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WildKat PR is very pleased to be working with composer and pianist Andrew James Johnson on his upcoming album release and concert, following the launch of his new brand.

Olivia Brown, Head of Creative Strategy and Marketing, says: “Working alongside our in-house design team classicalmusicdesign, WildKat has created a brand and visual identity for Andrew that truly represents both his bold, friendly personality and his enchanting yet sensitive compositions. We’re very much looking forward to continuing our collaboration, and sharing Andrew’s debut album with the press and music industry.”

Andrew is a composer and pianist who grew up in Birmingham, England, and despite having no formal training on the piano in his childhood, immersed himself in the works of Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin. After his parents agreed to pay for lessons, Andrew’s eagerness and innate musicality developed rapidly into a passion for piano performance, before he moved onto composition.

Andrew began to draw upon a combination of classical training and contemporary influences, completing a BA in Composition at the London College of Music.  His compositional style combines rich harmonic language with expansive pianistic techniques, revealing the influence of the Romantic-era composers that so inspired him in his youth.

In the years that followed his graduation from the LCM, Andrew undertook commissions for film, television and theatre. Credits include televised advertisements for HSBC and Timotei. Andrew’s compositions take inspiration from everyday life, and his creative process makes use of the full tonal range of the keyboard, drawing on influences from his role models Max Richter and Philip Glass.

We are thrilled to be working with Andrew on his debut album release ‘Winter’s Heart’, due for release in November 2017.

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(Written on August 14, 2017 )

Classical News

Guardian

La Philharmonie de Paris: is this a new musical and social future for Paris?

The controversial concert hall might not have been quite finished and its architect might have elected to stay away from the opening concert, but it still sounded amazing, reports Tom Service

The Times

The Paris Philharmonie beats any concert hall in London

In a week of funerals and post-mortems, France desperately needs a mood lifter. However, the question is whether the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall will provide it.

Classic FM

Oscar nominations: Alexandre Desplat leads nominations for best soundtrack

The nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Score have been announced.

BBC Music Magazine

Vote in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015!

Choose the best classical recordings of 2014

Gramophone

Video: the launch of Ólafur Arnalds’s Chopin Project – with a twist at the end!

Pianist Alice Sara Ott and composer Ólafur Arnalds show some surprising hidden talents…

Zeit Online

In der Kapelle brennt noch Licht

Vor 500 Jahren begann die Entwicklung der Orchester in Deutschland. Jetzt wurden sie als immaterielles Unesco-Weltkulturerbe geadelt.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Eine Provokation der Muslime ist das nicht

In dem kleinen Theater „Ciné13“ auf dem Montmartre war seit längerem ein Theaterstück über die Liebe zwischen einer Niederländerin und einem Jemeniten geplant. Nun ist es vorzeitig abgesetzt worden.

Die Welt

Ein Fanal für die Freiheit im Namen der Künste

Acht Tage früher hätte Frankreichs Präsident einfach einen schönen, langersehnten Konzertsaal eröffnet. Jetzt weihte Francois Hollande die neue Pariser Philharmonie als stolzes Symbol der Kunst ein.

Musik Heute

“Akademie Musiktheater heute” startet 15. Stipendien-Ausschreibung

Studenten und Berufsanfänger können sich vom (heutigen) Donnerstag an um ein Stipendium der “Akademie Musiktheater heute” bewerben.

El Mundo

Nouvel boicotea su obra

El Premio Pritzker no asiste a la apertura de ‘su’ Filarmónica de París por no respetarse las pruebas de acústica que cree necesarias.

Twitter

Alexandra Coghlan ‏@AlexaCoghlan: What’s new classical soap Mozart in the Jungle really like? @dfordalrymple tells it like it is http://bit.ly/1ubUFCB

London Symphony Orch @londonsymphony: Back on it this morning: rehearsals for Sunday’s concert are go. A warm welcome to Xian Zhang and Valentina Lisitsa http://bit.ly/17ODAtY 

Help Musicians UK ‏@HelpMusiciansUK: What do you love about #HelpMusiciansUK? Take a look back over our highlights http://bit.ly/1sxBiIL 

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The opening concert at the Paris Philharmonie
Photo: Charles Platiau / AFP / Getty Images

(Written on January 16, 2015 )

The Telegraph

Sakari Oramo: ‘Britain was my destiny’

Finland’s Sakari Oramo talks to Ivan Hewett about the challenges of becoming the BBCSO’s new chief conductor – and his uncanny sense of homecoming

Gramophone

Setting up a classical ensemble in the current climate is hard, but bowing to popular tastes is not the way

The London International Players are helping to bring classical music to new audiences

Arts Journal

Renée Fleming cancels UK for family emergency

Renée Fleming has cancelled a keenly-awaited orchestral concert in Oxford today. Her replacement will be Sylvia Schwarz

The Guardian

Just don’t call it ‘indie classical’

Nico Muhly, Olafur Arnalds and new generation of composers are successfully transposing classical tropes to a rock setting

ABQ Journal

New classical music organization debuts

Led by Artistic Director David Oberg, ‘Orchestra of Discovery’ in Albuquerque debuts Tuesday, Nov. 5 as small chamber ensemble

Incorporated Society of Musicians

HMRC agrees to reverse National Insurance rules

Good news for professional musicians as HMRC agrees to reverse National Insurance rules

Digital Music News

Head North: Ontario Sets Aside $45 Million to Fund Its Music Industry…

The province of Ontario has set aside $45 million CAD (~$43M USD) for a new Ontario Music Fund

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Zeitlos überwältigend

Es klingt wie ein wehmütiges, spätes Wiedersehen: Anne-Sophie Mutter hat nach fast 30 Jahren wieder ein Studioalbum mit den Berliner Philharmonikern aufgenommen. Auf “Dvořák” interpretiert die große deutsche Geigerin ein leidenschaftlich-romantisches Violinkonzert

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

 

(Written on November 4, 2013 )