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In today’s classical news: The Womadelaide festival makes efforts to become more environmentally conscious as the issue headlines as the festival’s theme this year. For their 2017-18 program the Arts Council of Korea and the Arts Council of England collaborate on a new series of artist partnerships. Seventeen year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist, and Victoria Bond becomes the first woman conductor to be awarded a doctorate from Juilliard’s orchestral conducting program. A brief history of opera business, and German Musikwettbewerb announces winners in Leipzig.

The Guardian

Music to our ears: sustainability headlines Womadelaide festival

From encouraging bike riding and compostable plates to better recycling, organisers have diverted 98% of waste from landfill – and they want to do more.

Golden Plains: cult music festival brings dreamy wonder to a family farm

Neil Finn, Nicolas Jaar and Cash Savage are highlights as fans pay tribute to ‘a farmer of happiness’.

International Arts Manager

New partnerships for Korean and UK artists

Arts Councils from Korea (ARKO) and England (ACE) are funding a new series of artist partnerships, as part of the UK-Korea 2017-18 cultural season. In total 21 performing and visual arts projects will receive just over €1.6m in grants.

Classical Music Magazine

Nikita Mndoyants to make New York debut

Nikita Mndoyants, winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC), will make his New York debut at Carnegie Hall on 7 June.

Pizzicato 

Fedoseyev Named Principal Guest Conductor Of Moscow’s Helikon Theatre

Moscow’s Helikon Theatre announced the appointment of Vladimir Fedoseyev, 84, as Principal Guest conductor.

The Violin Channel

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – 2016 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’

17 year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of outstanding potential.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

In der Dunkelloge wird soupiert

Sprechen wir nicht von berühmten Stimmen, sondern erst einmal über die gezahlten Gagen: Michael Walter legt eine gut geerdete und überaus detailreiche Geschichte des Opernbetriebs vor.

klassik-heute.de

Zum Tod von Karl Korinek

Die Wiener Staatsoper trauert um das ehemalige langjährige Aufsichtsratsmitglied und den ehemaligen Präsident der Freunde der Wiener Staatsoper Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Korinek, der am vergangenen Donnerstag, 9. März 2017, 76-jährig einem Herzleiden erlegen ist

kulturradio rbb

Wichtigster Preis für musikalische Nachwuchsprofis vergeben 

In Leipzig sind die Gewinner des deutschen Musikwettbewerbs gekürt worden: das sind der Berliner Hornist Tillmann Höfs, der Hannoveraner Oboist Juri Schmahl und der Regensburger Komponist Steven Heelein.

WXQR

Write Me a Concerto: Yo-Yo Ma and Esa-Pekka Salonen on Their New Work

CHICAGO — A few years ago, after they had shared more than a couple post-concert martinis, Yo-Yo Ma had a request for the composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen: Write me a concerto.

The New York Times

A Thousand More Will Rise: Victoria Bond Finds Inspiration in Women Past and Present 

As the very first woman conductor to be awarded a doctorate from Juilliard’s orchestral conducting program, Victoria Bond  knows what it means to take that first courageous step into uncharted territory.

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Classical Music News  English National Opera launches ENO Studio Live

Music History   in 1847 FP of ‘s opera Macbeth at the Teatro della Pergolain Florence.

Image: The Guardian

(Written on March 14, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Royal College of Music’s Museum of Music is to receive a £3.6m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Birtwistle strikes gold again at annual British Composer Awards 2015. Also, The Times analyse how streaming boosts vinyl and CD sales, and The Guardian discuss why Shostakovich was a great communicator

The Guardian 

‘He speaks to us’: why Shostakovich was a great communicator

Shostakovich liked a joke. He also loved great Russian novels – and his love of wordplay is evident in his music, if you care to join the conversation. Composer and Shostakovich expert Gerard McBurney explains

Classical Music Magazine

RCM Museum to receive £3.6m from Heritage Lottery Fund

The Royal College of Music’s Museum of Music is to receive a £3.6m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to fund a three-year conservation and redevelopment programme

BBC Music Magazine

British Composer Awards 2015

Birtwistle strikes gold again at annual awards for new music

The Times

For the record: streaming boosts vinyl and CD sales

Video killed the radio star and the internet killed the CD, or so the theory goes

Classic FM

Alexandre Desplat and Ennio Morricone nominated for best original score at the Golden Globes

The music for Carol, The Danish Girl, The Hateful Eight, Steve Jobs and The Revenant have all been nominated for best original score at the Golden Globes – the winner will be announced on 10th January 2016

Klavier.de

Alfred Brendel wird Ehrenmitglied der Wasmuth-Gesellschaft

Die Johannes-Wasmuth-Gesellschaft hat “in Würdigung seiner langjährigen Verbindung mit Johannes Wasmuth und dem Bahnhof Rolandseck” Alfred Brendel zum Ehrenmitglied ernannt

Pizzicato

Scala: Chailly von Regisseur beschimpft

Durch ein Online-Video wurde es publik: Nach wochenlangen Streitigkeiten über Sexszenen, die Chailly verurteilte, kam es zum Eklat nach der Premiere von ‘Giovanna d’Arco’ an der Mailänder Scala

Klassik.com

Sänger und Dirigent Herbert Prikopa gestorben

Der Sänger, Dirigent, Komponist und Moderator Herbert Prikopa ist im Alter von 80 Jahren nach schwerer Krankheit in Wien gestorben. Prikopa war fast 40 Jahre als Ensemblemitglied der Wiener Volksoper tätig

El Pais 

Tocar la guitarra en el aire… y que suene

Un aparato para amantes del ‘air guitar’ registra los movimientos y los hace sonar en el móvil

Scherzo

Opera XXI convoca un concurso de composición de ópera para público juvenil

Opera XXI, la Asociación de Teatros, Festivales y Temporadas Estables de Opera convoca el primer concurso de composición de ópera dirigida al público juvenil (12-16 años)

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Arts Council England“Set up to take great art and culture to people wherever they are, whoever they are”

Family Arts CampaignFamily Audiences: what have we learned? Evaluation of Family Arts Campaign released today:

Sinfini Music: How well do you know festive music? We think ‘s quiz is one of the hardest ever!

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Dmitri Shostakovich, working at his piano in 1950. Photograph: Sovfoto/Universal Images Group/Rex/The Guardian

 

(Written on December 11, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will award funding to two programmes supporting and developing young musicians, the Belfast Music Society has created a new classical album for babies and Xian Zhang is the first woman to have a titled role at a BBC orchestra. Also, the Ulster Orchestra hopes to break down class barriers to classical music

Belfast Telegraph

Ulster Orchestra hoping to break down class barriers to classical music

As an Assembly investigation into working-class ‘exclusion’ from the arts continues, the UO envisages ‘composing’ at least five or six education and outreach projects

Classical Music Magazine

Young musician projects gain Lloyd Webber grants

Two programmes supporting and developing young musicians are to receive substantial grants from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, it was announced today

The Irish News

Belfast musicians launch classical album for babies

It’s a well-established fact that listening to classic music has a soothing effect on babies and that introducing children to music at a young age is hugely beneficial

The Guardian

Xian Zhang makes conducting history as first woman to have titled role at a BBC orchestra

The Chinese-born artist is to be the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s new principal guest conductor

Pizzicato

Pariser Opernlogen weiter im Gespräch

Der Streit um die Entfernung von Zwischenwänden in den Logen der alten Pariser Oper Palais Garnier nimmt immer erstaunlichere Ausmaße an

Klassik.com

Thomas Quasthoff mit Martin Buber-Plakette ausgezeichnet

Thomas Quasthoff hat die diesjährige Martin Buber-Plakette erhalten. Sie wurde ihm im Rahmen des Kulturfestivals “Euriade” im niederländischen Kerkrade verliehen

Crescendo

Audi Jugendchorakademie sucht neue Stimmen

Im Dezember und Januar sucht die Audi Jugendchorakademie wieder nach Gesangstalenten, die gern in einem professionellem Umfeld singen wollen. Die neuen Chormitglieder haben die Möglichkeit, bei den Audi Sommerkonzerten 2016 und mit Star-Dirigent Kent Nagano aufzutreten

El Pais

Montserrat Caballé declarará desde su casa por fraude fiscal

La soprano participará en la vista a través de una videoconferencia por motivos de salud

Scherzo

Comienzan los Conciertos de Navidad y Año Nuevo en el Auditorio Sony

Auditorio Sony acoge el ciclo Conciertos de Navidad y Año Nuevo en el que participan los músicos que se forman en los distintos departamentos de instrumento, canto y música de cámara de la Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía

Twitter

Sinfini Music: @SinfiniMusic 1 Dec: time to open day 1 of our #AdventCalendar! Check back every day for prizes/goodies:  http://christmas.sinfinimusic.com/

The Journal of Music:@journalofmusic Paris Residences Offered for Irish Musicians and Composers. http://ow.ly/VjwL7  @cc_irlandais

Culture at King’s:@CultureatKings  #BigBangData opens 3 Dec @SomersetHouse. Artists & designers use data to explore how data is transforming society http://ow.ly/VjwA0

Xian Zhang/ NJO

Xian Zhang/ NJO

(Written on December 1, 2015 )