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WildKat PR is delighted to welcome guitarist Alessandro Paganelli to our portfolio of artists.

Born in the little town of Livorno, Tuscany, Alessandro grew up in a house filled with music: his father played guitar in the band of Italian singer Milva, and Alessandro shares hi passion for the instrument with him. Alessandro has always been interested in the creative process of music composition, following first private lessons and then conservatoire study.

As a classical guitarist – studying under Oscar Ghiglia at the Academia Chigiana in Siena and in Maastricht with Carlo Marchione– it’s hardly surprising that Alessandro states Johann Sebastian Bach as one of his main musical inspirations. While successfully completing his training and receiving his Masters in Music, he also participated in various masterclasses of Baroque Music Performance Practice.

After moving to Berlin, he started working as a freelance musician, in opera productions like Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” for the Trentino Music Festival, Mozart’s “Die Falsche Gärtnerin” with director Christoph Hagel and Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” with the Opera Houses in Greifswald and Stralsund.

Alessandro is fascinated by a wide variety of genres and sounds, so started experimenting with jazz, electronic music and the art of improvisation – all of this led to his first solo EP titled “Drifting”, released in June 2017. Consisting of four tracks, Alessandro demonstrates how he has found the perfect balance of classical elements, strings and atmospheric synthesizers to create a haunting, incredible beautiful piece of art.

Accompanied by artistic and cinematic music videos, filmed by Lorenzo Konings, the music confirms how the term “neoclassical” is not enough to describe his way of composing and the sounds he creates. His music serves as a universal language – to transport all sorts of emotions, thoughts and ideas.

Alessandro is currently in postproduction of his second EP, which is due to be released in early 2018. It consists of four tracks and was recorded, mixed and mastered at FuseRoom Studios Berlin with Alberto Rizzo Schettino. The title “Nebula” already seems like a promise – a promise that the guitarist created another piece of art in his very own, specific and unique way.

(Written on December 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: Help musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health services for the music industry, Rosemary Johnson steps down as RPS executive director in summer 2018, Primephonic iOS app goes online. Also, Chandos catalogue to be available on all streaming platforms, Ravinia Festival cuts ties with James Levine and the fusion of Staatstheater and Staatsorchester Mainz.

Classical Music

Rosemary Johnson to stand down as RPS executive director

Rosemary Johnson is to step down from her role as executive director of the Royal Philharmonic Society in summer 2018.

Chandos to release catalogue on streaming platforms

The complete Chandos catalogue will become available on all streaming platforms worldwide from January 2018.

The Herald

Music venues ‘should be protected from sound-proofing bills’

LIVE music venues should be protected from expensive sound-proofing bills if houses are built nearby, politicians have said.

Music Week

Primephonic launches iOS app for mobile classical music listening

Yesterday (December 5) Primephonic, the high resolution streaming service dedicated to classical music, has expanded its offering to include a dedicated iOS app for on-the-go high-quality listening.

Hypebot

IDAGIO Raises $9.5M To Expand Classical Music Streaming Service

Berlin based IDAGIO has raised a $9.5 million Series A round to expand its classical music focused streaming service.

Mixmag

Help musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health services for the music industry

UK organization Help Musicians, which has been working to provide mental health assistance and education for artists and music industry professionals, has officially launched its 24/7 services.

The Strad

No fine for André Rieu as court sides with violinist over Dutch child employment law violation

Child pan pipers involved in series of Maastricht concerts in 2015 worked beyond allowable hours – but were not employed by Rieu, court concedes.

Chicago Tribune

Ravinia Festival cuts all ties with former music director James Levine over sexual misconduct allegations

The Ravinia Festival, where James Levine served as music director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s summer residencies from 1973 to 1993, has severed all ties with the famed conductor amid allegations of sexual misconduct currently under investigation by authorities in Lake County and at the Metropolitan Opera.

nmz

Staatstheater und Staatsorchester Mainz sollen fusionieren

Das Philharmonische Staatsorchester Mainz soll wieder in das Staatstheater Mainz integriert werden. Das vereinfache die Organisation und Doppelstrukturen fielen weg, erklärte der Intendant des Staatstheaters, Markus Müller.

Musik Heute

Leipzigs Musik-Tradition erhält Kulturerbe-Siegel

Die Musik-Tradition der Stadt Leipzig wird mit dem Europäischen Kulturerbe-Siegel gewürdigt. Wie das sächsische Kunstministerium mitteilte, wird die Europäische Kommission das Siegel im März 2018 verleihen.

pizzicato

DOV fordert, DDR-Gelder für Orchester und Theater einzusetzen

Die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung DOV fordert, die Mittel aus der Auflösung des Vermögens früherer DDR-Organisationen im Bundesland Sachsen-Anhalt vor allem für strukturell unterfinanzierte Orchester und Theater einzusetzen.

Le Parisien

Diva des Yvelines : le chef d’orchestre et l’avocate condamnés pour abus de faiblesse

Le maestro Jean-Christophe Keck a écopé ce lundi de 9 mois de prison avec sursis pour abus de faiblesse sur Eva Rehfuss, une cantatrice suisse morte à 85 ans fin 2008. L’avocate de Versailles, Me Michèle Gruffaz, a elle été condamnée à 12 mois avec sursis.

Twitter

 We are delighted that, after the sensational , Sir Richard Armstrong will return to conduct next Spring’s ! Now touring to SIX venues across the UK:

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(Written on December 6, 2017 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Peter Oundjian: from injury to triumph

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra chief tells John Allison how, out of his failing skills as a violinist, he became one of the world’s top conductors

A shock resignation shows the chaos of Italian opera

Riccardo Muti’s departure from Rome Opera reveals opera is in deep trouble in the land of its birth, says Rupert Christiansen

Classic FM

André Rieu interviewed in his Maastricht castle

Classic FM were granted unprecedented access to André Rieu’s castle home in Maastricht, where he gave us a frank and intimate interview about his life, career and new album, Love In Venice.

Classical Music Magazine

CBSO Centre reopens after £1.8m refurbishment

The redeveloped CBSO Centre was officially reopened today by the CBSO’s patron, Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex, who had originally opened the building in 1998.

The Strad

Video: violinist Joshua Bell’s second Washington DC Metro performance draws large crowds

Unlike 2007’s anonymous busking experiment, the virtuoso this time announced his appearance in advance

Classical Source

Get Involved launches BBC Proms Inspire Scheme 2014-2015

Get Involved, the new home for family and learning events with the BBC London Performing Groups and BBC Proms, has launched the BBC Proms Inspire Scheme 2014 – 2015.

Musik – heute

Bundesjugendorchester nimmt neue Mitglieder auf

Das Bundesjugendorchester (BJO) hat 36 neue Mitglieder aufgenommen.

Klassik.com

Frankreich in der Krise: Keine Fördergelder mehr für Les Arts Florissants

Ausgleich mit Spendengeldern geplant

NMZ

Opern-Sanierung muss noch warten

Gutachten in der Prüfung

The New York Times

Metropolitan Opera’s Credit Rating Is Under Review for Possible Downgrade

The gravity of the Metropolitan Opera’s financial challenges was underscored on Wednesday when Moody’s Investors Service said it was putting the opera company under review for a possible downgrade of its credit rating.

Examiner

Interview with pianist Leon Fleisher

Born in San Francisco in 1928, Leon Fleisher’s influence and achievements have few comparables in the world of pianism and music.

Le Figaro

Les orchestres de Radio France ne sont plus sur la même longueur d’onde

Grève des musiciens, retrait du chef Mikko Franck. L’éviction du directeur artistique du

Philarmonique a mis le feu aux poudres à la maison ronde.

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(Written on October 2, 2014 )