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In today’s news: Dan McCarroll leaves Warner Bros Records, Cincinnatti Symphony Orchestra introduce new director, Eckart Preu, and chaos at National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina. Festival “Klangwerkstatt” no to take place this year, Elisabeth Gutjahr Mozarteum’s new head, and Erwin Schrott receives badge of honour in Austria.

The Strad

Hilary Hahn calls on fans for upcoming Deutsche Grammophon album artwork

Hilary Hahn has long encouraged her legion of devotees to create fan art, sharing it on a dedicated page on her website and on social media. She has gone one step further with her upcoming album for Deutsche Grammophon, appealing to fans to create artwork for the sleeve.


Total chaos at the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina

The musicians of the Argentinian National Symphony Orchestra have not been paid their wages for months, some since last year, the Argentinian newspaper El Pais says.

Music Business Worldwide

Warner Bros President Dan McCarroll exits label after three years

MBW can reveal that Dan McCarroll, President of Warner Bros Records in California, is leaving the label.

Musical Chairs

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra to introduce new director during Summermusik festival

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s summer concert series, Summermusik, will help the group introduce and celebrate its new director, Eckart Preu.


2017 Helpmann Awards announced

Barrie Kosky’s Saul and Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife win big at this year’s awards for live performance in Australia.


DOV: Festival für Neue Musik braucht langfristige Förderung

Das traditionsreiche und hoch angesehene Festival Klangwerkstatt Berlin kann zum ersten Mal seit 28 Jahren nicht stattfinden, weil Anträge auf Projektförderung abgelehnt wurden.


Rektorat im Mozarteum wieder besetzt

Nach 15 Monaten und einer von vielen Rückschlägen begleiteten Suche nach einem Nachfolger für den nach einem Sexskandal ausgeschiedenen Siegfried Mauser, hat der Universitätsrat des Salzburger Mozarteums im Eiltempo aus dem Dreiervorschlag des Senates einstimmig die Deutsche Elisabeth Gutjahr zur Rektorin gewählt.

Bariton Erwin Schrott in Österreich mit Goldenem Ehrenzeichen ausgezeichnet

Der Sänger Erwin Schrott hat gestern das Goldene Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich erhalten.


BayreutherFestpiele @WagnerFestival

Heute eröffnen die 2017 mit Richard Wagners „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“!

© Michael Patrick O’Leary





(Written on July 25, 2017 )

We are delighted to welcome Taner Akyol to the WildKat Family. Taner Akyol is a composer and virtuoso of the Bağlama, a Turkic stringed instrument also called Saz. WildKat is working with Taner to promote his concert on 29th September at the Berlin Philharmonie. This concert will not only present new written pieces for the Taner Akyol Trio, but will also see the great Pianist Fazil Say on stage with Taner Akyol for the very first time.

Although the tuning of his bağlama reaches across both the East and West, Taner is mainly recognised in the West for his works and collaboration in the jazz and classical worlds. His first opera Ali Baba und 40 Räuber was performed in 2012 at the Komische Oper Berlin 30 times and received tremendous reviews. He has also been commissioned and played by/at prominent festivals, such as “Istanbul in Berlin”, Randspiele, Klangwerkstatt, the XJAZZ Festival Berlin and MärzMusik.

On 29th September, the Taner Akyol Trio will present pieces from their current album, as well as new works. Pianist Fazil Say and singer Serenad Bagcan will perform Turkish “Lieder” in the second part of the concert. At the very end, Taner Akyol will join Fazil Say for a surprise set. This news is not only tremendous for Turkey, but for all lovers of quality music without boundaries!

We are excited to support Taner and all the other musicians involved in this project and look forward to getting people engaged with this event. You will hear from us as soon as tickets are available!

© Markus Braun


Follow Taner Akyol on his website and on facebook.






(Written on July 18, 2017 )