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WildKat PR is delighted to welcome award-winning composer Douglas Knehans to our roster of artists.

Image: Douglas Knehans © Tina Gutierrez Photography


Knehans’ music is about immediacy, drama, power, playfulness, architecture, harmonic structure, melodic expressiveness and more importantly depth and dimension. His music is about both love and life and a number of important critics see it that way too when they say his music “… tells an exciting story, ever- intensifying in color, thematic ideas, texture and tempo.” (The Washington Post)

His latest release Unfinished Earth is inspired by the relationship between nature and mankind. The disc features two works – “Tempest” and “Unfinished Earth” – represent contrasting views of how the external metaphors of wind and earth reflect more intimate internal worlds of the human heart and mind. The release is brought to life by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mikel Toms, and features soloists Gareth Davies, Principal Flautist of London Symphony Orchestra.” 

Knehans’ works have been released on various record labels which earned him numerous commissions, awards and fellowships in Australia and the United States from the Victorian Council, MacDowell Colony and Leighton Artist Colony. He has also worked with leading ensembles including the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and soloists like soprano Merlyn Quaife throughout his career. Once hailed by Fanfare Magazine for his “incisive, hauntingly beautiful recordings”, it’s no wonder that Knehans has garnered the attention and warm appreciation of audiences and performers around the globe.

We’re excited to be running a UK press campaign for the release of Knehans’ new release Unfinished Earth. The recording will be available to stream on NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY and purchase on Ablaze Records from 6 April 2018. 

(Written on January 30, 2018 )

Classic FM 

Hoffman, Walken for String Quartet Movie

Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken star in ‘A Late Quartet,’ a new film about a string quartet.

Big Ben chimes in Olympic Composition 

Turner Prize-winning artist and musician, Martin Creed aims to break the record for the greatest number of bells being rung at any time.

Nazi tattoo opera star ban not final? 

Yevgeny Nikitin might not be permanently excluded from performing at the Bayreuth Festival.

Lang Lang given prestigious German award 

Lang Lang will receive the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his services to music.

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

Has star-struck Verbier taken heed of Kremer’s outcry? 

It seems as if the Verbier Festival is still stuck in its ways.

Watch out! The Candid conductor is back 

Conductor Mikel Toms returns with a piece entitled ‘The Slutcracker.’

BBC Music Magazine – Blog  

BBC National Orchestra of Wales goes to China 

A first hand account of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ trip to the East.


Jessica Cottis named Sydney Symphony assistant conductor 

Jessica Cottis, 35, succeeds Nicholas Carter as The Sydney Symphony’s assistant conductor.

(Written on July 27, 2012 )