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In today’s news: Paavo Järvi talks Brexit impact for musicians, Alexander Pushkin poetry transformed into opera by a direct descendent, Roxanna Panufnik to release new album, conductor Hartmut Haenchen receives prize from Leipzig Richard Wagner Foundation, conductors Thielemann and Sächsische Staatskapelle return Echo-Award, and Bamberger Symphoniker receive award for best concert program.

Classic FM

‘Brexit will isolate British musicians,’ warns Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi

“Brexit won’t make the lives of British musicians any easier. It will isolate a lot of them and create logistical and financial barriers,” the Estonian maestro told Classic FM.

Diana Adamyan has won the 2018 Menuhin Competition

17-year-old Diana Adamyan from Armenia managed to take the night’s big prize, followed by 10-year-old Christian Li and 11-year-old Chloe Chua for a joint Junior Award.

The Guardian

Pushkin descendant puts Russian poet’s turbulent life on stage for first time

Alexander Pushkin’s direct descendant, the London-based writer and lyricist Marita Phillips, has created the first stage version of his turbulent life story to be written in any language.

Classical Music 

Roxanna Panufnik celebrates her 50th birthday with two commissions and an album release

Celestial Bird is due to be released on Signum Records on 7 September and will feature two tracks commissioned by Ex Cathedra.

The Academy of Ancient Music appoints new leader

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has appointed Bojan Čičić as leader of the orchestra.

Limelight

Details announced for 2018 Accompanists’ Guild of SA Festival

Pianists Lisa Moore and Sonya Lifschitz headline the festival, where they’ll be playing a two piano rendition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Prospect Magazine

Leonard Bernstein invented how we do modern classical music

Whether he was conducting, composing or communicating, Bernstein was a stylish innovator.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Auch Dirigent Thielemann und Staatskapelle geben Echos zurück

Von einem „Symbol eines Zynismus“ spricht die Sächsische Staatskapelle, die nicht länger in derselben Siegerliste stehen mag wie Kollegah und Farid Bang.

BR Klassik

Von Richard-Wagner-Stiftung ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Hartmut Haenchen erhält den diesjährigen Preis der Leipziger Richard-Wagner-Siftung. Er ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert. Der gebürtige Dresdner soll die Auszeichnung während der Wagner-Festtage im Mai in Leipzig entgegennehmen.

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Bamberger Symphoniker erhalten Auszeichnung für bestes Konzertprogramm

Der Preis für das beste Konzertprogramm, der vom Deutschen Musikverleger-Verband (DMV) verliehen wird, geht für die Spielzeit 2017/18 an die Bamberger Symphoniker.

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Rebell, Visionär, Bewahrer, Erneuerer – Jean Guillou in der Elbphilharmonie

Bezeichnend ist es allemal, dass das Geburtstagskonzert für Jean Guillou in Hamburg stattfindet – und nicht etwa in Paris.

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(Written on April 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: After an Alitalia flight during which her viola da gamba was badly damaged, the owner of the instrument has called on airlines to change their policy. Youth music charity NYMAZ has announced the first five music hubs selected to participate in the latest phase of Connect: Resound. Also, North Korea wants to send an orchestra to the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Classical Music

Nymaz announces first Connect: Resound participants

Youth music charity NYMAZ has announced the first five music hubs selected to participate in the latest phase of Connect: Resound.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2018 announces 44 successful candidates for live rounds

Over 90% of participants began playing the violin before the age of five and average age across junior and senior categories has dropped to 15 for the first time, with the youngest aged ten and oldest 21.

Classic FM

An airline smashed her 1660 viola da gamba – and now she’s calling them out

After an Alitalia flight during which her viola da gamba was badly damaged, the owner of the instrument has called on airlines to change their policy.

The Sun

Former Chelsea ace Frank Lampard reveals he almost died after swallowing trumpet mouthpiece

The 39-year-old ex-England ace told of the childhood trauma, ‘I swallowed the mouthpiece as a kid and it nearly killed me’

Phys.org

‘Earworm melodies with strange aspects’ – what happens when AI makes music

The first full-length mainstream music album co-written with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) was released on 12 January and experts believe that the science behind it could lead to a whole new style of music composition.

The New York Times

What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

When Maria Callas appeared onstage at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday night, she looked a little pale, a little spectral.

nmz

Nordkorea will großes Orchester zu Winterspielen in Südkorea schicken

Nach der Einigung mit Südkorea auf seine Teilnahme an den Olympischen Winterspielen in Pyeongchang will Nordkorea ein großes Orchester für das kulturelle Rahmenprogramm schicken.

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Konzertdramaturg wegen Daniel Hope-Video entlassen

Wegen der Veröffentlichung eines sogenannten Shreds, eines nachvertonten Videos mit satirischem Text, von Daniel Hope und Ludovico Einaudi hat der Konzertdramaturg Arno Lücker seinen Job beim Berliner Konzerthaus verloren.

Musik Heute

Über 150.000 Besucher für Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen

Die Häuser der Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen GmbH in Gera und Altenburg haben erstmals die 150.000 Besucher-Marke geknackt.

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Superbanco ! Le Jeu des 1 000 euros s’associe à l’Orchestre national de France

Le Jeu des 1 000 euros, l’une des plus anciennes et célèbres émissions de France Inter, innove en proposant deux émissions 100% musicales.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1957 Death of Italian-American Arturo

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(Written on January 16, 2018 )

In today’s news: Creating a piano with electric paint, Hans Zimmer’s fear of the stage, AudioCoin and its future in the music industry, Blockchain as the new P2P file sharing technology, The rise of mobile apps in the music industry, An interview with clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, rediscovery of lost Kurt Weill’s song, Menuhin Competition announces record-breaking applications.

Classic FM

Here’s how to create a piano on any surface with electric paint (no, seriously)

Use this incredible electric paint to paint a piano on any surface, and play it using MIDI technology. 

Hans Zimmer: ‘Everybody needs to wake up, speak out and to care a little bit more. And we all need to be a lot more decent’ 

Award-winning composer faces his greatest fears with live theatre tour.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition receives record number of applications

Event taking place in Geneva in April 2018 receives 317 applications across junior and senior categories.

Digital Music News

Will AudioCoin Change the Music Business and Get Artists Paid?

Can cryptocurrency AudioCoin truly revolutionise the music industry.  Or will it end up as yet another failed initiative?

Business Insider UK

Blockchain tokens could transform the music industry

Twenty years after peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing decimated the music industry, blockchain is emerging as a new P2P technology that could rip the industry anew.

IT Pro Portal

Banging the drum: How mobile apps drive the music industry

The music industry must take advantage of mobile-first strategies to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Der Tagesspiegel

In der Musik gibt es keine Grenzen

Eine Begegnung mit dem Klarinettisten Kinan Azmeh, der sich selbstbewusst zwischen den kulturellen Welten bewegt.

Die Welt

Und der Käse, der hat Schimmel – Weill-Song entdeckt

Seit den frühen Dreißigern galt Kurt Weills „Lied vom weißen Käse“ als verschollen. Lotte Lenya, Sängerin und Weill-Witwe, hat jahrzehntelang nach ihm gesucht. Jetzt wurde es wiedergefunden.

neue musikzeitung

Außen pfui – innen hui

Den Schweizern sagt man bedächtige Langsamkeit nach. Ein Vorurteil. Der Gotthard-Basistunnel wurde ein Jahr früher fertig als geplant. Und innerhalb eines Jahres bekam die sanierungsbedürftige Tonhalle in Zürich eine Ersatzspielstätte. Kosten durfte es auch nur 10 Millionen Franken, weil das Geld für ein Provisorium im Etat des Umbaus vergessen wurde.

The New York Times

Henze’s ‘The Bassarids’ Will Return to the Salzburg Festival

Hans Werner Henze’s “The Bassarids” — a retelling of Euripides’s “The Bacchae” with a libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman — will return to the Salzburg Festival next summer, the site of its premiere in 1966, festival officials announced on Wednesday.

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Menuhin Competition announces record-breaking applications

The Menuhin Competition has today announced a record-breaking year for the number of young musicians applying to participate in the next edition of the Competition in Geneva in April 2018.

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CIassicalMusic @CIassicalMusic ‘Steinway Family’ turns 25

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(Written on November 9, 2017 )

In today’s news: Meet the Typewriter Orchestra! After protest Colston Hall was renamed, and a Simpsons moment became true. A new program for the UIMF, and 20 million € for the Berlin Philharmonics. Principal director Firmbach prolonges his contract in Oldenbach. The Menuhin Competition‘ 2018 will take place in Switzerland for the first time, and famed venezuelan Conductor Dudamel urges politicians to solve crisis democratically.

ENO

ENO’s 2017/18 Season at a glance

For those of you who’d like to see our next season at a glance, this page is an overview of the productions we have coming up in 2017/18.

NW Evening Mail

Ulverston International Music Festival returns with ‘exciting’ programme

The 14th Ulverston International Music Festival takes place this summer, once again welcoming a varied array of musicians and performances from around the world.

The Violin Channel

Meet … The Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Formed in 2004, the six-man ensemble performs a wide range of covers and original songs from the ‘click’, ‘clack’, ‘ding’ of nostalgic mechanical typewriters

Classic FM

The London Symphony Orchestra and Cypress Hill might actually make THAT Simpsons moment come true

The LSO and hip-hop pioneers Cypress Hill have been talking on Twitter about a particular moment from The Simpsons, and now they might be actually collaborating.

The Guardian

Bristol’s Colston Hall to drop name of slave trader after protests

Concert venue that hosted the Beatles, David Bowie and Bob Dylan will reopen with a new name following refurbishment.

Classical Music Magazine

Max Richter becomes Decca Publishing’s first client

Max Richter has signed a long-term, global publishing deal with Decca Publishing.

Berliner Zeitung

Millionen für Berlin – Am 8. Mai wird der Hauptstadtkulturvertrag unterschrieben

Drei Millionen Euro – das ist die Summe, um die sich ab 2018 die Zuschüsse für die Berliner Philharmoniker erhöhen, auf dann 20 Millionen Euro im Jahr.

Concerti

Fünf weitere Jubeljahre für Oldenburg

Generalintendant Christian Firmbach verlängert seinen Vertrag in Oldenburg und bleibt demnach bis 2024.

Musik heute

Alfred-Brendel-Hommage im Konzerthaus Berlin

Das Konzerthaus Berlin würdigt den Pianisten Alfred Brendel vom (heutigen) Donnerstag an mit einer Hommage.

Broadway world

Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming & Pilobolus to Launch 10th Annual World Science Festival in NYC

The World Science Festival will culminate its groundbreaking first decade by bringing science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across New York City’s five boroughs, with more than 50 events, May 30 – June 4, 2017.

Telesur

Famed Venezuelan Conductor Dudamel Urges Politicians to Solve Crisis Democratically

Dudamel’s video message to politicians marks the first time the famed musician has spoken out on the current political situation in Venezuela.

Pizzicato

‘Menuhin Competition’ findet 2018 in Genf statt

Der internationale Violinwettbewerb ‘Menuhin Competition’ findet vom 12. bis zum 22. April 2018 in Genf statt. Damit ist der Wettbewerb, der alle zwei Jahre in einer anderen Stadt ausgetragen wird, zum ersten Mal zu Gast in der Schweiz.

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22 Jazz guitarist is celebrated for his “warm toned lyricism” and “impressive command” – listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V9XxCnkoFw

 

The Violin Channel

(Written on April 27, 2017 )

Classical News

The winners of the Menuhin competition, pianist Eoín Fleming has been awarded with The 2016 Catherine Judge Memorial Award & the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir Of The Year competition names North Ireland’s top school choirs.

The Guardian

Menuhin competition: young talent and hints of greatness to come

The gala concert that closed the biennial competition showcased the prodigious talents of the two winners, while Julia Fischer – a previous winner – gave a glorious performance of Bartók’s first concerto.

Classical Music Magazine

Winner of Catherine Judge Memorial Award announced

The 2016 Catherine Judge Memorial Award has been awarded to pianist Eoín Fleming. Fleming received the award following his performance of Chopin’s E-flat nocturne and the third movement of Rachmaninov’s second sonata on 16 April in the Great Hall at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Northern Ireland’s top school choirs named

The choirs of Dalriada School, Ballymoney and St Patrick’s Primary School, Rathfriland have been announced as the winners of the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir Of The Year competition.

The Strad 

Documentary charts friendship between Holocaust survivor and schoolgirl through donated violin

A new documentary has premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival detailing the friendship between a 93-year-old survivor of the Holocaust and a 14-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx, brought together by a violin.

Music Week

Sony/ATV inks multi-territory European deal with SoundCloud

Just over two weeks after subscription service SoundCloud Go was launched in the US, the platform has signed a critical, multi-territory European licensing agreement with publishing giant Sony/ATV Music.

SFCV

In Memoriam: Brian Asawa, 1966-2016

One of the most explosive talents ever to come out of San Francisco Opera’s Merola and Adler programs, countertenor Brian Asawa had an illustrious — if at times troubled  — career in opera and recitals around the world. He died on Monday after a long, unidentified illness; he was 49 years old.

Reuters

Afghan teenager braves threats, family pressure to lead women’s orchestra

Like many teenagers, 19-year-old Negin Khpalwak from Kunar in eastern Afghanistan loves music, but few people of her age have battled as fiercely to pursue their passion in the face of family hostility and threats.

Pizzicato 

Christoph-Mathias Mueller verlässt Göttinger Symphonie-Orchester 2018

Der Generalmusikdirektor des Göttinger Symphonie Orchesters, Christoph-Mathias Mueller (49) will seinen im Sommer 2018 auslaufenden Vertrag nicht verlängern.

klassik.com 

Pulitzer Preis für Komponist Henry Threadgill

Der Amerikaner Henry Threadgill ist Träger des Pulitzer-Preises im Bereich Komposition. Der Saxophonist und Flötist erhält die Auszeichnung für seine Aufnahme “In for a Penny, In for a Pound”.

Musik heute

hr-Sinfonieorchester: Orozco-Estrada bleibt bis 2021

Das hr-Sinfonieorchester hat seinen Vertrag mit Chefdirigent Andrés Orozco-Estrada bis 2021 verlängert.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Exploring music where voices & instruments are on an equal footing in both Stravinsky & Gabrieli #

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(Written on April 19, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Menuhin Competition names violinists for the Semi Finals, Jazz saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya died at age 81 and singer Rosie Lowe comments on the misogynistic record industry.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 names 10 violinists through to the Junior Semi Finals

Each of the 10 violinists, aged between 11 and 15, will perform their choice of Beethoven Sonata and a virtuoso work. They will also collaborate with professional musicians in Dvořák’s Terzetto in C for two violins and viola.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 names 9 violinists through to the Senior Semi Finals

The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the nine candidates progressing to the Senior Semi-Finals, taking place at London’s Royal Academy of Music on Wednesday.

The Telegraph

The Sixteen: pilgrims progress around UK for 33 concerts of early English polyphony

By neat coincidence, The Sixteen have just set off on their 16th Choral Pilgrimage, the annual tour that is central to this group’s identity. While remaining busy with their other programmes, Harry Christophers and the ensemble he founded in the late 1970s have become recognised above all for their biggest yearly project, which gets the group out of the traditional Oxbridge-London comfort zones of many such choirs.

The Telegraph

Singer Rosie Lowe: ‘The record industry is misogynistic. Women are moulded to a white man’s view’

She released her first album in February to glowing reviews, Elton John announced during a radio appearance that her first single was going to be a huge hit, and Adele is also reported to be a fan. But Rosie Lowe is still getting to grips with the concept of people actually coming to her shows.

The New York Times

Getatchew Mekurya, Ethiopian Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81

Getatchew Mekurya, a saxophonist with an ardent, full-throated style who worked predominantly in Ethiopia for decades before being embraced by a worldwide audience, died on April 4 in Addis Ababa. He was 81.

Classicalite

Yo-Yo Ma gives investment tips on John Oliver in response to Panama Papers

The release of the Panama Papers has continued to rattle world leaders. Of those named is Russian cellist Sergei Roldugin, close friend to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Classicalite

Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Hamilton’ Yields Nearly $105,000 in Royalties Per Week

A Broadway phenomenon that’s propelled its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, to icon status, it’s been reported that the production of Hamilton rakes in nearly $105,000 a week in royalties.

International Arts Manager

Mega donation for Royal Danish Opera

AP Møller Foundation has pledged an undisclosed figure of more than DK100m (13.4m) to Royal Danish Opera(RDO) – the single biggest gift in its history. While the exact amount is not known it is far in excess of the DK35m cut in government funding that the company has recently experienced and is believed to be several hundred million Danish Krone.

WQXR

New Jersey Welcomes Its New Maestra

Introducing Xian Zhang, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s incoming music director to a Newark concert audience Thursday, April 7, principal flutist Bart Feller made one thing clear: “It’s maestra, not maestro.”

Spiegel Kultur

Nach zehn Jahren Bauzeit: Elbphilharmonie veröffentlicht erstes Programm

Zehn Jahre Bauzeit und zehnmal so teuer wie geplant: Die spektakuläre Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg soll im Januar 2017 eröffnet werden – mit einem dreiwöchigen Festival.

Crescendo

Kompositionswerkstatt im Klassenzimmer 

Zeitgenössische Musik in die Schule zu bringen, ist sowohl der Name als auch das Ziel des gleichnamigen niedersachsenweiten Programms, dessen Bewerbungsphase gerade gestartet ist.

Klavier.de

Pianistin Saskia Giorgini gewinnt den Mozartwettbewerb Salzburg

Beim Mozartwettbewerb Salzburg hat im Fach Klavier Saskia Giorgini den ersten Platz belegt. Die italienisch-niederländische Pianistin erhält ein Preisgeld in Höhe von 10.000 Euro.

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Getatchew Mekurya during a 2008 performance with the punk band the Ex at a Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert. Photograph: Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

(Written on April 12, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Tagesspiegel presents Barrie Kosky’s new season for Komische Oper Berlin, the construction of Barenboim-Said-Akademie to be finished by the end of 2016 & more safety precautions for Bayreuther Festspiele. Also, Menuhin Competition 2016 taking place in London & Opera Theatre of St. Louis receives grant from Opera America

Classic FM

Menuhin Competitition 2016: very good reasons why you have to get a ticket

Every two years, the world’s best young violinists gather for a competition that feels more like a music festival. Here’s why you should come to the 2016 edition in London

Classical Music Magazine

Goldsmiths charity fundraisers to play 12-hour Beethoven marathon

Professional players and singers will join forces music students from Goldsmiths, University of London to perform all nine Beethoven symphonies back-to-back on 23 April in order to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières

Music Week

Beatles Anthology collection now available to stream

The Beatles’ Anthology, Volumes 1-3 music collections are now available for streaming worldwide.

Classicalite

Opera Theatre of St. Louis Receives $40,000 Grant from Opera America

The Opera Theatre of St. Louis has received a major grant from the Opera America organization to continue its mission of involving the local community in the arts.

Washington Post

Want to see ‘The Ring’ in D.C.’s first-ever full cycle? Expect to pony up.

Maybe attending 17 hours of opera about the adventures of a phalanx of German gods and goddesses — featuring a cast of hundreds, not to mention splashy pyrotechnics — should cost a fortune

Der Tagesspiegel

Berliner Mischung

Seine fünfte Saison soll die beste werden: Intendant Barrie Kosky stellt die Spielzeit 2016/17 an der Komischen Oper vor

Pizzicato

Barenboim-Said Akademie perfekt im Zeitplan

Im ehemaligen Magazin der Staatsoper Berlin entsteht die Barenboim-Said Akademie. Die Bauarbeiten haben im Mai 2014 begonnen und werden im Laufe dieses Jahres abgeschlossen

Musik-heute

Zeitung: Schärferes Sicherheitskonzept für Bayreuther Festspiele

Wegen einer vermeintlich islamkritischen Inszenierung wird nach Informationen des “Nordbayerischen Kuriers” in Bayreuth an schärferen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen für die Wagner-Festspiele gefeilt

Le Parisien

Leonard Slatkin va quitter en douceur ses fonctions à la tête de l’ONL

Le chef d’orchestre américain Leonard Slatkin va quitter progressivement ses fonctions à la tête de l’Orchestre national de Lyon

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(Written on April 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Tagesspiegel reports on the scandal at Cologne’s Opera House, Semperoper may suffer due to Pegida manifestations and ENO Chorus votes in favour of industrial action. Also, Ennio Morricone wins Oscar for best film score

The Strad

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra names Hee Young Lim principal cellist

The 28-year-old has won prizes at multiple competitions

The Guardian

Is opera the most misogynistic art form?

They stab themselves, throw themselves on funeral pyres, go mad and die. From Aida to Lulu, opera is extravagantly cruel to its female characters. Isn’t it time the divas were free to sing to their own tune?

Classical Music Magazine

ENO Chorus votes in favour of industrial action

The ENO Chorus has responded to the Equity ballot on industrial action with a unanimous vote in favour

broadwayworld.com

The Prince Of Wales to Act as Patron of The Menuhin Competition London 2016

The Menuhin Competition London 2016 is delighted to announce that The Prince Of Wales has agreed to be the Patron of the world’s leading Competition for young violinists

Der Tagesspiegel

Odyssee einer Oper

Auch Köln bekommt sein Musiktheater nicht saniert. Ein Besuch auf der Baustelle – und bei der Neuinszenierung von Braunfels’ Oper „Jeanne d’Arc“

Die Welt

Der Schatten von Pegida fällt auf die Semperoper

Stammgäste bleiben weg, Sänger fühlen sich unsicher, Proben müssen früher beendet werden. Wie geht die Dresdner Semperoper damit um, wöchentlich als Hintergrundfassade für Fremdenhass aufzuscheinen?

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Talentschmiede für Streicher

Mit dem Puchheimer Jugendkammerorchester haben Peter Michielsen und seine Frau Simone Burger-Michielsen ein Orchester aufgebaut, dessen Qualität und Bedeutung für die Talentförderung weit über die Grenzen des Landkreises hinaus bekannt und mehrfach ausgezeichnet ist

Economic Times

Oscar 2016: Ennio Morricone wins the best film score for ‘The Hateful Eight’

The Latest on the 88th annual Academy Awards being presented Sunday at the Dolby Theatre (all times local): 8:20 p.m.

France Musique

Les musiciens et les avions: ras-le-bol de la galère!

“Les musiciens ont le droit à un traitement décent d’où qu’ils viennent, lorsqu’ils voyagent en avion avec leur instrument, ” s’insurge la Fédération Internationale des Musiciens (FIM).

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(Written on February 29, 2016 )

Whilst most luthiers seem to be men, the shortlist for Menuhin Competition 2016, is dominated by females. In the Strad’s March 2013 issue, violin maker Ute Zahn asked why there are so few female violin makers. One might assume that it’s something to do with the machines and physical work required to make a violin. However Zahn concludes that violin making is for ‘anyone with patience, passion, aptitude and determination.’ These are also some of the requirements for violin playing; it is extraordinary that out of 22 entrants in the senior category, only one is male and in the junior section there are 15 girls and only seven boys. 

 Ziyu He, 16 is the only male candidate competing in the senior category. Although Austrian, he was born in and is representing China. He started playing at the age of five and since October 2011, Ziyu lives and studies in Salzburg at the Leopold Mozart Institute of the Mozarteum University.

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There are seven candidates from South Korea in the senior category but could the winner come from the UK?  With two entrants this year, this is the highest number of British competitors for twenty years. Indeed in a letter to The Times earlier this week, Julian Lloyd Webber accused the government of trying to squeeze arts subjects out of schools. Certainly compared with China, Korea and Japan, it would seem that children in Britain are given fewer opportunities and encouragement to study music or take up a musical instrument. Schools have minuscule budgets for music education and simply can’t afford to provide children with instruments and regular music classes. James Rhodes, TV presenter and classical pianist makes the point that schools would never require students to bring their own footballs and rugby balls for sports classes. There is however one privileged primary school where every student owns a violin, this is the exception though!

Juliette Roos, 20 along with Louisa Staples, 15 and Mathilde Milwidsky, 21 are the three outstanding violinists who will be fighting it out in the senior category for the UK.

Roos was in the strings final for BBC Young Musician 2012, she won her first prize at the age of six and has performed as soloist, in orchestra, chamber ensembles and in masterclasses ever since.

The 2016 Menuhin Competition takes place at Royal Academy of Music, London from 7-17 April. It is Yehudi Menuhin’s Centenary; the 11 day festival features major concerts from London’s best orchestras and international soloists celebrating all things Menuhin. Given the unprecedented number of females shortlisted for this year’s competition, it looks likely that a girl will win. What does the next one hundred years of the Menuhin’s legacy have in store for us?

 

 

(Written on January 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that the Royal College of Music will digitise its musical instrument collections, International Arts Manager announces that Martha Argerich has been awarded a RPS Gold Medal and classical music programmes mark ‘Padwa’ in India. Also, the Menuhin Competition has received a record number of entries

Classical Music Magazine

RCM to digitise UK’s music instrument collections

When the doors to the Royal College of Music’s Museum temporarily close to the public for the building developments announced earlier this year, its curators have an exciting new project to digitise the entire musical instrument collection held in the UK, bringing the accessibility of the collections up to date with a more technology-focused audience

Business Standard

Classical music programmes mark Diwali ‘Padwa’

Several classical music programmes were organised here to mark ‘Padwa’ – the third day of Diwali – the festival of lights

International Arts Manager

Martha Argerich receives RPS Gold Medal

Pianist Martha Argerich, known for her incredible recordings of 20th century composers, has been awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Gold Medal

Classical Music Magazine

Menuhin Competition receives record number of entries

The Menuhin Competition has received the highest number of applications to date. 307 people have entered for the 2016 competition – an increase of 9% on 2014 – of which 44 will be chosen to compete in London in April 2016

Classicalworld.com

Martin Chalifour Joins Hollywood Chamber Orchestra’s Professional Debut

Violinist Martin Chalifour, the Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be the featured soloist at the professional debut of the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra on Friday, December 11, 2015

Classicalite

10-Year-Old Charlie Kirby to Conduct Star Wars Theme With Columbus Symphony

A young musician will premiere with the Columbus Symphony as he has with several other large orchestras across the nation

KlassikAkzente

Politisches Gewissen der Deutschen und Seelenverwandter Bachs

Neben der Faszination für die Politik trug Schmidt von seiner frühen Kindheit an auch die Liebe zur Musik in sich und fand in ihr einen unerschöpflichen Kraftquell für die Anforderungen seines anstrengenden Alltags

Crescendo

Die Kulturmarken-Gala 2015 im Video

Am 29. Oktober wurden zum zehnten Mal im Rahmen der Kulturmarken-Awards kreative Kulturanbieter und -förderer geehrt

Pizzicato

Wieder Streik an der Mailänder Scala

Weil eine Gewerkschaft das technische Personal zum Streik aufgerufen hat, wird die Balletttaufführung ‘Histoire de Manon’ heute Abend an der Mailänder Scala bloß in reduziertem Format über die Bühne gehen

Codex Flores

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie setzt auf Crowdfunding

Vier Wochen lang hat die Junge Deutsche Philharmonie im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbs der Aventis Foundation bei der Crowdfunding-Plattform Startnext Geld gesammelt – mit Erfolg

France Musique

Musicopolis : l’invention du concert public à Montpellier en 1903

Le 24 mai 1903, on pouvait lire dans l’hebdomadaire “La Vie Montpelliéraine “le titre suivant : “Le dernier concert symphonique”. Retour sur cette date importante dans Musicopolis

Le Parisien

Streaming musical : Apple Music arrive sur les terminaux Android

C’est une mini révolution sans fracas dans l’univers du streaming musical. Réservé jusqu’à présent aux utilisateurs du système d’exploitation iOS de la marque à la pomme, le service de streaming musical Apple Music et son application débarqueront très bientôt sur les terminaux Android

Twitter

Mayor’s Music Fund:@Mayorsmusic We are looking for volunteers to help us collect money at @towerlondonice next Thursday. Email chrissy@mayorsmusicfund.org for more info

New York Times Arts:@nytimesarts Effort to Revive City Opera Includes a ‘Tosca’ Staging http://nyti.ms/1kNqwLm

DCMS:@DCMS Our #charitablegiving indicators are out today! Our #GREAT cultural institutions have received £500m in fundraising

Martha Argerich International Arts Mangaer

Martha Argerich
International Arts Manager

(Written on November 12, 2015 )