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In today’s news: Musicians face “humiliating” Brexit visa issues. Spotify beats expectations by reaching 83m subscribers. Michael Fabiano joins Pentatone. Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Participants Revealed. Anne Sofie von Otter talks about the effects of #MeToo campaign. Staatstheater Stuttgart sees drop in visitor numbers. President of Salzburger Festspiele to become honorary citizen of the city. Bayreuth Festival to travel to Abu Dhabi and Japan. A summer of free concerts and music in Madrid.


Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Participants Revealed

The eighteen participants in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom have been revealed by the EBU today.


Michael Fabiano joins Pentatone

American tenor to start deal with Verdi and Donizetti aria album.

BBC News

Musicians face “humiliating” visa issues

Entering a post-EU referendum UK is “difficult and humiliating” for performers at the Womad world music festival, according to an organiser.

The Guardian

Spotify beats expectations by reaching 83m subscribers

Spotify recorded an 8m rise in its number of paid subscribers in the second quarter as it attempts to stave off mounting competition from deep-pocketed rivals Apple and Amazon.

Die Zeit

“So kann man eine Person kaputt machen”

Der größte #MeToo-Skandal in Schweden entzündete sich an dem renommierten Theatermacher Benny Fredriksson. Nach ungerechtfertigten Vorwürfen brachte er sich um. Seine Frau, die Opernsängerin Anne Sofie von Otter, äußert sich hier zum ersten Mal über die Tragödie.


Staatstheater Stuttgart mit Besucherminus vor Intendantenwechsel

Die Staatstheater Stuttgart verzeichnen als größter Theaterbetrieb im Südwesten im Vergleich zur vorherigen Spielzeit ein Minus von 16 000 Besuchern.

Festspielpräsidentin Helga Rabl-Stadler wird Ehrenbürgerin von Salzburg

Nach knapp über 23 Jahren im Präsidentenamt der Salzburger Festspiele wird Helga Rabl-Stadler zur Ehrenbürgerin der Stadt ernannt.

El País

Un verano de conciertos gratuitos

Veranos de la Villa, Matadero, La casa encendida, salas de música y hasta museos acogen recitales de entrada libre o muy baratos para divertirse por las noches

Platea Magazine

El Festival de Bayreuth viajará a Abu Dhabi con “Die Walküre” y a Tokyo con “El holandés errante”

De manera excepcional, y en un acontecimiento de tintes históricos, el Festival de Bayreuth viajará el próximo 2019 hasta Abu Dhabi, para representar dos funciones de Die Walküre de Richard Wagner, en versión concierto.


Helga Rabl-Stadler, © Doris Wild

(Written on July 27, 2018 )

In today’s news: Marin Alsop and Antonio Pappano interview: on the BBC Proms’ celebration of 100 years of Leonard Bernstein. Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced. Festival of Brass underway in County Durham. Petition started to protect freedom of art in reaction to recent EU votes. Interview with Neo Rauch and Rosa Loy about “Lohengrin” at the Bayreuther Festspiele. 2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition. Daniel Barenboim – women reign in the world of music and have never had any problems.

Financial Times

The Proms celebrates Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a bumper series of concerts. What does he mean to the great conductors of today?


Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced

The 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition for violin, clarinet and flute will run from 21 to 31 March 2019 in Odense, Denmark.

The Guardian

Death of the dance dictators: ballet in the wake of #MeToo

With its culture of discipline, control and pecking orders, the dance world has always been plagued by claims of bullying and sexual exploitation. But old hierarchies are being challenged.


A new David Bowie documentary will explore his early years

A new documentary about David Bowie is in the works and will act as the prequel to David Bowie: Five Years and David Bowie: The Last Five Years previously aired on the BBC.

The Northern Echo

Festival of brass music underway

The Big Brass Bash sees bands from the UK, France and Spain coming together in the North-East. It started in the Market Place at Bishop Auckland on Sunday, coinciding with Bishop Auckland Town Team’s first vintage and classic car show.

Violin Channel

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition

The 12 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition have been announced

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Rührselige Geschichten

Der Auftritt der Moritaten-Sänger des Bezirks Oberbayern lockt etwa 50 Besucher auf den Geschwister-Scholl-Platz. Liederbücher werden ausgeteilt, dann wird mit Begeisterung gemeinsam gesungen

Die Zeit

Die Birne in der Fassung

Neo Rauch und Rosa Loy, zwei bildende Künstler, entwerfen die Ausstattung für den neuen “Lohengrin” bei den Bayreuther Festspielen. Ein Gespräch über das Licht der Aufklärung, das ewig Unergründbare und den Gleitfilm der Musik


Petition: Künstler und Politiker verteidigen Kunstfreiheit

Zahlreiche Kulturschaffende und Politiker aus Deutschland machen sich mit einer Petition für die Freiheit der Kunst stark. „Das Recht auf freie Meinungsäußerung, die Vielfalt und die Freiheit der Kunst in Europa sind in Gefahr“, heißt es in dem auf der Kampagnenplattform veröffentlichten Text. Zuvor hatten bereits andere Medien berichtet.

Platea Magazine

Barenboim asegura que en la música reinan las mujeres y que nunca han tenido problemas

En una reciente entrevista concedida al periódico argentino Clarín, con motivo de su visita junto a la Staatskapelle Berlín a Buenos Aires, el director de orquesta y pianista Daniel Barenboim ha declarado que, respecto al feminismo y el movimiento #MeToo, las mujeres en la música nunca han tenido problemas, porque son ellas las que reinan en ese mundo.


Durham Brass Festival @ The Northern Echo

(Written on July 16, 2018 )

In today’s news: Lost John Coltrane recording from 1963 to be released, Scottish composer is awarded with Queen’s Medal for Music, the Mayor of London has created a map of the music facilities across London, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra signs to Deutsche Grammophon. Plus an interview with composer Helmut Lachenmann, and theatre and orchestra are discussing digital and #metoo.

The Guardian

‘A new room in the Great Pyramid’: lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered

An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered, 55 years after its recording.

The Sunday Post

Scottish composer Thea Musgrave awarded with Queen’s medal for music

The 90-year-old received her award at Buckingham Palace during an audience with the head of state. Ms Musgrave said: “Although much of my career has been on an international stage, this Medal represents my British heritage.”


Mayor maps London’s music spaces

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has created a map of the music facilities across London, responding to data which shows that the steady decline in the number of grassroots music venues has stabilised.

Richmond News

Shanghai Symphony signs China’s first orchestra record deal

Deutsche Grammophon on Thursday announced a recording contract with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in a first global label deal for a Chinese orchestra. Led by China’s most celebrated conductor Long Yu, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will premiere on the German label next year with a CD of to-be-announced works by Chinese and Russian composers.

Music News

‘British artists continue to inspire fans all around the world’: BPI reports another stellar year for UK music

BPI chief Geoff Taylor has declared music to be the UK’s “international calling card” after new research showed British music accounted for 13% of all music consumed worldwide in 2017. Top-selling albums by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rag’N’Bone Man, Sam Smith – and classic acts including The Beatles and Roger Waters – are credited with boosting the figures, compiled by the BPI.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Helmut Lachenmann im Gespräch

Man hat mich immer wieder in eine Ecke gestellt.

Musik heute

Theater und Orchester diskutieren Digitales und #MeToo

Bei der Jahreshauptversammlung des Deutschen Bühnenvereins geht es vom (heutigen) Freitag an um die Themen Digitalisierung und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit.


Asheville Symphony taps Darko Butorac as Music Director

Asheville Symphony (North Carolina) has announced that conductor Serbian born Darko Butorac will become Music Director beginning with the 2018-2019 season.


John Coltrane © Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC

(Written on June 8, 2018 )

In today’s news: Facebook engineer who died aged 33 creates fellowship to lend his Vuillaume violin to worthy talents and Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin. Also, Winners of the 2018 ABO/Rhinegold Awards were announced, NAXOS Germany is responsible for five new labels and French composer Renaud Gagneux passed away.

Classic FM

Marin Alsop honoured with major orchestral award

Conductor Marin Alsop has been given the 2018 Association of British Orchestras (ABO) Award in recognition of her work with British orchestras and her championing of female conductors.

The Strad

Facebook engineer who died aged 33 creates fellowship to lend his Vuillaume violin to worthy talents

Eric Sun’s prized instrument will be made available via the Tarisio Trust Sun-Law Vuillaume Fellowship in two-year periods to talented musicians with a community-building proposal.

Plans unveiled for Tokyo Stradivarius Festival

Blockbuster exhibition will feature over 20 instruments.

Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin

The American violinist adds the Chinese accolade to a number of recent competition successes.

Classical Music

Winners of the 2018 ABO/Rhinegold Awards announced

Richard Heason, director of St John’s Smith Square and Sue Mallet, director of planning at the LSO were among the winners at the awards.

The New York Times

Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

At the Golden Globes three weeks ago, black dresses on the red carpet helped draw the world’s attention to abuses against women. Can white roses do the same at the Grammys?


Im Original mit Dudelsack

Populär, doch nicht einfach. In den Hallen der Bonner Bundeskunsthalle lässt man sich zur Beethoven-Woche etwas Besonderes einfallen. Entdeckern des großen Musikers wird ein buntes Programm geboten.


Rheingau Musik Festival unter dem Motto «Freundschaft»

Mit dem Leitgedanken «Freundschaft» geht das Rheingau Musik Festival dieses Jahr in seine 31. Saison.

Klassik Heute

Fünf Label-Neuzugänge bei NAXOS Deutschland

Der Vertrieb von NAXOS Deutschland meldet fünf Neuzugänge von Labels in das Vertriebsprogramm.

france musique

Disparition du compositeur Renaud Gagneux

Le compositeur Renaud Gagneux est mort à l’âge de 70 ans. Membre du Groupe de Recherche Musicale de l’ORTF puis de l’INA, il laisse derrière lui une œuvre brassant de multiples genres.


Music History @today_classical: in 1911 FP of Richard ‘ opera Der Rosenkavalier, at the Dresden Opera, Hofoper.

CompleteMusicUpdate @CMU: Spotify investor says streaming market will quadruple in size to $40 billion by 2025

Image: Marin Alsop © Classic FM

(Written on January 26, 2018 )

In today’s news: Conductor Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct and the reaction of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Also, famous German christmas carol to be considered as intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO.

The Telegraph

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Charles Dutoit accused of sexually assaulting four musicians

The artistic director and principal conductor is alleged to have physically restrained three opera singers and a classical musician in separate incidents between 1985 and 2010.

Classical Music

Universal and Facebook announce multi-year agreement

Universal Music Group will become the first major music company to license its recorded music and publish catalogues for video and other social experiences across Facebook

Composers invited to apply for Oxford visiting fellowship

Applications are open for the 2018/19 Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship at the Bodleian Libraries

Music Teacher

Radio 3 to broadcast Royal Birmingham Conservatoire concerts

The first concert broadcast will take place on 9 January.


Sydney Symphony Orchestra responds to Dutoit allegations

The Orchestra has released a strongly worded statement following allegations the conductor sexually assaulted four women in the USA between 1985 and 2010.


Götterdämmerung: Zeitalter der Despoten am Dirigentenpult ist vorbei

Die #MeToo-Kampagne hat den Blick für verhängnisvolle Abhängigkeiten im beruflichen Leben geschärft. Auch der Kunstbetrieb ist ins Gerede gekommen. Dabei gibt es dort selbst an exponierten Stellen schon seit längerem einen Sinneswandel.


Dirigent Charles Dutoit mehrfach der sexuellen Belästigung bezichtigt

Der Schweizer Dirigent Charles Dutoit (81) sieht sich mit Vorwürfen sexueller Belästigung konfrontiert. Die Vorwürfe wurden von drei Sängerinnen und einer Orchestermusikerin erhoben.

BR Klassik

Deutsches Weihnachtslied vorgeschlagen

Der nach dem Autor des berühmten Weihnachtsliedes Johann Daniel Falk benannte Falk-Verein hat “O du fröhliche” für die Liste des immateriellen UNESCO-Weltkulturerbes vorgeschlagen. Die Thüringer Staatskanzlei soll im Januar 2018 über diesen Vorschlag entscheiden.

Platea Magazine

Reputadas cantantes acusan al director de orquesta Charles Dutoit de abusos sexuales

Tal y como publica la revista Time, cuatro mujeres, profesionales de la música clásica, concretamente tres cantantes y una instrumentista, han acusado al director de orquesta Charles Dutoit de supuestas agresiones sexuales.


Theater an der Wien @TheaterWien: Wir freuen uns sehr bekannt zu geben, dass ab der Saison 2022/23 die Intendanz des Theater an der Wien übernehmen wird. Bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt wird der amtierende Intendant die Geschicke unseres Hauses weiterführen. via

Music History @today_classical: in 1858 Birth of Italian opera Giacomo in Lucca.

Image: Charles Dutoit © Platea Magazine/EPA-EFE

(Written on December 22, 2017 )

In today’s news: Andras Schiff return to New York Philharmonic as a Conductor; Opera Director Yuval Sharon awarded MacArthur “Genuis” Grant; Full #OperaPassion Day programme revealed; What the music industry can learn from #MeToo

Broadway World

Andras Schiff to Return to New York Philharmonic as Conductor, Performer

András Schiff will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct and perform J.S. Bach’s Piano Concerto in A major, BWV 1055, and Schumann’s Piano Concerto.

NPR music

Opera Director Yuval Sharon Awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

American opera and theater director Yuval Sharon has earned one of the most prestigious – and lucrative — honors in the arts world.


Swedish composer Ingvar Lidholm passed away

One of Sweden’s greatest composers of the 20th century, Ingvar Lidholm, has passed away on 17 October at the age of 96, Swedish Radio reported.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for RPS Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer scheme

Emerging composers aged 18 or over are encouraged to apply for the RPS Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer scheme. The successful applicant will receive a £2,000 commission and mentoring from the Wigmore Hall’s composer in residence, Helen Grime.

Opera Now

Full #OperaPassion Day programme revealed

BBC Arts Digital is to join forces with eight leading UK opera companies and major cultural institutions for a day of live streaming for #OperaPassion Day (19 October).

BBC News

Sir Tom Jones: Abuse is common in music industry too

The singer was discussing the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein in an interview with the BBC.

Access All Areas

Industry body UK Music CEO unveils plans to protect grassroots venues

The proposed crackdown would force developers to consider the impact their schemes could have on nearby music venues and take steps to ensure their continued survival.

Huffington Post

Lara Baker: What the music industry can learn from #MeToo

This is a wake-up call for us all. It’s not enough to fight for equal opportunities and equal pay for women in music; we need to address the sexist attitudes and behaviours that are so ingrained in our business and always have been.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Joachim, Jim und Jimi

Mit dem Karl Ratzer Trio hat die Saison virtuos und reizvoll begonnen – doch bis zum bis zum Jahresende haben die Organisatoren von “Jazz am See” noch vier weitere, vielversprechende Konzerte im Winterprogramm.


Die mit dem Riesenwesen kämpfte

Heute vor 30 Jahren starb die britische Cellistin Jacqueline du Pré. Ihre Musik, allen voran ihre Interpretation des Elgar-Cellokonzerts, ist unvergessen.


Ludovico Einaudi kommt nach Deutschland

Ludovico Einaudi kündigt für das Frühjahr 2018 seine erste Arenatournee durch Deutschland an.

Musik Heute

Oper Stuttgart “wütend” wegen längeren Hausarrests für Serebrennikow

Die Oper Stuttgart hat erschüttert auf die Verlängerung des Hausarrests für den russischen Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikow reagiert.

France Musique

Selon une étude britannique, les musiciens sont particulièrement touchés par la dépression

A Londres, l’université de Westminster a publié une enquête sur la santé mentale des musiciens. Selon les résultats de cette étude, les difficultés liées à la carrière musicale favoriseraient l’apparition de dépression et crises de panique chez les artistes.

Twitter #Komponist Ingvar ist tot

BR-Klassik: Der schwedische Komponist Ingvar Lidholm ist im Alter von 96 Jahren gestorben

Musik-Heute: . wählt zum “Künstler des Jahres”


Photo: Jacqueline du Pré © Warner Classics

(Written on October 19, 2017 )