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In today’s classical news round-up, applications are now open for the Queen Elisabeth Competition’s inaugural contest for cellists. A flute concerto written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was 21 will receive its world premiere after 239 years, announced by Tutti Mozart. Also, a research conducted in China shows that human brains respond differently to classical music and pop music.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for Queen Elisabeth Competition: cello 2017

Applications are now open for the Queen Elisabeth Competition’s inaugural contest for cellists.

Pappano renews contract with Santa Cecilia

Sir Antonio Pappano has extended his contract with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia until 2021.

International Piano Magazine

AFCM appoints Kathryn Stott as artistic director for 2018-2020

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM), which takes place in Townsville, North Queensland, has appointed Kathryn Stott as artistic director for its 2018-2020 festivals.

CMUSE

Flute concerto by Mozart to receive world premier after 239 years

Tutti Mozart has announced an exciting upcoming concert on 2 December where a flute concerto written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was 21 will receive its world premiere.

Research shows our brains react differently to classical and pop music

Researchers in China have discovered that the brain responds differently to classical music than to popular forms.

The Strad

Norwegian Air refuses to refund extra luggage charge for violin

Violinist Ellen Fjærvoll Samdal claims Norwegian Air refused to allow her entry on a flight to Prague because she was carrying her violin and a purse as hand baggage and the airline has refused to refund a €40 ‘extra luggage’ charge in order for her to carry her instrument as hand luggage.

Neue Musikzeitung

10 000 Euro für Elphi-Karte bei ebay – Spielzeit fast ausverkauft

Sieben Wochen vor Eröffnung der Elbphilharmonie am Hamburger Hafen gibt es für die gesamte erste Spielzeit praktisch kaum noch Karten. Es seien aber weitere Veranstaltungen geplant. Angesichts dieser Situation klettern die Preise bei Verkaufsplattformen.

Musik Heute

Bamberger Symphoniker gehen auf USA-Tournee

Erstmals seit fünf Jahren gehen die Bamberger Symphoniker wieder auf eine Tournee in die USA. Unter der Leitung ihres Ehrendirigenten Christoph Eschenbach treten die Musiker im Februar 2017 in neun Städten auf.

BR Klassik

Anne-Sophie Mutter teilt Sorge amerikanischer Künstler

Anne-Sophie Mutter kommentiert in den sozialen Medien den jüngsten Eklat am Broadway. Dort hatten Besucher des Musicals “Hamilton” den zukünftigen US-Vizepräsidenten Mike Pence ausgebuht – und Schauspieler eine an ihn gerichtete Erklärung verlesen. Anne-Sophie Mutter stellt sich mit einem Eintrag auf ihrer Facebook-Seite auf die Seite der Künstler.

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Drei Emmys für deutsche Produktionen

Das deutsche Fernsehen zählte mit drei Preisen zu den großen Gewinnern bei den internationalen Fernsehpreisen in New York. Die Schauspielerin Christiane Paul, 42, wurde in New York für ihre Rolle in dem ARD-Politthriller “Unterm Radar” zur besten Hauptdarstellerin gekürt.

Klassik.com

Aus für das Orchestra della Svizzera italiana?

Das Orchestra della Svizzera italiana steht vor dem Aus. Grund für die dramatischen Aussichten für das Weiterbestehen des Klangkörpers ist der sukzessive Rückzug der Schweizerischen Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft (SRG) aus der Förderung des in Lugano beheimateten Orchesters.

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Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Breaking: A Swiss radio orchestra is killed off http://dlvr.it/MkFrHk #ClassicalMusic

kulturradio vom rbb @Kulturradio_rbb #Obama verleiht zum letzten Mal Freiheitsmedaillen – an @Springsteen, de Niro, DeGeneres u.a. http://www.kulturradio.de/nachrichten/2016/11/Obama-verleiht-zum-letzten-Mal-Freiheitsmedaillen.html … #kulturnachrichten

klassik.com @klassikcom Insolvenzverwalter des Füssener Festspielhauses legt Mängelbericht vor #Kulturmanagement http://klassik.com/?E7pT8

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(Written on November 23, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Niklas Hoffmann was announced the winner of the 14th Donatella Flick LSO conducting competition last night. Taxpayer’s bill for English National Opera has risen to £155,000 per show, after the company scaled back its work to cope with funding cuts. Conductor Harry Bicket has extended his contract with Santa Fe Opera until autumn 2020. Also, on Sunday 27 November, BBC Radio 3 will replace its usual schedule with 12 hours of live concerts, features and interviews to showcase the work of the BBC Orchestras and Choirs.

Classical Music Magazine

Niklas Hoffmann wins Donatella Flick LSO conducting competition 2016

Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann was last night announced as the winner of the 14th Donatella Flick LSO conducting competition.

The Times

Taxpayer’s bill for English Opera hits £155,000 a show

The cost to the taxpayer of each English National Opera performance has risen to £155,000 after the company scaled back its work to cope with funding cuts.

The Economist

China’s newest export hit is classical music

Next month New York’s David Geffen Hall will welcome a visiting orchestra, on a tour including other top venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco. But the guest orchestra is not the Berlin Philharmonic or one of Europe’s other esteemed ensembles. It is the China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), which was founded in Beijing a mere 16 years ago.

The New York Times

An Extra Layer of Dutch for New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic will offer its audiences a taste of new Amsterdam when the Dutch maestro Jaap van Zweden becomes its music director in the 2018-19 season.

Opera Now Magazine

Bicket to remain with Santa Fe Opera until 2020

Harry Bicket has extended his contract with Santa Fe Opera until autumn 2020.

BBC Music Magazine

Yo-Yo Ma and The Music of Strangers

A new documentary follows the cellist’s international ensemble around the world.

BBC Radio 3 Pass the Baton!

BBC Radio 3 spend a day celebrating BBC ensembles as part of it’s 70th season. On Sunday 27 November, BBC Radio 3 will replace its usual schedule with 12 hours of live concerts, features and interviews to showcase the work of the BBC Orchestras and Choirs.

Los Angeles Times

Violinist Ray Chen, 27, on his new group and classical music in the Instagram age

At 27, Ray Chen is regarded as one of the finest violinists of his generation. His joy in making music is palpable, his playing is confident, polished and richly characterized.

Sonoma Index-Tribune

Classical Music Society launches season in Sonoma in Nov. 20

The Sonoma Classical Music Society has announced its 13th season of classical music in Sonoma. Its kick-off performance on Sunday, Nov. 20 will feature the Italian Saxophone Quartet.

Der Tagesspiegel

Was die Koalition für die Kultur verabredet hat

Dem wieder eigenständigen Kulturressort kommt eine größere Verantwortung zu als zuvor. Personalentscheidungen sollen künftig mit den Häusern abgesprochen werden.

neue musikzeitung

Der Inbegriff des globalen Musikers

Am 18. November würde Don Cherry 80 Jahre alt

Die Welt

“Es gibt keinerlei Gespräche mit Berlin”

Armin Petras hat als Intendant das Stuttgarter Theater wieder zu einer wichtigen deutschen Bühne gemacht. Jetzt hat er gekündigt. Soll er statt Chris Dercon die Berliner Volksbühne übernehmen?

El Mundo

Escuchar los colores ver la música

El misterio de la sinestesia en la Fundación Juan March.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@aborchestras announces Sirens fund, supported by @AmbacheTrust

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg shortlist for International Classical #Music #Awards released http://www.cmuse.org/international-classical-music-awards-nominations-announced/ … #ICMA #ClassicalMusic

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Classical publishers suffer deadly blow in German courts http://dlvr.it/MhPqh8 #ClassicalMusic

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(Written on November 18, 2016 )

WildKat PR is very happy to announce that Matt Brinkworth is our newest Account Manager to join the team in the London office.

Matt’s career within the Music PR industry has been as varied as his own personal tastes, working on projects that have ranged from electronic music giants such as Claptone and Axwell & Ingrosso to South Korea’s largest rock band YB, taking him from the front rows of London Fashion Week to the backstage of Reading Festival.

At WildKat, Matt will join the already talented team of London Account Managers, working closely with the Berlin and New York offices, bringing with him his unique brand of creative and engaging press relations.

Kathleen Alder, Founder and Director of WildKat PR commented:

“WildKat is known to push the boundaries in both our approach and our results for our clients. We are so excited to have Matt join us and his experience in mainstream and celebrity PR bring a whole new perspective to our team.”

Matt Brinkworth commented:

“When it came to looking for a new challenge to inspire me, after meeting with Founder Kathleen and Head of Creative Strategy & Marketing Olivia Brown, WildKat stood out immediately. The company’s culture and ethos of forward thinking, outside of the box, promotional campaigns coupled with the office’s organically exciting energy is in complete synergy with my own style. Add in the quality of their client roster and it was impossible to see myself joining anywhere else. I couldn’t be more excited to join a team that has already carved its own lane in this industry and contribute to that further with our clients.”

Very happy to have you on board!

(Written on October 31, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news round-up, read about how a composer is to create music based on Antarctic ice data, which he will use infra-gravity sound wave data and convert it into a range we can hear. The Modigliani String Quartet has appointed Amaury Coeytaux as its new first violinist from 2017, replacing Philipp Bernhard, who is to step down from the role after 13 years. Also, read about why Dresden Symphony Orchestra’s performance in Istanbul was cancelled by Germany’s Foreign Ministry.

CMUSE

Project to use music to track melting ice in Antarctic

A composer is currently in the Antarctic with a scientific exhibition to collect data that will be used in the creation of a piece based on melting ice patterns in the region.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra reaches $25 million funding goal

Amid all the news of cuts at orchestras and musicians on strike in defence of pay, it’s something of a relief to hear a successful fundraising story. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which set a goal of $25 million for its musicians’ endowment fund so as to expand the ensemble by 11 players, reached its target two years ahead of schedule.

The Strad

Amaury Coeytaux named Modigliani String Quartet first violinist

The Modigliani String Quartet has appointed Amaury Coeytaux as its new first violinist from 2017, replacing Philipp Bernhard, who is to step down from the role after 13 years.

Winston Churchill cigar box violin sells for six times its estimate

A 1950s violin crafted from one of Winston Churchill’s cigar boxes has sold for £6,600 – far exceeding its estimate of £500-£1,000. The instrument was sold at an Ingles & Hayday auction on 25 October in London. The successful bidder was the general manager of The Churchill Arms Pub in Kensington, Mr Gerry O’Brien.

Lufthansa forces musician to check her viola into the hold

Finnish National Opera deputy principal violist Sekyeong Cheon says that she was forced to check her viola into the hold on a recent Lufthansa flight from Helsinki.

Music Business Worldwide

BBC Radio 1 has lost 2M listeners in 5 years… as 6 Music keeps growing

BBC Radio 1 has once again failed to draw an audience of more than 10M in the latest Rajars – with its listenership declining by two million people since 2011.

Opera Now Magazine

Met Opera halts performance after ashes sprinkled into orchestra pit

New York’s Metropolitan Opera stopped an afternoon performance of Guillaume Tell on 30 October after an audience member sprinkled a substance believed to be cremated ashes into the orchestra pit.

Classical Music Magazine

Manchester International Festival receives Ambition for Excellence funding

Arts Council England has awarded £640,000 to the Manchester International Festival through its Ambition for Excellence fund.

cincinnati.com

Eckart Preu to lead Chamber Orchestra

After a two-year search and nearly 200 applicants, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra has a new leader. Eckart Preu will be the fifth music director.

Broadly

Old, Male, and Stale: The Women Fighting Classical Music’s Woman Problem

Since the dawn of time, women have been told they shouldn’t compose because it’s “unfeminine”. A new program out of Sydney is changing that, one talented female composer at a time.

klassik.com

Dresdner Kreuzchor tritt doch im Stadion auf

Das Adventskonzert des Dresdner Kreuzchors im Fußballstadion der Stadt kann dank zusätzlicher Mittel nun doch stattfinden. Anfang Oktober hatte der Chor aufgrund einer Finanzierungslücke das Konzert abgesagt und auf das nächste Jahr verschoben.

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Berliner Philharmoniker rufen zu Jugendkompositionswerkstatt auf

Die Berliner Philharmoniker rufen zu ihrer Jugendkompositionswerkstatt “Opus One” auf. Jugendliche zwischen 14 und 19 Jahren können sich mit eigenen kammermusikalischen Werken um einen von bis zu vier Plätzen bewerben.

Klassik heute

10. Jan Koetsier-Wettbewerb für Blechbläserquintett

Blechbläserquintette aus Spanien, Österreich, England, Polen, Ungarn und Deutschland wetteifern am 12. November 2016 um die Preise im renommierten Internationalen Jan Koetsier-Wettbewerb, der in diesem Jahr zum zehnten Mal durchgeführt wird.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM Our new release featuring 66 of Mozart’s best-loved pieces to celebrate his 225th anniversary – it’s @johnsuchet1‘s new Album of the Week!

Top Classical News @topcmnews Why is a German orchestra’s planned performance in Turkey so controversial? http://bit.ly/2e3LVgb #ClassicalMusic

Royal Albert Hall @RoyalAlbertHall 📢 NEW SHOW! Internet sensations @pianoguys are heading to the Hall on 3 June! Book your ticket now: http://bit.ly/2f3NzRq 

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(Written on October 31, 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, Royal College of Music appoints two new cellists to its string faculty and Joseph W. Polisi, the current president of Juilliard School, is to step down from his role in June 2018, when he would have held office for 34 years, making him the New York music school’s longest-serving president. Also, Grand Union Orchestra is commemorating the 80th anniversary of Battle of Cable Street by holding a ten-day festival.

The Strad

London’s Royal College of Music appoints cello professors Raphael Wallfisch and Jakob Kullberg

London’s Royal College of Music has appointed two new professors to its string faculty – cellists Raphael Wallfisch (pictured) and Jakob Kullberg.

Juilliard School president Joseph W. Polisi to step down in 2018

The New York music school’s sixth president will have held office for 34 years

Classical Music Magazine

Grand Union Orchestra to commemorate Battle of Cable Street

The Grand Union Orchestra (GUO) is marking the 80th anniversary of the battle of Cable Street with a ten-day festival. The festival will culminate in two world music performances entitled ‘Remembering Cable Street’ on 8 and 9 October.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Choral Evensong celebrates 90th anniversary

Choral Evensong will celebrate its 90th anniversary on 7 October. The programme, which is the longest-running outside broadcast in the BBC’s history, has presented live weekly broadcasts of Evensongs from around the country since October 1926, initially on the National Programme, before moving to Radio 3 in 1970.

The Bolton News

Night of film and classic music to boost brain charity

Musicians and singers from across Greater Manchester and beyond will be bringing together classics and big screen favourites for a night of music in Bolton. A Musical Showcase plans to raise the roof tomorrow at the Victoria Hall in aid of the Brain Research Trust, a charity which supports research into neurological conditions, including dementia. The show, which starts at 7.30pm, will see a collection of well-known groups and performers taking to the stage.

Music Feeds

ARIA Awards Criticised For Awarding Best Classical Album To Flight Facilities

Earlier in the week, Flight Facilities surprised even themselves by taking home the ARIA Award for Best Classical Album a year after they were nominated for Best Dance Release, and the classical music community isn’t too happy about it.

The Violin Channel

St Paul Chamber Orchestra Announce Newest Violin Recruit

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has announced the appointment of Korean-American violinist Eunice Kim to the ensemble on Thursday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with respected pedagogue Ida Kavafian, Eunice is a former 1st prize winner at the Astral National Auditions.

Stv.tv

RSNO: Celebrating 125 years of Scotland’s national orchestra

The ensemble came together in the mid 1800s, but was officially established in 1891. It has featured some of classical music’s most influential figures, and performed work around the world by nearly every iconic composer.

Berliner Zeitung

Kirill Petrenko : „Ich bin immer noch geschockt“

Am Donnerstag unterschrieb Kirill Petrenko (44) seinen unbefristeten Vertrag als künftiger Chefdirigent der Berliner Philharmoniker.

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Geldmangel: Dresdner Kreuzchor verschiebt Adventskonzert im Stadion

Der Dresdner Kreuzchor muss mangels Geld sein für den 22. Dezember geplantes Adventskonzert im Stadion um ein Jahr verschieben. Es sei nicht gelungen, die bestehende Finanzierungslücke im fünfstelligen Bereich zu schließen.

klassik.com

Placido Domingo bleibt Generaldirektor der Oper Los Angeles

Der Sänger hat seinen Vertrag als Generaldirektor an der Oper Los Angeles um weitere drei Jahre verlängert.

Twitter

Harvard University @Harvard Book on African-Americans in classical music puts contemporary debates in the context of historical racial exclusion https://t.co/vrDo1TQEj3

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@HelpMusiciansUK launches first national grants programme https://t.co/lq9MWjCvKY

Classic FM @ClassicFM Our charity busking session is underway! http://classfm.co/NUTnuW @makenoise

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Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

(Written on October 7, 2016 )

Classical News

Today’s news, Noa Wildschut, female Dutch violinist, signs to Warner Classics at the age of 15 and Raymond Harvey is to step down from being Kalamazoo’s Symphony Orchestra’s music director. Also, This year’s Open House London weekend will include a 24-hour music marathon at St John’s Smith Square, featuring performance, open rehearsal and workshops.

The New York Times

The Philharmonic Accompanies ‘Manhattan,’ Just as It Did in 1979

PLENTY of orchestras offer soundtrack karaoke these days, playing the scores of films live as they are screened. But there will be a twist when the New York Philharmonic strikes up the band this weekend for the lush Gershwin score of Woody Allen’s 1979 film, “Manhattan”: Since the Philharmonic recorded the original soundtrack, the performance it re-enacts will be its own.

The Strad

Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut signs to Warner Classics aged 15

The young musician will release her first all-Mozart album under the new agreement in 2017.

Classical Music Magazine

St John’s Smith Square stages 24-hour music marathon for Open House Weekend

This year’s Open House London weekend will include a 24-hour music marathon at St John’s Smith Square, featuring performance, open rehearsal and workshops starting at 10am on Saturday 17 September and ending at 10am on Sunday 18 September.

Michigan Radio

Longtime music director of Kalamazoo’s Symphony Orchestra is leaving

Raymond Harvey has become a familiar face in Kalamazoo. He’s been conducting the state’s third largest professional orchestra for 18 years.

York Region

Classical pianist Sarah Hagen bringing Splash of Culture to Newmarket Saturday

Pianist Sarah Hagen will curate a community showcase featuring local artists, Canadian indie-rock band The Fiscals and the musical theatre production Opera Luminata.

Carolina Coast Online

Better than New York? AMF brings classical music to county

Where and when can you experience classical music that can be better than New York City music and yet is still a fraction of the New York cost? The answer may surprise some, but it is right here in Carteret County. A local nonprofit organization, the American Music Festival has been providing classical music to Carteret County and Eastern North Carolina for the last 27 years.

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Kultur des Ankommens – Projekt in Dresden zu kultureller Vielfalt

Eine fremde Kultur erschließt sich für viele Menschen meist über die Kunst. In Dresden will ein Projekt nun auf kunstvolle Weise der Frage nachgehen, wie Migration eine Gesellschaft verändert.

Berliner Zeitung

Berlins Kultur braucht gut gemachte Ordnungspolitik

Sieht so ein Paradiesvogel aus? Als Tim Renner im April 2014 sein Amt als Staatssekretär für kulturelle Angelegenheiten antrat, verbreitete er sofort den Anschein, nicht wirklich dazuzugehören.

klassik.com

USA: National Medal of Arts für Komponist Philip Glass

Der Komponist Philip Glass wird mit der “National Medal for the Arts” der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ausgezeichnet. Zu den weiteren Preisträgern zählen unter anderem der Trompeter Wynton Marsalis, Filmproduzent Mel Brooks und Schauspieler Morgan Freeman.

Twitter

New York Times Music @nytimemusic A New Season for Reshuffled, Mature String Quartets https://t.co/KhPNNHzJfi

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Are you on board with @openhouselondon this weekend? Check out @StJohnsSmithSq #SJSSMarathon

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Another great #gramoawards this evening. Many thanks to our friends @GramophoneMag for hosting one of the industry’s crucial events

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Photo by: Bert Bial/New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives

(Written on September 16, 2016 )

After 10 incredible and beautiful months at WildKat PR, it is with great sorrow that I’m announcing my departure from this youthful and dynamic agency. Due to my personal wish to continue my studies at university, I have decided to end my work-relationship with this amazing team.

I first started at WildKat PR with an internship, which gave me an initial insight into the ethos of the company and the way WildKat PR works. I was blown over by how welcomed and appreciated I felt in the office environment, and especially with my amazing colleagues. After my three months as intern, and still at a very early stage in my young career, WildKat PR offered me the opportunity to continue being part of a forward-thinking team and gave me the chance to successfully grow and develop.

WildKat PR Tean with pianist Caterina Grewe

WildKat PR Tean with pianist Caterina Grewe

I was especially amazed by their passion for innovation and working beyond the remit of traditional PR, constantly trying to create more exciting and diverse campaigns. It is also worth mentioning that many of my colleagues are active musicians and performers, and use this active knowledge and experience to better understand and respond to the diverse needs of their clients.

What particularly thrilled me was the fact that WildKat PR is not only an international player with its three locations in Berlin, London and New York, but is also truly international inside the agency as well. Having work days where you talk 4 or 5 languages is really exciting and sometimes really tests the limit of your brain! 😉 It gave me the possibility to make a contribution across the whole team, not only with language skills but also with crazy and unconventional ideas. That is the great part of this agency, that it allows you to think outside of the box and gives you the freedom and flexibility to work on your projects, bringing the best out of you.

The Berlin Team

The Berlin Team

During my time as a Junior Account Manager I took a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns promoting artists and the company. I looked after clients and projects, but of course under supervision from the senior staff. I was able to attend artists’ events and got the chance to organise one by myself in Berlin (which was great!). I wrote and distributed press releases and kept updating, developing and working on social networking sites for WildKat PR and my clients.

Bringing all this together, I just want to thank the whole WildKat PR family for this amazing and unforgettable time where I not only gained so much experience in the different aspects of the field, but also learnt a huge amount, especially about teamwork and myself. We’re not saying goodbye forever, because who knows what the future will bring 🙂

All the best,

Vivienne

(Written on July 28, 2016 )

In our news today, PRS for Music Foundation has launched a new fund and resource, Cardiff Singer announces the first judges and The Metropolitan Opera has announced their new concertmaster. Also, 13 year old jazz pianist Joey Alexander presents his new debut song and nearly 4,000 young people to receive free instruments and tuition.

Classical News

Classical Music Magazine

PRS for Music Foundation launches Resonate initiative

PRS for Music Foundation has launched Resonate, a new fund and resource intended to encourage professional orchestras to programme British music from the past 25 years.

Cardiff Singer announces first judges

Thomas Quasthoff and Sumi Jo will join the jury for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017.

New York Times

Met Opera’s new Concertmaster: The Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi

The Metropolitan Opera announced Thursday that its next concertmaster would be the young Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi, who has appeared with orchestras around the world and played last season with the electic, genre-bending string trio Time for Three.

Jazz pianist Joey Alexander turns 13 and debuts new song ‘City Lights’

A couple of weeks ago the jazz pianist Joey Alexander turned 13. Given the unusual arc of his young career, it shouldn’t be a surprise that he celebrated onstage with his trio, at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival.

ArtsProfessional

Nearly 4,000 young people to receive free instruments and tuition

Eight London state schools are to be supported over four years by £2.8m in funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.

Klassik heute

25 Jahre Ensemble Musikfabrik

Seit mittlerweile 25 Jahren prägt das Ensemble Musikfabrik die musikalische Avantgarde. Inzwischen nicht nur ein internationales Spitzenensemble für Neue Musik hat es sich zu einer vitalen Produktionsstätte, zu einem Impulsgeber der Gegenwart entwickelt.

Musik heute

Saisonbilanz: Semperoper erhöht Auslastung

Die Dresdner Semperoper zieht zum Ende der Spielzeit 2015/16 eine positive Bilanz. Die Auslastung lag bei 92,9 Prozent damit höher als in der vorherigen Saison (91,1 Prozent).

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Geir Lysne ab September 2016 neuer Chefdirigent der NDR Bigband

Der norwegische Dirigent, Bandleader und Arrangeur Geir Lysne ist ab September 2016 Chefdirigent der NDR Bigband. Er wird das Jazzorchester an mindestens 60 Tagen pro Saison leiten.

Twitter

Sugo Music Group @SugoMusicGroup Counterpoint: Minnesota Sinfonia has brought classical music to diverse audiences for three …

Top Classical News @topcmnews Study Gives Scientific Explanation For F-Holes In Violins

Black Dress Code @black_dresscode It’s today… Here’s a video of some cows enjoying :

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Photography: Ruth Kilapatrick

(Written on July 8, 2016 )

Legendary American composer Steve Reich has permitted the creation of a film accompaniment to his masterpiece Different Trains for the very first time in its 28 year history. For this site-specific performance, presented by Metal, filmmaker and artist Bill Morrison has collaborated with Steve Reich to create a film accompaniment to the Grammy Award-winning work.

Bill Morrison will work with Steve Reich to create a new film commission from archive film stock of train travel during WWII gathered from archives in continental Europe and the US. Metal will present the audio-visual, site-specific performance in an open-air concert at Edge Hill Station in Liverpool, one of the oldest active passenger railway stations in the world.

Edge Hill Station, Liverpool - Entire Station from bridge

In September 1830 passengers were carried by train between two cities for the first time ever, travelling from Liverpool to Manchester via Edge Hill Station. This performance will encourage audiences to return to this site to reflect upon the extraordinary social, political and economic consequences of that moment, and in particular the role of the railways during World War II.

Steve Reich, Sound Intermedia and the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) will collaborate to perform this site-specific presentation. The event will also feature a supporting presentation of Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, performed by Mats Bergström.

The performance on the 29th September will take place just days before Steve Reich’s 80th birthday, and will take place in the presence of the composer.

Different Trains (1988), for string quartet and tape, was inspired by the journeys Reich made between New York and Los Angeles during World War II and that, had he lived in Europe, he may have been forced to travel in Holocaust trains instead

A high-profile Kickstarter campaign will contribute to the funding of the project.

(Written on July 5, 2016 )