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In today’s news: Guildhall School announces autumn 2017 season, Operalia 2017 winners announced, and Los Angeles Philharmonic Announce New Assistant Conductor. Song Aa wins Vareler composer’s prize, George Li publishes debute album at Warner Classics, and application opens for “European School Music Prize”.

Classical Music Magazine

Ex Cathedra announces 2017/18 season

Ex Cathedra’s 2017/18 season will feature repertoire ranging from Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts to new works by Roxanna Panufnik and Alec Roth.

Music Teacher

Guildhall School announces autumn 2017 season

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s autumn 2017 season includes the launch of the Guildhall Studio Orchestra, performances of Menotti’s The Consul, and a concert curated by alumnus Thomas Adès.

Opera Now

Operalia 2017 winners announced

Romanian soprano Adela Zaharia and South African tenor Levy Sekgapane have been named as winners of the 2017 Operalia Competition. Both singers receive $30,000 (£22,700).

The Violin Channel

Los Angeles Philharmonic Announce New Assistant Conductor

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has this week announced the appointment of former Dudamel Conducting Fellow, Chilean conductor Paolo Bortolameolli as their new Assistant Conductor – for the 2017/18 season.

The Strad

Inaugural Paganini Festival in Genoa announces programme

Festival tied to long-running Paganini Prize will feature performances on ‘The Cannon’ Guarneri.

Limelight

New Zealand orchestra rehearses in funeral home

The Marlborough Civic Orchestra in New Zealand’s South Island has found a uniquely quiet space in which to practise.

Pizzicato

Cleveland Institute of Music is leveraging diversity

The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) is now accepting applications for the inaugural class of its new Minority Artist Fellowship (MAF) program for African-American and Latino Students.

Klassik.com

Vareler Kompositionspreis für Song Aa

Die koreanische Komponistin Song Aa belegte im Rahmen des diesjährigen Wettbewerbs “Vareler Kompositionspreis” den ersten Platz.

Klassik Heute

Pianist George Li veröffentlicht Debüt-CD bei Warner Classics

George Li, Silbermedaillist des internationalen Tschaikowsky-Wettbewerbs 2015, ist exklusiv bei Warner Classics und legt diesen Herbst sein Debütalbum vor.

Codex Flores

Ausschreibung des Europäischen Schulmusik Preises

Für den mit 21’000 Euro höchstdotierten Preis für instrumentalen Schulmusikunterricht, den Europäische Schulmusik Preis (ESP) ist die Bewerbung offen.

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Unverwechselbar, ob bei Oper oder Kunstlied – Gundula Janowitz zum 80. Geburtstag.

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(Written on August 2, 2017 )

In today’s news: New Holst scores discovered, Amy Wheatly joins Ministry of Sound, and girl peforms own jazz composition. Audience jury wanted, Moritz Puschke to be director of ION, and Münchner Philharmoniker to play Bruckner’s Symphonies 1,3 and 4.

The Guardian

Original Gustav Holst scores discovered in New Zealand library

Experts believe one of the works, Folk Songs from Somerset, has not been played or heard in more than a centur

The Violin Channel

Stage 2 Semi-Finalists Announced at America’s Cooper International Violin Competition

The 10 Stage 2 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition – Including VC Rising Star Johan Dalene

The Strad

Violinist prevented from taking 1709 Stradivarius on rail replacement bus

Christian Svarfvar claims he was forced to place his valuable violin in the luggage compartment after the driver refused him entry into Stockholm

Cmuse

The 5-year-old girl performs her own jazz composition

Elina Martirosyan is a 5-year-old prodigy. From the age of 4, she composes new jazz standards and then performs them on different instrument

Music Business Worldwide

Amy Wheatley joins Ministry of Sound as General Manager

Wheatley was previously at Three Six Zero where she was Head of UK Marketing, working on acts including Calvin Harris, Travis Scott and Hurts.

WDRB.com

Louisville Orchestra Inc. and Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra reach 3-year agreement

The Louisville Orchestra Inc. and Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra announced Tuesday a three-year contract agreement slated to run through May 31, 2020.

Der Tagesspiegel

Publikumsjury gesucht

Beim Jugendorchestertreffen im Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt entscheiden die Hörer, wer den Komponistenpreis gewinnt

Berliner Morgenpost

Berliner Kurator übernimmt Kirchenmusik-Festival

Der Berliner Kulturmanager und Kurator Moritz Puschke übernimmt 2019 die Leitung des Nürnberger Kirchenmusik-Festivals ION.

Concerti

„Tradition ist nicht die Anbetung der Asche“

Es soll der Auftakt zum Bruckner-Zyklus schlechthin werden: Im Rahmen des Internationalen Brucknerfests spielen die Münchner Philharmoniker unter der Leitung ihres Chefdirigenten Valery Gergiev die Sinfonien 1, 3 und 4 in Linz ein.

 

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(Written on July 19, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has announced on his website that he will be withdrawing from opera performances from now on. Renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim opens a project that marks the culmination of the leading musician and conductor’s life’s work in bringing together musicians from the Middle East. London Philharmonic Orchestra has launched the LPO Junior Artists Programme in a bid to promote diversity and inclusion. Also, the 17-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been given a lifelong loan of a 1610 Amati cello.

Opera Now Magazine

Hvorostovsky withdraws from opera ‘for the foreseeable future’

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has announced that he is withdrawing from opera performances ‘for the foreseeable future’.

The Guardian

Daniel Barenboim opens Berlin music academy for Middle East students

Composer says school, which will take in 90 new talents from the region each year, is ‘attempt at creating peace through music’.

Music Teacher Magazine

London Philharmonic Orchestra launches LPO Junior Artists Programme

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has launched the LPO Junior Artists Programme in a bid to promote diversity and inclusion.

CMUSE

17-year-old musician given lifelong loan of 1610 Amati cello

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year award in May, has been given a lifelong loan of a 1610 Amati cello.

The Strad

Violinist Amalia Hall named Orchestra Wellington concertmaster

The 27-year-old New Zealand-born artist will join the ensemble from its first subscription concert in May next year.

nmz

Erste Teile des Mailänder Ricordi-Archivs übers Internet einsehbar

Tausende Dokumente der italienischen Operngeschichte sind ab sofort über das Internet einsehbar. Nach mehrjähriger Vorarbeit ist ein erster Teil des „Archivio Storico Ricordi“ in Mailand für die Öffentlichkeit nutzbar.

Der Tagesspiegel

Zuhören ist die größte Kunst

Daniel Barenboim feiert den Geburtstag von Michael Naumann, hält Lobreden auf Deutschland und betont am Tag ihrer Eröffnung, dass die Akademie keine Friedensengel ausbilde.

Musik Heute

“Madama Butterfly” im TV mit Zuschauerrekord

Die Liveübertragung von Giacomo Puccinis “Madama Butterfly” aus der Mailänder Scala hat am Mittwochabend die höchste Einschaltquote erreicht, die je bei einer Opernübertragung im italienischen Fernsehen verzeichnet worden ist. 12,5 Millionen Italiener verfolgten die Premierenvorstellung zur Eröffnung der neuen Spielzeit.

Klassik.com

Leipziger Grundschule soll nach Dirigent Kurt Masur benannt werden

Der im vergangenen Dezember verstorbene Dirigent Kurt Masur soll Namenspate einer Leipziger Grundschule werden. Sozialbürgermeister Thomas Fabian zufolge habe die Schule nach intensiver Beschäftigung mit Masur und seinen Idealen ein Konzept entwickelt, wie die Bezugnahme auf Kurt Masur im Schulalltag konkretisiert werden kann.

Bariton Dmitri Hvorostovsky muss pausieren

Der russische Bariton Dmitri Hvorostovsky kann bis auf weiteres nicht an Opernbühnen auftreten. Krankheitsbedingte Gleichgewichtsprobleme stehen Auftritten in Operninszenierungen entgegen.

Twitter

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Christian Thielemann joins London’s Royal Academy http://dlvr.it/MrQbqN #ClassicalMusic

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Jonas Kaufmann cancels his last date of the year http://dlvr.it/MrPQcn #ClassicalMusic

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1967 Birth of American violinist @JoshuaBellMusic 🎂 Best wishes! #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

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Photo: Pavel Antonov

(Written on December 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Telegraph reports that the Royal Albert Hall is to screen Jurassic Park with a live orchestra, tragedy for New Zealand symphony orchestra and BBC Music Magazine becomes Apple Music’s first classical music curator. Also, music fest grows younger with time in Laguna Beach

The Telegraph

Royal Albert Hall to screen Jurassic Park with a live orchestra

Steven Spielberg’s classic 1993 film will have its first-ever UK orchestral screening this November

Classic fm

Tragedy as symphony orchestra’s bassoonist killed by train

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra mourns its Associate Principal Bassoon who was killed after being hit at a level crossing in the New Zealand city

Classical-music.com

BBC Music Magazine becomes Apple Music’s first classical music curator

Exclusive classical playlists hosted on Apple Music

Laguna Beach Independent  

Music Fest Grows Younger with Time

Classical music will mix with contemporary compositions in a trio of concerts at Laguna Playhouse Feb. 12-14 during the run of the annual Laguna Beach Music Festival

Die Zeit

Yep, dieses Klassikding

Die preisgekrönte TV-Serie “Mozart In The Jungle” ist so etwas wie “Big Bang Theory” mit Musik statt Physik

NMZ

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik: die Bestenliste 1/2016 ist erschienen

Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (PdSK) hat seine erste Vierteljahresliste 2016 veröffentlicht

Klassik-heute

NDR Sinfonieorchester wird zum NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Für das NDR Sinfonieorchester beginnt im Januar 2017 eine neue Ära. Es zieht als Residenzorchester in die Elbphilharmonie ein – und ändert aus diesem Anlass seinen Namen

France Musique

L’Orchestre national de chambre du Danemark survivra grâce à des fonds privés

L’Orchestre national de chambre du Danemark a annoncé que trois fondations privées allaient désormais garantir son activité jusqu’en 2018

Factmag

SoundCloud could be forced to close after $44m losses

A report casts “significant doubt on the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.”

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New York Times Arts @nytimesarts Critic’s Notebook: The Grammys: What Makes an Album of the Year? ‪nyti.ms/1RtvwCo

Culture Republic @culture_public Inspiration for your 2016 marketing plan! Here are some of our favourite resources: ‪bit.ly/1V8dxR1 ‪#arts ‪#marketing

London Symphony Orch @londonsymphony Sending our very best wishes across the pond to ‪@BaltSymphony on their 100th birthday today. Welcome to the 100 club! ‪#BSObirthday

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Jurassic Park/ The Telegraph

(Written on February 12, 2016 )

Classic FM Online

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to retire from opera stage?

New Zealand opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has suggested that she will retire from the opera stage, on the eve of her 70th birthday.

Leonard Slatkin encourages concert audience to use mobile phone cameras

Conductor Leonard Slatkin surprised attendees at a Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert by encouraging them to take photos and videos of the performance with their phones, and to post them on the internet via social media.

Gramophone

Founder of Lyrita Richard Itter has died

Richard Itter was the founder of Lyrita Recorded Edition as a mail-order subscription label in 1959 (with the first LPs issued the following year) and over the next 32 years created a superb catalogue of largely orchestral British music.

Daily Mail

CHRIS DEERIN: I adore classical music. How can I pass the baton to a new generation?

Chris Deerin on Classical Music

Rafael Bonachela: From Madonna to JS Bach

Sydney Dance Co’s AD used to chose Madonna over flamenco, but nowadays it’s classical that sets his toes tapping.

The Telegraph

iTunes Festival may force imminent iOS 7.1 update

A well-connected Apple blogger claims that iOS 7.1 will be released within days as it is needed to support new features to allow the upcoming iTunes Festival in Texas to be live-streamed to devices around the world

Die Welt

Wanderhuren aus dem finsteren Zeitalter der Oper

Lange waren Barockopern etwas für Nerds. Heute gibt es eine ganze Industrie, die sie als gefühlige Events vermarktet. Wie die Alte Musik die Klassikbranche und die Seelen retten soll.
Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on March 5, 2014 )

The Guardian

The footballer who became a baritone and performed with Pavarotti

Jeff Taylor the footballing baritone’s story starts on the school football pitches of Huddersfield

London Jazz News

EFG London Jazz Festival Preview: Sebastian Scotney On Jazz Line-Up Tomorrow Saturday 9th at 6:00pm

Make sure you tune into BBC Radio 3 this Saturday the 9th, when Sebastian will be a guest on Claire Martin’s Jazz Line-Up with a round-up preview of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2013

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

MSO chorus director arrested in undercover park-sex sting

Lee E. Erickson, Chorus Director of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra accused of exposing himself in Grant Park bathroom

Classic FM Online

Free cocktails for concert-goers in London

Concert-goers in London will be given a free cocktail to enjoy after classical music concerts, thanks to a new scheme called Pick & Mix

John Suchet wins International Radio Personality of the Year

Classic FM’s John Suchet has been named International Radio Personality of the Year at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards

Lorde’s ‘Royals’ gets classical version with two double basses

‘Royals’ by Lorde has been given a classical reworking by two double bass players, the week after it topped the UK singles charts

Culture Map Houston

Houston radio station fires its main on-air talent: A classical music bloodbath?

The Front Row, a radio series that regularly featured local artists and nonprofit arts organizations, is history as main classical music personalities are laid off

Berliner Zeitung

Nach dem Fragen kommt das Jubeln

Gibt es überhaupt noch etwas Neues zu erleben beim Hören klassischer Musik? Und ist es anders bei sogenannter Neuer Musik? Beim „NoonSong“ samstags um 12 in der Kirche am Hohenzollernplatz darf jedenfalls das Vaterunser mitgesungen werden

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on November 8, 2013 )

The Guardian

Behold the Messiah: 21 of the finest Stradivarius instruments go on show

Ashmolean museum in Oxford stages first UK exhibition devoted to the master violin maker, Antonio Stradivari.

 

Classic FM

Stephen Hough auctioning his piano today

British-Australian pianist Stephen Hough is to auction one of his pianos this afternoon via The Piano Auctions Company.

 

Classical music makes New Zealand hens lay larger eggs

A New Zealand vineyard has discovered that playing classical music to its resident hens has made their eggs noticeably larger.

 

Gramophone

Two Britten world premieres to take place in Birmingham and London

Birmingham Conservatoire students perform Chaos and Cosmos, while Camerata Nordica perform Elegy for strings at the Proms.

 

Planet Hugill

Troy Story

The Orchestra of the Swan in collaboration with Talking Birds and six Birmingham Schools have come up with Troy Story an ‘intergalactic opera’.

 

Der Tagesspiegel

Was sind Kulturgüter wert? Austausch und Ausnahme

Europa und die USA wollen ein Freihandelsabkommen schließen. Kulturgüter müssen daovn ausgenommen sein – sagen Politiker vieler europäischer Länder.

 

Violinist Cecelia Stinton plays a beechback Stradivarius violin

 

The Guardian

(Written on June 13, 2013 )

Classic FM

Mozart Effect to stop crime in New Zealand?

New Zealand shop-owners have found a novel way of deterring crime – the music of Mozart

Gramophone

The Met: Live in HD announces 2013-14 season

Ten live Metropolitan Opera transmissions, including four new productions, will take place in 64 countries

BBC (via musicalchairs.info)

Bulgaria violin ‘may be Stradivarius stolen in London’

A violin recovered following a police operation in Bulgaria could be a Stradivarius made in 1696 which was stolen from a central London station

Courier Journal (via musicalchairs.info)

Louisville Orchestra and musicians reach 3-year contract

Three-year agreement calls for freezing wages for two years

Classical Source

New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow To Join Music Academy Of The West Faculty

Violinist Glenn Dicterow, the longest-serving concertmaster in the history of the New York Philharmonic, will join the celebrated string faculty at the Music Academy of the West for the Academy’s 2014 Summer School and Festival, campus officials have announced

Classical Source

Ava June Dies Aged 81

The English (London-born) soprano Ava June (Ava June Cooper, by marriage) has died at the age of 81

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Classic FM

(Written on March 6, 2013 )

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc

New Zealand to chop national orchestra?

New Zealand government has published a discussion paper on the future of New Zealand’s five orchestras….

Sad loss: orchestra player dies in English Channel swim 

Paraic Casey, a viola player in the Cork Symphony Orchestra dies in the bid to raise money for a Cork hospice.

‘From Buchenwald to Carnegie Hall’ pianist has died  

Marian Filar, who survived seven Nazi concentration camps dies at the age of 94.

The Independent 

Sound of Versailles comes to the Proms

Kate Youde talks to the students recreating Louis XIII’s orchestra

Classic FM 

Lang Lang carries London 2012 Olympic torch

Lang Lang takes part in the Olympic torch relay on Sunday.

HJ Lim takes on her musical monsters 

Pianist HJ Lim talks to Classic FM about stage fright and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Jamie Crick.

Anne Dudley’s Owl and the Pussycat   

Composer Anne Dudley talks to Classic FM about her floating opera

The Telegraph 

Russian Opera Singer withdraws from Bayreuth festival over Swastika tattoo 

Russian Bass-Baritone Evgeny Nikitin is forced to pull out of German festival because of Nazi tattoos on his chest.

(Written on July 23, 2012 )

NY Times 

Kid Rock to Team Up With Detroit Symphony

Kid Rock has agreed to do a benefit concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to help raise money for that cash-strapped symphony

LA Times 

South Korean conductor to travel to North Korea

Classical music has often served as a form of soft diplomacy in cases of Cold War detente.

Gramophone 

Get ready for Music Nation!

Amateurs and professionals join together for a music-packed weekend across the UK

The Telegraph 

Hayley Westenra shocked by proposal

Hayley Westenra, the soprano, reveals exactly what transpired when her French boyfriend, Arnaud Sabard, proposed to her on a secluded spot in New Zealand.

BBC Music Mag 

Beautifully performed Strauss from Christianne Stotijn

Download a free track performed by the mezzo-soprano

Yuja Wang on YouTube

Watch the brilliant young pianist play the Flight of the Bumblebee and Stravinsky’s Petrushka 

The spread of Venezuela’s ‘kindly virus’

Children from a deprived part of Scotland are the latest to discover the joy of making music thanks to the global growth of El Sistema

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(Written on February 28, 2012 )