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Two orchestras of Radio France should merge, recommends government body

The two Paris-based ensembles are Orchestre National de France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Francisco Garcia Fullana wins fifth Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition, Japan

The Spanish violinist receives the two-year loan of a Stradivarius and a cash prize

BBC Music Magazine

Noriko Ogawa

We talk to the Japanese pianist about organising concerts for parents and carers of autistic children

Classical Music Magazine

Southbank Centre appoints Gillian Moore director of music

Gillian Moore, the Southbank Centre’s head of classical music, has been promoted to the new position of director of music with a brief to explore new projects.


Understudies: The worst job in opera?

Even if you paid him a small fortune, Christopher Gillett never, ever, wants to be an understudy again. Here he reveals the inside story of the boredom and the balls-ups of always being the bridesmaid…

Die Welt

“Tim Renner ist die Fehlbesetzung des Jahrzehnts!”

Wir haben Post. Von Claus Peymann: Der Intendant des Berliner Ensembles schreibt seinem Bürgermeister einen Offenen Brief. Darin beschwert er sich bitterlich über den amtierenden Kulturstaatssekretär.


Update im russischen Opernskandal: Boris Mesdritsch erhält Schützenhilfe aus St. Petersburg

Der Leiter des Kulturausschusses der Gesetzgebenden Versammlung von St. Petersburg, Maxim Reznik, und seine Stellvertreterin Marina Shishkin, haben Vize-Gouverneur Vladimir Kirillov aufgefordert, den von der Putin-Regierung entlassenen Nowosibirsker Operndirektor Boris Mesdritsch einen Posten in St. Petersburg anzubieten, vorzugsweise am Michailowski Theater.

Orchester von Radio France sollen fusionieren

Die beiden Orchester des staatlichen Rundfunks Radio France sollen zusammengelegt werden. Medienberichten zufolge empfiehlt der französische Rechnungshof aufgrund des strukturellen Defizits des Senders die Fusion des Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France mit dem Orchestre National de France.

Codex flores

Pappano bleibt bis 2019 in Rom 

Der Dirigent Antonio Pappano verlängert seinen Vertrag als Leiter des Römer Orchesters Accademia di Santa Cecilia bis 2019. Er steht dem Ensemble seit 2005 vor.

Le Figaro 

Les structures complexes des orchestres à l’étranger

Dans certains pays, les offices publics de radio ont déjà opté pour la fusion. D’autres ont choisi d’entretenir plusieurs orchestres.


ISM ‏@ISM_music : We’re working hard to get you the run down of #MakeMusicWork – before then, relive/catch up with our @storify feed! 

engage ‏@engagevisualart : We’ve had some great news from @CreativeScots – we’ve received funding for our brilliant @engagescotland programme! …

Wigmore Hall ‏@wigmore_hall : Standby for the lottery for tickets for our Twitter concerts and summer parties, will also DM invites to regular tweeps over week ahead ….

2nd April News

Soutbank Centre’s new director of music: Gillian Moore. Photograph: Classical Music Magazine



(Written on April 2, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Disability and the arts: the best of times, the worst of times

Introducing a new series on disability arts, producer Jo Verrent looks at some of the key issues affecting disabled artists and organisations in the sector

The Strad

Students practise performance skills on virtual audience

The Royal College of Music, London and Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano have developed a performance simulator

Classical Music Magazine

Rhinegold TV launches, featuring Yuja Wang, Julian Lloyd Webber and more

Rhinegold Publishing has launched Rhinegold TV, which will host content from events including the Rhinegold LIVE concert series and Music Education Expo, as well as content from partner producers, at

International Arts Manager

Five Avery Fisher Career Grants Awarded for 2015

Five new Avery Fisher Career Grants – the maximum number available in any one year – have been awarded to talented young and emerging musicians, all recognised by the Avery Fisher Artist Program board and committee as having ‘great potential for major careers in future’.

Classic FM

The new Star Wars soundtracks: everything we know so far

All the latest news about the new Star Wars soundtracks, as it happens: we’re expecting John Williams’ score for The Force Awakens in December 2015!

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Ah! und Oh! statt E und U

Beethoven, Blockbuster, Hip-Hop: Niemand kann Musik so gut erklären wie der Pianist Chilly Gonzales.



Der Grundstein für seine internationale Karriere wurde beim seinem Rezital-Debüt in der Londoner Wigmore Hall im Jahr 2013 gelegt, seither sorgt Joseph-Maurice Weder bei Kritikern und Publikum für reges Aufsehen.


Bach-Marathon in der Ukraine

Am vergangen Samstag, 21. März, feierte die ukrainische Stadt Lviv (Lemberg) Johann Sebastian Bachs 330. Geburtstag im Rahmen des weltweit veranstalteten Events ‘Bach in the Subways’.

Scala: 240.000 Euro jährlich für Alexander Pereira

Der Intendant der Mailänder Scala erhält gemäß seinem nun bis 2020 verlängerten Vertrag jährlich ein Gehalt von 240.000 Euro.

The New York Times

How David Geffen’s $100 Million Lincoln Center Gift Came Together

Barbara Walters never expected a role in the renaming of Avery Fisher Hall.

Le Monde

Une famille saisie par l’appel du zarb

Malgré les moustaches épaisses, le sourire se devine. Quant aux lunettes, elles ne cachent rien de la malice joueuse qui brille au fond des yeux.


RSNO ‏@RSNO : What happens when you cross Beethoven & @johnsuchet1? Hear them both this weekend w/ the @RSNO …

Spitalfields Music ‏@SpitsMusic : Our Yr 3s wanted to run special storytelling sessions for early years classes:  #SMTakeover

SM ‏@ISM_music : Don’t worry if you missed out on booking your ticket to #MakeMusicWork! We have an extra 20 tickets available: 

News 24th March Performance Simulator


















The new performance simulator at the Royal College of Music.

(Written on March 24, 2015 )

Classical News

The Strad

Philharmonie de Paris architect sues venue’s sponsors

Jean Nouvel claims the new building differs from his original design

Minnesota Orchestra to perform in Cuba following restoration of US diplomatic relations

The orchestra last performed in Havana in 1929

Classical Music Magazine

Cuts to music teaching imminent in Bromley, Wiltshire and elsewhere

As the new financial year approaches, several local authorities have revealed plans which involve significant reductions in spending on music provision.

Warwick Report calls for joined up thinking in cultural sector

A one-year commission lead by the University of Warwick and chaired by Vikki Heywood CBE has just released its report, titled Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth.

International Arts Manager

Young musicians to learn career tools at workshop

It’s a jungle out there for young musicians, but the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) are cutting a path through it with Make Music Work (MMW).

Zeit Online

Castorfs “Baal” darf nur noch zwei Mal aufgeführt werden

Suhrkamp stimmt einem Vergleich im Streit um die Castorf-Inszenierung des Stücks “Baal” doch zu: Das Stück wird nur noch einmal in München und einmal in Berlin gespielt.

Der Tagesspiegel

Mein Lehrer, der Teufel

Harte Schule: Wer als Schlagzeuger groß rauskommen will, muss in „Whiplash“ üben, bis die Hände bluten. Dabei geht es weniger um Musik als um Macht.



Der Breitkopf-Klavierwettbewerb

The New York Times

Metropolitan Opera Unveils a Season of Big Stars and 6 New Productions

The Metropolitan Opera said on Wednesday that it would redouble its efforts to attract new audiences to the opera next season with six new productions, a star-filled roster and new initiatives, including one that will offer half-priced tickets to children during the holidays and another to court young professionals with later curtain times, discounts and social events.

The Washington Post

Eschenbach to leave NSO, Kennedy Center music directorship in 2017

When Deborah Rutter took over as the Kennedy Center’s president in September, music lovers wondered what would happen with the National Symphony Orchestra — one of the most highly paid ensembles in the country, but a chronically underperforming organization.


Rachel Podger Wins Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize

British Violinist Rachel Podger (*1968) has been awarded the 2015 Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize.


BBC Music Magazine ‏@MusicMagazine : Vote in our Awards for your chance to win a Yamaha hi-fi system worth over 700! Find out more: 

tiredoflondon ‏@tiredoflondon :Tonight – Free @SouthbankSinf rush hour concert at @StJohnsWaterloo. Last week’s was lovely – 

Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM: A superstar pianist reveals just how you get 85 million YouTube views: 

NEWS Philharmonie

The Philharmonie de Paris. Photo: The Strad


(Written on February 19, 2015 )