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WildKat PR is delighted to announce that we are working with Ailie Robertson. Ailie is a composer, arranger, and harpist whose styles traverse the boundaries between folk, classical, and even jazz.

All of Ailie’s six recordings to date have focused on her folk influences. For her upcoming single release, however, Ailie has turned her attention to classical composition, in a work scored for string quartet and harp. Haven takes its inspiration from the Scottish ‘keening’ tradition, a type of vocal lament.

As a composer, Ailie has won numerous awards, including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Composition Prize, The Sofia International Composition Competition, and was runner-up in the 14th International Oslo Grieg Competition. She has received commissions from some of the UK’s most prestigious cultural institutions including the BBC, Creative Scotland, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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WildKat PR is looking forward to working with Ailie as she explores new directions for her music.

(Written on October 4, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Harpist Oliver Wass wins the 2016 Guildhall gold medal, Andris Nelsons receives the 13th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award & opera star Andrea Bocelli serenades football fans before kick off in the Leicester City vs Everton game.

Classical Music Magazine

Harpist Oliver Wass wins the 2016 Guildhall gold medal

Harpist Oliver Wass has won the 2016 Guildhall School of Music & Drama gold medal. He performed Ginastera’s concerto for harp, accompanied by the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Adrian Leaper.

Nelsons receives Glashütte Original Music Festival Award

Andris Nelsons has been presented with the 13th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award. The award was presented by the managing director of Glashütte Original Yann Gamard and the intendant of the Dresden Music Festival Jan Vogler following a concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on 6 May at Dresden’s Frauenkirche.

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Bocelli serenades Leicester City fans

Opera star Andrea Bocelli serenaded football fans on Saturday with a spine-tingling rendition of Nussun Dorma before kick off in the Leicester City vs Everton game. The song became famous in football circles after the BBC used Pavarotti’s rendition as the theme tune for its Italia ’90 World Cup coverage.

The Telegraph

Gerald Finley: ‘I dream of finishing my career as von Trapp’

Thirty years ago, a shy young rookie with a soft Canadian accent and gentle smile, straight out of the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music, made his professional debut in the back row of the Glyndebourne chorus.

Music Week

Irving Azoff claims YouTube is “the root of the problem”

Azoff has issued an open letter on re/code to “Dear YouTube” in response a recent blog post on the services’ “creator blog” titled ’Setting The Record Straight’. In the post, Christophe Muller, Head of YouTube International Music Partnerships, contended that “YouTube takes copyright management extremely seriously and we work to ensure rights holders make money no matter who uploads their music.

Classic FM

Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian with a whole orchestra because he can

Kanye West is not known for his subtlety – so it makes sense that his gift to KK for mother’s day is not a bunch of flowers but a whole string orchestra.

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Opera Fort Collins hires new executive director

Elizabeth Telling has been announced as Opera Fort Collins’ new executive director

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Andris Nelsons mit Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2016 ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Andris Nelsons hat den Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2016 erhalten. Der Lette erhält die mit 25.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung für sein Engagement in Bezug auf die Vermittlung klassischer Musik sowie die Nachwuchsförderung.

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Sachsen-Anhalt: Staatskanzlei künftig für Kultur zuständig

In Sachsen-Anhalt soll die Kulturpolitik künftig komplett von der Staatskanzlei verantwortet werden.

welt.de

Run auf Freikarten für die Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung

Am Morgen wurde eine Seite zur Verlosung von Freikarten für die Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnungskonzerte freigeschaltet. Wenig später brach sie zusammen. Doch noch haben alle eine Chance auf Tickets.

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The Strad @TheStradMag The 9th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart has named five semi finalists

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Live Music Now @LiveMusicNowUK Fascinating uplifting meeting of A Choir in Every Care Home today. Thanks all who took part.

Dresdner Musikfestspiele . Konzert von Jan Vogler und dem Boston Symphony Orchstra am 07.05.2016 in der Dresdner Frauenkirche . Mit anschliessender Verleihung des Glashuette Original Festpielpreises an Dirigent Andris Nelsons . Foto: Oliver Killig

Photograph: Oliver Killig

(Written on May 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Judith Weir has her first major commission as Master of the Queen’s Music, the British Composer Awards 2015 shortlist is announced, and Royal College of Music will acquire the English National Ballet headquarters. Also, The Royal Opera House is leading a movement among theatres to stream performances live over the internet

The Times

Can’t afford opera? Watch it on iPad

For people who wish to watch opera on the move, or merely without the need to queue for the lavatory during the interval, help is at hand

Independent

Catrin Finch: Harpist and composer visits Welsh-speaking area of Argentina

The musician, who lives in Cardiff, was marking 150 years since Welsh settlers arrived in the region

BBC Music Magazine

Judith Weir’s first major commission as Master of the Queen’s Music

The anthem Praise Him with trumpets to be premiered in Hampton Court Palace’s Chapel Royal

Classical Music Magazine

NYCGB receive PRS award

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain have become the latest recipients of PRS for Music Foundation‘s David Bedford Music Education Award

BBC Music Magazine

British Composer Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Harrison Birtwistle, Julian Anderson and James MacMillan all nominated

Classical Music Magazine

Royal College of Music to acquire English National Ballet headquarters

The Royal College of Music is to acquire Markova House, English National Ballet‘s current headquarters in Jay Mews SW7

FAZ

Eine neue Tänzergeneration

Eine andere Zeitrechnung soll beginnen: Benjamin Millepied wird in den nächsten fünf Jahren das Pariser Opernballett bestimmen. Jetzt hat er das neue, modernisierte Programm vorgestellt

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Naxos vertreibt jetzt Orfeo

Das traditionsreiche Schallplattenlabel Orfeo, das jährlich 20-25 Produktionen veröffentlicht, Neuaufnahmen wie auch Mitschnitte von Aufführungen aus Bayreuth, München, Wien und Salzburg, wird künftig von Naxos vertrieben

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Deutscher Musikrat: Medienpolitisches Positionspapier verabschiedet

Vertreter von über 100 Dachverbänden des Musiklebens verabschiedeten auf der diesjährigen Mitgliederversammlung des Deutschen Musikrates den 4. Berliner Appell „Schöne neue Medienwelt: Kreative schützen!“

The Washington Post 

Intense, masterful pianist Evgeny Kissin taking a break from U.S. concerts

Kissin will be taking a two-year sabbatical from the United States after the current season but maintaining a full calendar of concerts in Europe

Broadwayworld.com

Jeffrey Kahane to Perform World Premiere by Andrew Norman

James Gaffigan will make his New York Philharmonic subscription debut conducting the World Premiere of Andrew Norman’s Split, for piano and orchestra, composed for Jeffrey Kahane, who will be the soloist

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Sinfini Music: ‘We trumpet players all have certain music we love’ answers 10 Questions

In Tune BBC Radio 3: We’re keen to hear from new and emerging classical talent. Performers and composers. Go to and upload your track!

Classic FM: You really do not want to be spending 31st October in any of these:

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(Written on October 30, 2015 )

WildKat PR is delighted to introduce our newest client Anneleen Lenaerts. The 28 year old Belgian harpist is making  a name for herself as one of the leading soloists on her instrument. Since December 2010, Anneleen has been the Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic. With her Album ‘Harp Concertos’, she presents a 2015 remastering of fellow Belgian composer, Joseph Jongen’s music. Anneleen has also released two other CDs, ‘Chopin&Liszt’ and a collaboration with oboist Karel Schoofs. She furthermore collaborated with last season’s raising star clarinetist Dionysis Grammenos.

From an early age she started winning an impressive array of prizes, namely 17 prizes between 1997 and 2009, of which the “Grand Prix International Lily Laskine” and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich are particularly outstanding. Since then, she has played in many high-profile venues all over the world, including Wigmore Hall in London and the Festspielhaus in Salzburg.

Whilst the romantic lyricism of these works is closely associated with the qualities of the harp, it is her virtuosity which gains particular attraction, thanks to Anneleen Lenaerts’ skill and articulation. Highly praised by critics, she is known for her impressive technical ability, her precise playing, variety of tone and excellent musical phrasing. This year she will be touring the USA as well as Germany, Austria and Belgium.

We are very much looking forward to working with Anneleen and to help her getting a bigger audience for her wonderful music. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates and also WildKat PR blog for updates and also Anneleen’s website.

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Anneleen Lenaerts

(Written on June 24, 2015 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Anna Magdalena Bach: a forgotten genius?

If JS Bach’s wife composed some of his best-known pieces, it will put a bomb at the heart of the Western musical tradition

Violin teacher Suzuki is the biggest fraud in music history, says expert

Japanese music teacher behind the Suzuki method has been unmasked as a liar and a fraud

Pizzicato

Opéra Comique In Paris To Sell 4.000 Costumes

As part of its tercentenary, Opéra Comique in Paris sells more than 4.000 costumes, mainly from its past seasons under the direction of Jérôme Deschamps, but also some older pieces.

The Sydney Morning Herald

161-year-old Philharmonic faces closure after council grant snub

One of Australia’s oldest arts institutions is facing closure after the City of Melbourne cut off its annual funding.

News Letter

We’re not elitist, says Ulster Orchestra musician

A violinist for the Ulster Orchestra has appealed to the public to get behind a campaign to save it — and insisted that his own working-class origins show it is not elitist.

Klassik.com

Gregor Gysi trägt rechtliche Bedenken bei Wagner-Stiftungsrat vor

Der Fraktionschef der SED-Nachfolgepartei “Die Linke” im Bundestag, Gregor Gysi, hat bei einer Sitzung des Stiftungsrats der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung rechtliche Bedenken zum neuen Mietvertrag des Festspielhauses Bayreuth vorgetragen.

Früher Tod des Pianisten Christopher Falzone

Der US-amerikanische Pianist Christopher Falzone ist überraschend im Alter von 29 Jahren gestorben; die Todesursache ist nicht bekannt.

KuturPort.de

20 Jahre Internationales Opernstudio in Hamburg

Was ist die spezifische Aufgabe eines Internationalen Opernstudios?

Codex Flores

Inkinen Chefdirigent der Prager Symphoniker

Pietari Inkinen übernimmt im September 2015 die Position als Chefdirigent der Prager Symphoniker.

Ruzicka wird Alleingeschäftsführer der Osterfestspiele Salzburg

Peter Ruzicka, der frühere Intendant der Salzburger Festspiele, ist per Juli 2015 zum Alleingeschäftsführer der Osterfestspiele Salzburg ernannt worden.

The New York Times

A Composer Has Faith in His Show

‘Amazing Grace,’ a Faith-Based Musical, Aims at Broadway

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Barbican Centre @Barbican Centre: ‘A must for architecture buffs – Wim Wender’s film on the Berliner Philharmoniker is a standout’ 4* @60secmovies http://ow.ly/CVtHT

Classicalite @Classicalite: EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Steven Blier of #NYFOS on “Art Song on the Couch: Lieder in Freud’s Vienna”… the Song Recital http://www.classicalite.com/articles/12411/20141026/exclusive-classicalite-q-a-with-steven-blier-of-nyfos-on-art-song-on-the-couch-lieder-in-freud-s-vienna-%E2%80%A6-the-song-recital.htm?exe=reporter …

KlassikAkzente @klassikakzente: Bei Universal Music Backstage gibt es ab heute erstmals einen ganzen Konzertfilm von Daniil Trifonov zu sehen! http://www.klassikakzente.de/news/klassik/article:230493/tastenzauber-daniil-trifonov-live-im-konzert-bei-universal-music-backstage …

NPR Classical @nprclassical: Happy bday, D. Scarlatti! Watch harpist Yolanda Kondonassis play a sonata at the #nprtinydesk. http://n.pr/1EP7XMX

Members of the International Opera Studio, State Opera Hamburg 2014/15: Benjamin Popson, Anat Edri, Vincenzo Neri, Stanislav Sergeev, Christina Gansch und Daniel Todd. photograph: © Jörn Kipping.

Members of the International Opera Studio, State Opera Hamburg 2014/15: Benjamin Popson, Anat Edri, Vincenzo Neri, Stanislav Sergeev, Christina Gansch und Daniel Todd. photograph: © Jörn Kipping.

(Written on October 27, 2014 )

Classical News

Classic FM

The Fault in Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort to play pianist Van Cliburn in new film

The 20-year-old heartthrob is set to play the title role in the Cold War film, based on a book by Howard Reich.

The Guardian

Soprano Karita Mattila: ‘It’s never too late for a debut’

At 53, the great soprano Karita Mattila can still take her pick of the big parts. She explains why she’s raring to play one of opera’s great monsters.

Classical Music Magazine

Michael Elliott to leave RSNO, becoming ABRSM chief executive

Michael Elliott, currently chief executive of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, has been appointed chief executive of exam board ABRSM. He will take over the role from the retiring Leslie East in January 2015.

Deceptive Cadence

What’s Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola

Wednesday, Sotheby’s auction house plans to announce the sale of a rare viola made by Antonio Stradivari. The minimum bid is $45 million. If it sells, it will be the most expensive instrument of any kind in history.

Epoch Times

Caroline Cole: First Harpist to Win Virginia Parker Prize

Cole is the first harpist ever to win the prize, which is awarded annually to a Canadian classical musician, instrumentalist, or conductor under the age of 32 “who demonstrates outstanding talent and musicianship,” the website says.

The New York Times

Mediations and Mutiny Backstage

Glenn Dicterow Discusses Leaving New York Philharmonic

The New York Times

John McClure Dies at 84; Produced Classic Records

John McClure, a producer and engineer who helped shape some of the most celebrated classical recordings of the 20th century, including acclaimed sessions with Bruno Walter, Igor Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein, died on June 17 at his home in Belmont, Vt. He was 84.

Listen Magazine

In a Different Light

Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital discusses the rich history of his instrument; the nonexistent border between folk and classical; transcriptions and commissions; embedding nuance; and the artistic persona.

Die Zeit

Die 3 Tenöre: Die drei Mannschaftsgeister

1,3 Milliarden Zuschauer verfolgten 1994 das Konzert der “3 Tenöre” am Vorabend der WM-Eröffnung. Aus aktuellem Anlass wurde der Mitschnitt des Abends neu veröffentlicht.

Die Welt

“Wagners Werk hat mich verführt”

Der Opernregisseur Otto Schenk kehrt mit einer allerletzten Arbeit an die Wiener Staatsoper zurück. Ein Gespräch über nuschelnde Schauspieler, Wotans Aktenkoffer und Richard Wagner als Märchenonkel.

Berliner Zeitung

Prozess gegen Wiener Burgtheater: Ex-Intendant fordert Entschädigung

Gut vier Jahre lang arbeitete Matthias Hartmann als Intendant für das Wiener Burgtheater. Jetzt fordert er von seinem früheren Arbeitgeber eine Entschädigung in Millionenhöhe. Eine schnelle Einigung scheint nicht in Sicht.

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M Magazine: @M_magazinePRS Naomi Belshaw is @PRSForMusic‘s new #classical account manager – check out her exclusive M playlist http://ow.ly/yov2B  

Classical Ear: ‏@ClassicalEar  Looking for music and overwhelmed by choice? Cut through #iTunes chaos with the #Classical Ear app. http://georiot.co/2wdj  

Judy Grahame: @MCSaatchiArts  Learn about #classical music,with the @TomService music blogs, this one on Schubert’s Great C major symphony. http://ow.ly/ygpTe
 

Van Cilburn and Ansel Elgort

Photograph: Classic FM

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(Written on June 25, 2014 )