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WildKat PR is delighted to be working with young American conductor Brandon Keith Brown, who is rapidly attracting international attention.

As 3rd Prize Winner of the International Conducting Competition Sir Georg Solti 2012 with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra he was “… the stand-out audience favourite …” (Slipped Disc). In April 2013, Brown gave a celebrated European debut with the Badische Staatskapelle . A critic ( wrote “… an extremely demanding program … mastered by the young conductor with flying colours.” Most recently, he gave his debut with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSB), leading promptly to a re-invitation. Other engagements include the Staatskapelle Weimar, Detroit Symphony OrchestraNeue Philharmonie Westfalen and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. 2018 debuts include the Nürnberger Symphoniker.

Following after his mentors Lorin Maazel, David Zinman and Kurt Masur, Brown combines solid technique with great tradition. Brown studied with David Zinman at the Tonhalle Orchestra-Zurich and the Aspen Music Festival . As the only US scholar of the International Mendelssohn Academy in Leipzig with Kurt Masur, he worked with the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra.

An experienced opera conductor, Brown has directed, among others, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and Puccini’s Suor Angelica. He assisted Britten’s Albert Herring and studied Puccini’s Il Trittico under Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival .

Brown is a passionate educator who has gained a wealth of experience as a university professor and youth orchestra leader. Winner of the 2011 Ansbacher Fellowship, he conducted members of the Vienna Philharmonic in 2011 and 2012 at the opera camps for children at the Salzburg Festival. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

“I capitulate my intents as necessary for the music.”


(Written on January 16, 2018 )

In todays news: A new programme for Spitalfields, Sistema’s Scotland children’s orchestra brings the noise, the Edge is helping out musicians in the flooded Texas area, the Chicago Lyric Opera recieves a suprise funding and you should listen to music while you work. A central place in Leipzig will be named after Kurt Masur, the results are in for this years Concours Nicati. In Florence the Franco Zeffirelli Center will opens its doors this September, while the director of the Rossini Festival in Pesaro quits after 38 seasons.

BBC News

Children’s orchestra makes a Big Noise in Dundee

Sistema Scotland’s fourth children’s orchestra has launched in Dundee backed by a £325,000 funding boost.


The Edge Helping to Replace Instruments for Musicians Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Edge’s Music Rising charity, which provided new instruments to musicians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and restored school music programs in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, is now focusing its efforts on raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief.

The Telegraph

Why you should listen to music while you work, according to scientific findings

Some prefer to labour in peace. Others find blaring their favourite tunes helps keep them productive. Hitherto it has been matter of personal preference. But now scientific research has uncovered that listening to music can actually be beneficial while you work.

Classical Music Magazine

Spitalfields Music announces 2017 festival

Spitalfields Music has revealed the programme for its 2017 Festival, which has been guest curated by conductor André de Ridder.

Classical Music Magazine

Derek Bourgeois (16 October 1941– 6 September 2017)

English composer Derek Bourgeois has died aged 75.

John Maxwell Geddes (1941-2017)

Composer John Maxwell Geddes has died following a short illness.

Slipped disc

Shock as Rossini Festival Boss quits after 38 Seasons

The resignation of Gianfranco Mariotti today came as a shock to the Italian opera infrastructure.

Millionenspende für die Chicago Lyric Opera

Die Chicago Lyric Opera, eines der größten Opernhäuser der Vereinigten Staaten, hat eine Spende in Millionenhöhe erhalten.

Codex Flores

Preisträgerinnen des diesjährigen Concours Nicati

In Bern sind die Gewinnerinnen des diesjährigen Concours Nicati bestimmt worden. Den Hochschul-Wettbwerb für die Interpretation zeitgenössischer Musik haben zwei Klarinettistinnen und eine Geigerin gewonnen.

BR Klassik

Posthume Ehrung für den grossen Dirigenten

Bereits seit 1989 war Kurt Masur Ehrenbürger der Stadt Leipzig. 1997 wurde er Ehrendirigent des Gewandhausorchesters, das er zuvor fast dreißig Jahre lang als Kapellmeister geleitet hatte.

France Musique

Un centre dédié à l’univers de Franco Zeffirelli voit le jour à Florence

Installé dans un ancien couvent à l’architecture baroque, situé juste derrière le Palazzo Vecchio, le Centre International des arts du spectacle Franco Zeffirelli est prêt à accueillir le public.

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the Children’s orchestra in Dundee

(Written on September 8, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have announced ten academics selected for the 2017 New Generation Thinkers scheme, and the Edinburgh International Festival has announced the programme for its 70th anniversary season. A portait of 25-year old cellist Harriet Krijgh, and the New York Philharmonic announced next president and chief executive officer: Deborah Borda, and conductor Kurt Masur wants the International Kurt-Masur-Institute to subsist for younger generations.

Classical Music Magazine

New Generation Thinkers 2017 revealed

BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have announced ten academics selected for the 2017 New Generation Thinkers scheme.

Edinburgh International Festival announces 70th anniversary season

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced the programme for its 70th anniversary season, which will take place 4-28 August.

Music Business Worldwide

Abbey Road Studio Launches Two New Recording Spaces

Abbey Road Studios is bidding to attract “a whole new generation of artists” with a pair of new studios which open in London this week.

The Stage

Disney to fund black musical theatre students at Royal Academy of Music

Three students will receive full scholarships for the school’s one-year postgraduate course, thanks to money from Disney Theatrical Productions.


Das sind die schönsten Stellen der Beethoven-Sinfonien

Hier klopft nicht nur das Schicksal: Ein subjektives Listical unserer Lieblingspassagen der neun Sinfonien Beethovens.


Kein Wunderkind

In aller Bescheidenheit erarbeitet sich die 25-jährige Cellistin Harriet Krijgh großen Ruhm

Durch die Kraft der Musik

Über Generationen hinweg war der Dirigent Kurt Masur mit seinem humanistischen Gedankengut ein wichtiger Impulsgeber. Seine Überzeugung will das Internationale Kurt-Masur-Institut auch für nachfolgende Generationen lebendig halten

Die Morgenpost

Ensemble saust mit angelegten Ohren durchs Finale

Dirigent Teodor Currentzis mit MusicaAeterna im Konzerthaus

The New York Times

A New York Philharmonic Coup: Deborah Borda Is Named the New Leader

So it was nothing short of a coup for the troubled Philharmonic to announce on Wednesday that it had poached one of the most successful arts administrators in the nation to become its next president and chief executive officer: Deborah Borda

The Charlotte Observer

Unclassifiable Black Violin keeps kicking down musical walls

The answer for Black Violin has always been all of the above.


Music History @today_classical in 1894 FP of ‘s opera Thais at the Paris Opéra, in Paris.

Klassik in Berlin @KDCBerlin Berliner Bühnen mit leichtem Besucherrückgang

Kurt Masur © Christian Steiner

(Written on March 16, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Turkish pianist Fazil Say wins Beethoven Prize, The Telegraph picks best pieces of classical Christmas music, and works for BSO Composers’ Day 2017 are revealed. Also, will Andrea Bocelli sing at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony?

The Telegraph

The 10 best pieces of classical Christmas music

Read about The Telegraph’s top 10 picks of classical music for Christmas.

Deutsche Welle

Fazil Say: ‘I make music like a Turk’

Read about Turkish pianist Fazil Say’s interview with Deutsche Welle.

The Indian Express

You won’t believe which Austrian musician outsold Beyoncé, Drake in 2016!

Eighteenth century Austrian classical music legend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has managed to outsell Beyoncé, Drake and Adele this year.

Classical Music Magazine

Works for BSO Composers’ Day 2017 revealed

The 12 works selected for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Composers’ day have been revealed.

Classic FM

André Rieu postpones UK concerts after musician falls ill

André Rieu has postponed the remaining dates of his UK tour after a member of his Johann Strauss Orchestra suffered a severe heart attack.

Will Andrea Bocelli also sing at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony?

After reported difficulties in securing musical acts to perform at the presidential inauguration ceremony, it looks like Andrea Bocelli could be in line to sing for Donald Trump.


Dresden nimmt Kürzung für Philharmonie zurück – Orchester erleichtert

Die Philharmonie blicke nun nach vorn und freue sich auf den lang ersehnten Konzertsaal, der Ende April 2017 eröffnet werden soll.

Pianist Fazil Say mit Beethovenpreis ausgezeichnet

Der türkische Pianist ist mit dem Internationalen Beethovenpreis ausgezeichnet worden. Der “Preis für Men­schenrechte, Frieden, Freiheit, Armutsbekämpfung und Inklusion” ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert. Der türkische Journalist Can Dündar, der eigentlich als Laudator geplant war, hat an der Preisverleihung nach internationalem Wirbel um seinen Auftritt nicht teilgenommen.

Gedenktag für Kurt Masur in Breslau

In Breslau findet am heutigen Montag ein Gedenktag für Kurt Masur statt, der im Dezember 2015 verstorben war. Im Rahmen der Gedenkfeierlichkeiten findet ein Konzert mit dem Orchestre National de France statt, bei dem die Geigerin Anne-Sophie Mutter als Solistin auftritt, Dirigent ist Ken-David Masur, Sohn von Kurt Masur.

Twitter @klassikcom  Münchner : Bebauungsplan für das Werkviertel genehmigt

3sat Kulturzeit @kulturzeit Die -Preisverleihung wird ab 2017 bei Vox zu sehen sein.

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera ‘‘Ah fors’è lui’ / ‘Sempre libera’ – the dazzling musical highlight from

Fazil Say © Marco Borggreve

Fazil Say © Marco Borggreve

(Written on December 19, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Glyndebourne tour will offer a look behind the scenes of its productions, Cambridge University selects the Ligeti Quartet for its chamber music residency & Yo-Yo Ma made it his mission to to bring about peaceful change through music. Also, the Daily Telegraph explains how to vote in the EU referendum when attending Glastonbury Festival and Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart returns to the  stage in January 2017.

Classical Music Magazine

Glyndebourne Tour offers a look behind the scenes

The 2016 Glyndebourne Tour will feature the company’s first staging of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and the premiere of Don Giovanni: Behind the Curtain. Annilese Miskimmon’s production of Madama Butterfly will be conducted by John Wilson (making his Glyndebourne debut). The cast features Karah Son as Cio-Cio-Sa, Matteo Lippi as Pinkerton, and Claudia Huckle as Suzuki.

Cambridge University selects Ligeti Quartet for chamber music residency

The Ligeti Quartet has been appointed as the inaugural holders of the Cambridge Chamber Music Residency. A statement on the university’s website notes that their ‘breath-taking performances, both technically and musically, coupled with outstanding artistic plans for working with student composers and performers will undoubtedly be an exciting new development in Cambridge music-making.’

BBC News

Yo-Yo Ma’s musical mission for peace

Yo-Yo Ma is by far the world’s best known cellist, but he’s also made it his mission to bring about peaceful change through music.

The Telegraph

I’m going to Glastonbury, how do l vote in the EU referendum?

Glastonbury Festival has over the years coincided with sporting events such as Wimbledon or the European or World football cups, but this year, the UK’s biggest music bash goes head to head with the biggest political event of the year. So those people lucky enough to have got a ticket for Glastonbury will also have the headache of trying to work out how to vote in the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, held on Thursday June 23.


Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart returns on stage in January 2017

The Orchestra Mozart Orchestra, created in Bologna by Claudio Abbado in 2004, will resume concert activities on January 6, 2017 after three years of silence.

Road in White Plains, NY, Named After Kurt Masur

A road in White Plains, NY, has been called after the late German conductor Kurt Masur. The Masur family owned a house there, since their son, Ken-David, attended the German Language School in White Plains.

Musik heute

Auktionshaus Christie’s stellt Bach-Manuskript aus

Das Auktionshaus Christies stellt kurzzeitig das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs Präludium, Fuge und Allegro Es-Dur BWV 998 aus.


“Masur Drive” in New York eingeweiht

Zum Gedenken an den verstorbenen Kurt Masur wurde in White Plains nahe New York City nun eine Straße nach dem Dirigenten benannt. Sie liegt an einem Ort, der für die Familie Masur auch persönlich von großer Bedeutung ist.

Restaurierte 340 Jahre alte Richborn-Orgel in Mecklenburg eingeweiht

Die restaurierte Richborn-Orgel hat im mecklenburgischen Dorf Ruchow ihre Einweihung gefeiert.


Glastonbury Festival @GlastoFest This year’s flashmob dance is a tribute to Bowie. If you’re coming to learn the moves!

Glyndebourne @glyndebourne Two weeks until our live cinema screenings of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Find one near you:

Top Classical News @topcmnews Richly imaginative – Mascagni’s Iris open’s Opera Holland Park’s 21st season

wildkat-pr-glyndebournePhotograph: Bill Cooper

(Written on June 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Kurt Masur, the music director emeritus of the New York Philharmonic died aged 88, and André Rieu spends £34m on fountains, ice rinks and gold carriages. Also, BBC Radio 3 will kick-start 2016 with a celebration of new music and a study has concluded that a new home for the London Symphony Orchestra should be built

The Guardian

André Rieu: ‘I spent £34m on fountains, ice rinks and gold carriages’

He has outsold Beyoncé and played to bigger crowds than Take That. He also lives in D’Artagnan’s castle and has his very own orchestra. An audience with André Rieu, the violin superstar nicknamed King of the Waltz


A St Paul’s chorister remembers singing carols with Leonard Bernstein

Robert Bowles shares his memories as a chorister

The New York Times

Kurt Masur Dies at 88; Conductor Transformed New York Philharmonic

Kurt Masur, the music director emeritus of the New York Philharmonic died on Saturday in Greenwich, Conn

Classical Music Magazine

Menuhin School to perform for refugees in Calais

A party of students and staff is to kick-start the Yehudi Menuhin School’s round of projects marking its founder’s centenary with a January trip to distribute food parcels and perform for refugees in Calais

Classical Source

BBC Radio 3 kick-starts 2016 with New Music

New Year New Music: a week-long celebration of new music and composers to kick-start 2016

Zeit Online

Kurt Masur: Dirigent statt Marionette

Kurt Masur ist 88-jährig gestorben. Er war nicht nur ein weltweit anerkannter Musiker, sein couragierter Umgang mit dem DDR-Regime schrieb noch dazu deutsche Geschichte

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Dirigent und Humanist Kurt Masur ist tot

Er prägte das Leipziger Gewandhausorchester und die New Yorker Philharmoniker. Am Samstag ist der Dirigent Kurt Masur im Alter von 88 Jahren nach langer Krankheit gestorben

Berliner Zeitung

Das Wunder der Musik – jenseits von Unterhaltung und Perfektion

Als Gewandhauskapellmeister in Leipzig und Dirigent großer Orchester hat Kurt Masur die Musikszene geprägt. Der Dirigent starb am Sonnabend im Alter von 88 Jahren

Die Welt

Ein friedlicher Revolutionär, kein elitärer Pult-Gott

Er war weit mehr als der Karajan des Ostens: Kurt Masur verkörperte die deutsche Musikgeschichte im welthistorischen Moment des Mauerfalls. Mit ihm stirbt ein großer Künstler. Und ein großer Mann

Le Figaro

Kurt Masur, mort d’un géant européen

Le destin de ce chef d’orchestre croise celui de l’Allemagne. Artisan pacifiste de la réunification, cet humaniste s’est éteint à l’âge de 88 ans

Le Monde

Bernard Foccroulle quittera le Festival d’Aix-en-Provence fin 2017

Le Festival d’Aix-en-Provence a annoncé, vendredi 18 décembre, que son directeur général, Bernard Foccroulle, ne renouvellera pas son mandat à la tête du prestigieux festival d’art lyrique qu’il dirige depuis dix ans

San Francisco Classical Voice

Feasibility Study Eyes Museum of London Site as New Home for Symphony

A six-month feasibility study has concluded that a new home for the London Symphony Orchestra should be built on the site of the Museum of London, adding the project would cost around $414 million, the Guardian reports


BBC Music Magazine As Christmas Day approaches, here is what the BBC Music Magazine team would like to see under the tree…

Arts Council EnglandICYMI: share their thoughts on why at in our blog:

London Symphony OrchHappy birthday maestro ! Best wishes from all of us.

A Christmassy get-together at André Rieu’s castle/The Guardian


(Written on December 21, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Bartolomeo Cristofori is celebrated in today’s Google doodle as he invented the piano, performing arts producers talk about screenings which are negatively affecting their organisations and Emily Hall wins Corinthia Hotel’s artist in residence competition. Moreover, Grigory Sokolov, who normally does not give interviews, has now given one in Hamburg, and an outstanding project, called ‘Opera to Join,’ has come to life. Furthermore, both the Berlin Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic are searching for their next maestros.

The Independant

Who invented the piano? Bartolomeo Cristofori celebrated in today’s Google doodle

The inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, is celebrated in today’s Google doodle.


Sector split on need for national screening strategy

Some performing arts producers and venues report that screenings are negatively affecting their organisations, but the big players are split on whether structured reform to the industry is necessary.

Classical Music Magazine

Emily Hall wins Corinthia Hotel’s artist in residence competition

Composer Emily Hall has been selected to produce a site-specific opera-inspired project at London’s Corinthia Hotel.

Die Zeit

“Die Musik hört niemals auf”

Er gilt als der bedeutendste Pianist der Welt. Interviews gibt Grigory Sokolov keine. Wir haben ihn jetzt in Hamburg getroffen – ganz konspirativ.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Oper zum Mitmachen

Es ist ein außergewöhnliches Projekt: Jung und Alt, Profis und Laien, begeistern sich für ein gemeinsames Ziel: Sie machen “Oper in Starnberg”, und das heuer bereits zum zweiten Mal.

Berliner Zeitung

Wie die Berliner Philharmonie ihren neuen Dirigenten kürt

Klausurtagung, geheime Dirigenten-Listen und ein weltweit einmaliges Wahlverfahren: Wie Berlins berühmtes Orchester den Nachfolger für Simon Rattle kürt.


Musik-Performance gegen Handelsabkommen – Deutsche Orchesterkonferenz in Mainz

Rund 150 Musiker aus allen deutschen Kulturorchestern und Rundfunkensembles versammeln sich am Montag im Mainzer Schlosshof.

The New York Times

The Search for New York Philharmonic’s Next Maestro

Early in 2001, during the final phase of the New York Philharmonic’s hapless, embarrassingly leaky three-year search to find a successor to Kurt Masur as music director, the players of the orchestra were granted unusual input into the deliberations.

UT San Diego

San Diego Opera settlement disclosed

The San Diego Opera has closed the book on its former general director, artistic director and CEO Ian Campbell and deputy director Ann Spira Campbell.


ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday Today  Critic’s Notebook: English Ensembles Crown a Festival of Early Music, more here: 

BR Klassik @BR_KLASS Malko Dirigierwettbewerb: Erster Preis für Tung-Chieh Chuang, mehr hier:  #br_klass #klassik

Guardian Classical @GdnClassical Facing the music: Kristjan Järvi shares his wide-ranging musical passions, more: 

Der russische Pianist Grigory Sokolov  |  © Horst Ossinger/dpa

Der russische Pianist Grigory Sokolov | © Horst Ossinger/dpa



(Written on May 4, 2015 )

Classic FM

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring centenary editions announced

The score of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring is to be reissued in 2013 to celebrate work’s centenary with a host of extras, including accompanying essays and facsimiles.

The lark descending? Worry on Vaughan Williams’ birthday

The beautiful skylark, inspiration for Vaughan Williams’ violin piece, is continually threatened by new farming methods.

The Guardian, Music Blog

Watch Ocean 12 – Lang Lang’s new music video

Watch Lang Lang’s new video featuring the pianist performing Chopin’s “Ocean” Etude Op 25 No 12 alongside an interpretation of the music by Dubstep dancer Marquese “Nonstop” Scott.

BBC Music Magazine

Vienna Symphony Orchestra launches its own recording label 

The Austrian orchestra issues two new recordings

The Guardian

Pop music replaces hymns at two-thirds of funerals, Co-op survey finds

Frank Sinatra’s My Way remains funeral favourite for seventh year running, with Always Look on the Bright Side at number 13

Slipped Disc

Eight more enter America’s classical Hall of Fame

The 2012 admissions are…

Why did a good opera house accept $2 million with strings attached?

Welsh National Opera is the latest musical organisation to bite the Gordon Getty bait

Orchestra plays hero to student

It says it will replace a trombone, the pride of a budding musician, if the instrument isn’t found.

Deceptive Cadence

Masur And Levine On Parkinson’s, Animating Wild Things And Shattering A Stereotype

New York Philharmonic Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur, 85, has announced that he has been living with Parkinson’s disease for several years


The Dangerous Business of Being an Opera Singer

In the old days, opera singers were expected to just “park and bark,” as the static style of performing on stage is referred to within the business. But that’s a thing of the past.

Classic FM

(Written on October 15, 2012 )

Classic FM

Exclusive featurette from Dustin Hoffman’s new movie ‘Quartet’

To celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, Classic FM brings you the first look at a featurette from the new film directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Dame Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and Tom Courtenay.

Simon Callow to host new wine show on Classic FM, Tasting Notes

Actor and writer Simon Callow is to host a new wine-based show on Classic FM, called Tasting Notes.

Charity fun run aims to Beat Beethoven

The Beat Beethoven Fun Run will challenge participants to run a certain distance in the time it takes to play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.


Jonathan Nott named Tokyo Symphony music director

Three-year tenure begins in September 2014

ABC (found on Musical Chairs)

Beach opera mooted for Gold Coast

Opera Australia says it is looking at staging a performance on a beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast featuring a stage made of sand.

Belfast Telegraph

Classical CD for each newborn Scot

Every newborn baby in Scotland is to receive a specially-compiled classical CD to inspire a love of music.

Slipped Disc

How Georg Solti made a choirmaster out of me

The Crouch End Festival Chorus, founded by David Temple, has become known as one of the top UK amateur choirs, a fixture at the BBC Proms and in the London concert halls.

Kurt Masur: ‘I have Parkinson’s. It won’t change my life.’

The doyen of German conductors, 85 and beating strong, suffered a setback earlier this year when he fell off a podium in Paris, breaking a shoulder.

Deceptive Cadence, NPR

During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future

It’s been a tumultuous time for American orchestras. Labor disputes have shut down the Minnesota Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony, and strikes and lockouts have affected orchestras in Chicago, Atlanta and Louisville in the past year.

Classic FM

(Written on October 11, 2012 )

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

Why Madrid pulled the plug on Barenboim: the full story 

Barenboim’s Madrid concert is cancelled….

Pianist in blasphemy trial issues defiant dance video

The composer and pianist Fazil Say has written “Dance” a new piece based on Turkish rhythms in reply to the charge he is being faced with.

Two Maestros turned 85 this week 

Kurt Masur and Michael Gielen turn 85 in the same week.

Mendelssohn gets his bust back in Dusseldorf 

The statue of Mendelssohn is reinstated on his plinth on 25th September 2012 having been knocked down by the Nazis in 1936.


RPS Society awards grants totalling £36, 500 

The Royal Philharmonic Society has awarded grants to 20 young composers and musicians.

The Guardian 

Guardagni: the first modern singer?  

Iestyn Davies explores if the castrato Gaeteno Gaurdagni was the first truly modern singer.

LA Times 

L.A Opera sets concert ‘Foscari’ with Placido Domingo, in O.C

Placido Domingo with star in a concert version in Verdi’s “The Two Foscari” as part of Los Angeles Opera’s new season.

Classic FM 

A real life Carnival of the Animals  

Sorrelli Strings perform at The Big Sheep Farm in Bideford, North Devon


(Written on July 20, 2012 )