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In today’s news: Schirmer acquires worldwide publishing rights to composer Julius Eastman’s catalogue, Areta Zhulla to become Juilliard String Quartet principal violinist in September, Polish violinist Anna Karkowsa passes away, Amazon Tickets to shut down, BAMT calls for increased funding of music therapy in dementia care, conductor Christopher Adey to perform for the last time at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich, Semperoper Dresden and its new artistic director announce 2018/19 season with twelve new premieres, Andris Nelsons to be introduced as the new Gewandhauskapellmeister in Leipzig, Swiss scientists create a special violin wood with fungus to imitate the sound of a Stradivari, Cologne Opera house receives the German Design Award and finally, discover the scientific proof behind singing and its positive effect on patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Classical Music

Schirmer acquires Julius Eastman’s catalogue

The company has acquired the composer’s worldwide publishing rights, including works such as Femenine (1974), Stay on it (1973), and the controversial Nigger Series (1978-9).

The Strad

Juilliard String Quartet gets new first violin

Areta Zhulla will take over leader’s chair from Joseph Lin in September 2018.

Violinist Anna Karkowska dies at 36

Breast cancer claims the Polish violinist in her adopted home of New York.


Call for increased funding of music therapy in dementia care

The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) has expressed the need for increased funding of music therapy in dementia care, following a report about the positive effects of music therapy for people living with dementia.

Complete Music Update

Amazon Tickets to close

The company first began selling tickets in the UK in 2015 before fully launching its ticketing platform – with plans to “position Amazon Tickets as the world’s premier destination for purchasing tickets” – in November the following year.

Eastern Daily Press

Conductor to take final bow with Norwich orchestra after more than 30 years

Christopher Adey will be conducting his 70th and final Academy of St Thomas performance on March 3 at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich.


Semperoper Dresden mit neuem Intendanten und zwölf Premieren

Die Semperoper in Dresden will in der ersten Spielzeit ihres neuen Intendanten Peter Theiler zwölf Premieren auf die Bühne bringen.

Geige «ai Funghi»: Die Schweizer und das Holz mit Stradivari-Klang

«Pizza ai funghi» kennt man ja – Pizza mit Pilzen. Aber eine Geige ai funghi? Schweizer Forscher haben Pilze auf Holz angesetzt, daraus dann Geigen bauen lassen und den Stradivari-Sound gefunden. Das wollen sie jetzt wissenschaftlich untermauern.

Musik als Nahrung für die Seele: Andris Nelsons tritt Amt in Leipzig an

Die Zeit ohne Chef ist vorbei. Wenn Leipzig an diesem Freitag feierlich den 21. Gewandhauskapellmeister ins Amt einführt, endet nicht nur eine gut dreijährige Übergangsphase für das 275 Jahre alte Orchester der Messestadt.

Studie: Singen wirkt positiv auf Parkinson-Patienten

Eine am Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre der Griffith University durchgeführte Studie will verschiedene positive Wirkungen des Singens auf Parkinson-Patienten nachgewiesen haben. Die Untersuchung zeige, dass regelmäßiges gemeinsames Singen die Lebensqualität von Parkinson-Patienten positiv beeinflusse.

German Design Award Kölner Opernhaus

Die Oper Köln ist für die Gestaltung ihres Webauftritts mit dem German Design Award ausgezeichnet worden. Der Internetauftritt der Kölner Oper wurde von der Jury des German Design Award vor allem für seinen gelungenen “Mix aus Bildern und Zitaten berühmter Stücke” gelobt.

france musique

Frédéric Lodéon annonce son départ des Victoires de la musique classique

Frédéric Lodéon annonce que l’édition 2018 des Victoires de la musique classique sera la dernière qu’il présente. Cela fait 17 ans que le présentateur de France Musique officiait sur France 3 et incarnait l’une des rares émissions télévisées de musique classique en heure de grande audience.

Platea Magazine

Omer Meir Wellber, designado principal director invitado en la Semperoper de Dresde

La Semperoper de Dresde ha designado como principal director invitado al maestro israelí Omer Meir Wellber (Be’er Sheva, 1981), al hilo de la presentación de la temporada 2018/2019 de este teatro, que cuenta con Christian Thielemann como batuta titular.


Music History @today_classical: in 1685 Birth of German-born British Georg Friedrich

Image: Julius Eastman © Ron Hammond

(Written on February 23, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Here’s why Alondra de la Parra is one of the most exciting new conductors in years, British startup MelodyVR has scored another coup – signing a partnership with Universal Music Group. A dialogue with artistic director Serge Dorny, Märzmusik Festival: an evening in honour of Julius Eastman, and mezzo-soprano Geneviève Tschumi wins Telemann Competition.


Here’s why Alondra de la Parra is one of the most exciting new conductors in years

The young Mexican conductor is changing classical music from the inside

Music Business Worldwide


British startup MelodyVR has scored another coup – signing a partnership with Universal Music Group to co-produce and distribute ‘revolutionary virtual reality music experiences’ featuring artists from UMG’s roster.

The Guradian

BBC must now do for arts what it has done for science, says R4 culture boss

With mathematicians, physicists and doctors dominating much of the airtime on BBC Radio 4, science coverage has never had it so good. But is it time to restore some balance?

The Violin Channel

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 – Aged 73

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Zurück in die Zukunft

Retro ist die neue Mode im Operngeschäft: Der Intendant der Oper Lyon verrät, was es mit Zweitverwertung, Meisterwerken und langweiligem Designertheater auf sich hat.

Der Tagesspiegel

Minimale Strukturen, maximale Wirkung

Start des Märzmusik-Festivals: Ein Abend zu Ehren des US-Komponisten Julius Eastman

Mezzosopranistin Geneviève Tschumi gewinnt Telemann-Wettbewerb

Hauptpreisträgerin auch mit zwei Sonderpreisen ausgezeichnet

Exclusive Music Video: Colin Jacobsen’s ‘Ascending Bird,’ Featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s cello concerto Azul was first commissioned for Yo-Yo Ma by the Boston Symphony, and received its premiere in 2006. Now, over 10 years later, Azul is seeing its first studio release.

Musical Chairs

Musicians must keep Britain in tune with EU after Brexit, says Ashkenazy

The veteran Russian pianist and conductor defends our common European culture


Music History @todays_classical in 1918 Birth of German Bernd Alois . @klassikcom Geraubte nach 35 Jahren wieder vor Publikum erklungen

Einmal im Jahr stellt er an seiner Oper eine große Hausaufgabe: Serge Dorny. © Malte Jaeger_laif


(Written on March 20, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, new plans for a new arts centre in the heart of Edinburgh have been announced. The 5th London Contemporary Music Festival will take place on 15th, 17th and 18th of December. Royal Albert Hall presents new spring music festival Love Classical 2017. Also, Nigel Kennedy talks about hate crime and Brexit, as he prepares to release a new album of his compositions.

Classical Music Magazine

New concert hall proposed for Edinburgh

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the charitable trust Impact Scotland have announced plans for a new arts centre in the heart of Edinburgh.

LCMF announces Julius Eastman focus

The fifth London Contemporary Music Festival will offer the world’s first major overview of American composer and performer Julius Eastman.

Royal Albert Hall presents Love Classical 2017

Nigel Kennedy, Lang Lang and Alison Balsom will headline Love Classical 2017.

Manchester International Festival announces new initiative

Manchester International Festival’s new artistic director John McGrath has announced My Festival: MIF’s Creative Community.


ICMA Published Nomination List 2017

The ICMA nomination list for 2017 is available. For the 2017 awards the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 321 audio and video productions (down from 364 in 2016) from 119 labels (up from 115 in 2016).

Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb kündigt Gewinner für 2016 an

Der Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb gab seine Gewinner für 2016 bekannt.

ITV News

Nigel Kennedy: Maverick violinist on his career, talent shows and Brexit

Nigel Kennedy has spoken out about the hate crime that has followed June’s Brexit vote, as he prepares to release a new album of his compositions.

Broadway World

Young Jean Lee, Peggy Shaw and More Among United States Artists 2016 Fellows

United States Artists (USA) has announced the 2016 USA Fellowship Awards. This year, 46 artists across nine creative disciplines will receive unrestricted $50,000 cash awards.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Oxford choral foundations to host Frideswide Voices

Oxford’s Frideswide Voices has announced that Christ Church, Magdalen and New College will host termly residences for its rehearsals and services this year.

Slipped Disc

Swiss opera goes bankrupt

The company blames its demise on poor attendance at Rigoletto, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco.

San Fransisco Classical News

Taiwan Embraces San Francisco Symphony on Tour

After the orchestra’s first visit to Korea last week (part of their eighth tour of Asia), San Francisco Symphony musicians took a charter flight to Tainan — the first-ever direct flight from Seoul — to perform a concert that was the highlight of the southern Taiwanese city’s Rainbow Festival (Chai Hong).

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Bob Dylan hat was anderes vor

Spätestens als er wochenlang nicht ans Telefon ging, um sich die Entscheidung des Nobelpreiskomitees anzuhören, hätte man das ahnen können: Bob Dylan schwänzt die Verleihung.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Existenzbedrohend für die Musikverlage

Die Verwertungsgesellschaft Gema darf nicht länger Musikverlage pauschal an den Einnahmen aus Musik-Nutzungsrechten beteiligen. Viele Verlage stünden dadurch vor dem Aus oder würden jede Risikofreude verlieren, kommentiert Musikkritiker Uwe Friedrich. Besonders für die Klassikszene sei das fatal.

Musik Heute

Volkswagen-Stiftung fördert Wagner-Forschung mit 400.000 Euro

Die Volkswagen-Stiftung unterstützt die wissenschaftliche Erschließung der Richard-Wagner-Sammlung in Eisenach mit 400.000 Euro.

France Musique

Séisme en Nouvelle-Zélande : l’orgue de la cathédrale de Wellington sérieusement endommagé

Le séisme d’une magnitude de 7,8 qui a touché la Nouvelle-Zélande lundi 14 novembre a causé la mort de deux personnes ainsi que d’importants dégâts. L’orgue de la cathédrale de Wellington a particulièrement souffert.


The Economist @TheEconomist Does classical music still matter? A bustling crowd reduced to silence by a busker playing Bach suggests so

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Just in: Bob Dylan won’t attend Nobel ceremony #ClassicalMusic

The Violin Channel @violinchannel SAD NEWS | Veteran Boston Symphony Principal Cellist Jules Eskin Has Died @BostonSymphony


Photo: Rhinegold/ Nigel Kennedy

(Written on November 17, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Turkish-Austrian tenor Ilker Arcayürek wins Wolf Lieder Prize, Grand Rapids Symphony brings classical music with modern twist to ArtPrize, and techno takes over as the Hamburg Baroque Orchestra, Elbipolis, teams up with DJ Brezel Göring. Also, ISPA has announced the theme of its New York 2017 ISPA Congress as Currents of Change, and schools’ launch classical music awards.

Classical Music Magazine

BBC New Generation Artist wins Wolf Lieder Prize

Turkish-Austrian tenor Ilker Arcayürek took first prize in the tenth International Art Song Competition of the Hugo Wolf Akademie. He wins €15,000 (£13,000) to be shared with his pianist, Fiona Pollak.

Grand Rapids Symphony brings classical music with modern twist to ArtPrize

For ArtPrize Eight, the Grand Rapids Symphony is getting involved. “We’re offering a series of free concerts, as a free opportunity for ArtPrize goers to see and hear what the Grand Rapids Symphony does year-round,” said Jeff Kaczmarczyk, senior manager for communications for the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Techno takes over as the Hamburg Baroque Orchestra, Elbipolis, teams up with DJ Brezel Göring

Techno takes over as the Hamburg Baroque Orchestra, Elbipolis, teams up with experimental musician/DJ Brezel Göring, to present an unexpected musical performance that can be dubbed as both classical and inventive.

International Arts Manager

Currents of Change: Arts, Power and Politics

Delegates from all over the world will come together at the start of 2017 to discuss whether cultural institutions should simply reflect society, or rather use their power as a force for positive transformation in the world.

Meath Chronicle

Schools’ classical music awards launched

Meath’s musical teens are tuning up for a potential €5,000 boost to their career as the Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Awards, sponsored by Top Security is seeking entries for 2016. It is Ireland’s largest classical music competition for secondary schools.

The Irish Times

Julius Eastman: Radical composer who ended up sleeping rough

Black, gay and working-class, he was forgotten after his death, but his music is being revived


Nationaltheateret ønsker 1,9 milliarder på nytt statsbudsjett

Flere kulturinstitusjoner har søkt om milliardbeløp til ulike oppgraderinger for kommende statsbudsjett. For Nationaltheateret haster det med oppussingspenger. – Situasjonen er veldig alvorlig, sier prosjektansvarlig.

Klassik heute

Saison-Eröffnungskonzert der “musica viva” als Hommage an Hans Zender

Das Eröffnungskonzert der neuen „musica viva“-Saison widmet sich dem Œuvre des Komponisten Hans Zender, der in diesem Jahr seinen 80. Geburtstag feiert.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Deutsch-französisches Improvationswunder

Der deutsche Jazzpianist Michael Wollny, 7-facher ECHO Jazz-Preisträger, hat mit dem Akkordeonisten Vincent Peirani – “Frankreichs Jazzkünstler des Jahres” – ein Album aufgenommen: Auf “Tandem” verbinden die beiden ihre musikalische Verschiedenheit zu einem wundervollen großen Ganzen.

Berliner Zeitung

Haben Künstler mehr Freiheiten als der Normalbürger?

Das Grundgesetz garantiert jedem Bürger die Meinungsfreiheit. Warum erklärt es dann noch einmal ausdrücklich „Kunst und Wissenschaft, Forschung und Lehre sind frei“?


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Elbipolis. Photo: Friedrun Reinhold

(Written on September 28, 2016 )