disc on Decca before his recent move to Sony Classical is among several pre-announced winners of this year’s Gramophone magazine awards

Ealing Autumn festival: Britten among friends11-27 October

Running 11 to 27 October, the Ealing Autumn Festival returns for its fourth year

The Independent

Julian Lloyd Webber: I’m doing a Dudamel over here

The Venezuelan conductor showed how poor children could become musicians. Julian Lloyd Webber explains how he was determined to do the same here. The result can be seen at the Proms on Sunday

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Gewitter ist vorbei, die Schäflein sind im Trockenen

Beim Stuttgarter Musikfest gab Helmuth Rilling den Stab an seinen jüngeren Nachfolger Hans-Christoph Rademann ab – Bundespräsident Joachim Gauk assistierte

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(Written on August 28, 2013 )

BBC Music Magazine has nominated the ACCENTUS Music recording of Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing Mahler’s 9th Symphony for its prestigious award. The winner is decided online by the public – click here to vote for the ACCENTUS entry. Voting is open until the 29th February.

Having previously been described as “strongly recommended” by Gramophone Magazine, this DVD has already received widespread critical acclaim. In 2011, Andrew Clark in the Financial Times wrote “this DVD of last summer’s fabulously fluid performance with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra is an important release” and BBC Music Magazine reviewer David Nice wrote: “Finest concert DVD ever? I think so.”

The ACCENTUS release of Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra playing Mahler’s 9th Symphony is available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray worldwide.


(Written on January 13, 2012 )

Thomas Kemp was on In Tune on Tuesday talking about his Christmas concert, Music@Malling. This is also a first chance to hear world-premier recordings of music by Mark Anthony Turnage, from the CD recorded by Thomas Kemp and Chamber Domaine; A Constant Obsession.

You can also see Thomas Kemp featured in the January Issue of Gramophone magazine, out now.

If you missed In Tune on Tuesday, you can still listen here.

For more information on A Constant Obsession, go to the Resonus website here.

(Written on December 19, 2011 )