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Last night in Fort Worth, Texas, six pianists were chosen to progress to the final round of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. They are as follows:

Kenneth Broberg, United States, 23
Rachel Cheung, Hong Kong, 25
Yury Favorin, Russia, 30
Daniel Hsu, United States, 19
Yekwon Sunwoo, South Korea, 28
Georgy Tchaidze, Russia, 29

Before announcing the winners, Leonard Slatkin (Jury Chair), gave a though-provoking speech, reminding us all that music has the power to transport us to a better place, and that the competitors all have the responsibility to advance the cause of great art.  Cliburn CEO Jacques Marquis, and Chairman Carla Kemp Thompson offered their thanks to all the competitors and the fantastic Cliburn team working so hard to make the competition such a great success for both Fort Worth, and classical music.

Image: Leonard Slatkin

The final round will begin on Wednesday at 7.30pm.  Each competitor performs twice: on June 7–8, each finalist will join the Brentano String Quartet for a piano quintet.   Then, on June 9–10, each will perform a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.  Excitingly for the audience, no two competitors will play the same piano concerto, with repertoire consisting of: Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 and No. 3, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

The winners of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will be announced in the Awards Ceremony, which begins  at 7.00pm on June 10. As always, the finals can be streamed live at cliburn2017.medici.tv.  Besides the performances, presenters Anderson and Roe give a fascinating insight into life backstage.  The finals will also be broadcast at a later date on Classic FM, who are the Cliburn’s Official UK Broadcast Partner.

Image: The six finalists of the Cliburn

Kat and James are currently in Fort Worth for the finals, and will be tweeting from @WildKatPR. Follow us for updates.

(Written on June 6, 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 news, Wigmore Hall announces first schools concert live stream, the Royal College of Music hosts inaugural Double Bass Festival, and crisis has struck two of America’s great orchestras. Also, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performs in New York, and Weill centre welcomes classical music with a twist.

Classical Music Magazine

Wigmore Hall announces first schools concert live stream

Wigmore Hall has announced its first schools concert live stream. The event will see Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Ives present a musical retelling of Giles Andreae’s book Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom.

RCM to host inaugural Double Bass Festival

The inaugural Royal College of Music International Double Bass Festival will take place on 16 October. Bassists from around the world will gather for a day of masterclasses, seminars, coaching sessions and performances.

The Telegraph

Greedy bosses and musicians on strike – the crisis engulfing classical music

Crisis has struck two of America’s great orchestras. One is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which faces a deficit of $11 million and pension black hole due to rock-bottom interest rates.

The New York Times

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Comes to New York

The excellent St. Paul Chamber Orchestra ensemble makes an overdue visit to New York at the 92nd Street Y, presenting works by George Tsontakis and Mozart.

Sheboygan Press

Weill centre welcomes classical music with a twist

Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble, led by internationally renowned concert pianist and artistic director Andrew Burashko, will be reimagining the Beatles’ groundbreaking “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album when it takes the stage at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts next Thursday, Oct. 13.

WQXR

Watch: This Beethoven Remix Ad by Intel Blows Our Minds

Classical music remixes have been used in advertising to great effect this year. Intel spent a year creating a spot called “Experience Amazing” featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony … but with sweet, sweet twist.

Aftenposten

Disse talentene lever ut musikerdrømmen sammen med Norges fremste orkestermusikere

Klassisk musikk er selve livet. Nå får 80 utvalgte talenter spille side om side med Oslo-Filharmonien.

RBB Kulturradio

Orchester sucht polnische Musiker

Das Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt will seine grenzüberschreitende Arbeit ausweiten. Im Rahmen eines Education-Projekts bringen mehrere Hundert Schüler aus der Region unter Anleitung des Orchesters Inszenierungen auf die Bühne.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gedenktafel für David Bowie hängt wieder

In Schöneberg hängt wieder die Gedenktafel für David Bowie. Mit einem neuen Verfahren soll verhindert werden, dass Diebe diese entfernen.

klassik.com

Historische Ladekräne kommen zurück zur Elbphilharmonie

An der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg werden drei historische Ladekräne, die lange Jahre Teil des Kaispeichers A waren, wieder aufgestellt. Die drei Halbportalkräne werden künftig das Bild der Elbphilharmonie vervollständigen.

Twitter

International Piano @IP_mag Nearly time for – don’t miss out and book your tickets here

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung Neue jetzt auch im Netz. Schwerpunktthema: Frauen-Quote und Frauen im Kulturleben. Barbara Haacks Leitartikel:

NDR Kultur @ndrkultur Herhören – heute wird der Deutsche in Hamburg verliehen:

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Wigmore Hall. Photo credit: Benjamin Ealovega

(Written on October 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, a recent brain scan study provides clues how music pieces can evoke goosebumps, the voting for the 2016 Artist of the Year in the Gramophone Classical Music Awards is now open, and the Bachfest Leipzig attracted more international visitors than ever. Also, Winston-Salem Symphony appoints Art Bloom as their chief operating officer and grass artist creates colossal portrait of Beethoven.

The Guardian

Breakthrough in understanding the chills and thrills of musical rapture

How certain pieces of music send tingles up the spine has stumped researchers for centuries, but a recent brain scan study may have provided some clues.

Mothers of invention: the women who pioneered electronic music

A new festival celebrates Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel and other female synth wizards.

Peter Moores’ operatic philanthropy

While Bill Harpe’s obituary for Peter Moores (Other lives, 18 June) covers some of this remarkable philanthropist’s achievements, much is missing.

The New York Times

Leading the Orchestra, an Outsider Invited In

Kazem Abdullah, general music director in Aachen, Germany, who was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Washington and Dayton, Ohio, said he would like to return to the United States next year after his contract in Germany is up. The only problem, he said, is that he is most likely to find his opportunities limited in part because of his outsider status as an African-American, and a Muslim, in the world of classical music.

Beethoven in the grass

There is no question that Ludwig van Beethoven was a larger-than-life figure, one of the greatest composers of all time. And at the edge of the Catskills, Beethoven is very big indeed. The canvas is a huge field where cows once grazed. The artist is a man who was inspired while listening to Beethoven’s piano sonatas on long-playing records that he found at a yard sale. His tools include four tractors.

Winston-Salem Journal

Symphony hires short-term chief operating officer

The Winston-Salem Symphony has appointed Art Bloom, a business consultant and former marketing executive, to be its chief operating officer.

Gramophone

Voting for the 2016 Artist of the Year in the Gramophone Classical Music Awards is open

Once again, Gramophone is inviting its readers and visitors to its website to vote for its new Artist of the Year. From a shortlist of 10, drawn up by the magazine’s editors, readers are invited to vote.

Belfast Telegraph

Glastonbury to celebrate David Bowie with first classical music headliner

David Bowie will be celebrated at Glastonbury with the festival’s first ever classical music headliner. American composer Philip Glass’s Heroes Symphony, written in 1996 in homage to Bowie’s 1977 album Heroes, will be brought to life with an immersive laser performance by Chris Levine on the Park Stage on June 25.

The Telegraph

Danielle de Niese: the diva who put the sex into Sussex

The sun is up over Glyndebourne and the first opera lovers begin to arrive in crisp dinner jackets and floor-length ballgowns,  picnic hampers under arms, shawls and furs over shoulders.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Victorian Opera conducts first members-only live stream to celebrate winter solstice 2016

Victorian Opera is hosting its first ever live stream in a one-hour event designed to test its members’ appetite for performances streamed directly to their devices at home or on the move.

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Lego-Oper: Wie man Plastikfiguren zum Singen bringt

Normalerweise inszeniert BR-KLASSIK ja keine Opern, sondern berichtet darüber. Eine Ausnahme gibt es – und die ist aus Lego. Mozarts “Zauberflöte” und Humperdincks “Hänsel und Gretel” gibt es schon als Kurzfilm im Netz, nun kommt ein weiterer Teil dazu: “Aida”.

klassik.com

Basler Regierung fördert Orchester nach neuem Subventionsmodell

Die Stadt Basel hat die Orchesterförderung für die Jahre 2017 bis 2019 festgelegt. Sie erfolgt erstmals nach dem kontrovers diskutierten neuen Modell, nach dem eine unabhängige siebenköpfige Jury aus Musikfachleuten anhand eingereichter Programmkonzepte über die Subventionen entscheidet.

Musik heute

Bachfest Leipzig lockt mehr internationale Besucher an

Das Bachfest Leipzig hat in diesem Jahr so viele internationale Besucher angelockt wie nie zuvor. Karten wurden neben Deutschland in 17 europäische und 16 außereuropäische Länder verkauft.

Twitter

MUSIK HEUTE @Musik_Heute Sänger gewinnen Robert-Schumann-Wettbewerb – Kein Klavier-Sieger

WDR 3 @wdr3 Die ganze Woche nur Fußball? Abwechslung mit den WDR 3 Kulturtipps zum Wochenstart:

Top Classical News @topcmnews Berlin & San Francisco Orchestras to perform free concerts for Orlando victims

Giuseppe Verdis "Aida" goes LEGO: BR KLASSIK presenting opera classics in short animation films. Photo credit: BR

Giuseppe Verdis “Aida” goes LEGO: BR KLASSIK presenting opera classics in short animation films. Photo credit: BR

(Written on June 20, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the story behind the architectural battle of the Sydney Opera House is to become a movie, new composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia and the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports released next week. Also, J. Reilly Lewis dies at 71 and philharmonie.tv Cologne awarded with Eco Internet Award.

pizzicato

Architectural Battle For The Sydney Opera House To Become A Movie

Today the Opera house in Sydney is considered as one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Yet, the project’s genesis was tough and dramatic, since Danish architect Jorn Utzon upset Australia’s conservative architectural scene after winning the competition to design the building.

philly.com

New composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia

A recent Curtis Institute of Music graduate is a new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Rene Orth, 30, is the sixth composer to go through the program, starting her term June 1.

Classicalite

J. Reilly Lewis, Washington Metro Area Concertmaster & Organist, Dies at 71

Lewis, a prominent authority on Bach, founded the Washington Bach Consort and served as music leader at Clarendon United Methodist Church for over 40 years. Also music director of the Cathedral Choral Society, Reilly was a one of the most important musicians in the Washington classical music scene.

The Guardian

The rebuilt Snape Maltings: Britten’s artistic dream rises again

No one thinks they are going to sit the Queen on a packing-case when she opens the rebuilt Maltings Concert Hall less than a month from now, but completion of the work is touch and go.

Orpheus for the age of Trump: Anaïs Mitchell on her folk opera Hadestown

Mitchell’s hit off-Broadway show about a tyrannical billionaire building a wall to ‘keep out the enemy’ was written in 2006 but could hardly be more topical. The folk singer discusses retelling an ancient myth at a time of ‘political horror’

Adaptistration

Orchestra Compensation Reports Are Right Around The Corner

Next week is the beginning of the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports, an annual series that examines the compensation trends among orchestra executives, music directors and concertmasters, at more than 65 professional U.S. orchestras.

The Telegraph

The return of Rossini: watch a live stream of Glyndebourne’s The Barber of Seville

Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Rossini for free on the Telegraphwebsite, from next week. The opera will be streamed live from 6.30pm on Tuesday June 21, and is available on demand for the following seven days.

The Strad

Cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The musician, who survived the Holocaust, joins fellow performers Paul Lewis and Alison Balsom on the list.

Classical Music Magazine

Small and regional arts organisations testify to funding difficulties

Representatives of small and regional arts organisations have submitted evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee about the funding difficulties which they face. Prompted by complaints that ‘London has long received a disproportionate share of arts funding’ at a previous investigation into the work of Arts Council England, the Countries of Culture inquiry is examining funding opportunities for cultural organisations in the regions.

The Times

Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne

Janácek takes just 90 minutes to tell the story of his Vixen, from cub years to marriage, motherhood to sudden death. At Glyndebourne that means the dinner interval is actually longer than the opera (chicken and rabbit, both scoffed by the leading lady, would make good hamper options).

klassik.com

SPD will Künstlersozialabgabe senken

Nach Plänen der Bundesministerin für Arbeit und Soziales, Andrea Nahles (SPD), soll die Künstlersozialabgabe sinken.

codex flores

Eco Internet Award für philharmonie.tv

Das Kölner Konzertportal philharmonie.tv ist mit dem eco Internet Award des eco Verbands der Internetwirtschaft e. V. ausgezeichnet worden.

nmz

Singpause – Das große Singen für Tausende Kinder

Mit der Düsseldorfer «Singpause» haben Zehntausende Grundschüler nebenbei in ihrer Schulzeit nicht nur singen, sondern auch Noten lesen gelernt. Das erfolgreiche Bildungsprojekt lässt andere Städte aufhorchen.

Twitter

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Dresdner Drum & Bass 2016 – 10th Anniversary

KlassikInfo.de @Klassikinfo Alessandro De Marchi verlängert bei Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik http://bit.ly/1tqatri

Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd Wagnerian tenor Alberto Remedios has passed away aged 81

Rene Orth, 30, is the new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

Rene Orth, 30, is the new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

(Written on June 15, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news the Guardian will be live-streaming tonight’s performance of I Fagiolini’s Betrayal and the Telegraph have provided their expert guide on what to eat, drink and wear to Glyndebourne. Proper Music Distribution, which boasts of being the UK’s largest independent music distributor, has restructured its classical and jazz divisions and Making Music has issued a challenge to people of all ages and any level of experience to try their hand at a new instrument.

Guardian

Live stream: watch Betrayal, a polyphonic crime drama

I Fagiolini, the ensemble who excel in presenting early music in unusual ways, have created a new show based on the life and works of Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo. The site-specific immersive show fuses polyphonic music, drama and contemporary dance, and will live-stream here at 8.30pm (BST) on 15 May

Telegraph

Glyndebourne 2015: what to eat, drink and wear

Whether you are a fan of fizz, frocks and herbaceous borders, or genuinely interested in opera, our expert advice on what to wear and when to unpack your picnic will guarantee a memorable evening

The Times

Why Peter Pan had to grow up — and become a serious opera

If classical music has a boy who never grew up, it’s Richard Ayres.

Classical Music Magazine

Restructure at Proper Music Distribution

Proper Music Distribution, which boasts of being the UK’s largest independent music distributor, has restructured its classical and jazz divisions, integrating them into its Proper Note company to form a specialist music business.

Sinfini

Making Music’s Grade 1 challenge

Working in partnership with the BBC’s Get Creative initiative, the UK organisation Making Music has issued a challenge to people of all ages and any level of experience to try their hand at a new instrument.

Concerti

Im Testlabor der Profis

Nachwuchsmusiker trainieren im Jugendsinfonieorchester und in der Akademie der NDR-Sinfoniker den großen Auftritt

pizzicato

A Meeting Of Two Great Masters Of Silence

Adam’s Passion by Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson was premiered on Tuesday, 12 May, at the Noblessner Foundry in Tallinn, Estonia. The performance will reach audiences worldwide through international tours, TV and videodisc.

Tugan Sokhiev To Stay In Toulouse Until 2019

Tugan Sokhiev has extended his contract with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse until 2019.

The New York Times

Minnesota Orchestra’s Cuba Trip Puts It at the Cultural Vanguard

They shimmied with dancers on stilts who greeted them in this old city, where book stalls sell comic-book retellings of the Cuban Revolution. Conservatory students welcomed them with flowers and chamber music. And when a band serenaded them at dinner, a few even got up and cha-chaed.

Classical MPR 

Is the era of the celebrity maestro ending?

This past Monday, the Berlin Philharmonic was expected to choose a successor to chief conductor Simon Rattle, who is stepping down from his post in 2018. Instead, the orchestra’s musicians, who govern themselves, failed to reach a decision; we may now have to wait for up to a year longer to learn who will be the next maestro to take up residence behind that prestigious podium.

Twitter

Opera North: ‘The end of all good music is to affect the soul’ – Happy Birthday to this revolutionary !

The Amati Magazine: The Tchaikovsky Competition is to be live-streamed in its entirety from Russia. More details:

CityofLondonSinfonia: We’re glad someone else noticed how funny musician stock photos are! Things That Musicians Find Annoying:

Betrayal: A polyphonic crime drama from I Fagiolini, John La Bouchardiere and the Barbican (L-R:Greg Skidmore and Eleesha Drennan) performed at The Village Underground in Shorditch on Tuesday, 12 May, 2015. Photo by Mark AllanI Fagiolini, the ensemble who excel in presenting early music in unusual ways, have created a new show based on the life and works of Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo. Photo: Arts Desk/Mark Allan

(Written on May 15, 2015 )

Telegraph

Mozart manuscript smuggled out of Nazi Germany expected to fetch £500,000

The family of a Jewish musician who smuggled a Mozart manuscript out of Nazi Germany are selling it at auction.

Guardian

Inside Opera: Live stream hopes to widen access to UK’s opera houses

Online linkup between all seven public-funded opera companies will be streamed on YouTube and aims to find younger audience

Daily Mail

Michael Buble accused of underpaying Australian orchestra during his tour

Canadian crooner Michael Buble has reportedly underpaid his entourage of musicians at his recent Rod Laver Arena shows in Melbourne. Buble’s eight-piece string section orchestra were reportedly paid $550 for 12 hours of work, which is almost 40 per cent below the award wage for live performers.

New York Times

Met Opera Contract Talks Stumble to a Start

A Metropolitan Opera union and management almost did not begin their contract talks on Monday after labor invited reporters to attend.

A Composer Attuned to the Earth’s Swirling Motion

A New York Premiere for John Luther Adams’s ‘Become Ocean’

Concerti

Blind gehört Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen: „Da fehlt ein bisschen die Erotik“

Das Klavierduo Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen hört und kommentiert CDs von Kollegen, ohne dass es erfährt, wer spielt

Klassik Akzente

Endlich: Elina Garanca zurück auf den Bühnen der Welt

Ihre Fans haben lange darauf warten müssen, aber nun ist es endlich soweit: Am 11. Mai meldet sich die lettische Mezzosopranistin Elina Garanca aus ihrer zweiten Babypause zurück.

Le Figaro

Kronos Quartet, le titan du quatuor à cordes

Pour ses 40 ans, l’ensemble californien se produit encore mardi soir à Arras et publie un nouveau coffret chez Nonesuch.

Classical Music on Twitter

Philharmonic Society@RoyalPhilSoc Showing the immense personal impact of Chopin’s music, Channel 4’s ‘Chopin Saved My Life’ @OxfordFilmTV has been shortlisted #RPSMusicAwards

The Royal Opera@TheRoyalOpera ‘Tell me about your mother…’ To celebrate Freud’s birthday, how changing attitudes to his work have shaped opera http://www.roh.org.uk/news/how-to-stage-an-opera-freud-and-die-frau-ohne-schatten

YCAT @YCATrust Superstar @PianistJiLiu heads North to @sage_gateshead for an afternoon of Rzweski, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt – 11 May http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/ji-liu/

ACE National@ace_national We’re giving away 20 FREE places to cultural organisations at the 2014 @INFOTCCE Culture Capital Exchange Conference http://bit.ly/R7IPfN

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on May 6, 2014 )

Accentus Music, in co-production with SRF and ARTE, is filming a Memorial Concert for Claudio Abbado. This concert will be streamed live on arte Concert on April 6th 2014 at 4pm CEST. You can access the live stream here.

Performed by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the programme for the concert includes Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, which Abbado conducted during the final performance of his career in Lucerne in August 2013. Fittingly, no-one will take Abbado’s place on the podium for this work, for the musicians wish to perform this music in his spirit, without any other conductor.

Following this, Bruno Ganz, who visited Abbado just a few days before his death and read him verses by Hölderlin, will recite one of these poems. The concert continues with Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto performed by Isabelle Faust, which is dedicated “to the memory of an angel.” Finally, the orchestra will perform the finale from Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, which the composer originally planned to title “What love tells me.” The works by Berg and Mahler will be conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Claudio Abbado

(Written on April 4, 2014 )

Guardian

Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic announce 2015 London residency

Capital’s two main arts centres to host concerts, masterclasses and family events in February 2015.

Classic FM

Mozart Minecraft opera to live-stream this week

An opera based on the phenomenally popular videogame Minecraft and the music of Mozart will have its premiere live-streamed in two performances this week.

Jonny Greenwood will premiere new work in Australia

Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood will premiere his new work, titled ‘Water’, in Australia in 2014, commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra after Greenwood worked with the ensemble in December 2012.

Pacific Standard

Music Lessons Boost Emotional, Intellectual Development

While it doesn’t provide a definitive answer, new research from Germany presents evidence that improved academic performance truly is a result of musical training.

thestar.com

Toronto Symphony Orchestra announces $1.2 million deficit in 2012-2013

The TSO saw ticket revenues fall from $9.8 million to $8.3 million last season, it announced in its annual general meeting on Tuesday.

Manchester Evening News

Simon Webb named as head of BBC Philharmonic

Webb will take up the role in March 2014, taking over the general manager role from Richard Wigley who has been at the helm of the orchestra for the last 10 years.

Neue Musikzeitung

Atonalitätsstreit wird in Paris wieder aufgewärmt – Streit unter den Kollegen Komponisten

Jules Verne hat es geahnt: die Musik der Zukunft wird furchtbar klingen. Den Beweis dafür trat vor einigen Monaten der Pianist und Komponist Jérôme Ducros an – und sorgte für einigen publizistischen Wirbel.

 

Guardian

Guardian

 

(Written on December 5, 2013 )

The Guardian

How we made the Beethoven’s 9th Symphony app

The mind behind this immersive classical music app tells story of its design, development and delivery.

The Independent

Proms star soloist Joyce Donato to sing for ‘voices silenced’ over gay rights

The star soloist for this year’s Last Night of the Proms will dedicate performance of ‘Over the Rainbow’ to LGBT community.

The New York Times

Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Reject Latest Contract Offer

The labor standoff that cost the Minnesota Orchestra its entire last season was extended when the players voted to reject the latest contract offer put forward by management. Music director Osmo Vanska has threatened to resign if November’s Carnegie Hall concerts are cancelled.

Otago Daily Times

Violinist may take a bow on skis too

Violinist Vanessa-Mae had her first competitive ski race in New Zealand last week as preparation for representing Thailand in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The Japan Times

Rare tapes of classical greats found

Rare recordings by famous visiting classical musicians broadcast in the 1950s and ’60s, including a performance by cellist Mstislav Rostropovich on his first trip to Japan, have been found in the archives of Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings Inc.

Classic FM Online

Alexandre Desplat to compose new Godzilla score

The french composer of the music for The King’s Speech and the Harry Potter films will write the soundtrack for the forthcoming Godzilla movie, due for release in May 2014.

Gramophone

Obituary: John Whitworth, countertenor

The British countertenor instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of high male singing in the mid-20th century has died at the age of 91.

Crescendo

Live-Stream: ARD Musikwettbewerb 2013

Vom 8. bis 20. September überträgt der ARD Musikwettbewerb live die Semifinal- und Finalkonzerte im Internet. Insgesamt bewarben sich für den 62. Internationalen Musikwettbewerb der ARD 371 Instrumentalistinnen und Instrumentalisten sowie Ensembles aus 48 Ländern und vier Kontinenten in den Kategorien Violine, Viola, Fagott und Klaviertrio.

The Guardian

The Guardian

 

 

(Written on September 6, 2013 )