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In today’s news: A peak into soprano Sonya Yoncheva’s life, songwriters’ court victory deals a blow to Spotify, David Taylor, CEO of Yorkshire Young Sinfonia makes Forbes list, violinist David Garrett cancels upcoming concerts due to injury, 2018 Grammys being the most political year yet, Taiwanese conductor Cheng Henry Hao-An wins the inaugural European Union Conducting Competition, Conductor Yoel Gamzou consolidates position in Bremen, swing legend and concentration camp survivor Coco Schumann passes away, Valery Gergiev to lead the Munich Philharmonic until 2025.

The Times

Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva on falling in love in Berlin and life on tour

Plus, the opera singer reveals the secret to storing performance gowns and what music she likes to listen to.

Financial Times

Songwriters’ court victory deals a blow to Spotify

Decision to hand more streaming revenue to artists hurts music group ahead of listing.

Classical Music

Yorkshire Young Sinfonia CEO makes Forbes list

David Taylor, CEO of Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, has been included on Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list.

The Strad

David Garrett cancels five upcoming concerts due to slipped disc

Violinist pulls out of concerts in Parma, Graz, Lucerne, Kiev and Sofia to allow time for rest.

Voice of America

Music and Politics Mixed at Grammys

Politics took the stage at the 60th annual Grammy awards this year, along with some great music.


Taiwanese wins first European Union Conducting Competition

Taiwanese conductor Cheng Henry Hao-An has won the First European Union Conducting Competition held in Pazardijk (Bulgaria).

Dirigent Yoel Gamzou festigt Position in Bremen

Der 1988 in Tel Aviv geborene israelisch-amerikanische Dirigent Yoel Gamzou, der seit Beginn dieser Spielzeit als Musikdirektor am Theater Bremen tätig ist, verlängert seinen Vertrag frühzeitig bis 2022.

Spiegel Online

Swing-Legende und KZ-Überlebender Coco Schumann ist tot

Er spielte um sein Leben: Als KZ-Häftling wirkte Coco Schumann in dem SS-Propagandafilm “Theresienstadt” mit – in Auschwitz musste er zur Unterhaltung der Nazi-Schergen “La Paloma” intonieren. Jetzt ist der Musiker in Berlin gestorben.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Valery Gergiev leitet bis 2025 die Münchner Philharmoniker

Die Stadt München und Chefdirigent Valery Gergiev sind sich dem Vernehmen nach über eine Vertragsverlängerung einig. So soll der Vertrag mit dem russischen Maestro bis zum Ende der Konzertsaison 2024/25 verlängert werden.

Konzert Theater Bern mit positiver Jahresbilanz 2016/17

Die Spielzeit 2016/17 war laut Geschäftsbericht des Konzert Theater Bern die wirtschaftlich erfolgreichste Saison. Durch die Sanierung des Hauses bedingt war die Saison verkürzt und die Vorstellungszahl mit 404 niedriger als in der vorangegangenen Spielzeit (429 Vorstellungen).

Platea Magazine

El CNDM y el Ayuntamiento de Sevilla presentan la 35 edición del FeMÁs

El Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical y el Ayuntamiento de Sevilla han dado a conocer la programación de la 35 edición del FeMÁs (Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla).


Music History @today_classical  in 1919 Death of Friedrich .

Sonya Yoncheva © Julian Hargreaves / Sony Music


(Written on January 30, 2018 )

In today’s news: New Holst scores discovered, Amy Wheatly joins Ministry of Sound, and girl peforms own jazz composition. Audience jury wanted, Moritz Puschke to be director of ION, and Münchner Philharmoniker to play Bruckner’s Symphonies 1,3 and 4.

The Guardian

Original Gustav Holst scores discovered in New Zealand library

Experts believe one of the works, Folk Songs from Somerset, has not been played or heard in more than a centur

The Violin Channel

Stage 2 Semi-Finalists Announced at America’s Cooper International Violin Competition

The 10 Stage 2 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition – Including VC Rising Star Johan Dalene

The Strad

Violinist prevented from taking 1709 Stradivarius on rail replacement bus

Christian Svarfvar claims he was forced to place his valuable violin in the luggage compartment after the driver refused him entry into Stockholm


The 5-year-old girl performs her own jazz composition

Elina Martirosyan is a 5-year-old prodigy. From the age of 4, she composes new jazz standards and then performs them on different instrument

Music Business Worldwide

Amy Wheatley joins Ministry of Sound as General Manager

Wheatley was previously at Three Six Zero where she was Head of UK Marketing, working on acts including Calvin Harris, Travis Scott and Hurts.

Louisville Orchestra Inc. and Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra reach 3-year agreement

The Louisville Orchestra Inc. and Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra announced Tuesday a three-year contract agreement slated to run through May 31, 2020.

Der Tagesspiegel

Publikumsjury gesucht

Beim Jugendorchestertreffen im Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt entscheiden die Hörer, wer den Komponistenpreis gewinnt

Berliner Morgenpost

Berliner Kurator übernimmt Kirchenmusik-Festival

Der Berliner Kulturmanager und Kurator Moritz Puschke übernimmt 2019 die Leitung des Nürnberger Kirchenmusik-Festivals ION.


„Tradition ist nicht die Anbetung der Asche“

Es soll der Auftakt zum Bruckner-Zyklus schlechthin werden: Im Rahmen des Internationalen Brucknerfests spielen die Münchner Philharmoniker unter der Leitung ihres Chefdirigenten Valery Gergiev die Sinfonien 1, 3 und 4 in Linz ein.


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(Written on July 19, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, classical pianist Parker is breathing new life into the traditional music scene, pianist Till Hoffmann wins TONALi competition, and Chloë Hanslip talks about musical journeys. Also, first night of the BBC Proms opened with a tribute to the people of Nice, and George Enescu International Competition 2016 announces violin and cello candidates.

Daily Mail

Classical pianist Parker is breathing new life into the traditional music scene.

The 29-year-old reformed wild child is on a mission to revolutionise classical music with her haunting piano performances and glamorous looks. The name Parker is a play on her surname, which she feels has ‘bad karma’ and refuses to divulge. Friends call her Anastasia.

BBC News

BBC Proms: First Night opens with tribute to Nice victims

The first night of the BBC Proms has opened with a tribute to the people of Nice, in the wake of the Bastille Day attack that left at least 84 dead.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Chloë Hanslip

The young British violinist talks about Shostakovich, being a Formula One driver in another life, and taking her shoes off for a watery recital.

The Times

Opera: The Creation at Garsington at Wormsley, Buckinghamshire

Three excellent singers and a conductor are overshadowed by some perverse choreography in this staging of Haydn’s oratorio.

The Strad

George Enescu International Competition 2016 announces violin and cello candidates

The 2016 George Enescu Competition has announced the 174 young artists who will compete in its violin, cello and piano sections from 3 to 25 September in Bucharest, Romania.

Musik heute

Pianist Till Hoffmann gewinnt TONALi Musikwettbewerb

Der Pianist Till Hoffmann hat den diesjährigen TONALi-Instrumentalwettbewerb gewonnen. Der 20-Jährige erhielt ein Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

Klassik heute

François-Xavier Roth: „Rundfunkorchester sind unglaubliche Maschinen für die Musik, für die Zukunft“

Am Wochenende gibt das SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg seine letzten beiden Konzerte überhaupt.


Münchner Philharmoniker starten eigenes Label MPHIL

Am 30. September 2016 veröffentlichen die Münchner Philharmoniker und ihr Chefdirigent Valery Gergiev die ersten beiden Live-Konzertaufzeichnugen des orchestereigenen Labels MPHIL.


BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 ‘If music be the food of love… ‘s fav Shakespearean music this week on …play on!’

Top Classical News @topcmnews AUDITION | Scottish Opera, United Kingdom – ‘Principal Cello’ Position @klassikcom Patrick Grahl gewinnt Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Wettbewerb im Fach


‘Music is a living, breathing thing, which can take you on so many journeys’ Violinist Chloë Hanslip. Photograph: Benjamin Ealovega 2009

(Written on July 18, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news David Hare is to dramatise the birth of Glyndebourne and formidable Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes tells Ivan Hewett why he’s bringing all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos to the Proms. Also, Neil Fisher picks his top 12 proms to book, Ben Morfitt has created the ultimate CGI one-man band and a record number of tickets were sold on Saturday for the BBC Proms. Die Zeit tells us how a musician must feel when they aren’t as popular as their instrument, as well as portraits of a Stradivari Cello. As new Chief Conductor of the Munich Philharmonic Valery Gergiev plans a conducting marathon and the question of who will be Stefan Blunier’s successor in Bonn becomes a strong debate. Furthermore, Sewan Latchinian wants to continue to work as a director and Hélène Grimaud talks about the risks of being alone in an interview by the Epoch Times.


New David Hare play to dramatise the birth of Glyndebourne

The Moderate Soprano will star Roger Allam as John Christie, the war hero and producer who aimed to lift the nation’s spirits by building an opera house on his own estate


Leif Ove Andsnes: my key to a modern Beethoven

The formidable Norwegian pianist tells Ivan Hewett why he’s bringing all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos to the Proms

The Times

12 Proms to book now

As booking opens for this summer’s Proms, Neil Fisher picks his top 12

Classic FM

Musician records every part of 70-piece orchestra from his bedroom. And the result is incredible

Musician and composer Ben Morfitt has created the ultimate CGI one-man band after conducting, playing and filming a full orchestra performing his own composition.

Classical Music Magazine

Record-breaking first day of ticket sales for BBC Proms

A record number of tickets were sold on Saturday as booking opened for the 2015 BBC Proms.

Die Zeit

Oh, Mara!

Wie geht es einem Musiker, der niemals so berühmt werden kann wie sein Instrument? Stradivaris Mara macht die Musikwelt nervös und hinterlässt Spuren der Wehmut. Porträt eines Cellos

Sewan Latchinian will als Intendant weiterarbeiten

Der im März fristlos gekündigte Intendant des Rostocker Volkstheaters, Sewan Latchinian, will sein Amt erneut übernehmen. Oberbürgermeister Roland Mehtling (parteilos) hatte ihm zuvor eine Frist bis Mittwochabend gesetzt, um zu entscheiden, ob er der von der Bürgerschaft beschlossenen Wiederberufung zustimmt.


Gergiev plant Dirigier-Marathon in München

Den Rekord des Dirigenten mit den meisten Terminen im Jahr hält er schon lange. Jetzt will Valery Gergiev als neuer Chefdirigent der Münchner Philharmoniker am 15. November ein Orchestermarathon in München durchführen.

Bonn: Orchester und Findungskommission uneinig, Märkl gegen Piollet

Das Orchester will Jun Märkl, die Findungskommission nicht. Im Beethoven Orchesters ist die Nachfolge von Stefan Blunier zum Zankapfel geworden.

Epoch Times

Pianistin Hélène Grimaud weiß um die Gefahren des Alleinseins

Die französische Pianistin Hélène Grimaud ist gern für sich – weiß aber um die Gefahren des Alleinseins. “Sehr schnell wird es leichter, allein zu sein, zu leben, wo man will, wann man will, wie man will”, sagte sie in einem Interview mit der “Neuen Osnabrücker Zeitung” (Samstag).


Classical Today: @ClassicalToday Schedule and Repertoire Announced for Queen Elisabeth Competition Final

BBC Press: @bbcpress Record-breaking opening day of booking for 2015 with over 118,000 tickets sold Fünf Preisträger bei Orchesterwerkstatt Halberstadt

A vision that became reality … the audience at Glyndebourne in 1934. Photograph: Glyndebourne Archive

A vision that became reality … the audience at Glyndebourne in 1934. Photograph: Glyndebourne Archive





(Written on May 18, 2015 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

Ben Gernon – New Music

Ivan Hewitt interviews Ben Gernon before he takes to the podium at the proms for the second time.

International Arts Manager

WOMEX 2014 award winners announced

The winners of WOMEX 2014 have been announced. Winners include Portuguese artist Mariza, Cape Verdian culture minister Mario Lúcio Sousa and German label Glitterbeat Records.

Merkur Online

Online-Konzertsaal für die Philharmoniker?

Die Münchner Philharmoniker brauchen einen „digitalen Konzertsaal“, fordert die SPD. Tatsächlich: Bei den Kollegen in Berlin kann man Konzerte längst auch im Internet anschauen. Doch lohnt sich eine Umrüstung vor der Generalsanierung des Gasteigs?

Musik Heute

Neue Saison Kino-Übertragungen aus der Metropolitan Opera New York startet im Oktober

In zehn Aufführungen, davon vier Neuproduktionen, präsentiere die preisgekrönte Reihe 2014/15 einen vielfältigen Querschnitt durch das Opernrepertoire, teilte der Vertrieb Clasart Classic am Mittwoch in München mit.

Besucherrekord beim Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

Insgesamt 153.000 Besucher bei Auslastung von rund 83 Prozent

Arts ATL

Breaking news: Spano, Runnicles express concern that ASO quality will be compromised

“The ASO is a jewel, which should not be lost or compromised, and the current conditions threaten that loss,“ Spano and Runnicles cautioned. “There are artistic lines that cannot and must not be cross.”

Icelanders, Laplanders and Turks, oh my!

Symphony orchestras draw great cachet from their geographical homes.

Pacific Standard

Music Lessons Enhance Brain Function in Disadvantaged Kids

Children from poor neighborhoods in Los Angeles who took regular music lessons for two years were able to distinguish similar speech sounds faster than their peers.

The New Yorker

The Classical Cloud

The pleasures and frustrations of listening online.

France Musique

Opéra de Paris: Stéphane Lissner a de grands projets

Le nouveau directeur de l’Opéra de Paris, Stéphane Lissner, voit grand: faire de cette maison “d’ici deux ou trois saisons le numéro un” sur la scène lyrique mondiale en attirant “les meilleurs chefs, les meilleurs chanteurs et les meilleurs metteurs en scène”.



Classic FM: @ClassicFM The 12 stages of practising a musical instrument:

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource News: @Philharmonia tours Latin America with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nelson Freire and Esther Yoo

GoClassical: @GoClassicalUK #Gramophone Awards 2014 winners announced …



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(Written on September 4, 2014 )