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In today’s news: Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86, Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival, and thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius at the Royal Albert Hall. Expert Guide to Classical Concerts in NYC 2017 Fall Season, how mice singing determines their social behaviour, and Saxonia Art Minister is called to be in the Richard-Wagner-Foundation. 

The Guardian

Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86

Tributes paid to legendary director and ‘great impresario of the age’ following his death in London

Opera Now

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa quits public performance

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has announced her retirement from public performance.

Music Teacher

NYO announces CPD days

Music education hubs, music services, schools and music education professionals are invited to CPD days run by the National Youth Orchestra.

Classical Music Magazine

Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival

Meurig Bowen is to step down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival after ten years in the role. He is leaving to take up the post of artistic planning manager at the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music is now playable via the new Apple watch

That means people can stream 40m+ songs on their Apple Watch straight from the device – via Bluetooth headphones – just like they can from their smartphone.

Classic FM

Thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius at the Royal Albert Hall

A young musician and Syrian refugee will be playing one of the world’s finest instruments, thanks to Florian Leonhard Fine Violins and a Facebook post.


Here’s Your Expert Guide to Classical Concerts, 2017 Fall Season

Excitement is building in New York City as major concert halls and music venues prepare to launch their fall seasons.

Codex flores

Lieder der Mäuse helfen ihr Sozialverhalten entschlüsseln

Mäuse haben ein Tonrepertoire über fünf Oktaven. Die Analyse der Mäuselieder kann wichtige Informationen über ihr Sozialverhalten oder für die Erforschung neuropsychischer Krankheiten liefern.

Dirigent Siegfried Köhler gestorben

Der Dirigent Siegfried Köhler ist tot. Er starb nach Angaben der Allgemeinen Zeitung im Alter von 94 Jahren in Wiesbaden.

Musik Heute

Sachsens Kunstministerin in Wagner-Stiftung berufen

Die Leipziger Richard-Wagner-Stiftung hat Sachsens Kunstministerin Eva-Maria Stange (SPD) zum 1. September in den Stiftungsrat berufen.


in 1894 Death of French Emmanuel

Sir Peter Hall
Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

(Written on September 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: a guide to newly opened Pierre-Boulez hall, a short profile of baritone Sir Bryn Terfell, and conductor Václav Luks is awarded Mozart Prize, the ICMA trophy revealed in Paris, Cheltenham festival programme for this year announced, New Order at Manchester international Festival, something different: Music tasting of Handel’s compositions, IGC winners 2017, Sirena Huang Awarded 1st Prize at NY Concert Artists Debut Auditions

The Guardian 

Opera for babies joins New Order at Manchester international festival

An opera for babies, Jane Horrocks singing about Lancashire’s cotton industry and New Order reworking their back catalogue with a 12-member synthesiser ensemble are some of the highlights of this summer’s Manchester international festival (MIF).

BBC News

Works to listen to after Handel’s Messiah

With 50-plus recordings, and thousands of performances every year, Handel’s Messiah is, without doubt, one of the most popular works ever written. But does its popularity overshadow other great music? Here are six similar works to explore…


Cheltenham Festival 2017 programme announced

Highlights include performances by Bryn Terfel, the Hallé, Chineke! Orchestra, the CBSO with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, anniversary Monteverdi from I Fagiolini and Academy of Ancient Music, a new BBC Young Musician series including Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and the first outing of the Philharmonia’s Virtual Orchestra outside of London.


New ICMA Trophy Revealed In Paris

Yesterday, with ICMA President Remy Franck attending, the new trophy of the International Classical Music Awards was revealed in Paris.

The Violin Channel 

Young Artist Sirena Huang Awarded 1st Prize at NY Concert Artists Debut Auditions

22 year old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 New York Concert Artists Worldwide Debut Auditions

The Strad

International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists names 2017 prize winners

The tenth International Arthur Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists, which took place in Brussels, Belgium from 2 to 5 March, has named its 2017 category prize winners.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gibt es noch Karten?

Wer den neu eröffneten Saal sehen will, kann das noch im März tun. Auch für April gibt es Plätze. Für welche Veranstaltungen genau und worauf man sich bei einem Besuch einstellen sollte, verrät unser Autor


Der sympathische Bösewicht von der britischen Insel

Für den Bariton Sir Bryn Terfel ist nur eine Sache wichtiger als die Musik: seine Familie

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Mozartpreis für böhmischen Entdecker

Der tschechische Cembalist und Dirigent Václav Luks erhält den Mozartpreis 2017 der Sächsischen Mozart-Gesellschaft.


Meurig Bowen delivers stellar Cheltenham Music Festival To mark his 10TH anniversary as director

Commenting on this year’s Festival, Meurig Bowen said: “I am delighted to be celebrating ten years as director of Cheltenham Music Festival. Living here all this time, and culturally connected to the local community, I have come to appreciate Cheltenham’s many discrete, receptive and questioning audiences,…

Construction News

From opera singer to site manager

Having left the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2012, I began to take my first steps on the road to what promised to be a successful career as an opera singer.


Sound and Music@soundandmusic: This weekend in Manchester – , curated by – Exciting! Szene aus unvollendeter erklingt in London


Image: The Guardian


(Written on March 10, 2017 )


Young Musician of the Year is a welcome reminder of our homegrown talent – and that we need to continue to nurture it

Here’s a televised talent show that has no revolving red chair, no golden buzzer, and competitors who are truly the best of the best. Classical music is in excellent hands with this next generation, says Young Musician of the Year judge Meurig Bowen.

How I came to write a cello concerto, aged 14

Teenage cellist and composer Anoushka Sharp’s cello concerto gets its world premiere on 18 May. She tells us how she had the ambition to compose the work, and why it’s dedicated to Steven Isserlis

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT day two ‒ Streaming, video relay, composers’ rights and identifying future stars

Phillip Sommerich reports on a packed programme of events at Classical:NEXT 2014

Classic FM Online 

William and Kate’s wedding piece to be performed for Pope

Paul Mealor’s Ubi Caritas, written for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, is to be performed at a special mass in the Vatican next year.

New York Times

La Scala to Fire Incoming Director After One Season

In what Mayor Giuliano Pisapia described as an agonizing decision, the board of La Scala on Thursday voted to dismiss that opera theater’s incoming director general at the end of his first season, amid charges of a conflict of interest.


Reden ist Silber

Im Mai kam Claudio Abbado traditionell nach Berlin, um die Philharmoniker zu dirigieren. Nach seinem Tod wird nun Simon Rattle die Gedenkkonzerte leiten. Eine Reverenz an seinen Vorgänger, die nur sehr schwer zu realisieren war.


Naive Helden?

Der Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt definiert Wagners starke Männer neu, erkennt seine Grenzen und erweitert sein Repertoire

Klassik Akzente

Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik: Argerich und Abbado mit Mozart in der neuen Bestenliste

Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik hat die Aufnahme von Mozarts Klavierkonzerten Nr. 21 und 25 mit Martha Argerich und Claudio Abbado in die Bestenliste 02/2014 aufgenommen. Lesen Sie die Begründung der Jury.

Insichgeschäfte des Intendanten haben schwerwiegende Konsequenzen zur Folge

Mailänder Scala kürzt Pereiras Vertrag auf nur 15 Monate – Rechtsstreit droh

Classical Music on Twitter 

Susanna Eastburn ‏@susannaeastburn Richard Barrett: why do we call this music ‘classical’ as if it is already finished? #classicalnext

William Norris ‏@Will_Norris We need to stop talking about attracting new audiences and actually DO it – most efforts so far are only token #classicalnext

Southbank Centre ‏@southbankcentre This summer @southbankcentre is improving the riverside environment on Queen’s Walk Find out about this work

Matthew Swann@SwannMatthew Great article by @MeurigB. I’m looking forward to judging more amazing classical talent @YCATrust finals tonight.

Neil Fisher ‏@nfmusic They call him “thinking man’s idea of a hotshot conductor”. Did the LSO’s latest debutant make a splash?

The Guardian

The Guardian


(Written on May 16, 2014 )