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In today’s news: a nightingale inspires music, Dudamel pushes against Venezuelan government. Not enough compensation for a broken bass, and the end of moshpits? Soprano Agnes Giebel dies at the age of 95, and the Berlin Konzerthaus is planning an homage to Rostropowitsch. Australian Chamber Orchestra buys 400 year-old Amati cello.

The Guardian

Dance of death: are the days of the moshpit numbered?

In an attempt to make punk, rock and metal gigs less intimidating for female fans, many bands are banning moshpits and introducing ‘safe spaces’ instead.

Twitterstorm: why British birdsong is vital to music

From the nightingale to the linnet, via the blackcap and the corn bunting, UK birdsong is as unique and inspiring as the music it influences.

BBC

Music festival websites to go dark to campaign against sexual assault

More than 25 UK music festivals are turning off their websites for a day on Monday as part of a zero-tolerance campaign highlighting sexual assaults.

Classical Music Magazine

Dudamel speaks out against Venezuelan government

Gustavo Dudamel has urged the government of Venezuela to ‘listen to the people’ following weeks of violent anti-government protests.

The Strad

KLM airline breaks double bass and offers minimal compensation, says musician

Pablo Escobar, a student at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, was offered a sum which did not cover the cost of repairing his badly damaged instrument

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Sopranistin Agnes Giebel mit 95 Jahren gestorben

Die Sängerin starb nach Angaben ihrer Tochter bereits am 24. April in Köln im Kreis der Familie.

Musik heute

Konzerthaus Berlin plant Rostropowitsch-Hommage

Nach Alfred Brendel vor wenigen Tagen widmet das Konzerthaus Berlin in der kommenden Saison dem Cellisten Mstislaw Rostropowitsch eine Hommage.

Pizzicato

Dudamel: « Enough Is Enough »

After the murder of a young El Sistema musician by the Maduro regime in Venezuela, conductor Gustavo Dudamel has finally clearly condemned the government of his native country.

Financial Review

Take a bow: Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 400-year-old cello to make its debut

The latest acquisition by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund, the Amati cello was bought last year for $US1 million ($1.4 million) from J&A Beare, a London-based fine instrument dealer.

Cleveland Institute of Music – Newsroom

Acclaimed Violinists Ilya and Olga Kaler to Join CIM Faculty

The Cleveland Institute of Music is pleased to announce that violinists Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler will join the CIM String Faculty at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

South China Morning Post

With Shock Wave and Love Off the Cuff, Hong Kong filmmakers are fighting for another day at the China box office

Classic over-the-top Hong Kong action film Shock Wave a surprise hit with Chinese film-goers, along with movies from Pang Ho-cheung and Peter Chan, showing Hong Kong filmmakers still have a shot at winning in China

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(Written on May 5, 2017 )

What an incredibly busy month we have had in the WildKat PR offices this past month. As the countdown to Christmas begins earlier and earlier each year, so does the classical industry’s busiest period before the candlelit concerts and masses of Messiahs begin to take over.

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At the beginning of the month, the London office waved off a few of the team as they joined the New York office for China’s NCPA Orchestra on their debut North America and Canada tour. Beginning in Chicago at the Symphony Center, the team guided the Orchestra to Washington’s Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, before jet-setting off to Canada visiting Ottawa, Toronto and finally Montreal. WildKat managed the marketing of the tour through our classical music specialist in-house design company Classical Music Design, who produced everything from flyers to posters, print adverts to animated adverts online. We also hosted a reception for the New York concert, welcoming  some of New York’s most prestigious industry members.

Verizon Hall, Philadelphia

The London Account Managers also caught up with John Brancy whilst in New York to talk about his European campaign ahead of next year, as he was performing in two concerts, with the New York Festival of Song at Kaufman Center in New York and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Back in London we’ve been traveling between North West and South West London for Hampstead Arts Festival and Wimbledon International Music Festival respectively. Hampstead Arts Festival launched with a personal debut from Natalie Clein who performed the first of two concerts where she performed all six of Bach’s Cello Suites. Wimbledon International Music Festival began just a few days later with the Academy Choir & Baroque Players who performed in vocal and choral masterpieces of War and Peace – the theme for the Festival. Both Festivals ran throughout November and were incredibly successful, with numerous events selling out!

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We also attended the launch of Orpheus Sinfonia‘s new #BeneathTheScore, where audiences were treated to anecdotes, letters and relatively unknown facts about Beethoven and his symphonies. The first concert Revolution: The Beethoven Effect was a huge success. Keep an eye out for our audience reaction video blog, coming soon! Meanwhile the Berkeley Ensemble’s composition prize semi-final took place at one of our favourite venues, The Forge. The final will take place on 10th December 2014 – find out more here. There was also a great talk that a few of us attended, hosted by the wonderful YPIA team. Guardian Culture Professionals Network’s Matt Caines led the discussion “from Intern to CEO” with V&A Director Prof. Martin Roth and Royal Opera House’s CEO Alex Beard. This was a truly interesting and insightful event, and great to catch up with lots of familiar faces.

Over in Berlin, the WildKat team moved offices and are now settled in Prenzlauer Berg. Drop in and say hi if you’re in the area! The team also attended some really great events including the first PODIUM Festival concert at one of Berlin’s most cutting-edge classical music venues, the Radialsystem V at the River Spree. The concert was fittingly called ‘Radium’ and featured light-shows and 360° surround-sound performances. Our WildKat clients were also very busy this month with the Managing Director of Bamberg Symphony Marcus R. Axt interviewed on the German BR TV channel for the show alpha-Forum to discuss the new season 2014/15, new ideas like their encore! project and much more. Our new client Konzertdirektion Prof. Victor Hohenfels organised a great and sold out concert with horn soloist Radek Baborák in the Berlin Philharmonie. Another exciting opportunity for soprano Caroline MacPhie who, after the success of her album launch in London, moved to Berlin and auditioned for a few management companies, one accompanied by Carolin – a great new experience for both.

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Also, lots of congratulations and cake this month as we’ve had lots of WildKat birthdays – Account Managers Olivia, Clara and Carolin celebrated their birthdays, as well as our lovely University of Leeds Year in Industry colleague Rhian.

As busy as November was, we’re definitely still looking forward to December for the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain’s Winter Concert, Avi Avital’s recital at The Globe with Mahan Esfahani, Moritz Eggert’s concert with the German pop duo 2RAUMWOHNUNG and a Christmas concert organised by the Konzertdirektion Prof. Victor Hohenfels.

The offices are open until midday Christmas Eve and we re-open on 2nd January 2015.

P.S. Look out for our Christmas cards which are on their way to you now!

(Written on December 2, 2014 )