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We are delighted to welcome celebrated classical guitarist Artyom Dervoed.

Image: © Kirill Karetin

Having won 16 prestigious awards in various international competitions, Artyom Dervoed is in a class of his own – or in the words of Universe Guitare, he truly is the “Tsar of the guitar”.

Born in Russia, Artyom learnt to play the guitar at the age of six with Sergey Annikov, then studied with Elena Svetozarova and Leonid Reznik. He later studied at several high-profile music schools, such as the Schnittke Music College and Gnesin Academy (Moscow), Koblenz Guitar Academy (Germany) with Aniello Desiderio, and Accademia Chigiana (Italy) with Oscar Ghiglia.

A milestone of his career was the release of his album in 2008, featuring Russian guitar music. Released by Naxos, it became one of the top ten bestselling chamber music records worldwide. Artyom Dervoed is a regular guest on the world’s most prestigious stages, including the Berliner Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall and Bunka Kaikan.

Among Artyom’s many awards is the first prize at the 39th Michele Pittaluga International Classical Guitar Competition in 2006, as well as the H.R.H. Princess Cristina 18th International Guitar Competition in 2009, making him the first Russian to win both competitions.

Image: © Kirill Karetin

His efforts in the classical music scene are not only limited to performing and recording amazing interpretations of works – one of his main ambitions is stepping into the footsteps of cellist Rostropovich and violinist Bashmet to present the classical guitar as a first-class solo instrument.
 He also regularly commissions new works and transcriptions to expand repertoires for the classical guitar, leading to world premieres.

Artyom is the founder of the Moscow Guitar Chamber Music Festival in the Bashmet Center and co-founder of one of the most important classical music festivals in the world – the annual Guitar Virtuosi Moscow International Festival, presented by the Moscow Philharmonic Society at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. As Artistic Director, Dervoed puts together an exciting program of national and international soloists, chamber and orchestral performances. For this year’s 13th edition, which will take place from 20th – 24th March, he will perform the world premiere of a new concerto for guitar and orchestra by contemporary Russian composer Alexander Tchaikovsky.

We are delighted to promote his upcoming performances at the Constella Festival in Cincinnati on February 23rd, 2018 and at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Berlin on March 28th.

Moreover, Artyom Dervoed is the head of the classical guitar department at the Bashmet Center in Moscow and he teaches at the well-known Gnesin Academy.

“An outstanding figure.” La Provence — Dimanche (France)

(Written on February 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: Facebook engineer who died aged 33 creates fellowship to lend his Vuillaume violin to worthy talents and Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin. Also, Winners of the 2018 ABO/Rhinegold Awards were announced, NAXOS Germany is responsible for five new labels and French composer Renaud Gagneux passed away.

Classic FM

Marin Alsop honoured with major orchestral award

Conductor Marin Alsop has been given the 2018 Association of British Orchestras (ABO) Award in recognition of her work with British orchestras and her championing of female conductors.

The Strad

Facebook engineer who died aged 33 creates fellowship to lend his Vuillaume violin to worthy talents

Eric Sun’s prized instrument will be made available via the Tarisio Trust Sun-Law Vuillaume Fellowship in two-year periods to talented musicians with a community-building proposal.

Plans unveiled for Tokyo Stradivarius Festival

Blockbuster exhibition will feature over 20 instruments.

Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin

The American violinist adds the Chinese accolade to a number of recent competition successes.

Classical Music

Winners of the 2018 ABO/Rhinegold Awards announced

Richard Heason, director of St John’s Smith Square and Sue Mallet, director of planning at the LSO were among the winners at the awards.

The New York Times

Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

At the Golden Globes three weeks ago, black dresses on the red carpet helped draw the world’s attention to abuses against women. Can white roses do the same at the Grammys?

FAZ

Im Original mit Dudelsack

Populär, doch nicht einfach. In den Hallen der Bonner Bundeskunsthalle lässt man sich zur Beethoven-Woche etwas Besonderes einfallen. Entdeckern des großen Musikers wird ein buntes Programm geboten.

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Rheingau Musik Festival unter dem Motto «Freundschaft»

Mit dem Leitgedanken «Freundschaft» geht das Rheingau Musik Festival dieses Jahr in seine 31. Saison.

Klassik Heute

Fünf Label-Neuzugänge bei NAXOS Deutschland

Der Vertrieb von NAXOS Deutschland meldet fünf Neuzugänge von Labels in das Vertriebsprogramm.

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Disparition du compositeur Renaud Gagneux

Le compositeur Renaud Gagneux est mort à l’âge de 70 ans. Membre du Groupe de Recherche Musicale de l’ORTF puis de l’INA, il laisse derrière lui une œuvre brassant de multiples genres.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1911 FP of Richard ‘ opera Der Rosenkavalier, at the Dresden Opera, Hofoper.

CompleteMusicUpdate @CMU: Spotify investor says streaming market will quadruple in size to $40 billion by 2025

Image: Marin Alsop © Classic FM

(Written on January 26, 2018 )

In today’s news: The Royal Philarmonic and Charles Dutoit have together decided to bring forward his resignation from his role as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. St John’s Smith Square and Tenebrae announce Holy Week Festival 2018 and the Cambridge Classical Concert Series is hitting the high notes. Also, German label OehmsClassics is now part of the Naxos group, and Sébastien Rouland was announced as new chief musical director at Saarländisches Staatstheater.

Classical Music

St John’s Smith Square and Tenebrae announce Holy Week Festival 2018

The second Holy Week Festival will take place 26 March – 1 April this year.

Cambridge Independent

Cambridge Classical Concert Series is hitting the high notes

The concert opens on Thursday, January 18 with the BSO performing Haydn’s Symphony No. 7.

U Discover Music

Bob Marley classic ‘No Woman No Cry’ given classical makeover by teenage cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The striking new version of the classic was released Friday, 5 January and has gone viral.

Heart

Liverpool unveils 2018 culture celebrations

The event will take place this year to mark 10 years since Capital of Culture year.

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Charles Dutoit Steps Down as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic

According to a press release from the RPO, the Royal Philarmonic and Charles Dutoit have together decided to bring forward his resignation from his role as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.

OehmsClassics gehört jetzt zu Naxos

Das deutsche Label OehmsClassics ist jetzt Teil der Naxos-Gruppe. Eine entsprechende Vereinbarung zur Übernahme der Geschäftsanteile wurde bereits unterzeichnet, teilt das Label mit.

klassik.com

Irish National Opera nimmt Betrieb auf

Am gestrigen Abend hat die Irish National Opera (INO) mit einem Galakonzert in der National Concert Hall in Dublin ihren Start gefeiert.

Musik Heute

Sébastien Rouland wird GMD in Saarbrücken

Das Saarländische Staatstheater bekommt einen neuen Generalmusikdirektor. Mit Sébastien Rouland (45) binde man “einen international renommierten Künstler”, sagte Kulturminister Ulrich Commerçon (SPD) am Mittwoch in Saarbrücken.

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Et les nommés pour les Révélations des Victoires de la musique classique 2018 sont…

Les Victoires de la Musique classique viennent de dévoiler les 6 nommés dans la catégorie Révélations.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical: in 1895 FP of ‘ Sonata No.1 in f for clarinet and piano, in Vienna.

DW | Kultur @dw_kultur: Happy Birthday, Elphi! Vor einem Jahr erklang die das erste Mal. Hier eine Bilanz:

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(Written on January 11, 2018 )

We’re delighted to welcome to our roster Damian Iorio, conductor, who we will be working with over the coming months.  Damian’s reputation as a formidable conductor continues to grow thanks to highly-acclaimed performances with leading orchestras and opera companies around the world including London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Detroit Symphony, BBC Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, and Oper Bonn.

Damian has been Music Director of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra since 2014, and has led the orchestra to new heights, whilst successfully attracting an ever-growing audience for classical music in the region.  This season he welcomes a raft of star soloists, including Stephen Hough and Chloe Hanslip.

In June and July 2018, he will be making a much-anticipated return to the Opéra National de Paris, where he will conduct performances of Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov”.  His pedigree as a fine conductor of opera has been established after performances of Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” at Opéra National de Paris and Verdi’s “Macbeth” at Glyndebourne. He conducted the Russian premiere of Nyman’s “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” in Moscow, which was subsequently nominated for Best Opera Production at the Golden Mask Festival.

His recent recording of Ghedini and Casella on Naxos was highly acclaimed, with “fine live performances scrupulously conducted by Damian Iorio” (The Guardian), and was awarded the prestigious “Choc” by Le Monde de la Musique.  Iorio is a champion of new music, and has worked closely with Tan Dun, Huw Watkins, Silvia Colasanti and Michael Nyman.

Iorio studied in the UK and USA, and began his musical career as a violinist with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, before studying conducting in St Petersburg and embarking on a life on the podium.

You can keep up to date with Damian at his website, or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on November 15, 2017 )

In today’s news: Victoria Wood gets her own bronze statue, listen to the drunk version of the Wedding March, and is the Royal Albert Hall fit for modern times? Interview with Antonio Pappani, a call for Germany’s best music teachers, fees for the Met, and how to bring classical music to young kids.

The Telegraph

The Royal Albert Hall: A Victorian Institution Fit for the 21st Century

With the discussion of how to finance a (welcome) new Rattle Hall at the Barbican, arts funding is again in the news.

The Guardian

Victoria Wood Statue to be Built by Creator of Eric Morecambe Memorial

Graham Ibbeson, whose work the late comedian is said to have admired, will sculpt lifesize bronze for her home town of Bury.

BBC 

The Queen beats The Crown at the Bafta TV Awards

 Ant and Dec have dedicated their Bafta TV Award to the Queen after winning a prize for their presentation of her 90th birthday celebration event.

CMuse

Organist Rearranges Drunk Version of the Wedding March

A YouTuber, Jonathan Mui, created quite a stir as he reinvented the popular Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn as performed by a drunk organist.

Die Welt

Sehen so etwa Operngala-Besucher aus?

Die Metropolitan Opera New York feiert mit viel Pomp 50. Geburtstag, aber die Besucherzahlen gehen zurück. Die Schuld daran trägt das stolze Opernhaus wohl selber. Es hat einen fatalen Fehler gemacht.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ein Gespräch mit dem Dirigenten Antonio Pappani. 

Netrebko begleiten wir gern, doch wir können viel mehr

Musik Heute

Deutschlands beste Musiklehrer gesucht

Musiklehrer motivieren und begeistern junge Menschen für Musik. Die engagiertesten und beliebtesten Pädagogen sollen vom (heutigen) Montag an in einem bundesweiten Wettbewerb ermittelt werden.

El País

El mundo celebra la revolución musical que concibió Monteverdi

‘Il divino Claudio’, de cuyo nacimiento se cumplen 450 años, se mantiene como uno de los más geniales compositores de la historia. La ópera nació con su ‚L’Orfeo’

The New York Times

Would Fees at the Met Deter Visitors?

The Times asked people what kind of mandatory admission fee they would be willing to pay at the Met.

Pizzicato

Naxos organisiert wieder Münchner Musikmarkt

Rund 250 Teilnehmer werden zum ‘Music Market Munich’ erwartet, den die Naxos-Gruppe vom 15. bis 17. Mai in München organisiert.

Manawatu Standard

Making classical music cool for kids

A free classical music concert where it’s OK to dance on your seat, pretend to be a conductor and sing along is headed to Palmerston North.

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Paid vacancy: (Plymouth) is seeking a new Music Director. Apply by 22 May. Find out more at

Join for the first hour of the week – he’s live for the next four hours!

The Guardian
Photograph: Ian West/PA

(Written on May 15, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports about challenges in classical music sales, England’s arts funding to be restructured and German copyright contract law to be repelled by the German Stage Association. Also, Andris Nelsons and Augustin Hadelich win Grammy Awards

Classical Music Magazine

Decline in classical music sales can be stopped, says Select MD

The decline in sales of classical music videos – which has shadowed that of CDs – can be arrested and even reversed by applying marketing flair, according to Anthony Anderson, managing director of leading UK DVD distributor and Naxos subsidiary Select

The Strad

Violinist Augustin Hadelich wins his first Grammy Award

Augustin Hadelich has won the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

Arts Professional

ACE to restructure arts funding from 2018

Four-year funding contracts, a tiered framework for NPOs and a ring-fenced budget for individual artists are all on the table as Arts Council England consults on its plans

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for the Rhinegold Charity Fund

Charities operating within the music sector are invited to submit their applications for the Rhinegold Charity Fund 2016/17

NMZ

Bühnenverein lehnt das von der Bundesregierung geplante Urhebervertragsrecht ab

Das von der Bundesregierung geplante neue Urhebervertragsrecht stößt auf heftige Kritik des Deutschen Bühnenvereins

Musik-heute

Musikverleger: Staatskapelle Halle bot bestes Konzertprogramm

Die Staatskapelle Halle erhält den Preis für das “Beste Konzertprogramm” der Saison 2015/16

BR Klassik

Kunst und Musik als Sprache für den Frieden

Zentral, mitten in Istanbul gelegen, haben sie ihr eigenes Konzerthaus: Das Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra

Pizzicato

Festivals In Aix And Beijing Sign Partnership

The Festival of Aix-en-Provence and the Beijing Music Festival announced a collaboration agreement for 5 years between 2016 and 2020

Boston Globe

Andris Nelsons, BSO, Seiji Ozawa win Grammy Awards

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Andris Nelsons, struck Grammy gold on Monday night, when “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow” earned the prize for best orchestral performance

Twitter

Sinfini Music Absolutely exquisite playing by Martha Argerich in this performance (via ) of Bach’s Partita No.2 in Cminor

CM Musikwirtschaft Wird das aussterben?

Classicalite Classicalite gives our 2016 roundup of the , and honorees

Photograph: Borusan Muzik Evi/ BR Klassik

Photograph: Borusan Muzik Evi/ BR Klassik

 

 

(Written on February 17, 2016 )

Classical News

Guardian

Classical music in 2014 – still dominated by dead white men’s music performed by living white men

Bachtrack’s statistics, and Christina Scharff’s research, prove yet again that the classical music industry needs to change

Classic FM

Violinist sues repairman for snapping $80k bow

Greek violinist and Gramophone Award-winner Leonidas Kavakos has sued a violin shop in California for allegedly snapping his bow, worth $80,000.

Classical Music Magazine

Who’s who in the musical honours ‒ quotes and reaction

While some have questioned the list’s failure to fully recognise the quality at the top end of UK music-making (eg no knight/damehoods in sight), there can be little doubting its reflection of the national musical scene at all levels.

Classical Source

A New Baby for Glyndebourne: Danielle De Niese and husband Gus Christie announce they are expecting their first child

World-renowned opera star Danielle De Niese and her husband, Glyndebourne’s executive chairman Gus Christie, are thrilled to announce that they are expecting their first child.

Gramophone

Naxos launches new high-definition music streaming and download service

ClassicsOnline HD●LL is specially tailored for classical music listeners

Klassik.com

Opera Australia: Kein Zugang mehr für missliebige Kritiker

Auf Betreiben des künstlerischen Direktors der Opera Australia, Lyndon Terracini, wird mehreren Journalisten, die in der Vergangenheit kritisch über einzelne Produktionen und die Programmpolitik des Hauses berichtet hatten, die Berichterstattung künftig erschwert.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Weltmusikcharts vor dem Aus?

Monatlich erstellen ehrenamtliche Juroren aus 25 Ländern die Weltmusikcharts – und das seit 1991.

Codex Flores

Konzertstatistiken des Jahres 2014

Die Webseite Bachtrack hat ihre Statistiken zum Klassikbetrieb für 2014 veröffentlicht.

Le Monde

Julien Jalal Eddine Weiss, musicien et compositeur

Le musicien et compositeur français Julien Jalal Eddine Weiss, talent créatif du qanûn (la cithare sur table orientale) et du répertoire savant arabo-musulman, est décédé des suites d’un cancer, vendredi 2 janvier, à Paris, sa ville natale.

Pizzicato

Conductors Are Getting Younger

The average age of the top ten busiest conductors has fallen, with three conductors in their 30s (Nelsons, Dudamel, Nézet-Séguin).

Twitter

nprmusic @nprmusic: How do some of the greatest composers begin their pieces? Test you knowledge in our puzzler. http://n.pr/1xAk2mE 

Barbican Centre @BarbicanCentre: Take a walk with @SinfiniMusic as pianist Benjamin Grosvenor talks about his life, instruments and music http://ow.ly/GRSfZ 

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera: Singing for the truth: What makes the story of #Orfeo so powerful? A closer look: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/singing-for-the-truth-what-makes-the-story-of-orfeo-so-powerful … ^C

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Greek violinist and Gramophone Award-winner Leonidas Kavakos. Photo: Classic FM

(Written on January 7, 2015 )

New York Times

Gay Rights Protests Follow Gergiev to Carnegie Hall

Gay rights advocates protested against a performance of the Mariinsky Orchestra led by Valery Gergiev outside Carnegie Hall on Thursday night. There was heckling inside the concert hall until the protesters were removed from the auditorium.

Telegraph

Soaring violin prices force professionals to borrow

Jason Price, of auction house Tarisio, told The Daily Telegraph that prices had gone up so much – by an average of almost 12 per cent a year – that it was becoming prohibitive for a professional to buy a top of the range instrument given that many of the best ones are so valuable. Professional violinists are having to borrow their instruments from collectors. 

Features Exec

Mark Allen Group acquires Gramophone

Gramophone is to be acquired by the Mark Allen Group, a family-owned independent company with 50 magazines and journals in different markets. Subject to contract and completion of staff consultation, it is hoped that completion will take place by the end of October or early November 2013.

China Digital Times

Corruption at China’s Top Classical Academies

Allegation of corrupt admissions and hiring practices at China’s top conservatoires, including Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music. “This is an environment that breeds sexual favors and bribery,” says Lao Kaisheng, head of the School of Education at Capital Normal University.

San Jose Mercury News

Police investigate theft of $500,000 from Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony

Police have launched an investigation into the apparent theft of $500,000 from the Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony of Northern California.

Gramophone

Naxos to launch free Christmas advert app

Naxos has announced an advent calender app, with 25 complete tracks revealed behind numbered doors. Each day, a new door can be ‘unlocked’ to reveal a piece of seasonal music from Naxos’s classical music catalogue.

BBC Music Magazine

The British Academy explores the link between autobiography and music

Which discs would you take to your metaphorical island and why? That’s the question the British Academy is looking into in a day of events this November. Musicians including cellist Steven Isserlis will relive their experiences as castaways on Radio 4’s famous desert island disks.

Classic FM Online

Zimmer on Batman vs. Superman score: “It’s creating a problem in my head”

Hans Zimmer has admitted that the prospect of composing the score for the new Batman vs. Superman movie for director Zack Snyder has been giving him problems.

Die Zeit

Mitten durch die Eingeweide

Bernd Alois Zimmermanns “Soldaten” erzählen von gefallenen Mädchen und der Brutalität des Krieges. Gleich drei Opernhäuser spielen die 1965 uraufgeführte Oper in dieser Saison: Was macht sie so attraktiv?

The Daily Telegraph

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(Written on October 14, 2013 )

The Guardian

Financial Times to move to single global print edition

The Financial Times is to institute path-breaking changes to the production of its printed newspaper that appear to be the penultimate step towards becoming a digital-only publication

Gramophone

Naxos to launch free Christmas Advent App

25 complete tracks revealed behind numbered doors

PR Newswire

Sir Jonathan Ive And Marc Newson Collaborate With Bono On (RED)TM Auction Celebrating Masterworks Of Design And Innovation

The Apple Senior Vice President has curated a collection of items for auction including a Steinway & Sons Piano

Digital Music News

Deezer Declares: Classical Is Not Dead!

Music streaming services have never really been marketed for classical music lovers, and Deezer is looking to change that

New York Times

Classical Musicians, Too, Make Berlin Their Capital

Berlin has turned into an arts and culture centre, but in particular it has become a hub for classical music says Rebecca Schmid

Classical Music Magazine

James MacMillan launches festival in home town of Cumnock

Composer James MacMillan has launched a brand new music festival for southern Scotland, with the aim of bringing together international artists and local schools and community groups. Violinist Nicola Benedetti has been enlisted as the event’s patron

Classic FM Online

Osmo Vänskä breaks down after final Minnesota Orchestra concert

In a moving farewell speech, the conductor addressed the audience at the end of his final concert with the conflicted orchestra

Die Zeit

Revolution der Künstler

Kartellabsprachen, Dumping-Gagen, Ausbeutung – und nur wer sich fügt, hat Erfolg? Die Sängerin Elisabeth Kulman führt eine Bewegung an, die im Musikbetrieb mehr Gerechtigkeit erkämpfen will

Digital Music News

(Written on October 9, 2013 )

On Tuesday 26 March, cellist Guy Johnston will feature on a new release of works by E. J. Moeran with Ulster Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta. The album, to be released on record label Naxos, will include Moeran’s Cello Concerto, arguably one of the Anglo-Irishman’s most important works inspired by the landscapes of the Norfolk coast. The CD will also feature Lonely Waters with lyrics sung by soprano Rebekah Coffey, Serenade in G and Whythorne’s Shadow. Moeran’s works are renowned for being influenced by his Irish heritage, often containing fragments of well-known Irish folk tunes.

Following this, on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March Guy Johnston will guest-lead the ‘cello section of the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev. The orchestra will perform Brahms’ German Requiem and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, and will be joined by the London Symphony Chorus and singers Sally Matthews, Ekaterina Gubanova and Gerald Finley.

Guy Johnston is a leading British cellist and has played with many of the world’s top orchestras, both as a soloist and as guest leader. To find out more about Guy Johnston’s new CD click here, or to find out more or to buy tickets for the London Symphony Orchestra concert, please click here.
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(Written on March 19, 2013 )