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In today’s news: BBC Radio 3 announces New Generation Artists. Graduates fight crime with Music. 103 year old pianist shares her love of music. Trumpeter Alison BCellist Sebastian Fritsch wins Hamburger Tonali competition. Roberto Alagna cancels appearance at Beyreuther Festspiel. Can music making cause health problems? The Venezuelan musicians in the Barcelona classical music scene. Finalists announced for The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship.


BBC Radio 3 announces six New Generation Artists

BBC Radio 3 has announced the six musicians selected to join its New Generation Artists scheme from 2018-2020.

The Times

The university graduates fighting crime with classical music and social media apps

Police Now is a scheme to attract lateral thinkers with degrees to the force. Recruits tell what it’s like dealing with murder call-outs and moped gangs.

BBC News

The 103-year-old pianist

Colette Maze was born in 1915 and has played the piano for over a century. Here she shares her love of the instrument and her secrets to growing old.

The Telegraph

Trumpeter Alison Balsom: ‘The way we treat music is criminal’

As she takes over the Cheltenham Music Festival, star trumpeter Alison Balsom tells Ivan Hewett why she’s on a mission.


Finalists announced for The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship

Eight finalists are in the running for this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship, geared towards professional development and boasting a combined prize pool of $70,000.

Cellist Sebastian Fritsch gewinnt Hamburger Tonali-Wettbewerb

Der Cellist Sebastian Fritsch hat den diesjährigen Tonali-Instrumentalwettbewerb gewonnen. Fritsch erhielt neben dem Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro auch den mit 3.000 Euro dotierten Publikumspreis sowie den saltarello-Sonderpreis.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Kann Musik krank machen – und wenn ja, welche?

Schlechte oder zu viel Musik gehört zum probaten Instrumentarium akustischer Kriegsführung – spätestens seit dem dreizehnten Jahrhundert vor Christus. Und auch die Liste der Musikerkrankheiten ist endlos.

Bayrischer Rundfunk

Roberto Alagna sagt kurzfristig ab

Dreieinhalb Wochen vor der Eröffnung stehen die Bayreuther Festspiele ohne Lohengrin da. Der französische Tenor Roberto Alagna, der die Titelpartie in der Wagner-Oper zum Auftakt des Festivals am 25. Juli singen sollte, hat abgesagt. Das teilte ein Festspielsprecher am Samstag mit.

El País

Con los chelos y los violines a otra parte

Un grupo de músicos venezolanos forma la Camerata Internacional de Barcelona


© Simona Bednarek

(Written on July 2, 2018 )

Classical News

In our news today, Time Out Dubai gives an insight into the new Dubai Opera house, Mark Elder discusses the importance of teaching primary school children to read music & BBC Radio 3 has announced the latest group of young musicians to join its New Generation Artists (NGA) scheme. Also, the International Federation of Musicians has published a list which ranks airlines according to their policies regarding musical instruments & Morgan Pearse won the International Cesti Voice Competition 2016.

Time Out Dubai

Inside Dubai Opera – video and pictures from the preview

It’s been several years in the making, but finally the Dubai Opera house is ready to start accepting guests. And Time Out Dubai were among the first people inside the spectacular auditorium. Ahead of Placido Domingo live on August 31, some select guests were given the chance to see the 2,000-seater auditorium in all its glory, before being treated to am orchestral dress rehersal of The Barber Of Seville, an iconic opera coming early September.

The Telegraph

Mark Elder: ‘Every primary school child should be taught to read music’

Spending time and money on resurrecting long-forgotten 19th-century operas sounds like a mug’s game, but it’s one that Mark Elder loves to play.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists announced

BBC Radio 3 has announced the latest group of young musicians to join its New Generation Artists (NGA) scheme. The six artists and ensembles come from the USA, Norway, Egypt, Romania, the Netherlands and the UK, and will take up their places on the scheme this September.

Classical Music Magazine

IFM publishes airline rankings

The International Federation of Musicians has published a list which ranks airlines according to their policies regarding musical instruments. The ratings reflect the information available on the airlines’ websites.

Morgan Pearse wins International Cesti Voice Competition 2016

Australian baritone Morgan Pearse has won the 2016 International Cesti Voice Competition. He wins €4,000 (£3,400), and will perform in Baroque Opera:Young’s production of Reinhard Keiser’s Octavia at the 2017 Innsbruck Festival. He will also sing at Resonanzen Wien 2017 and will be engaged by the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci.

El Mundo

El Festival de Bayreuth celebrará un simposio sobre sus lazos y la dictadura nacionalsocialista

Los organizadores del Festival Wagneriano de Bayreuth han anunciado este domingo un nuevo proyecto para arrojar más luz sobre los lazos del festival y de la familia del músico Richard Wagner con la dictadura nacionalsocialista.


Risør kammermusikkfest sier opp kunstnerisk leder og avlyser neste års festival

Festivalen, som har vært arrangert hvert år siden 1991, har mistet alle sine ansatte. Risør kammermusikkfest 2017 skulle etter planen finnes sted fra 27. juni til 2. juli neste år. Nå har styret bestemt at neste festival ikke skal arrangeres før i 2018.

Musik heute

Dresdner Frauenkirche startet Mitsingkonzerte

Die Dresdner Frauenkirche lädt künftig bei ausgewählten Konzerten das Publikum zum Mitsingen ein. Das neue Format werde etwa einmal im Jahr angeboten, teilte die Stiftung am Dienstag mit.

Dirigent Christian von Gehren mit Carl-Orff-Preis ausgezeichnet

Dirigent Christian von Gehren hat den Carl Orff-Preis 2016 erhalten. 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 beigetragen“.


Konzerttournee durch die Lausitz zum 20. Geburtstag

Anlässlich des 20-jährigen Bestehens des Orchesters touren die Musiker vom 2. September an mit Werken von Aaron Jay Kernis, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow durch die Lausitz.


Two Rivers Records @2riversrecords Save the date for ‘s highly anticipated album launch

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Over 240 hours of music on 200 CDs, costing £300 & weighing 12kg: the box set

Opera North @Opera_North A warm welcome to the crew, who start rehearsing today! Here’s some


Photograph: Time Out Dubai

(Written on August 31, 2016 )

Starting this Saturday and continuing throughout the month of November, Wimbledon will welcome world-class artists from around the globe to perform in various venues as part of the Wimbledon International Music Festival.

Now in its sixth year, the Festival has gone from strength to strength, programming unique concerts and performances from internationally renowned musicians and actors. Supported by Arts Council England, this is Wimbledon’s most creative and expansive year yet.

Wimbledon’s War and Peace theme is particularly unique. Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass will feature in the opening concert given by The Academy Choir and Baroque Players, and The Katona Twins will perform their programme ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, interwoven with the prose and poetry of international writers, narrated by actor Henry Goodman. Prokofiev’s celebrated ‘War Sonata’ No. 7 will also feature in young pianist Denis Kozhukhin’s recital. The festival also offers ‘Peace’ with Mozart’s ‘Exsultate Jubilate’ and fun with ‘Death by Custard’, ballads performed by Musicians of the Globe.

The centre-piece of this year’s Festival will be an original production of Stravinsky’s dramatic masterpiece The Solider’s Tale – set as a computer game, with a parachute drop in, projections, and a smart phone used as never before. Fully costumed, with seven dancers and narrator it is supported musically by an extraordinary group of musicians. All musicians are Principals from major orchestras, aside from world renowned clarinettist Michael Collins, perhaps the finest clarinet player in the world.

Other highlights include the extended jazz series in association with Maggie Black Jazz Promotions and the New Generation Artists Series. New Generation Artists performing this year include musicians from the Yehudi Menuhin School, Ars Eloquentiae, Busch Piano Trio and BBC Young Musician of the Year Martin James Bartlett.

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(Written on November 7, 2014 )

Former New Generation Artists the Psophos Quartet will be making an exciting concert appearance at the Institut Français next week, where they will be exploring the French String Quartet, performing works by Debussy, Chausson and Ravel.

For more information visit the Institut Français’ website, or watch the video below:

Four Strings on Four Instruments: The Psophos Quartet at the Institut Français, March 27th, 8pm.

(Written on March 20, 2012 )