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In today’s news: First premiere at Bayreuth Festival since 1882. Herbert von Karajan wax figure to be revealed at Madame Taussauds at Vienna Prater. RNCM awarded Erasmus+ grant for new conducting project. Wigmore Hall to host live-streamed concert with Holocaust survivor. Opera Rara strikes distribution deal with Warners. Hamburg Opera sees audience numbers rise. Berlin State Opera on tour in Argentina with Daniel Barenboim. Pierre Fournier Award 2018 won by young American cellist.


RNCM awarded Erasmus+ grant for new conducting project

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has been awarded a 436,000 euro grant to fund an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership which will help develop digital learning resources and online conducting studies.


Holocaust survivor to speak in live-streamed Wigmore Hall concert

Cellist and Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch is to speak at a specially-programmed concert at Wigmore Hall on Sunday.


Opera Rara strikes distribution deal with Warners

Major label hopes to help operatic discoveries reach even wider audiences. The deal will see the major label take on the worldwide distribution for all future Opera Rara recordings.

Classic FM

The Star Wars Imperial March in the style of Beethoven sounds momentous and sad

Richard Grayson was a great American composer and pianist, who was a bit of a whizz at improvising.

The Violin Channel

American Cellist Rainer Crosett Awarded Coveted 2018 Pierre Fournier Award

26-year-old American cellist Rainer Crosett has been awarded the 2018 Pierre Fournier Award – at Wigmore Hall, in London


Erste Uraufführung in Bayreuth seit 1882

Die Oper „der verschwundene hochzeiter“ entstand in Zusammenarbeit des Komponisten Klaus Lang mit dem Regisseur Paul Esterházy. Damit präsentieren die beiden das erste Auftragswerk bei den Bayreuther Festspielen seit deren Bestehen

Herbert von Karajan als Wachsfigur

Der 1989 verstorbene Dirigent Herbert von Karajan zieht in der kommenden Woche in das Wachsfigurenkabinett Madame Tussauds im Wiener Prater ein.

Musik Heute

Hamburgische Staatsoper steigert Auslastung

Die Hamburgische Staatsoper hat in dieser Spielzeit mit 345.000 Zuschauern rund 25.000 Besucher mehr als in der vorherigen Saison angezogen.

Platea Magazine

La Staatsoper de Berlín visita el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires con Tristán e Isolda, con Daniel Barenboim

Los días 11, 14, 18 y 22 de julio, el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires acoge la visita de los cuerpos estables de la Staatsoper de Berlín, a las órdenes de Daniel Barenboim, para representar Tristan und Isolde de Richard Wagner.


Festspielhaus Bayreuth © Rico Neitze/Wikimedia Commons

(Written on July 6, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, National Youth Orchestras of Scotland has appointed Nicolas Žekulin as its Chief Executive and Artistic Director. BBC Four has announced the release of a documentary which will explore racial diversity and access in classical music. Also, read about how composer Ludovico Einaudi straddles the world of classical and pop music.

Music Teacher Magazine

NYOS announces new chief executive and artistic director

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) has appointed Nicolas Žekulin as chief executive and artistic director. Žekulin, currently head of artistic planning at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, will assume the role in February 2017.

Classical Music Magazine

Boston Globe funds classical critic with the aid of nonprofit consortium

A consortium of nonprofit groups are helping to fund a classical music critic for the Boston Globe.

New chamber music ensemble offers classical music outreach through Canadian-heavy repertoire

A two-week, six-city tour that brought Canadian classical music to Brazil during the 2016 Rio Olympics has helped establish the mandate of a new professional, nonprofit chamber music ensemble in London.

The Violin Channel

New British Documentary to Explore Racial Diversity in Classical Music

BBC Four has announced the upcoming release of a new documentary which will explore racial diversity and access in classical music.

The Huffington Post

Italian Composer Ludovico Einaudi’s Classical Pop Career Rises to a Crescendo

Not unlike his music, Ludovico Einaudi’s career has been unique and slowly building up in intensity. The Italian composer has straddled the world of classical and pop music for about 20 years, building a following outside the usual “star-making machinery” of the music business.


Classical Music Videos to Help Us Chill Before Election Day

Election day is fast approaching. And for many it is a time of high anxiety. To help us all to cope, we have assembled a list of the best classical music videos that will chill our tempers and calm our nerves.

Texas Public Radio

YOSA Honors Bowie’s Classical Side

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio continues its recent theme of interpreting classical music through a rock-n-roll filter. The recent passing of rock legend David Bowie made Troy Peters think something had to be done.

Proteste gegen Auftritte des Pianisten Denis Matsuev in den USA

In den USA hat eine Aktivistengruppe im Vorfeld von Konzerten des russischen Pianisten Denis Matsuev in Boston und New York gegen dessen Unterstützung von Wladimir Putins Politik protestiert.

Musik Heute

Hamburger Kammersängerin Ursula Boese gestorben

Die Hamburgische Staatsoper trauert um ihr früheres Ensemblemitglied Ursula Boese. Die Kontra-Altistin sei bereits am 25. Oktober gestorben, teilte das Haus am Dienstag mit. Sie wurde 88 Jahre alt.

Volkstheater Rostock: Protest gegen Orchester-Verkleinerung

Gegen den Plan des neuen Rostocker Volkstheater-Intendanten Joachim Kümmritz, das Orchester des Hauses zu verkleinern, regt sich Widerstand. In einem offenen Brief protestiert die Philharmonische Gesellschaft gegen Kümmritz’ Vorschlag, die Musikerzahl von 73 auf 63 zu reduzieren.

BR Klassik

Musikwelt 4.0 – Roboter am Instrument

BR-KLASSIK widmet sich der “Zukunft der Arbeit” und fragt nach dem Musikmarkt der Zukunft und den Rollen der Künstler angesichts globaler Digitalisierung.


The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera How high can you go? We countdown the hardest soprano roles:

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 Boston Modern Orchestra Project Elevates Great Contemporary Classical – Harvard Crimson

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@fideliotrio will premiere Adrian Williams’ piano trio @GlosCathedral on Sunday

Nicolas Zekulin

Photo: Rhinegold Publishing/ NYOS/ Nicolas Žekulin

(Written on November 2, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Times reports that a teenager has joined the cyborgs with a microchip implant and Eric Whitacre explains how music makes us happy. Nudity and a rape scene in the Royal Opera House production of William Tell causes uproar and LSO Music Director designate Sir Simon Rattle is to be Artist-in-Association with Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Also, Christian Thielemann is named the new music director at Bayreuth, an interview with Simone Young about her time in Hamburg and Die Welt on Petrenko who could be the next Furtwängler. Also, Le Monde reports about an orchestral project with teenagers and cellist Pablo Ferrández wins the International Tschaikovsky competition.

The Times

Teenager joins the cyborgs with microchip implant

Byron has been using the chip’s ability to unlock his phone automatically and to play music from his speakers using their Bluetooth function.

Eric Whitacre on how music makes us happy

An audience, the performers and Richard Morrison were tested for stress before and after a concert. Here’s what they found out.


William Tell: nudity and rape scene greeted with boos at Royal Opera House

Audience uproar at opening night for London staging of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, in which female performer is stripped and molested by army officers


William Tell gang rape scene causes uproar at Royal Opera House

A ‘gratuitous and graphic’ sexual assault was violently booed by the audience at the opening night of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell

Classical Source

LSO Music Director Designate Sir Simon Rattle to be Artist-in-Association with Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

This announcement coincides with Sir Simon’s appearances with the LSO at the Barbican Centre this week, which further highlight his commitment and involvement with young people’s music-making, and this new role will be undertaken alongside his appointment as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra from the 2017/18 season.

Die Zeit

Thielemann wird Musikdirektor in Bayreuth

Christian Thielemann darf sich mit einem neuen Titel schmücken. Dafür ist ihm seine Isolde abgesprungen. Und was hat das mit den Berliner Philharmonikern zu tun?

Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Als Kind übte ich auf einer Papier-Tastatur«

Nach zehn Jahren Leitung der Hamburger Oper hat die Dirigentin Simone Young nun wieder Lust auf Freiheit. Ein Gespräch über Melodien, die im Schlaf kommen, und überschätzte Premierenabende.

Die Welt

Petrenko könnte der neue Furtwängler werden

Die Rückkehr des schweigsamen Taktstock-Priesters? Die Berliner Philharmoniker haben mit Kirill Petrenko einen Dirigenten gewählt, der sich in die Musik versenkt. So wie der legendäre Furtwängler.

The New York Times

Christian Thielemann Named Music Director at Bayreuth

He was passed over for the post of chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, but Christian Thielemann was given another important post in the German music world on Monday: music director of the Bayreuth Festival, the temple to the music of Richard Wagner.

Le Monde

L’orchestre des jeunes Démos, des quartiers à la Philharmonie

Assises bien droites sur le bord de leurs chaises, mentons posés sur les violons et archers en suspens, Hana Halouane, Amel Akacha et Marie-Lisa Senani, 13 ans, ne lâchent pas des yeux leur chef d’orchestre.

El Mundo

Un español puede ganar el ‘mundial’ de la música clásica

El violonchelista de 24 años Pablo Ferrández se convirtió ayer en el primer español en llegar a la final del prestigioso Concurso Internacional Tchaikovsky, que se falla mañana


ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: Can a film composer write a concerto? @klassikcom: von Franz bei Internet-Auktion für 34.000 US-Dollar verkauft

Mary Grace Nguyen @MaryGNguyen: Antonio Pappano: “Everyone talks about the demise of classical music, but I’ve never made so many records”

Christian Thielemann - © Daniel Karmann/dpa

Christian Thielemann – © Daniel Karmann/dpa

(Written on June 30, 2015 )