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– “Artistic work is only a pretext for becoming free, and it may be that it is not completely possible in this world to have freedom. In art and in fiction, I can do what I cannot in reality. It is a way to expand on the possibility of freedom.” Hayoun Kwon (participating artist “Non-sense music; borders”) –

We are thrilled to be supporting the upcoming Korean Interdisciplinary Arts Festival „Non-Sense Music #2; Borders“ and many other inspiring projects and events in cooperation with the Korean Cultural Centre in Berlin.

The Korean Cultural Centre is the cultural department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany, headquartered in Berlin under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea (MCST). Its aim is to promote Korean culture and facilitate cultural exchanges to introduce and generate interest in the many diverse aspects of Korean culture.

The Centre organises many programmes, events and courses under the categories of arts, music, literature and film. It creates an active place for cultural mediation. An item of great importance is the organisation and support of cultural events with Korean participation throughout Germany by working closely with the relevant institutions of both countries.

Permanent and alternating exhibitions can be seen in their own premises, at their Gallery damdam and at other external exhibition spaces. In the field of music the Centre curates a wide range of events: from Young Korean talents, the JazzKorea Festival to the International Younghi Pagh-Paan Composition Prize and lunchtime concerts in the “Pavillon der Einheit”.

We begin our campaign with an in-house exhibition by the interdisciplinary and Berlin based, but Seoul born artist, kate-hers RHEE. Her arts project “I like Korea and Korea likes me” will feature at Gallery damdam from 26th April – 16th June 2018.

This solo exhibition is curated by Kahee Jeong and presents two of her projects: the “deutschsprachliche Projekt” and “Transkoreaning” plus some artworks that were especially created for this exhibition. Identity and language are the essential themes in the work of kate-hers RHEE. Her art is transgressive, performative and plays with her “otherness” as an American raised woman with Asian roots in various cultural contexts.

 

 

We look forward to also supporting the Korean Interdisciplinary Arts Festival „Non-Sense Music #2; Borders“. This ten-day interdisciplinary arts festival takes place from 11th May – 20th May 2018 at Kunstquartier Bethanien and explores the politics of space through the micro-history of six Korean artists. Curated by Seoul born Joanne Kim, the artists Nahoon Park (Choreographer, Performance), Soyoung Chung (Video, Performance), Hayoun Kwon (VR), Ryu Biho (Installation, Performance), Helena Parada Kim (Painting) and Kim Hwang (Installation, Documentary film screening) transform the circumstances and conditions of time and space into songs, performance and visual delights.

The multicultural upbringing of Helena Parada Kim – she is half Korean and half Spanish and grew up in Germany – fuels her creative inspiration in various ways. She uses photographs of members of her mother´s family to create her artworks. Using family portraits as fundamental inspiration for her paintings, allows her to present a multidimensional homage to Korean traditions and culture.

 

Helena Parada Kim: Nurses and cranes, 180×250 cm, oil on linen, 2017

 

Artist Hayoun Kwon on the other hand, specialises in film work. At Non-sense music, she exhibits the animated political documentary “489 Years”, a film grounded in personal stories and linked to geopolitical questions of borders and territoriality. With virtual reality glasses, we are being taken to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula to serve as a buffer zone between North and South, immersing us in the personal memories of a soldier. Hayoun Kwon’s film allows us to see a forbidden place, where nature has totally reclaimed its hold.

The WildKat team is very excited to be working alongside the Korean Cultural Centre in Berlin and its many cultural and artistic projects to come, including an in-house exhibition of Thearesa Cha (September 2018), the Grassimesse Leipzig (October 2018) and the Jazz Korea Festival (November 2018).

 

(Written on April 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Guildhall School announces autumn 2017 season, Operalia 2017 winners announced, and Los Angeles Philharmonic Announce New Assistant Conductor. Song Aa wins Vareler composer’s prize, George Li publishes debute album at Warner Classics, and application opens for “European School Music Prize”.

Classical Music Magazine

Ex Cathedra announces 2017/18 season

Ex Cathedra’s 2017/18 season will feature repertoire ranging from Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts to new works by Roxanna Panufnik and Alec Roth.

Music Teacher

Guildhall School announces autumn 2017 season

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s autumn 2017 season includes the launch of the Guildhall Studio Orchestra, performances of Menotti’s The Consul, and a concert curated by alumnus Thomas Adès.

Opera Now

Operalia 2017 winners announced

Romanian soprano Adela Zaharia and South African tenor Levy Sekgapane have been named as winners of the 2017 Operalia Competition. Both singers receive $30,000 (£22,700).

The Violin Channel

Los Angeles Philharmonic Announce New Assistant Conductor

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has this week announced the appointment of former Dudamel Conducting Fellow, Chilean conductor Paolo Bortolameolli as their new Assistant Conductor – for the 2017/18 season.

The Strad

Inaugural Paganini Festival in Genoa announces programme

Festival tied to long-running Paganini Prize will feature performances on ‘The Cannon’ Guarneri.

Limelight

New Zealand orchestra rehearses in funeral home

The Marlborough Civic Orchestra in New Zealand’s South Island has found a uniquely quiet space in which to practise.

Pizzicato

Cleveland Institute of Music is leveraging diversity

The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) is now accepting applications for the inaugural class of its new Minority Artist Fellowship (MAF) program for African-American and Latino Students.

Klassik.com

Vareler Kompositionspreis für Song Aa

Die koreanische Komponistin Song Aa belegte im Rahmen des diesjährigen Wettbewerbs “Vareler Kompositionspreis” den ersten Platz.

Klassik Heute

Pianist George Li veröffentlicht Debüt-CD bei Warner Classics

George Li, Silbermedaillist des internationalen Tschaikowsky-Wettbewerbs 2015, ist exklusiv bei Warner Classics und legt diesen Herbst sein Debütalbum vor.

Codex Flores

Ausschreibung des Europäischen Schulmusik Preises

Für den mit 21’000 Euro höchstdotierten Preis für instrumentalen Schulmusikunterricht, den Europäische Schulmusik Preis (ESP) ist die Bewerbung offen.

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Unverwechselbar, ob bei Oper oder Kunstlied – Gundula Janowitz zum 80. Geburtstag.

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(Written on August 2, 2017 )

 Classical News

In today’s classical news, in order to raise money for young musicians facing challenging circumstances, National Orchestra for All is inviting members of the public to play as part of a professional orchestra. Winners of International Classical Music Awards 2017 have been announced and applications are now open for the 1st Bartok World International Violin Competition, taking place in Budapest, Hungary, later this year. Festival Ultraschall is underway in Berlin, which this year focuses on the voice, and The Elbphilharmonie’s first piano evening featured Mitsuko Uchida. Also, listen to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin’s recreation of the sounds of Berlin.

Classical Music Magazine

NOFA announces Musical Chairs event details

The National Orchestra for All is offering members of the public the chance to play as part of a professional orchestra and raise money for young musicians facing challenging circumstances.

The Violin Channel

Applications Open for Inaugural Bartok World International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the inaugural 2017 Bartok World International Violin Competition, which is to be held at Budapest, Hungary from September 10th to 17th.

Pizzicato

ICMA Awards 2017: The Winners

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) today announced the winners for 2017.

CMUSE

Berlin orchestra recreates the sounds of the city

Most classical music fans, when asked their opinion of the sound of Berlin, would likely assume you meant the acoustics in the Berlin Philharmonie or the sound of the city’s world famous Berlin Philharmonic. But, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin has different ideas.

The Strad

Man arrested for throwing mobile phone at orchestral musicians

The Madrid Community Orchestra was performing at National Auditorium of Music in Spain when the incident took place.

Music Teacher Magazine

University of Liverpool launches MA course with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

The University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic are launching a new postgraduate course in the business of classical music.

The New York Times

Obama Understood the Power of Art. And He Wanted You to Get It, Too.

Mr. Obama brought all kinds of art and culture into the White House, and he sought culture out.

Broadwayworld

Seoul Philharmonic to Perform Asian Premiere of Rediscovered Work by Stravinsky

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) presented the program of its subscription concerts on January 20-21, featuring the recently rediscovered work by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971).

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Die Stimme als Spiegel der Gesellschaft

Ganz im Zeichen der Stimme steht das diesjährige “Ultraschall”-Festival von Deutschlandradio Kultur und RBB-Kulturradio. 14 Veranstaltungen präsentieren das “persönlichste aller Instrumente”: vom Liederabend bis zur experimentellen Performance, sagt Rainer Pöllmann.

Musik heute

Erster Klavierabend in der Elbphilharmonie: Mitsuko Uchida umjubelt

Der erste Klavierabend in der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie ist am Mittwoch vom Publikum gefeiert worden. Mitsuko Uchida, britische Pianistin japanischer Herkunft, spielte im 2.100 Besucher fassenden Großen Saal Werke von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann und dem zeitgenössischen deutschen Komponisten und Klarinettisten Jörg Widmann.

klassik.com

Goldmünzenschatz in altem Klavier entdeckt

In einem rund 110 Jahre alten Klavier ist im englischen Shrophire ein versteckter Goldmünzenschatz entdeckt worden. Die Entdeckung wurde beim Versuch gemacht, das Instrument zu stimmen.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 Hitting the right note: the orchestra helping stroke survivors recover – video – The Guardian https://t.co/9vXxhWAw3P

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Photo: International Classical Music Awards

(Written on January 19, 2017 )

The 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will be taking place at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, from 25th May to 10th June 2017.

We had the chance to catch up with Jacques Marquis, CEO of The Cliburn, to find out what makes The Cliburn so special, as well as how it aims to attract a wider global audience.

Have a look at the interview here!

Screening auditions are underway, having already visited London and Hannover. So far we’ve seen and heard many talented young pianists.

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Photo from London screening auditions

Besides the screening auditions, The Cliburn also held a launch event in London, with The Cliburn 2013’s semi-finalist Jayson Gillham showcasing his beautiful playing in Bach arr. Rachmaninoff and Chopin.

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Photo: Pianist Jayson Gillham rehearsing at The Cliburn 2017 launch event in London

 

In addition, The Cliburn’s new partnership with medici.tv, who will be live-streaming the competition this year, will help realise the competition’s goal of reaching new international audiences.

WildKat PR sends its best wishes to this year’s participants! We can’t wait to see the 30 pianists that will make it to the Preliminary Round in Fort Worth, Texas, later this year.

Remember to follow WildKat PR on Twitter, and The Cliburn on Twitter and Facebook, for the latest news on The 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition!

(Written on January 13, 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.

Pizzicato

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.

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The Economist @TheEconomist Does classical music still matter? A bustling crowd reduced to silence by a busker playing Bach suggests so http://econ.st/2fSNONW

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Just in: Bob Dylan won’t attend Nobel ceremony http://dlvr.it/MgvQVB #ClassicalMusic

The Violin Channel @violinchannel http://ow.ly/xjfM306eO6I SAD NEWS | Veteran Boston Symphony Principal Cellist Jules Eskin Has Died @BostonSymphony

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Photo: Rhinegold/ Nigel Kennedy

(Written on November 17, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, local authority arts services in the UK continue to be cut, Bataclan reopens for Sting during emotional night in Paris, and San Francisco Symphony begins first tour to Korea. Also, Christoph Eschenbach is awarded Hindemith-Prize and musicians of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg start moving into new building.

ArtsProfessional

Local authority arts services continue to be cut

Local authorities are expected to spend 13% less on arts services this year than in 2015/16 as they struggle to cope with cuts from central government, according to estimates by Arts Development UK (ADUK).

The Local.fr

Bataclan reopens for Sting in emotional night in Paris

Almost a year to the day since 90 music lovers were gunned down by jihadists inside the Bataclan concert hall, the venue reopened on Saturday with the owners saying the show must go on.

Music Business Worldwide

What does the music business want from London’s new ‘Night Czar’?

If you didn’t know, London has a new Night Czar. What’s a Night Czar? Well, it’s like a Mayor for the night-time. But it’s definitely not a Night Mayor, because that doesn’t sound quite right.

The Violin Channel

Grzegorz Kotow – “From Quartet Violinist to Artist Manager”

Former Szymanowski Quartet violinist Grzegorz Kotow talks us through his transition from quartet life to that of an artist manager.

KQED Arts

On SF Symphony’s First Trip to Korea, a Family Legacy Comes Full Circle

As the San Francisco Symphony begins its first tour to Korea, one of the most dramatic East-meets-West stories in the music world remains largely unknown.

Klassik.com

Dirigent Christoph Eschenbach mit Hindemith-Preis ausgezeichnet

Die mit 10.000 Euro dotierte Ehrung der Stadt Hanau wurde ihm für seine Deutung von Werken des Komponisten Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) verliehen. Mit seinem weltweiten Ansehen, das er für seine musikalischen Fähigkeiten genieße, sei Eschenbach ein würdiger Preisträger.

nmz

Vier Institutionen neu auf Roter Liste des Kulturrats

Vier Institutionen sind neu auf der Roten Liste der gefährdeten Kultureinrichtungen. Wie der Deutsche Kulturrat am Freitag mitteilte, sieht er das Schloss Freienwalde in Brandenburg und das Eldorado-Kino in München als akut gefährdet.

Musik Heute

Musiker stellen Elbphilharmonie-Backstagebereich vor

“Das ist wie ein neues Zuhause. So etwas hatten wir noch nie”, schwärmte Hornist Dave Claessen des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters in einem der sieben Stimmzimmer der Elbphilharmonie mit Blick auf die Elbe. Nach der ersten Probe im neuen Konzertsaal seien Tränen geflossen.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical in 1805 Birth of German Fanny HENSEL

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Music History @today_classical in 1778 Birth of German pianist and Johann Nepomuk

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(Written on November 14, 2016 )

WildKat PR are delighted to introduce another new client: concert violinist Moonkyung Lee, who performs extensively across Europe, as well as the United States and South Korea, and she has collaborated with many eminent ensembles, conductors, and performers. Highlights include the Cordoba Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Maxim Shostakovich, and performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with cellist Mischa Maisky and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra. Moonkyung Lee plays an 1845 Vuillaume violin, which was previously owned by Jack Benny.

Moonkyung Lee has won many awards and scholarships, such as the Luigi Zanuccoli International Competition and the Padova International Competition, and she holds an NYU/Steinhardt Doctoral Fellowship for Ph.D. Studies (of which she was the first ever classical string performer recipient). Her two recitals in Seoul in 2015 were sponsored by the Arts Council Korea, and she has often featured as a solo performer on Korea’s national television, KBS, in its Classical Odyssey, a programme devoted solely to classical music. She has also participated in many music festivals such as the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the Banff Center for the Arts in Banff, Canada.

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WildKat PR are excited to be working on her upcoming album release of works for violin & orchestra by Tchaikovsky.  It was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Croatian conductor Miran Vaupotić, and will be released on PARMA Recordings in February 2017 (exact release date tbc).

Follow Moonkyung on her website and on Facebook, as well as via the WildKat PR Blog, for her latest news.

(Written on October 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, there’s backlash in musical circles in the wake of the Super Bowl halftime show and Ojai Music Festival announces five future music directors. Also, violinist Itzhak Perlman to perform on Fiddler on the Roof Broadway recording, Korea’s classical music scene is buzzing and Decca Classics announce new senior management duo

The Washington Post

Why classical music fans are upset at orchestra’s Super Bowl spotlight

There’s been much backlash in musical circles in the wake of the Super Bowl halftime show

Classical Music Magazine

Ojai Music Festival announces five future music directors

California’s Ojai Music Festival, one of the most important events in the contemporary music calendar, has named its music directors for the next five years

The Strad

Violinist Itzhak Perlman to perform on Fiddler on the Roof Broadway recording

Violinist Itzhak Perlman has recorded a special bonus track for the forthcoming Broadway cast recording of Fiddler on the Roof

International Arts Manager

Universal Music’s Decca Classics announce new senior management duo

Alexander Buhr has been appointed managing director of famed London-based recording label, Decca Classics, succeeding Paul Moseley who moves up to senior vice president of strategic content and partnerships, Global Classics

The Korea Herald

Korea’s buzzing classical music scene

A classical music craze has swept over the country ever since young pianist Cho Seong-jin’s historic win at last year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

Die Welt

Thielemann neuer Schirmherr des Instrumentalwettbewerbes

Dirigent Christian Thielemann wird neuer Schirmherr des Internationalen Instrumentalwettbewerbes Markneukirchen

Musik-heute

Stuttgarter Opernintendant: Kommission für Schoner

Der Nachfolger des Stuttgarter Opern-Intendanten Jossi Wieler könnte gefunden sein

NMZ

Deutsch-polnische Musikfesttage widmen sich Kontrasten

Unter dem Motto «Kontraste» finden vom 4. bis zum 17. März die deutsch-polnischen Musikfesttage statt

Le Monde

Millepied  à l’Opéra de Paris : il était une fin

Sobre, les traits un peu creusés, Benjamin Millepied a présenté, mercredi 10 février, sa nouvelle saison 2016-2017

Washington Post

At 100, orchestra has a midlife crisis

On Thursday, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th birthday

BBC

Jimi Hendrix house retuned for future

They’re two properties side-by-side in one of London’s most exclusive districts

Twitter

Classical Diary @ClassicalDiary Mark Wigglesworth: @E_N_O needs to innovate to survive, that’s what the company stands for. theguardian.com/music/2016/feb…pic.twitter.com/pqeGepXTGn

Entrepreneur @Entrepreneur 50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything entm.ag/1INvpiV

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1830 Birth of German #composer Hans Bronsart VON #SCHELLENDORF #MusicHistory #classicalmusicpic.twitter.com/0gRtPHfNVd

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(Written on February 11, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, soprano Marlis Petersen says goodbye to Lulu, Jimi Hendrix forms double act with Handel at London museum & pianist Seong-Jin Cho is the newest classical music icon in Korea. Also, Stephen Kovacevich reveals how he ‘attuned to the dark side of life’

The Guardian

Jimi Hendrix forms double act with Handel at London museum

The guitarist’s restored 1960s flat will open to visitors next spring in a building adjoining the 18th-century composer’s former home

Telegraph

Stephen Kovacevich: ‘I’ve attuned to the dark side of life’

It may seem a surprising remark from this apparently otherworldly man, but it’s all of a piece with his labours every day at the piano

The Strad

Joshua Bell on performing and directing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto for the first time

The star soloist and Academy of St Martin in the Fields music director will perform and direct the work with the ensemble in London in November

New York Times

Classical Music This Week: The Met and the Mets, Female Conductors and Schiff’s Pedal

With the World Series starting tonight, the Metropolitan Opera got in on the action: Mr. Met, the team’s mascot, led members of the company’s orchestra and chorus in “Meet the Mets” this morning

The Nation

Pianist Cho, Korea’s newest classical music icon

SEOUL – Seong-Jin Cho, the winner of the Chopin piano competition, is a new classical music icon in Korea, setting recording history even before the release of his first solo album

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Psychoaktive Klangsubstanzen

Offenbar sind wir in der Lage, im Gemenge der auf uns einströmenden Schallwellen winzige Details wiederzuerkennen, unser Gehör im Nu „scharf“ auf sie einzustellen und so einen musikalischen Komplex zu isolieren, der „eigentlich“ doch gar nicht hörbar sein dürfte. Wie gelingt uns das?

Klassik.com

Ehrenpreis der Deutschen Musical Akademie für Peter Weck

Der österreichische Autor, Produzent frühere Intendant der Vereinigten Bühnen Wien, Peter Weck, ist mit dem Ehrenpreis der Deutschen Musical Akademie ausgezeichnet worden. Weck wurde damit für seine herausragenden Leistungen im Musical-Bereich gewürdigt

Pizzicato

Roberto Minczuk gibt künstlerische Leitung des Brasilianischen Symphonieorchesters ab

Der umstrittene Dirigent Roberto Minczuk hat nach monatelangen Querelen den Posten des Künstlerischen Leiters beim Brasilianischen Symphonieorchester aufgegeben, bleibt aber Chefdirigent

The New York Times

Soprano Marlis Petersen Is Saying Goodbye to Lulu

Quitting while ahead is never easy, but walking away while on top is truly rare. So it was startling to hear Marlis Petersen, the German soprano who reigns in the daunting title role of Berg’s “Lulu”

South China Morning Post

Bassist prejudice: Hong Kong’s MTR eases ban on cellos, larger musical instruments still not allowed

Trial scheme allows for registered instruments to be carried aboard, but larger guzheng and double bass will remain banned from trains

Twitter

Sinfini MusicShould bobbing your head in time be allowed at classical concerts? What about clapping between movements? Coughing?

BBC Music MagazineVery sad to hear of the death of organ builder Peter Collins. An incredible craftsman and a wonderful man.

Classic FM9 problems only music teachers will understand:

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Hendrix rented the attic flat at 23 Brook Street, in the centre, long after Handel lived next door. The two buildings have since been knocked together. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA/The Guardian

(Written on October 28, 2015 )

The Telegraph

Opera being ruined by ‘useless quest for novelty’, says former Royal Opera House boss

Sir John Tooley, former general director of the Royal Opera House, says classics are being ruined by directors trying to do “something alternative at any price”

The Denver Post

Colorado Symphony cannabis concerts will go on, by invitation only

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will go on with its “Classically Cannabis” concert series — changing the bring-your-own marijuana events to invitation-only fundraisers so they will not be construed as public events that potentially could break the law.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announces its 2014-15 season

BBC National Orchestra of Wales has announced the details of its 2014-15 season, with Bryn Terfel joining the orchestra for St. David’s Day celebrations in 2015.

Classical Music Magazine

Thomas Hampson opens proceedings at Classical:NEXT

Do not be afraid to admit that classical music is art music and that it is enjoyed by the middle classes, but do fight to keep music in school classrooms ‒ that was the challenge delivered by singer and cultural campaigner Thomas Hampson in his keynote speech at the opening of Classical:NEXT, the 800 delegate classical congress in Vienna.

Classic FM Online

Nicola Benedetti, Murray Perahia and Andrew Lloyd Webber honoured at Royal College of Music

The star violinist spoke out against arts cuts as she received a fellowship from HRH The Prince of Wales at the Royal College of Music this morning, alongside Murray Perahia and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

New York Times

Philharmonic Transformation, From Members to Mission 

New York Philharmonic faces big orchestra hiring decisions

Die Zeit

Dirigent Valery GergievPutins Liebling

2015 soll Valery Gergiev Chefdirigent der Münchner Philharmoniker werden. Doch seine Freundschaft mit dem russischen Präsidenten irritiert. Was treibt ihn künstlerisch an? Eine Spurensuche in London und St. Petersburg.

Klassik Akzente

50 Fakten über Herbert von Karajan: Die Legende lebt, Teil 1/5

Herbert von Karajan und Deutsche Grammophon: 50 Jahre währte ihre Zusammenarbeit (1939-1989). Wir gedenken Karajans mit einer Sammlung von 50 Fakten, die jeder Fan kennen sollte.

Klassik.com

Nordrhein-Westfalen bringt Kulturfördergesetz auf den Weg

In Nordrhein-Westfalen wird die Kulturförderung künftig wohl per Gesetz geregelt. Ein entsprechender Entwurf zu einem “Kulturfördergesetz” wurde am Dienstag vom Kabinett beschlossen, nach den Sommerferien soll dieser in den Landtag eingebracht werden.

Corriere della Sera

Jan Lisiecki, il giovanissimo pianista prodigio che ama Fryderyck Chopin

Lisiecki è in tour in Italia, a Milano alla Società del Quartetto, a Reggio Emilia, a Salerno, il 28 maggio conclude il suo tour a Roma, all’Accademia di Santa Cecilia

Classical Music on Twitter

CBSO Benevolent Fund ‏@CBSOBenevolent It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and @HelpMusiciansUK offers some sound advice – https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/get-advice///mental-health

Faber & Faber ‏@FaberBooks Still time to send @Boosey_London your questions. They are hosting a twitter Q & A with Harrison Birtwistle tomorrow at 1.30 #AskBirtwistle

Classical:NEXT ‏@ClassicalNEXT Conference session 1 “Korean New Waves In Classical Music” currently underway in the MAK Lecture Hall. http://bit.ly/1iOtAyj

LA Opera@LAOpera Maestro @JamesJConlon discusses classical music’s economic realities & what can be done in new @MusicalAmerica post http://bit.ly/1jutg8a

Joanne Lau@joannelaucomedy I don’t care if it’s breakfast. Listening to classical music while cooking makes me feel like Hannibal Lecter.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

 

(Written on May 15, 2014 )