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We are incredibly proud to announce that our founder, Kat Alder, has been shortlisted for the Arts and Culture category at the Women of the Future Awards 2018!

The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani in 2006, were conceived to provide a platform for the pipeline of female talent in the UK. 

The Arts and Culture award acknowledges the creative forces of the future – rising stars among performing and visual artists and those behind the scenes.

Kat founded WildKat PR 10 years ago in 2008 and the agency has since gone from strength to strength, opening the Berlin office in 2014, with Paris set for 2019.

With this nomination Kat is following in impressive footsteps, with Emma Mooney from Northern Ballet taking the Arts and Culture prize last year. Last year’s nominees from other categories hail from such well-known brands and organisations as the English National Opera, the Bank of England and BT.

Another congratulations goes to Ella Marchment: opera director, founder of SWAP’ra, and a previous WildKat client. Ella co-founded SWAP’ra in response to a frustration with the unconscious gender bias in the industry and to provide a supportive platform to effect positive change for women and parents in opera.

The full list of this year’s nominees for the Arts and Culture award is as follows:

Kathleen Alder, WildKat PR
Leaf Arbuthnot, The Sunday Times
Joanna Ham, HAM
Ella Marchment, SWAP’ra

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 14th November 2018 in London. Best of luck to all nominees!

(Written on September 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Warner Classics to issue a concerto recording of Leeds International Piano Competition. The New York Philharmonic is reportedly thinking about changing its dress code. Australian Helpmann Award nominations announced. Karabits contract with Weimar orchestra not extended. How to arrange a concert during the World Cup. Bachfest in Leipzig reaches record audience numbers. Guennadi Rojdestvenski passes away.

Gramophone

Warner Classics and Leeds International Piano Competition strike a deal

The record label will release a recording, both on CD and digitally, shortly after the September finals, ‘featuring The Leeds winner, or a finalist of their choice’ playing a Concerto with the Hallé conducted by Edward Gardner, and a selection of recital repertoire from the earlier rounds.

The Guardian

Rising clarinet star’s ex-girlfriend must pay $375,000 for trying to sabotage his career

Ontario court calls case of Eric Abramovitz, whose girlfriend faked a rejection letter from his dream school, ‘despicable interference’.

Rhinegold

New partnership for Wigmore Hall and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Wigmore Hall and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition have announced a partnership, which will allow all five of the competition’s Song Prize finalists to give a debut recital at Wigmore Hall.

iNews

Women could finally wear the trousers thanks to a sartorial revolution in classical music

The New York Philharmonic is reportedly thinking about changing its dress code. Currently female performers are required to wear floor-length black skirts or gowns for formal evening concerts.

Classic FM

New releases: Summer Night Concert 2018, Patrick Gallois – Francois Devienne Flute Concerto No.13

World exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases.

Limelight Magazine

2018 Helpmann Awards nominations announced

The nominations for the 2018 Helpmann Awards are in, with Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures’ much-lauded Muriel’s Wedding the Musical taking the lion’s share with 11 nods.

Pizzicato

Weimar verlängert Vertrag von Karabits nicht

Die Verhandlungen über eine Vertragsverlängerung des ukrainischen Dirigenten Kirill Karabits am Deutschen Nationaltheater Weimar sind gescheitert.

Concerti

Klassikkonkurrent Weltmeisterschaft?

Sommerzeit – Festivalzeit. Für viele Liebhaber klassischer Musik die schönste Zeit im Jahr. Denn jetzt lässt sich das Angenehme mit dem Angenehmen verbinden: Internationale Klangkörper und Künstler bevölkern nicht nur die Hauptstädte oder Ballungszentren, sondern ziehen im Rahmen akribisch geplanter Veranstaltungsreihen aufs Land.

klassik.com

Bachfest Leipzig 2018 mit Besucherrekord

Das Bachfest Leipzig kann auf eine weitere erfolgreiche Auflage des Festivals zurückschauen: So konnte der erst im Vorjahr aufgestellte Besucherrekord mit fast 80.000 Gästen aus 40 verschiedenen Ländern gebrochen werden.

Le Monde

Le chef d’orchestre russe Guennadi Rojdestvenski est mort

Le chef d’orchestre russe Guennadi Rojdestvenski est mort samedi 16 mai à l’âge de 87 ans. « Le Bolchoï est en deuil », a annoncé sur Twitter le théâtre moscovite, dont il avait dirigé l’orchestre en 2000 et 2001.

Twitter

Guennadi Rojdestvenski (c) Alexei Nikolsky

 

(Written on June 18, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news: why Wagner’s Die Meistersinger strikes a chord in the age of Brexit, and classical music schow hits wrong note in ‘extravagance’ row.  Apple Music partners with Royal College of  Music. Conductor Ton Koopman as a guest of Berlin’s Orchestra Academy, and Dresden rebuilds an arts centre. A portrait of pianist Gerhard Oppitz, and a guide to 2017’s bold, inventive Oscar’s Music, and the artistic director of English National Opera is the “wrong man for the job.”

The Guardian

Why Wagner’s Die Meistersinger strikes a chord in the age of Brexit

Embraced by the Nazis, Wagner’s operatic masterpiece has long been shrouded in controversy. Its debate about cultural unity is now more relevant than ever

Birmingham Mail

Classical music show hits wrong note in ‘extravagance’ row

A £100,000 subsidised summer outdoor classical music concert in Sutton Park has been branded a costly vanity project by opposition councillors.

Music Week

Apple Music partners with Royal College of Music for classical playlist curation

The first playlist is designed to highlight the RCM’s prestigious history, featuring works from British composers linked with the conservatoire, including Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams, along with some of the famed musical manuscripts in its collection.

Der Tagesspiegel

Entdecker bei der Arbeit

Ein aufschlussreicher Abend mit dem Dirigenten Ton Koopman und den jungen Musikerinnen und Musikern der Orchesterakademie.

Dresden kann auch anders

Das ehemalige Kraftwerk Mitte ist zum Kulturzentrum geworden. Auch die Staatsoperette residiert jetzt hier.

concerti

Pilot mit Bodenhaftung

Kaum ein Pianist beherrscht ein so großes Repertoire so formvollendet wie Gerhard Oppitz. Nur eine Sache liegt ihm nicht: Eitelkeit

npr music

The Ones Who Dream: A Guide To 2017’s Bold, Inventive Oscars Music

When it comes to music, the Oscars often get it wrong. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tends to wobble in the Best Score category, nominating old hands with familiar names but frequently rewarding strangers who emerge out of left field and then disappear from the scene

The Times

Poisoned ENO is run by the wrong people, says top tenor

The artistic director of English National Opera is the “wrong man for the job” and its chief executive is out of her depth, according to one of its most prominent performers

Twitter

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(Written on February 27, 2017 )

BBC Music Magazine has nominated the ACCENTUS Music recording of Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing Mahler’s 9th Symphony for its prestigious award. The winner is decided online by the public – click here to vote for the ACCENTUS entry. Voting is open until the 29th February.

Having previously been described as “strongly recommended” by Gramophone Magazine, this DVD has already received widespread critical acclaim. In 2011, Andrew Clark in the Financial Times wrote “this DVD of last summer’s fabulously fluid performance with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra is an important release” and BBC Music Magazine reviewer David Nice wrote: “Finest concert DVD ever? I think so.”

The ACCENTUS release of Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra playing Mahler’s 9th Symphony is available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray worldwide.

 

(Written on January 13, 2012 )