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In today’s news: Mariss Jansons apologises for his sexist statements, a new TV documentary about the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor announced, a songwriting pathway is added to its diploma at The Academy of Contemporary Music. Also, Emma Wernig wins the 1st prize at the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition,14’000 admissions for Piano Festival 2017 of Lucerne Festival and public music schools in Brandenburg will receive more money.

The Times

Classical music is reaching out to younger audiences

How to give Bach new bite.

The Telegraph

Leading conductor apologises for ‘sexist’ remarks

One of the world’s most respected conductors has apologised after suggesting he did not like to see women leading an orchestra.

Croydon Advertiser

How one of the world’s greatest composers died penniless in Croydon

A TV documentary being broadcast this week will look at the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Classical Music

Snape Maltings announces new appointments

Phillipa Reive has been appointed to the newly created position of director, Creative Campus, Snape Maltings.

Music Teacher

ACM launches Diploma songwriting pathway

The Academy of Contemporary Music has added a songwriting pathway to its diploma course in Guildford and Birmingham.

Evening Express

University to release music album to raise money for research into broken heart syndrome

The University of Aberdeen’s record label, Vox Regis, will launch Exiled: Music by Philips and Dering next week to raise money for research into the condition, known as “broken heart syndrome”.

Broadway World

Grammy Award Winner John Kosh, to Participate In The Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra’s Inaugural Concert

Tawnee Lynn Music Services will present the Inaugural Concert of the newly formed Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra (LACRO) led by Anthony Bonsera, Founding Artistic Director, and Music Director.

The Violin Channel

Prizes Awarded at England’s Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

18-year-old violist Emma Wernig has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition.

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Bilanz des Luzerner Piano Festival 2017

Das Piano Festival 2017 von Lucerne Festival hat in 15 Konzerten rund 14’000 Eintritte generiert.

Klassik.com

Busoni-Kompositionspreis an Benjamin Scheuer verliehen

Der Komponist Benjamin Scheuer hat den mit 6.000 Euro dotierten Busoni-Kompositionspreis 2017 erhalten. 

Kulturradio

Brandenburg fördert stärker öffentliche Musikschulen

In diesem Jahr erhalten die Musikschulen mit rund 5,1 Millionen Euro doppelt soviel wie im Vorjahr.

Klassik-heute

Bildungsinitiative SING! des Rundfunkchores Berlin ausgezeichnet

Die Bildungsinitiative SING! des Rundfunkchores Berlins wurde mit dem renommierten Junge Ohren Preis in der Kategorie Programm« ausgezeichnet.

France Musique

Le Sud-Coréen Jaehyuck Choi remporte le Prix de Composition du concours de Genève

Le Sud-Coréen Jaehyuck Choi a été désigné grand vainqueur du Prix de Composition de la 72e édition du concours de Genève. Il a été récompensé pour son œuvre Nocturne III.

Platea Magazin

El barítono Benjamin Appl debuta hoy en el festival LIFE Victoria

El joven barítono alemán Benjamin Appl (Ratisbona, 1982) debuta hoy en el Festival LIFE Victoria, acompañado al piano por Sholto Kynoch.

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Image: André de Ridder, curator of the Spitalfields Festival © The Times / Brian Sweeney

(Written on November 27, 2017 )

In today’s news: David Lewis leaves Opera Australia after child sexual abuse allegations, classical music events app Jubal goes online, ECM Records makes entire catalogue available on streaming platforms. Also, San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, Brexit-Big-Band goes on tour and the French organist Michel Chapius is dead.

The Guardian

Singer David Lewis leaves Opera Australia after child sexual abuse charges

Allegations against 58-year-old tenor and longstanding member of nation’s top opera company date back to the 1990s.

BBC Music Magazine

ECM launches entire catalogue to major streaming platforms

Having previously resisted making their content available on streaming services, ECM Records have now launched on Apple Music, Spotify and more.

Opera Wire

British Opera Director Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual harassment scandals continue the opera world as British theater and opera director Ramin Gray has been accused of sexually molesting a number of actresses.

Classical Music

Classical music events app launched

The new Jubal app allows users to access details of classical music concerts involving specific artists, venues and dates.

Delia Derbyshire honoured with posthumous PhD

Delia Derbyshire, best known as creator of the Doctor Who theme tune, will be awarded an honorary PhD from Coventry University for her contribution to electronic music.

The Herald

Former RSNO chief to lead Los Angeles Philharmonic

The former chief executive of Scotland’s national orchestra is to lead one of the world’s most prestigious ensembles.

Broadway World

San Francisco Opera presents World Premiere of GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST

On November 21, San Francisco Opera will present the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, the newest opera by American composer John Adams.

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EU-Austritt vertont: Brexit-Big-Band geht auf Tour

Während sich die Politik darum streitet, wie der EU-Austritt Großbritanniens aussehen soll, hat ein Künstler den Brexit bereits musikalisch interpretiert.

Klassik.com

Französischer Organist Michel Chapuis gestorben

Chapuis war vor allem als Spezialist für das Barockrepertoire bekannt; so machte er sich als einer der führenden Interpreten der Orgelwerke von Dietrich Buxtehude und Johann Sebastian Bach einen Namen.

Musik Heute

Mehr Orgeln von Schimmel befallen – Experten erforschen Ursachen

Seit 20 Jahren rätseln Organisten, Kantoren und Restauratoren immer öfter über Schimmel an historischen Orgeln. Die Ursachen seien vielfältig und nicht pauschal auf Klimaveränderungen zu reduzieren.

Codex Flores

Die Umwegrentabilität des Lucerne Festivals

Laut einer Studie der Universität St. Gallen beläuft sich der volkswirtschaftliche Mehrwert, den Lucerne Festival in der Region schafft, auf jährlich rund 22,6 Millionen Franken.

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Christoph Heesch gewinnt Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis

Die Jury des Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreises hat den Preis dem jungen Cellisten Christoph Heesch verliehen. « Er überzeugte nicht nur durch sein intensives und facettenreiches Spiel, sondern auch durch ein innovatives Aufnahme-Konzept für seine Debüt CD », heißt es in einer Mitteilung.

Platea Magazin

José Bros celebra con un recital los 25 años de su debut en el Liceu de Barcelona

El próximo 26 de noviembre el tenor barcelonés celebrará los 25 años de su debut en el Gran Teatro del Liceu, desde que cantara Anna Bolena de forma un tanto inesperada junto a la soprano Edita Gruberova.

France Musique

Le milieu de la musique classique réagit après les réformes chocs du ministère de la Culture

Le document confidentiel du ministère de la Culture que France Musique a pu se procurer fait réagir le milieu de la musique classique. Entre inquiétude et incompréhension, les principaux intéressés regrettent la vision exclusivement comptable des réformes envisagées.

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(Written on November 21, 2017 )

In today’s news: Gove and Osbourne visit opera on German holiday, PRS for Music supports Gramophone classical music awards, and classical voice types de-mystified. Elbphilharmonie reopens after summer break, start of Lucerne festival, and “Troubadou” premiere in Erfurt cancelled after thunderstorm.

The Guardian

Epic night out: Gove and Osbourne visit opera on German holiday

Former cabinet colleagues spend summer break together enjoying Wagner’s Ring Cycle and its stories of power and betrayal.

M-Magazine

PRS for Music supports Gramophone classical music awards

UK collecting societies PRS for Music and PPL are presenting the Special Achievement Award at the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

Music Industries Association

Learning music helps Birmingham kids hit a happy note, music charity finds

Three-quarters (75%) of Birmingham school children say they feel happier as a result of learning to play a musical instrument, the city’s largest music education provider has found.

Classical Music

Classical voice types de-mystified

How do you cast an opera? Mostly by voice – but which voice? George Hall investigates.

Evening Standard

Cereal Killer the musical… and ten other weird and wacky musicals

A round-up of the strangest subjects made into musicals.

Limelight

Opera Australia to recreate the original Evita in 2018

Hal Prince will oversee the original Broadway and West End production at the Sydney Opera House next year.

Pizzicato

Michael Sakir named Music Director for Opera Memphis

Opera Memphis has announced American conductor Michael Sakir as its new Music Director.

Klassik.com

Treppen der Elbphilharmonie überarbeitet

Die Elbphilharmonie hat nach dreiwöchiger Sommerpause ihre Türen in überarbeiteter Gestalt wieder geöffnet.

Klassik Heute

Heute beginnt das Festival Lucerne Festival – Sommer 2017.

Das Motto des Festivals 2017 lautet in diesem Jahr “Identität.”

Musik Heute

Gewitter sorgt für Abbruch von “Troubadour”-Premiere

Die Premiere von Giuseppe Verdis Oper “Der Troubadour” bei den Domstufen-Festspielen in Erfurt ist ins Wasser gefallen.

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News: Bariton Máté Sólyom-Nagy, Ensemblemitglied des , ist seit 9. August „Kammersänger“

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(Written on August 11, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Berlin State Opera’s Festtage 2018 are already in the planning stage, a portrait of Claudio Monteverdi in honour of his 450th birthday in May, and Antonio Vivaldis scripts are exhibited in Turin’s University Library. Renée Fleming is not retiring from opera, and Yuja Wang defends her right to wear what she likes during piano concerts. Leading French bow maker Bernard Millant has died aged 87 and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays Brahms and Beethoven with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Standard

Opera fans’ fury as audience members are given free rein to use mobile phones

Opera enthusiasts have slammed Britain’s most prestigious opera venue for failing to stop members of the audience from using their mobile phones.

BBC 

Olivier Awards: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins record nine prizes

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won a record-breaking nine prizes at the Olivier Awards, the biggest event in the UK theatrical calendar.

The Strad

Leading French bow maker Bernard Millant has died aged 87

Descended from a long line of French luthiers, Millant produced bows based on his own design and was the author of the definitive book on French bows.

Rhinegold

Music at Paxton 2017

The chamber music festival takes place in Paxton House, on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.

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New releases: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays Brahms and Beethoven with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Bernard Haitink first conducted the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1956, serving as its chief conductor from 1961-1988, and the orchestra appointed him honorary conductor in 1999.

Die Berliner Morgenpost

Sanierte Staatsoper: Festtage 2018 mit Wagner und Verdi

Vor der Wiedereröffnung der Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden planen Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim und Intendant Jürgen Flimm bereits die Festtage für kommendes Jahr im sanierten Haus

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Der Revolutionär

Claudio Monteverdi, dessen Geburtstag sich im Mai zum 450. Mal jährt, hat mit radikalen Erneuerungen die Musikgeschichte in neue Bahnen gelenkt

KLASSIK.com

Vivaldi-Manuskripte in Turiner Universitätsbibliothek ausgestellt

Ausstellung thematisiert Antonio Vivaldis Wirken in Wien

pizzicato

Beethoven Festival Warschau: Überraschung mit dem Nowowiejski-Orchester

Polen hat ein überaus reiches und niveauvolles Musikleben, von dem außerhalb Polens kaum etwas bekannt ist.

The Guardian

Yuja Wang: ‘If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit?’

The Chinese piano prodigy takes no prisoners. She embraces Brahms and Beethoven as fiercely as she defends her right to wear what she likes

npr music

Hold Up! Renée Fleming Is Not Retiring From Opera

“Rosenkavalier may well be her farewell to staged opera. She will sing her final performance on the afternoon of Saturday, May 13.” The key word here is “may.” Truth be told, Fleming has no plans to quit opera at all.

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Claudio Monteverd, Gemälde von Bernardo Strozzi, ca. 1630 © gemeinfrei

(Written on April 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Murray Perahia left CBS and Sony Classical and signs with DG, musicians of Philadelphia Orchestra are negotiating their contract to regain raises in salary, South African Tenor Johan Botha passed away at the age of 51. Also, applications for international flute and clarinet competition in Romania is now opened.

The Inquirer

Musicians: Philadelphia Orchestra management’s initial offer is ‘regressive’

Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra are negotiating to regain their place as among the highest-paid members of U.S. orchestras, while management has offered minimal raises in talks over a new contract.

CMUSE

Applications open for international flute and clarinet competition in Romania

The 16th Gheorghe Dima International Music Competition for flute and clarinet is scheduled to take place from 9 to 15 July, 2017, in Cluj, Romania.

Rhinegold Publishing

Murray Perahia signs to DG after 43 years with CBS and Sony

Murray Perahia has signed a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, thus ending a 43-year partnership with with CBS and its later incarnation, Sony Classical.

Tenor Johan Botha dies aged 51

South African tenor Johan Botha died on the morning of 8 September after a period of illness.

nmz

Cottbus/Berlin: „Kulturzug“ rollt mindestens noch bis ins nächste Jahr

Der beliebte Sonderzug von Berlin nach Breslau wird bis zum 8. Januar verlängert. Der „Kulturzug“ war zum Kulturhauptstadt-Jahr 2016 in Breslau eingeführt worden und bei den Fahrgästen auf große Nachfrage gestoßen.

klassik.com

Tenor Johan Botha ist tot

Der südafrikanisch-österreichische Tenor Johan Botha ist tot. Er starb nach langer Krankheit im Alter von 51 Jahren in Wien.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wie Streaming Musik verändert

Streaming ist längst der wichtigste Verbreitungsweg von Musik. Aber was macht das eigentlich mit der Musik selbst? #31s ist das Ergebnis eines Experiments und Beitrag zur Debatte um Streaming in der Musikindustrie.

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BBC Philharmonic @BBCPhilharmonic These “11 obstacles to liking classical music” are an interesting read. This might change a few opinions…? http://bddy.me/2cyGGFz

New York Time Arts @nytimesarts The Lucerne Festival, an important part of the classical music ecosystem, is being forced to reinvent itself.

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ As ‘Official Piano Partner’ Yamaha has become the exclusive supplier of pianos to ENO

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Photograph: Tom Gralish

(Written on September 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Rolf Hind examines whether a composer’s sexual identity can influence their music, and The Telegraph asks, ‘are the Proms becoming too safe?’ Also, The Guardian reports that a ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner joined Union Jack flags at the Last Night of the Proms.

The Guardian

Queer pitch: is there such a thing?

Does a composer’s sexual identity influence their music? Rolf Hind examines what it means to be a queer composer

The Times

The magnificent seven: the greatest opera superstars of all time

In our celebrity-obsessed age, classical musicians rarely make it into the gossip columns. However, it was opera singers who invented the concept of modern celebrity

The Telegraph

Are the Proms becoming too safe?

As the 121st season of Promenade Concerts draws to a close, Ivan Hewett looks back on a high-quality season of surprising novelties, dependable delights and the odd turkey, but one that lacked the pioneering spirit of the past

Classic FM

There was a massive traffic jam on the M5 – but a string quartet performed Pachelbel’s Canon and made it all better

Hundreds of travellers were brought to a standstill on one of the UK’s busiest motorways this weekend – because a horse was on the loose. But then a string quartet appeared and played Pachelbel

The Guardian

‘Refugees Welcome’ banner steals show at Last Night of the Proms

Sign joins Union Jacks at Royal Albert Hall hours after tens of thousands of people stage solidarity march in London

Die Welt

“Immer frage ich mich: Wie kann ich nützlich sein?”

Yo-Yo Ma ist der beste Cellist der Welt. Spezialistentum mag er dennoch nicht. Ein Gespräch über das Verhältnis zu seiner liebsten Klavierpartnerin, den Neid auf Yuja Wang und seine Beziehung zu China.

neue Musikzeitung

TTIP und Kultur – Rede des Präsidenten des Deutschen Kulturrates Christian Höppner

Am Tag der kulturellen Vielfalt 21.05.2015 fanden in den Räumen des Deutschen Kulturrates in Berlin mehrere Informations- und Diskussionsrunden zum Thema, wie TTIP auf die den Kulturbereich einwirkt statt.

Klassik.com

Lucerne Festival meldet Auslastung von 90 Prozent

Die Sommerausgabe des Lucerne Festival ist in diesem Jahr bei insgesamt 78.600 Besuchern mit einer Auslastung von 90 Prozent zu Ende gegangen. Damit liegt das Ergebnis leicht unter dem des Vorjahres mit 80.000 Besuchern, die dem Veranstalter eine Auslastung von 95 Prozent beschert hatten.

The New York Times

The Concert Hall as Refuge in a Restless, Web-Driven World

For all the wonders of the web, it “threatens habits of deeper inquiry,” Ian Leslie argues in “Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It.” This book is among a growing number exploring what might be lost as we “lean on search engines and offload our memories to cloud storage,” to quote a review of four contributions to the topic last year by Jacob Silverman in The New York Times.

WQXR

New York Orchestra Cancels Season Opener Amid Labor Dispute

The Binghamton Philharmonic, a central New York orchestra that draws many of its musicians from the New York City area, has cancelled its Sept. 26 opening concert because of a labor dispute.

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Classical Music ‏@ClassicalMusic_ Ukranian-born pianist Anna Tcybuleva wins @leedspiano 2015: http://bit.ly/1VX5OWV 

Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic : Your challenge this wk: beat yr friends/colleagues in our @ABRSM-inspired Grade 5 theory quiz! http://bit.ly/1Qqg4UC 

BBC Proms Team ‏@bbcproms Two minutes of MONDAY THERAPY. A Schubert jewel from @fxrroth and the SWR Symphony Orchestra: http://bbc.in/1LE8wvN 

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Jonas Kaufmann performs Puccini arias with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop at the Last Night of the Proms 2015. Photo: BBC/Chris Christodoulou

(Written on September 14, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Riccardo Chailly announced as new musical director, Organist and choirmaster John Scott dies and music can reduce pain and anxiety for surgery patients.

BBC Music Magazine

Lucerne Festival announces new musical director

Riccardo Chailly succeeds Claudio Abbado as musical director of the festival orchestra

John Scott 1956-2015

World-renowned organist and choirmaster dies aged 59

Classical Music Magazine

Music can reduce pain and anxiety for surgery patients

A new study has found that listening to music before, during and after an operation can help to reduce pain and anxiety, even if it did not reduce the length of hospital stays.

Nottingham Post

Southwell to host Classical Music Festival

Nottingham has its Splendour, Newark its blues and Southwell an annual folk weekender. But now the market town is adding classical music to its summer festival diary.

Classic FM

This man used his own hair to string a violin – and it actually sounds pretty good

A Lithuanian actor and musician has his hair turned into violin strings while still attached to his head in this amazing video.

BR Klassik

Frühe Shakespeare-Oper wiederentdeckt

“The Fairies” ist der Titel einer Oper des Ansbacher Komponisten John Christopher Smith. Der hat sich mit Shakespeares “Sommernachtstraum” beschäftigt, lange bevor Mendelssohn-Bartholdys bekannte Version dazu entstanden ist. Das Nürnberger Originalklang-Festival “Musica Franconia” hat die 250 Jahre alte Musik wiederentdeckt und bringt sie jetzt auf die Bühne.

Der Süddeutsche Zeitung

Der Sound der Heilung

Musik kann vor, während und nach chirurgischen Eingriffen positive Effekte für Patienten haben. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommen Forscher nach der Auswertung von 72 Studien zu dem Thema.

Musik-heute

Johan Simons – Der neue Intendant der Ruhrtriennale

Vom gemütlichen München ins raue Ruhrgebiet – die Ruhrtriennale ist für den neuen Intendanten Johan Simons eine Rückkehr in bekanntes Revier. Fünf Jahre hielt es den niederländischen Theatermacher an den Kammerspielen in München, deren Erfolgskurs er fortsetzte. Nun leitet der 68-Jährige bis 2017 das renommierte experimentelle Theater- und Musikfestival.

San Francisco Classical Voice

It’s news to me

Clarinetist Takes Music on Curious Flights

France Musique

Les effets bénéfiques de la musique pendant une opération chirurgicale

Ecouter de la musique avant, pendant ou après une intervention chirurgicale a un effet bénéfique sur les patients en diminuant leur anxiété et leurs douleurs et en facilitant leur rétablissement.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM: The new @LudovicoEinaud single – the only catch is YOU have to play it:  @DeccaRecords
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(Written on August 14, 2015 )

WildKat PR is very pleased to announce that we will be working with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra! This is an exciting time to be following the orchestra; they are due to play three times at the annual BBC Proms with their Artistic Partner and Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Together they will perform all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, which will represent the end of their wider project ‘The Beethoven Journey’ which has spanned four years. This scheme also included the award-winning ‘Feel the Music’ project. It picks up on the subject of deafness, by which Beethoven was increasingly affected during his life. In various cities across Europe, the MCO is inviting children who are deaf or have a hearing disability into the world of the orchestra, to explore how music can be experienced with all of one’s senses.

Founded in 1997 by a group of young musicians with the support of Claudio Abbado, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra’s name reflects its roots in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. With 45 members spanning 20 countries, the MCO prides itself on working musically as a chamber orchestra in the spirit of their founding mentor Claudio Abbado characterized by tight ensemble playing among alert and independent musical personalities. Their core repertoire is in the Viennese Classical and Romantic periods, whilst also playing more contemporary works and world premieres. This summer, the MCO will perform the US Stage Premiere of George Benjamin’s Written On Skin at the Lincoln Center, New York, following their performance of the World Premiere at Aix-en-Provence in 2012.

With the BBC Proms and the stage premiere, summer 2015 is shaping up to be a busy time for the Orchestra. It will end with the MCO’s return to the Lucerne Festival with Daniele Gatti where it forms the core of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra every year. In September, ensemble will launch the Carl Nielsen portrait project at the Musikfest Berlin, a celebration of the composer in his 150th birthday year, with a performance of ‘Sinfonia Semplice.’

As well as working on the BBC Proms, we will also be working with MCO on a new brand and visual identity. Keep up to date with the orchestra, their news and key dates via their website and Facebook.

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The Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Photo: Deniz Saylan

(Written on April 30, 2015 )

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang and Einaudi to perform at Classic BRITs 2013

Pianists Lang Lang and Ludovico Einaudi have both been confirmed to perform at this year’s Classic BRITs award ceremony on October 2nd

Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines prompts unexpected classical hit

The R&B chart smash has driven a surge in sales for a violin and harpsichord duet of the same name

Roger Federer plays violin in Lucerne Festival tribute

Tennis maestro Roger Federer paid tribute to the Lucerne Festival’s 75th anniversary in a video made by his sponsor, Credit Suisse

Nicola Benedetti takes time off following Queen’s advice

The superstar violinist is taking a break ahead of the release of her new album, My First Decade, after being asked whether she was overworking by the Queen

Classical Music Magazine

Kaufmann among pre-announced winners of 2013 Gramophone Awards

Jonas Kaufmann’s last solo disc on Decca before his recent move to Sony Classical is among several pre-announced winners of this year’s Gramophone magazine awards

Ealing Autumn festival: Britten among friends11-27 October

Running 11 to 27 October, the Ealing Autumn Festival returns for its fourth year

The Independent

Julian Lloyd Webber: I’m doing a Dudamel over here

The Venezuelan conductor showed how poor children could become musicians. Julian Lloyd Webber explains how he was determined to do the same here. The result can be seen at the Proms on Sunday

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Gewitter ist vorbei, die Schäflein sind im Trockenen

Beim Stuttgarter Musikfest gab Helmuth Rilling den Stab an seinen jüngeren Nachfolger Hans-Christoph Rademann ab – Bundespräsident Joachim Gauk assistierte

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(Written on August 28, 2013 )

We are very excited to welcome the wonderful Baritone William Berger to our artist roster. William will be performing with La Nuova Musica at Kings Place this June in his L’Orfeo debut. He is also performing the role of Alcandro in Garsington Opera’s production of L’Olimpiade this June.

In September William will be releasing his debut recital disc Insomnia: A Nocturnal Voyage on Delphian Records. The programme for the recital was devised by William for the 2011 Lucerne Festival and describes an imaginary voyage through a restless night, with music by Mozart, Debussy, Fauré, Wolf, Vaughan Williams, Liszt and Strauss.

To keep up to date with William’s work, visit his facebook page.

(Written on April 27, 2012 )