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In today’s news: ABRSM announces RPS partnership, Trinity Laban pledge to make women 50% of its concert programmes, new campaign to support women and families in opera. More than 1000 musicians come together at the Festival of choir- and orchestral music in Bad Homburg, which will be visited by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, North Rhine-Westphalia going to invest 30 million more for local theatres and orchestras until 2022 and Israeli composer Bracha Bdil to receive Wolf Durmashkin Composition Prize.

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ABRSM announces partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society

ABRSM and the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) have announced a new partnership ‘to help musicians develop the skills necessary to build sustainable careers and inspire musical achievement in the next generation’.

Trinity Laban to spotlight women composers in concerts and online

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has announced that music by women will make up more than half of its concert programmes in 2018/19.

Classic FM

New campaign launches supporting women and families in opera and music

Some of the UK’s finest young singers, directors and conductors are setting up a campaign to make parts of the music industry more cooperative, understanding and accommodating to women and young families.

The Guardian

Settling the score: celebrating the women erased from the musical canon

Augusta Holmès’ compositions won awards and acclaim from admirers including Liszt and Saint-Saëns, so why is she, and so many of her female contemporaries, all but forgotten today?

Music Week

UK music industry to launch China trade mission

Limelight

Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2018 program unveiled

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music has unveiled its 2018 program, which will include six world and 16 Australian premieres – not to mention 21 artists who will be appearing at the Festival for the first time, six of whom will be making their Australian debuts.

The Washington Post

81 and going strong, Philip Glass prepares for his Kennedy Center debut

The Kennedy Center will see a long-overdue debut Friday when the composer Philip Glass, 81, will perform there for the first time, playing his piano etudes with four other pianists as part of the Direct Current festival.

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1000 Hobbymusiker und der Bundespräsident

Mehr als 1000 Musikerinnen und Musiker treffen sich dieses Wochenende zu den Tagen der Chor- und Orchestermusik in Bad Homburg. Drei Tage lang stellen sie in Konzerten und Projekten die Vielfalt der Laienmusik in Deutschland vor. Zur Preisverleihung kommt Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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Wolf Durmashkin Kompositionspreis 2018 für Bracha Bdil

Die israelische Komponistin Bracha Bdil hat den ersten Preis beim neu ins Leben gerufenen Wolf Durmashkin Kompositionspreis erhalten. Der Preis wurde in Erinnerung an den Komponisten Wolf Durmashkin ins Leben gerufen, der 1944 Opfer der Nationalsozialisten wurde.

Nordrhein-Westfalen: Mehr Geld für kommunale Theater und Orchester

Das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen erhöht einem Bericht des WDR zufolge die finanzielle Unterstützung für kommunale Orchester und Theater. Bis zum Jahr 2022 sollen Theater und Orchester 30 Millionen Euro mehr erhalten als bisher.

Klassik Heute

Castalian String Quartet gewinnt neuen Streichquartett-Preis

Mit dem Castalian String Quartet gewinnt ein junges, in London angesiedeltes Quartett, das sich unter den fünf bestqualifizierten Quartetten behaupten konnte, den ersten Merito String Quartet Award/Valentin Erben Prize.

Le Monde

Egalité femmes/hommes dans la musique actuelle : « tout passe par la formation »

Elles s’appellent Camille, Juliette Armanet, Fishbach ou Angèle et la saison musicale 2018-2019 ne se fera pas sans elles. Cette nouvelle génération de chanteuses, âgées de 39 à 22, semble prouver que la relève de la musique actuelle se conjugue dorénavant au féminin.

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Seiji Ozawa hospitalisé pour un problème cardiaque

Le chef d’orchestre japonais Seiji Ozawa a été hospitalisé à Tokyo à la suite d’un problème cardiaque. Sa prise en charge médicale devrait durer un mois.

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@BBC6Music: “Women belong in studios! Doing lighting design! Being tour managers! There are so many different parts of the business where women aren’t represented.” — Este (@) from @ speaking to @ for her  report: http://bbc.in/2IaQAwS

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(Written on March 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: blind musicians to pilot braille machine e-reader at RNIB, CMF opens Artist Programme applications, the best London events to mark International Women’s Day, a look back at the life of enigmatic soprano Nancy Storace, the Austrian avant-garde componist Thomas Pernes died and the redevelopment of Bonn’s Beethovenhall gets behind schedule.

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Blind musicians to pilot ‘world first’ braille machine

More than a dozen professional musicians – all of them blind – will gather at the RNIB in London on 16 March to demonstrate the world’s first multi-line braille e-reader.

Applications for CMF Artist Programme now open

The City Music Foundation provides professional musicians in the UK in the early stages of their careers with expert advice, guidance and support to help them to build successful careers in music.

Evening Standard

The best events in London this week to mark International Women’s Day

HeForShe Arts Week, Women of the World Festival included in the lineup of events in the capital.

BBC News

7 candid photos of jazz legends

Over six decades, Val Wilmer has become “a world figure in the history of African-American musical culture”. Her remarkable career has seen her interview and photograph almost every significant and influential figure in post-war jazz, blues and R&B.

BBC Music Magazine

More than Mozart’s muse

Last year marked the bicentenary of the death of one such singer; a remarkable soprano called Nancy Storace (1765 – 1817). Dr Anna Maria Barry tells the story of the enigmatic soprano.

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Komponist Thomas Pernes gestorben

Der österreichische Komponist Thomas Pernes ist tot. Er starb am Tag nach seinem 62. Geburtstag nach schwerer Krankheit an seinem Wiener Wohnsitz.

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Bonn: Sanierung der Beethovenhalle stark in Verzug

Das Scheitern des Zeitplans bei der Sanierung der Beethovenhalle zeigt ebenso wie die seit Monaten anhaltende Kostenexplosion, dass hier eine gravierende Fehlentscheidung getroffen wurde », teilt die Vereinigung ‘Bürger für Beethoven’ (BFB) aus Bonn mit.

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Deutscher Musikwettbewerb beginnt mit 182 Künstlern

Beim Deutschen Musikwettbewerb (DMW) messen sich seit Montag in Bonn junge Künstler in zwölf Solo- und Kammermusikkategorien.

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Le violon d’Albert Einstein mis en vente aux enchères

La maison Bonhams s’apprête à mettre en vente, le 9 mars 2018, le violon ayant appartenu à Albert Einstein.

Platea Magazine

La Ritirata, Premio de Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid en su modalidad de música clásica

Junto a Isabel Coixet, Joan Manuel Serrat, Morante de la Puebla, Javier Marías o Abraham García, entre otros, la Ritirata ha sido galardonada en el marco de los Premios de Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid, en su caso en la modadlidad de música clásica.

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@MusicMagazine: It’s International Women’s Day this week. Peruse our guide to the best female-focussed concerts taking place in the next few days.

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(Written on March 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: Creative industries could lose up to £3.3bn and 27,000 jobs from the Brexit, City Music Foundation announces 2017 artists and Radio 3 has teamed up with BBC Music Introducing to discover new female classical composers and performers in light of International Women’s Day. Also, more women come forward with allegations against Charles Dutoit, and the acess to the Elbphilharmonie plaza should continue being free of charge in the opinion of the Hamburg Taxpayers Association.

The Strad

Baroque string specialist working for music publisher forced to leave UK after visa non renewal

The decision highlights the lack of seriousness with which the UK visa authorities view the arts world.

Classical Music

Creative industries under threat from no-deal hard Brexit

Creative industries could lose up to £3.3bn and 27,000 jobs from the Brexit

City Music Foundation announces 2017 artists

The 5 musicians selected include Lotte Betts-Dean, Eblana String Trio, Alex Hitchcock, Gwenllian Llyr and Rokas Valuntonis.

Programme for Piccadilly Chamber Music Series announced

The Church of St James Piccadilly will host a brand new annual series of chamber music concerts from 2018.

M Magazine

BBC R3 seeks unsigned women composers

Radio 3 has teamed up with BBC Music Introducing to discover new female classical composers and performers in light of International Women’s Day.

Limelight

More women come forward with allegations against Charles Dutoit, including rape

Just a day after the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London announced that Charles Dutoit would be vacating his posts as artistic and principal conductor ahead of schedule following multiple allegations of sexual assault, another six women have come forward with further accusations, one of them alleging rape.

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Ultraschall Berlin – Festival für neue Musik 2018 – 20. Jahrgang startet am 17. Januar

Kulturradio vom Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) und Deutschlandfunk Kultur veranstalten vom 17. bis zum 21. Januar 2018 „Ultraschall Berlin“. Das Festival für neue Musik präsentiert im 20. Jahrgang in zahlreichen Konzerten 18 Ur- und sechs Erstaufführungen.

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‘British German Philharmonic Orchestra’ in Bad Homburg gegründet

Die Kurstadt Bad Homburg bekommt ein neues Orchester. Der Organist und Dirigent Marius Beckmann (*1993) hat dort das BGPO (British German Philharmonic Orchestra) gegründet.

Musik Heute

Steuerzahlerbund: Zugang zur Elphi-Plaza kostenfrei lassen

Der Zugang zur Plaza der Elbphilharmonie sollte nach Meinung des Hamburger Steuerzahlerbundes auch weiterhin kostenlos bleiben.

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En Moselle, une école de musique victime du vol de 22 instruments

A Distroff, en Moselle, l’école de musique Mélodia a été victime d’un cambriolage lors de la première semaine de janvier 2018. 22 instruments ont été dérobés.

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France Musique @francemusique: 10 petites choses que vous ne savez peut-être pas sur Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski

Music History @today_classical: in 1894 FP of ‘s String Quintet in Eb, Op. 97 American in NYC.

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(Written on January 12, 2018 )

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a globally-recognised chance to celebrate and recognise the challenges and opportunities facing women across the world.

Along with our design partners Sane & Able, we have produced an infographic with stats and facts about the role women play in professional music, and how they are represented across the classical music industry. The theme of ‘space’ was chosen to highlight the light years we need to travel in order to achieve gender parity, as women are still vastly under-represented in the media for their achievements in composing and conducting.

We’ve highlighted that at the current rate, it won’t be until 2186 – 169 years away – that 50% of pieces composed and conducted by women will be the norm at the BBC Proms. Currently, only 4 of the 61 accredited ABO orchestras have women undertaking titled roles. This week we have compiled a Spotify playlist of 169 of our favourite pieces created or performed by women in celebration of the incredible contribution women make to the music industry, including those who have been overlooked by history.

The World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2016‘ provides interesting – and sometimes difficult – reading for anyone interested in finding out the facts and statistics behind women’s role in areas such as education, economics, health and politics. From looking at the data collected it is clear that, like with classical music, we still have a long way to go to ensure that the female half of the population are given the same opportunities as their male equivalents.

It’s not all bad news. Serious efforts are being made to ensure fairer representation for women in the classical music industry. ‘Sound and Music‘ are aiming for a 50/50 split between male and female-identified composers as part of their vision for 2020, which is a short three years away. Later today, BBC Radio 3 are to broadcast a piano sonata by composer Fanny Mendelssohn, which up until recently had been falsely attributed to her brother Felix. Tomorrow, as part of HeForShe Arts Week, ‘Yes She Can’ are providing young women opportunities to network and discover more about careers in music, particularly in roles generally underrepresented by women such as tech and management.

Follow the hashtags #BeBoldForChange and #InternationalWomensDay on Twitter to find out more about how you can get involved in the campaign for gender equality.

 

(Written on March 8, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Sound and Music is marking International Women’s Day 2017 with a week of activities promoting female composers. An uncredited sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn will be performed under her name for the first time on International Women’s Day. Cuba celebrates women percussionists at this year’s International Drum Festival, and Margo Price, Vagabon, Fatima Al Qadiri discuss the International Day of Action. American Feminist Susan Bordo discusses International Women’s Day Campaigns, GEMA honors Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. Along with the 18 women composers you should know, and how operas are trying to increase diversity in their audiences.

M Magazine

Sound and Music Launches International Women’s Day Intervention

Sound and Music is marking International Women’s Day 2017 with a week of activity aimed at opening up the debate and championing female composers.

Yes She Can To Promote Music Industry Gender Equality

Night czar Amy Lamé and Help Musician’s Richard Robinson will be among the speakers at Yes She Can, a new event aimed at promoting greater gender equality in the music industry.

Belated premiere for Fanny Mendelssohn

A sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn, which was mistakenly attributed to her more famous brother Felix, will be performed under her name for the first time on International Women’s Day.

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Ein guter Tag ohne Frauen?

Nichts ist nur ein Frauenthema. Gleichzeitig ist alles ein Frauenthema

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Gema ehrt Gubaidulina

Für die Gema ist die russische Komponistin Sofia Gubaidulina eine “große Mystikerin” der zeitgenössischen klassischen Musik.

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Einblicke in die Kunst der Huzulen

In München bringt die ukrainische Dirigentin Oksana Lyniv dem Publikum den überdimensionalen Klang ihres Heimatlandes näher

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18 Women Composers You Should Know

March is home to both Women’s History month and International Women’s Day.

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In Pursuit Of A More Diverse Night At The Opera

Symphony orchestras and opera companies across the country continually ask the same question: How do we attract a younger and more diverse audience?

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Music History@today_classical in 1903 Birth of English , pianist, and conductor, Avril -Taylor.

BBC Radio 3@BBCRdio3 Today is International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating by playing only music by women composers all day.

Women’s Day  So many great events lined up globally like WOW Festival in London More events at

Londonist  Lots of events celebrating and more going on in London on Wednesday

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(Written on March 8, 2017 )

Today’s news: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 season collaboration. St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra reinvents Russia’s national music, and Facebook is looking for new legal music licensing management. Metropolitan Museum of Art changes executives, and Micah Holt discusses the generation gap within the classical world.

Washington Post

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic moves beyond cliches

Orchestras should not be locked into playing music of their country of origin. And yet great orchestras retain a special relationship to their national music. To hear the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra play a program of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich is tantamount to a cliche. And yet that’s what they did, under the great Yuri Temirkanov, at the Kennedy Center on Monday night, thanks to Washington Performing Arts — and you’re not going to hear either of those pieces done much better.

Classical Music Magazine

Changing the focus: International Women’s Day events

Our pick of the events celebrating the achievements of women on and around International Women’s Day.

Classic FM

This composer writes out music as it’s performed, and it’s beautifully captivating

It’s not too tricky to name classical music from or inspired by the likes of Germany, Italy, France or Russia. But what if we asked to you think of classical music from Australia? It’s a little harder…

Music Business Worldwide

Now Facebook is Hiring for a Legal Music Licensing Boss

The signals seem clear: the world’s biggest social network, with its 1.9 billion active users, is finally ready to pay something for the use of music on its platform.

NEPA Scene

VIDEO: NEPA Philharmonic trumpeter Micah Holt talks reaching millennials with classical music

Principal trumpet player Micah Holt recognises that all too well, noting that generational gap.

The New York Times

New Music From Silence for the New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, returns to its podium this week. Not coincidentally, so does new music. Cue Lera Auerbach’s Violin Concerto No. 4, written for Leonidas Kavakos and receiving its premiere at David Geffen Hall on Wednesday.

Thomas P. Campbell resigned under pressure on Tuesday as the director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, after months of growing concerns among staff members and some trustees about its financial health and his capacity to lead the largest museum in the country.

Broadway World

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series collaboration.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der sanfte Gigant

Er marschierte mit Martin Luther King und war der König des Calypsos. Heute wird der US-amerikanische Sänger und Schauspieler Harry Belafonte 90 Jahre alt. Eine Gratulation.

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Amadeus, Amadeus

Der Name Mozart zündet immer. Kein Wunder, dass jene Städte, in denen der Komponist zu Lebzeiten verweilte, mit Festivals seiner gedenken

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Naxos baut audiovisuelle Sparte aus

Naxos baut seine Präsenz im Video-Bereich aus. Das geht aus einer Pressemitteilung zur rezenten Label- und Händlertagung von ‘Naxos Deutschland’ hervor.

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Frühere Prager Operndirektorin Eva Herrmannova gestorben

Die frühere Operndirektorin des Prager Nationaltheaters, Eva Hermannová, ist tot. Sie starb bereits Mitte Februar im Alter von 87 Jahren.

Le Monde

Le streaming redonne des couleurs au marché de la musique

Le marché de la musique est effectivement sorti de son marasme. Pour la première fois depuis quinze ans, il affiche une croissance significative.

France Musique

Le chef Louis Langrée est prolongé à la tête de l’Orchestre symphonique de Cincinnati

Louis Langrée signe pour un troisième mandat avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de Cincinnati, aux Etats-Unis, un ensemble qu’il dirige depuis 2013 et qu’il s’apprête à emmener pour la première fois en tournée à l’étranger.

El Mundo

Una generación musical única, reunida en una fotografía

Cristóbal Halffter, 87 años el próximo día 24, tomó ayer el micrófono para dar voz a los protagonistas del homenaje que el Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (Inaem) había organizado en el Auditorio Nacional.

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Addio a Georges Pretre, leggenda del podio. Era il direttore d’orchestra preferito dalla Callas

Il decano dei maestri, francese, aveva 92 anni e non aveva mai smesso di dirigere: era atteso a Milano per tre concerti a marzo

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Classical Music News  AAM appoints Alexander Van Ingen as chief executive

Music History   in 1824 finishes his Octet for Strings and Winds, Op 166.

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(Written on March 1, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, the Southbank Centre launches its 17/18 season, Dobrinka Tabakova is appointed composer-in-residence at BBC Concert Orchestra, and Sound and Music announces its new Portfolio and Embedded composers.

The Guardian

Barenboim, Bernstein and the Berlin Phil: Southbank Centre launches 2017-18 season

The season will see the Queen Elizabeth Hall reopen and visits from Barenboim’s West-East Divan Orchestra and Rattle’s Berlin Philharmonic, while artistic director Jude Kelly spoke of the need for people to ‘bump into’ classical music.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Concert Orchestra appoints new composer-in-residence

Dobrinka Tabakova has been appointed as composer-in-residence at the BBC Concert Orchestra, a role that will see her work with the orchestra for an initial period of three years. Her first orchestral commission is scheduled for the 2018/19 season and will be premiered at London’s Southbank Centre.

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ABO/Rhinegold Award winners announced

The winners of the 2017 ABO/Rhinegold Awards, which shine the spotlight on the managers who contribute so much to the success of the UK’s classical music-making behind the scenes, were announced at the annual ABO conference dinner on 26 January.

Radio 3 announces 2017 International Women’s Day programming

Radio 3 controller Alan Davey has announced the station’s plans for this year’s International Women’s Day (8 March), which include the broadcast of a Radio 3-commissioned world premiere setting the text of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 UN speech to music for the first time.

Sound and Music announces Portfolio and Embedded composers

Sound and Music (SaM) has announced the composers selected for its artist development projects.

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Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Caritas Chamber Choir launches young composer competition

Stringwars Project @StringwardsPRJ 10 you might or might not know about the birthday boy. Happy Birthday

Music History @today_classical  in 1885 Birth of American Jerome

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(Written on January 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group appoints new artistic director, International Arts Manager goes behind the scenes at Beares and MPs encouraged to join a new campaign supporting greater access to music events for deaf and disabled music fans. Also, The Spectator questions why classical music has been so gender-biased for so long.

Classical Music Magazine

BCMG appoints Stephan Meier as artistic director

Stephan Meier, founder and artistic director of Hanover’s Das Neue Ensemble, will join the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as artistic director in August 2016.

International Arts Manager

A new deal for instruments

J & A Beare is one of the longest-standing established dealers and connoisseurs in the fine stringed instrument industry. Managing director Simon Morris takes IAM behind the scenes and explains the changing role of the instrument dealer in the 21st century.

The Spectator

Why has classical music been so gender-biased for so long?

For last year’s International Women’s Day, Radio 3 played 24 hours of music by female composers – and it was a revelation

Music Week

Call for MPs to join Attitude Is Everything campaign

MPs have been encouraged to join a new campaign supporting greater access to music events for deaf and disabled music fans.

ITV News

World-renowned ukulele maker hopes to make 1000th instrument despite Parkinson’s diagnosis

Most people are familiar with a ukulele and many people may know it was created in Hawaii but 7,000 miles away in Snowdonia one man and his workshop are creating some of the world’s most sought after instruments.

Metro US

NY-based maker of instrument accessories starts first string recycling program

D’Addario & Company is a family-owned and operated business dating back to the 1600s.

Crescendo

Talent Days 2016: Ran an die Tasten!

Crescendo unterstützt die „Talent Days 2016“, einem Nachwuchswettbewerb inklusive Masterclass mit Benjamin Grosvenor, initiiert von Casio

Musik-heute

Chordirektor der Deutschen Oper Berlin geht nach London

Der Erste Chordirektor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, William Spaulding, geht nach London

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Musik-Gordi 2016: Grösster Schädling des Musiklebens gesucht

Wer erhält in diesem Jahr in Deutschland den ‘Musik-Gordi – den gordischen Knoten des Musiklebens’? Mit dem Preis des Musikforums und der neuen musikzeitung werden Persönlichkeiten ausgezeichnet, die aktuelle oder drohende Missstände im Kultur- und Bildungsbereich zu verantworten haben

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Les représentations de l’Opéra de Paris perturbées par la grève

L’Opéra de Paris a annulé la représentation des “Maîtres chanteurs de Nuremberg” de Wagner à Bastille, et a réduit à la seule version de concert de “Iolanta” la double soirée opéra/ballet (“Iolanta/Casse-Noisette”) prévue au Palais Garnier

Tehran Times

Conductor of Tehran Symphony Orchestra officially announces resignation

Ali Rahbari officially announced his resignation as the conductor and general music director of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra via a letter sent to the Persian media on Sunday

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@ClassicFM The Prince of Wales, dressed in his Royal College of Music robes, will confer the awards in @RCMLondon’s ceremony

@M_MagazinePRS .@ISM_music’s survey for composers is open for submissions – submit your views here >> http://ow.ly/ZfNMZ

@GdnClassical Jerusalem: 100 years since Hubert Parry composed an anthem http://d.gu.com/Kl0zK5 

(Written on March 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival line-up announced with a full day of events addressing the refugee crisis, Nils Frahms’ special Barbican weekend line-up announced and the piano from the Oscar-winning film The Piano sells at auction. Also, German Music Council  appeals to all citizens to raise their voice for democracy and rule of law and Violinist Overcomes Bone Disease To Win NPR competition.

Guardian

The Piano’s piano sells for just NZ$1,000 at auction

Non-playable prop from Jane Campion’s multiple Oscar-winning 1993 film was used in the movie’s famous beach scene

The Telegraph

Robert Plant to perform at Guy Garvey’s Meltdown

Robert Plant will join other musicians in an all-day event addressing the refugee crisis as part of Meltdown festival this year.

Classic FM

We’re celebrating the inspirational women of classical music this International Women’s Day

We asked the women of Classic FM – working both on air and behind the scenes – to each pick one woman in the world of classical music who has inspired them. Here’s what they said…

International Arts Manager

Nils Frahm Barbican weekend line-up announced

Nils Frahm, the Berlin-based contemporary composer and pianist with a cult-like following, is to curate this year’s Barbican marathon weekend – featuring Frahm’s only live show in 2016

The Strad

Violinist Ray Chen launches community crowdfunding campaign

‘Musical Heroes’ initiative aims to recognise ‘unsung’ trailblazers. American violinist Ray Chen has launched a crowdfunding campaign in aid of community musicians.

NMZ

Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar – Aufruf des Deutschen Musikrats

Neben dem Deutschen Musikrat haben sich aktuell 142 Organisationen und Verbände der „Allianz für Weltoffenheit, Demokratie und Rechtsstaat – gegen Intoleranz, Menschenfeindlichkeit und Gewalt“ angeschlossen

Musik-heute

Gesangswettbewerb DEBUT: Clarry Bartha wird künstlerische Leiterin

Die Sopranistin Clarry Bartha übernimmt die künstlerische Leitung des Europäischen Gesangswettbewerbs DEBUT

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Sachsen erwirbt Skizzen von Robert Schumann

Das Bundesland Sachsen hat in einem US-amerikanischen Antiquariat Skizzen des Komponisten Robert Schumann (1810-1856) zu seinem ersten Klaviertrio op. 63 erworben

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Violinist Overcomes Bone Disease To Win NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest

Gaelynn Lea has an unconventional approach to playing her instrument, born of necessity

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@WOWtweetUK Our Artistic Director @JudeKellySBC launches WOW on #IWD2016 with 1000 school girls & amazing girls education activist @SarahBrownUK #WOWLDN

@BBCRadio3 “A day like this is a way to shout from the rooftops that music is for everyone”: Radio 3’s Olwen Fisher on #IWD2016 http://bbc.in/1nrIKmS

@BBCMusic Which female musicians inspired you growing you? Share your story: http://bbc.in/1RxVDDT #BBCPHOP #IWD2016

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(Written on March 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, BBC Music Magazine is looking forward to five performances of women composers and performers to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March. Also, the Queen visiting the National Youth Orchestra, the musical estate of Abbado is to come to Berlin & Aribert Reimann’s birthday

Classic FM

No pressure guys, but The Queen just turned up to listen to your rehearsal

Her Majesty sits in on an orchestral rehearsal in East London as the National Youth Orchestra and Lister Community School Orchestra combine as part of the NYO Inspire

EuroNews

Welcome Among Us, an evening of classical music for refugees in Germany

Berlin hosted a special classical concert at the city’s Philharmonic Hall exclusively for refugees and volunteers

The Strad

UK cellist Gywneth George dies aged 95

The Welsh musician was known for her collaborations with pianist Alberto Portugheis

Arts Professional

£30m revamp for Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

Campaigners are fighting plans to close the south London arts venue for at least two years, to allow for a major refurbishment and the creation of new adaptable performance spaces

BBC Music Magazine

Five ways to celebrate International Women’s Day…

As Tuesday 8 March approaches we select five performances to look forward to that celebrate women composers and performers

Der Tagesspiegel

Nachlass von Claudio Abbado kommt nach Berlin

Der Nachlass des Stardirigenten Claudio Abbado geht nach Berlin. Darauf hat sich die Familie des 2014 verstorbenen Künstlers verständigt

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„Sich selbst treu bleiben“ – Komponist Aribert Reimann wird 80

Mit zehn komponierte er seine ersten Lieder. Mit zwanzig begleitete er den Jahrhundertsänger Dietrich Fischer-Diskau als Konzertpianist

Klassik.com

Rostock: Steht Abschied von Intendant Sewan Latchinian bevor?

Die Planung der kommenden Saison vor dem Hintergrund der anstehenden Umstrukturierungsmaßnahmen am Volkstheater Rostock verzögert sich

New York Times

Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive

For years, Bob Dylan scholars have whispered about a tiny notebook, seen by only a few, in which the master labored over the lyrics to his classic 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.”

Classicalite

Square Grand Piano Owned by Mary Todd Lincoln’s Sister Restored by Springfield Art Association

Antique musical instruments are not only considered valuable because of their rarity, but also because they tell the story of whomever handled them — or, in this case, heard them

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BR_KLASSIK Interview zukünft. Intendant in Nbg. Jens-Daniel Herzog: “Ein Theater ist kein elitärer Golfclub”

Top Classical News Violinist Marc Bouchkov Awarded Rheingau Festival Career Grant

3sat Kulturzeit “Ein Maestro in Perm. Dandy und Punk.” Unser 3sat Kulturzeit Porträt über den Kairos-Preisträger 2016, Teodor…

Photograph: DPA / Tagesspiegel

Photograph: DPA / Tagesspiegel

(Written on March 4, 2016 )