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“We are delighted to be collaborating with the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to champion the talent and creativity of their artists through dynamic events in London. There is a spectrum of activities planned for the summer across a range of music forms and disciplines, which we look forward to sharing with the public through our creative services, including PR, marketing, social media & content creation.” – Head of Creative Strategy & Marketing, Olivia Brown.

Established in 1995, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is a statutory body set up by the Government to support the broad development of the arts in Hong Kong. The major roles of HKADC are to fund, promote and support the broad development of the arts including literary arts, performing arts, visual arts as well as film and media arts in Hong Kong. Aiming to foster a thriving arts environment and enhancing the quality of life of the public, HKADC is also committed to facilitating community-wide participation in the arts and arts education, encouraging arts criticism, raising the standard of arts administration and strengthening the work on policy research.

After several successful overseas exchanges in Seoul, Düsseldorf, Venice, and Adelaide, they now want to take a leap to develop new opportunities for Hong Kong’s most preeminent artist, invest in the territory’s soft power and continue sharing their homegrown talents with the world.

This July 2017, they will organise the “Hong Kong Music Series”, an exceptional music festival to present an outstanding selection of Hong Kong music productions involving over 70 Hong Kong musical talents in London.

They will invite music industry professionals and welcome all audiences to discover the creativity, dynamism and vibrancy of Hong Kong’s artists and talents through five different shows and concerts in several venues across London. Performances and events will range from traditional classical to contemporary music, and from Chinese music theatre to chamber opera and jazz.

By providing opportunities for Hong Kong musicians and composers to showcase their talent on international stage, HKADC hopes that the world will gain higher interest and understanding to Hong Kong’s vibrant music scene. “Hong Kong Music Series” also aims to create a new musical dialogue and forge new cultural exchanges between the two metropolises, Hong Kong and London.

The events will run from 7th to 28th July 2017, so stay tuned for more information about the line-up!

Hong Kong Music Series” is funded by the Hong Kong Government and is one of the celebration programmes of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

WildKat PR will create and develop a PR, social media and marketing campaign for Hong Kong Arts Development Council

 

(Written on March 16, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, John Wilson Orchestra is to embark on a 12-date nationwide tour next month, the ‘Music from the Movies’ programme will feature Oscar-winning songs and film scores from the golden era of Hollywood. Peter Manning speaks about Three Palaces Festival, a classical music festival taking place in various historically significant buildings across Malta, from November 4 to 13. Also, the French government has announced an important extension project for the National Opera in Paris.

Classical Music Magazine

John Wilson Orchestra to embark on ‘Music from the Movies’ tour

The John Wilson Orchestra is to embark on a 12-date nationwide tour next month.

Malta Today

Gunning for ‘arts tourism’ through classical music

Teodor Reljic speaks to the internationally acclaimed violinist, concertmaster and conductor Peter Manning, who will now be taking the reins of the Three Palaces Festival – a classical music event taking place in various historically significant buildings across Malta, from November 4 to 13.

Pizzicato

Ambitious Extension Project For Opera Bastille In Paris

The French government has announced an important extension project for the National Opera in Paris.

The Strad

Longtime LA Philharmonic violinist Barry Socher has died, aged 68

The violinist, who had recently retired from his post, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday. LA Phil music director Gustavo Dudamel dedicated Sunday’s matinee concert to him.

BroadwayWorld.com

Orpheus to Debut Jessie Montgomery’s RECORDS FROM A VANISHING CITY at Carnegie Hall

Composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery’s latest orchestral score, Records from a Vanishing City, will be given its world premiere by Orpheus at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

Klassik.com

Verkauf von Schallplatten steigt

Der Verkauf von Schallplatten nimmt weiter zu. In den ersten neun Monaten des laufenden Jahres wurde mit 2,1 Millionen Vinylplatten die gleiche Menge an Schallplatten verkauft wie im gesamten Vorjahr.

MUSIK HEUTE

Kulturpreis Bayern an Dirigent Liebreich verliehen

Der Dirigent Alexander Liebreich (48) ist mit dem Sonderpreis des Kulturpreises Bayern ausgezeichnet worden.

Welt.de

Hier wird Herbert Grönemeyer Beethoven dirigieren

Eigentlich ist Bochum pleite. Trotzdem hat die Stadt es nun geschafft, ein millionenschweres Konzerthaus zu bauen. Und Herbert Grönemeyer kommt, um Beethovens Fünfte zu dirigieren. Von einem Triumph.

Le Monde

L’impression 3D au service des instruments de musique

Les imprimantes 3D soufflent un vent d’innovation sur la fabrication d’instruments de musique. Tour d’horizon d’un artisanat inventif, où les Français sont en pointe.

Le Parisien

Décès de l’homme à la “trompette d’or” Georges Jouvin

Le compositeur et trompettiste virtuose Georges Jouvin, qui connut un immense succès international, du Japon à l’Amérique, est décédé lundi à Saint-Cloud à 93 ans, a annoncé sa famille à l’AFP.

Twitter

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@MusicTeacherMag looks at classical music’s diversity problem: http://ow.ly/hY7I305AnP4

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Viva Verdi! 5 things you need to know about anvil-happy opera #ROHtrovatore ahead of its return: https://t.co/J5FMWdTZ8M

Classic FM @ClassicFM Happy 80th birthday to composer and conductor extraordinaire Carl Davis. @johnsuchet1 is celebrating shortly: http://classfm.co/JohnS 

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Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke

(Written on October 28, 2016 )

WildKat PR are delighted to introduce another new client: concert violinist Moonkyung Lee, who performs extensively across Europe, as well as the United States and South Korea, and she has collaborated with many eminent ensembles, conductors, and performers. Highlights include the Cordoba Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Maxim Shostakovich, and performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with cellist Mischa Maisky and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra. Moonkyung Lee plays an 1845 Vuillaume violin, which was previously owned by Jack Benny.

Moonkyung Lee has won many awards and scholarships, such as the Luigi Zanuccoli International Competition and the Padova International Competition, and she holds an NYU/Steinhardt Doctoral Fellowship for Ph.D. Studies (of which she was the first ever classical string performer recipient). Her two recitals in Seoul in 2015 were sponsored by the Arts Council Korea, and she has often featured as a solo performer on Korea’s national television, KBS, in its Classical Odyssey, a programme devoted solely to classical music. She has also participated in many music festivals such as the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the Banff Center for the Arts in Banff, Canada.

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WildKat PR are excited to be working on her upcoming album release of works for violin & orchestra by Tchaikovsky.  It was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Croatian conductor Miran Vaupotić, and will be released on PARMA Recordings in February 2017 (exact release date tbc).

Follow Moonkyung on her website and on Facebook, as well as via the WildKat PR Blog, for her latest news.

(Written on October 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Paul Lewis and Adam Gatehouse, joint Artistic Directors of Leeds International Piano Competition, talk about the reinvention of the competition. David Teie, an US composer and cellist, released Music For Cats after years of research. Also, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra launched the “Classical Connections” program to study cognitive benefits of classical music.

The Guardian

Paul Lewis: how we’re transforming ‘the Leeds’ to nurture tomorrow’s pianists

The Leeds piano competition is being given a radical, creative reboot. Paul Lewis, one of its new directors – alongside Adam Gatehouse – explains the plan.

Today Online

Album for cats tops classical music charts

David Teie, an US composer and cellist, released Music For Cats after years of research.

Broadway World

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Launches Program to Study Cognitive Benefits of Classical Music

The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra (SBCO) has launched “Classical Connections,” an innovative program to study the therapeutic benefits of classical music for individuals suffering cognitive or neurological impairment.

Classical Music Magazine

RSNO Composers’ Hub announces 2016/17 intake

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced the second intake for its Composers’ Hub scheme.

Help Musicians UK announces latest career development grants

Help Musicians UK has announced the latest recipients of its career development bursaries.

Voice 2.0 – Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2017

The three-day festival, which will take place 24-26 February 2017 at Plymouth University, will showcase new technologies and novel approaches to composition, performance and participation in music under the theme VOICE 2.0.

Washington Post

Russian city cancels ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ after protest

A theater in Omsk, one of Russia’s largest cities has cancelled a planned performance of the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” following protests by an organization of conservative Orthodox Christians. Local group “Family, Love, and Fatherland” filed a complaint that the musical mocked religious faith.

24-Year-Old Conductor Makes History at Broadway

Madeline Smith made her Broadway debut October 14 conducting the Broadway production of Waitress. At age 24 she is believed to be the youngest woman to conduct in a Broadway pit.

Der Tagesspiegel

Iván Fischer verlässt das Konzerthaus nach 2018

Iván Fischer, Chefdirigent des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin, wird seinen Vertrag nicht über 2018 hinaus verlängern – zum Bedauern seiner Musiker. Mit neuen Formaten und spannenden Ideen konnte Iván Fischer das Konzerthausorchester profilieren.

Codex Flores

Heidelberger Frühling zeichnet einen Hotelier aus

Klaus Lauer, Gründer und Leiter der Römerbad Musiktage und Intendant der Badenweiler Musiktage, erhält den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Musikpreis des Heidelberger Frühling 2017. Das Musikfestival vergibt die Auszeichnung jährlich an Persönlichkeiten, die sich «substanziell und nachhaltig für die Vermittlung von klassischer Musik einsetzen».

Musik Heute

Yuja Wang wird Musical Americas “Künstlerin des Jahres”

Die chinesische Pianistin Yuja Wang ist von “Musical America” zur Künstlerin des Jahres 2017 ernannt worden. Die Karriere der 29-Jährigen übersteige die jedes anderen Pianisten in der heutigen Öffentlichkeit.

Twitter

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@PRSFoundation announces New Music Biennial 2017 composer residencies & Minute of Listening

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera How the musical tide turned against Shostakovich: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/knocked-b… #ROHnose

Classic FM @ClassicFM This clip of a Liverpool NHS Emergency Medical Technician casually belting out some opera is going viral: https://t.co/xVhfKz9ubX

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Photo: Leeds International Piano Competition

(Written on October 19, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Christian Gerhaher has been presented with a Wigmore Medal in recognition of his long-standing relationship with Wigmore Hall. Cornwall’s International Male Choral Festival Composers’ Competition announced its winner. Also, Berlin Philharmonic violist accuses former colleague of selling false viola attributed to Luigi Mingazzi, an Italian maker from the 20th century, and the dispute is now playing out in the Munich high court.

Classical Music Magazine

Gerhaher receives Wigmore Medal

Christian Gerhaher has been presented with a Wigmore Medal in recognition of his long-standing relationship with Wigmore Hall.

London Mozart Players announces partnership with Bach to Baby

A new partnership between the London Mozart Players and Bach to Baby will launch on 3 December. The new relationship will be marked with two concerts at the LMP’s new home at St John the Evangelist in Upper Norwood, London, at 2pm and 4.15pm.

CIMCF composers’ competition winner announced

Clive Smith’s setting of William Blake’s “The Tyger” received first prize at Cornwall’s International Male Choral Festival Composers’ Competition.

The Strad

Berlin Philharmonic musician accuses former colleague of selling ‘false’ Mingazzi viola

A dispute between two violists is playing out in the Munich high court following the sale of an instrument ‘falsely’ attributed to 20th century Italian maker Luigi Mingazzi, according to German reports.

Nicolas Altstaedt and Claudio Bohórquez appointed Hanns Eisler Academy of Music cello professors

Nicolas Altstaedt and Claudio Bohórquez have been appointed cello professors at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, Germany. The two musicians are alumni of the university, having studied under Boris Pergamenschikow and Eberhard Feltz.

The New York Times

Bob Dylan, More Than a Songwriter

Musician or poet? Twitter debates whether Mr.Dylan qualifies as the Nobel Laureate for Literature.

Myanmar Times

Classical meets electro at Baroque Lounge

Baroque Lounge, which melds 17th-century European music with electronics, will be presented at the Goethe-Institut’s Goethe-Villa on October 18.

Shreveport Times

Powerhouse pianists fuses house, classical music with SSO

A bit of classical fused with a bit of house music will result in the genre-crossing, exhilarating concert to appeal to the masses of music lovers. Duo piano artists Anderson & Roe will join the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in “Rachmaninoff Rhapsody” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Riverview Theater in downtown Shreveport.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Ein Nobelpreisträger, den man nicht erst verschämt googeln muss”

Ein Musiker erhält den wichtigsten Literaturpreis der Welt – für Literaturkritiker Denis Scheck ein “Späßken” der Akademie. Bob Dylans Fans feiern den Künstler als Chuck Norris der Musik.

klassik.com

Dirigent und Komponist Gerhard Wimberger gestorben

Der Österreicher starb im Alter von 93 Jahren. Wimberger war neben seiner musikpraktischen und -schöpferischen Tätigkeit unter anderem Musiker-Gewerkschafter und zwei Jahrzehnte lang Direktoriumsmitglied der Salzburger Festspiele und setzte sich dort für die zeitgenössische Musik ein.

Kulturradio Rbb

Neuer Studiengang “Kirchenmusik popular” in Herford gestartet

In einer vierjährigen Grundausbildung am Klavier oder an der Gitarre sollen sie etwa als Kirchenmusiker oder Chorleiter arbeiten können und für mehr geistlichen Pop, Rock und Jazz in ihren Gemeinden sorgen.

Codex Flores

Preis für Studie zur Musiktherapie für Krebspatienten

Der Hannoveraner Nachwuchswissenschaftler Marco Warth ist für eine Arbeit zur Musiktherapie für Menschen, die unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt sind, mit dem Reinhold-Schwarz-Förderpreis für Psychoonkologie 2016 ausgezeichnet worden.

Twitter

klassik.com @klassikcom Lars erhält Würth-Preis

Royal College of Music @RCMLodon Yesterday RCM singers joined @realaled to sing ‘Walking in the Air’ at 18,000ft! http://bit.ly/2e2Jgr8

Classic FM @ClassicFM Meet the computer-generated audience helping music students get over their nerves: http://classfm.co/f4i7yX

Christian Gerhaher receives the Wigmore Medal

Photo: Simon Jay Price

(Written on October 14, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Thomas Kemp has helped put West Malling on the musical map as part of a mission to bring top-flight music to the area in the last five years. The classical establishment may soon have to figure out where to put contemporary composers, if only for its own survival. In addition, the Echo Society, a squad of Los Angeles composers, pairs classical music concert with light projection.

Kent Online

Music@Malling’s Thomas Kemp looks ahead to the 2016 West Malling classical music festival

Back in 2010 the small market town was best known for its pubs, history and community feel, but that was before Thomas moved back to West Malling – and realised classical music was sadly lacking there. So in the last five years Thomas Kemp has helped put West Malling on the musical map as part of a mission to bring top-flight music to the area.

The Independent

The New Classical: how the next generation of composers and labels are challenging classical music’s status quo

The classical establishment may be forced to recognise contemporary composers for its own survival. “What happens in the space where genres, sounds and ideas collide?” asked the Barbican when it invited the German pianist and composer Nils Frahm to put together a weekend of music in July.

KCET

These Composers Pair Classical Music with a Light Projection Spectacle

A low bass rumbled through the packed 1,600-seat Ace Hotel theater, accompanied by a flickering green alien light. An audience member, dressed like a throwback from the Strokes days of New York, murmured an approval. “Woah,” whispered the woman next to him. For years, the world of classical music has tried to court a younger audience. This concert by the Echo Society, a squad of Los Angeles composers, might be the missing link.

Evesham Journal

St John’s orchestra to bring Marvellous Mozart to life in classical show

LOVERS of classical music are in for a treat at St John’s Church next month, when The Orchestra of St John will be performing its ‘Marvellous Mozart’ programme. The Bromsgrove-based symphony orchestra will be performing songs such as The Linz and Mozart’s ‘Turkish’ violin concerto at at 7.30pm on October 1.

Gloucester Advocate

Classical music lesson made fun

The classically trained musicians, who were in town to play at the Craven Creek Concerts, stopped by St Joseph’s Primary School and Gloucester Public School for a session. Creating their own sound, students stomp their feet and clap their hands to make their own music as directed by the Craven Creek Musicians.

Boston Globe

Handel and Haydn Society raises more than $13.5 million

The Handel and Haydn Society will mark the opening of its 202nd season on an auspicious note Friday, as the orchestra celebrates the conclusion of a capital campaign that raised more than $13.5 million from more than 600 donors.

USC News

Classical KUSC website unveils new design

Visit kusc.org and you’ll see a fresh new design, redone to be more accessible to listeners on smartphone browsers. The aim is to boost classical music and the arts to a broad audience

WQXR

5 Great Videos to Begin Exploring Classical Crossover

You might have heard of a subset of classical music called classical crossover. What is it and why is it so popular?

nmz

Schwedin gewinnt Aeolus-Wettbewerb in Düsseldorf

Zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte des Internationalen Aeolus Bläserwettbewerbs hat eine Frau den ersten Preis gewonnen. Die 28-jährige Schwedin Louise Pollock konnte die achtköpfige Jury überzeugen.

Der Tagesspiegel

Und jetzt wechseln

Seit einiger Zeit gibt es in Berlin regelmäßig Ärger bei Intendantenwechseln. Es herrscht Angst vor dem Neuen in der Stadt. Der neue Kultursenator, wenn es einen gibt, muss damit zurechtkommen.

Klassik heute

Neues Werk von Unsuk Chin für das Festival “Acht Brücken” Köln

Das Kölner Festival „Acht Brücken“ plant für 2017 die Uraufführung eines neuen Werkes der koreanischen Komponistin Unsuk Chin, die seit 1988 in Berlin lebt.

Twitter

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Among friends: @owenpiano & @katyaapekisheva introduce their new @LondonPianoFest http://ow.ly/pdCe304hqgO

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Looking forward to some cannon fire at tonight’s #classicfmlive – thanks for the invitation @ClassicFM !

Rhinegold @RhinegoldDigi We are delighted working with @ISM_music especially as sponsors for @MusicEdExpo. Go to http://ism.org

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Photograpgh: Kent Online/ Music@Malling/ Thomas Kemp

(Written on September 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Andris Nelsons pulled out of conducting at Bayreuth Festival, Carole King makes stage return after 27 years & the Telegraph questions whether music festivals actually make enough money. Also, massive attacks after Hyde Park concert.

International Arts Manager

Nelsons backs out of Bayreuth

Andris Nelsons has pulled out of conducting Parsifal at this year’s Bayreuth Festival, just weeks before opening night. It is not the first time such off-stage drama has happened at Bayreuth, which has seen numerous squabbles among Wagner’s heirs who run it. As yet the exact reason for the cancellation is unclear.

The Telegraph

Do the growing number of music festivals actually make any money?

The people of Clitheroe are angry. Last week, two days before the start of Glastonbury, the news broke that their very own festival had been cancelled. The Summer Days festival, to be held at Clitheroe Castle, was due to start on Wednesday this week. Simply Red and Jools Holland were booked to headline the party and tickets were sold.

Massive Attack hit out at ‘racists and bigots’ following Brexit at London Hyde Park concert

The fallout from the EU referendum continued to stretch far beyond the political and economic arenas, as trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack hit back at the “racists and bigots” during a historic London festival set on Friday.

BBC News

Carole King makes UK stage return playing Tapestry in full

After a gap of 27 years, Carole King has returned to the UK stage to play her classic album Tapestry in full. For once, the British weather attempted to emulate the gauzy Californian heat in which the record was made, as King performed hits including I Feel The Earth Move and You’ve Got A Friend in the late-evening breeze.

The Guardian

A musical tour of Europe’s great cities: London

The tragic decision for the UK to leave the European Union has prompted us to undertake, with your help, a new series in which we celebrate the great cities of Europe through the music they have inspired.

The Seattle Times

Congress tells military bands the days of $11,000 flutes are numbered

The U.S. military has trumpeted its bands as a critical soft-power weapon, but in an era of budget cuts and troop reductions, Congress is signaling it may be time for one of the largest employers of musicians in the world to turn the music down.

klassik.com

Carl Orff-Preis für Christian von Gehren

Der Dirigent Christian von Gehren erhält den Carl Orff-Preis 2016. Von Gehren war Dirigent der Carl Orff-Festspiele in Andechs und habe in dieser Funktion “ausgezeichnete Arbeit geleistet und entscheidend zum musikalischen Niveau der Festspiele beitragen”, so das Vorstandsmitglied der Carl Orff-Stiftung Ute Hermann.

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Thielemann fleht Nelsons an, nach Bayreuth zurückzukommen

Nach der Andris Nelsons von den Bayreuther Festspielen ohne viel Federlesens zugestandenen Vertragsauflösung für den ‘Parsifal’ sucht man auf dem Grünen Hügel einen Ersatz. Laut deutschen Presseberichten hat der Musikdirektor der Festspiele, Christian Thielemann, Nelsons zur Rückkehr auf den Grünen Hügel aufgefordert.

BR KLASSIK

Salzburger Festspiele – Pleite beim Ticketverkauf: 900 Besucher stehen ohne Karten da

Für etwa 900 Besucher schlägt die Freude auf die Salzburger Festspiele kurz vor dem Start am 22. Juli in Stress um. Denn obwohl sie ihre Karten längst reserviert und bezahlt haben, bekommen sie sie nicht. Der Grund: Ihr Ticketbüro ist insolvent.

nmz

„Best Edition” – Verleihung der Deutschen Musikeditionspreise 2016

Wie bereits in den vergangenen Jahren fand die Preisverleihung des Musikeditionspreises „Best Edition” im Rahmen der Frankfurter Musikmesse am Gemeinschaftsstand von neuer musikzeitung, Deutschlandfunk und Deutschem Musikrat statt.

Twitter

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera What did you think of ? Opening night audience reviews (+/-): ^C

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Facing the music: Tenor Paul Appleby

New York Times Arts @nytimesarts House music in a Serbian fortess, an opera festival in Munich, rock in Bogotá and more arts to know about this week https://t.co/AuheOcShgk

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Photograph: Roger Cracknell / Alamy Stock photo

(Written on July 4, 2016 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Manitas de Plata, gypsy guitarist, dies aged 93

Manitas de Plata, the flamboyant gypsy guitarist who sold nearly 100 million records and inspired Pablo Picasso, has died in France

Classical Music Magazine

CBSO to play in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for first time in December

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is to perform in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for the first time next month, with concerts on 15 and 16 December.

The Strad

Stradivarius violin is top lot at Beare’s first online auction

The c.1698 instrument went for £1.7m during the sale in Late October

International Arts Manager

LSO PLAY wins Lovie award

LSO PLAY, the London Symphony Orchestra’s immersive online platform, has won a 2014 Lovie Award.

The Herald Scotland

Composers express anger at funding cut for music festival

Prominent figures in the world of classical music have expressed shock and dismay at the cut of funding to one of Scotland’s leading music festivals.

Zeit Online

Ein Skandal? Ein Skandal!

Warum Anna Netrebko nicht in München singen will

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Sax sells

Als Instrumentenbauer und Musiker erfand er einen der Paradiesvögel unter den Instrumenten und war selbst nicht weniger originell.

Musik Heute

Internationaler Berliner Bach-Wettbewerb ausgeschrieben

Die Berliner Universität der Künste hat den zweiten Internationalen Bach-Wettbewerb für Ensembles auf historischen Instrumenten (BBW) ausgeschrieben.

Codex Flores

Solopianistin des Beethoven-Orchesters von Ehemann erdrosselt

Laut einer Mitteilung der Bonner Staatsanwaltschaft ist Kate de Marcken, die Solopianistin des Beethovens Orchesters Bonn von ihrem Mann, der im gleichen Ensemble als Cellist tätig ist, erdrosselt worden.

The New York Times

Manitas de Plata, Superstar of the Flamenco Guitar, Is Dead at 93

Manitas de Plata, a celebrity of flamenco guitar who sold millions of records, befriended Salvador Dalí and Brigitte Bardot, performed for raucous crowds at Carnegie Hall, made and spent fortunes and generally lived a life of fulfilled appetites, all after growing up poor and illiterate, died on Thursday in Montpellier, France.

Twitter

ArtsProfessional ‏@ArtsPro: #APNews: @ArtsCouncilNI prioritises access to the arts in new five-year strategy http://bit.ly/1E8sLvH 

Classic FM @ClassicFM: This orchestra decided to eat the world’s hottest chillies & then play. Watch what happened: http://classfm.co/7IPQlN 

Intermusica @IntermusicaLtd: Rory Macdonald conducts his first concerts with the @RSNO tonight in Edinburgh & tomorrow in Glasgow http://ow.ly/DXwBD 

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(Written on November 7, 2014 )

Daily Telegraph

Lang Lang at Latitude: should music festivals embrace classical?

Ivan Hewett wonders if classical music can cope with the great outdoors.

Independent

World’s first sex trafficking opera to premiere in the UK

Anya17 opens at the Liverpool Philharmonic today. The opera tackles the difficult subject of women forced in to prostitution.

Guardian

Close to you

Accompanists: The unsung heroes of music. Tom Service pays homage to the musicians condemned to sitting in the shadows.

Intermezzo

Tristan Und Isolde Und The CBSO.

This was a static Tristan und Isolde, even by concert version standards. But four enthralling hours proved that sometimes the music really is all that matters.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

How To Be Part Of Rox’s Love Album.

Jessica Duchen on the London premiere of Roxanna Panufnik‘s Four World Seasons.

Opera Chic

Bringing Out Brahms.

The definitive schedule for the 49th Festival Pianistico Internazionale of Brescia and Bergamo has been rolled out, titled “Brahms, the conservative progressive” in homage to the complex character of the German composer.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Another Mahler Howler.

Norman Lebrecht on a Mahler Prize by the city of Klagenfurt, in southern Austria, which requires entrants to set a 1967 poem by Patti Smith.

 

 

 

(Written on March 7, 2012 )

The Guardian

Music Nation – from Shetland to Suffolk

Tom Service takes a look at this weekend’s festival which spans the entire UK.

Daily Telegraph

Eurovision: why not turn to Englebert Humperdinck?

Is choosing Humperdinck to represent us at the Eurovision Song Contest an act of desperation or a stroke of genius?

Independent

The wheel of fortune turns for new opera

Jessica Duchen meets Emma Bell, star of Judith Weir’d Miss Fortune which makes it UK premiere at the Royal Opera House next week

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

First Brahms, now an ‘unknown’ Mozart piano piece turns up…

The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg is announcing the world premiere of a little piano piece.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

Girl Power.

Hooray for classical music’s most powerful women!

(Written on March 2, 2012 )