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In today’s news: Vienna State Ballet appoints new director. Meet the 11 year old composers who wowed the New York Philharmonic. Deutsche Oper in Berlin offers a week of reduced price opera. Jessica Curry becomes London Oriana Choir composer-in-residence. Glyndebourne announces new programme for young orchestral player and female composers.

New York Times

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

It was the kind of debut most musicians only dream of: a world-class orchestra, tens of thousands of listeners. At its outdoor parks concerts last week, the New York Philharmonic performed works by two 11-year-old girls, Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millar — newcomers to the world of composing.

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Jessica Curry becomes London Oriana Choir composer-in-residence

The London Oriana Choir has appointed British composer Jessica Curry composer-in-residence for its five15 project, an initiative that promotes women composers.

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Glyndebourne announces new programmes for female composers and young orchestral players

Balancing the Score: supporting female composers is a new development scheme exclusively for female composers. It will offer up to four women the chance to spend two years immersed in life at Glyndebourne, attending rehearsals and meeting professional opera makers and performers.

The Telegraph

Hungarian State Opera axes Billy Elliot shows after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian State Opera has axed 15 performances of the hit musical Billy Elliot after poor ticket sales, blamed by the management on a homophobic campaign that claimed the show would “transform boys into homosexuals”.

Express

Career fear forced opera star back 3 weeks after birth

A leading opera soprano has told how she returned to the stage three weeks after giving birth because she feared for her future career.

The Times

UK singles chart to include music videos for the first time

The Official Charts Company will overhaul its rules to include music video streams and downloads for the first time. Unofficial videos and user-generated content featuring music will not count – but official videos played on YouTube, Apple, Tidal and Spotify in the UK will

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Martin Schläpfer übernimmt das Traditionsensemble

Martin Schläpfer wird Chef beim Wiener Staatsballett. Aber wie passen ein traditionsstarkes Ballett und sein Publikum zu einem Direktor, der sich tanzhistorisch nur in der Moderne auskennt?

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Tenor Jonas Kaufmann ausgezeichnet

Der Tenor Jonas Kaufmann ist zum “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” ernannt worden. Überreicht wurde ihm die Auszeichnung von Thomas Vautraver, Leiter des Institut Français in München.

Klassik Heute

Deutsche Oper Berlin bietet eine Woche lang Oper zum kleinen Preis

Zum Beginn der neuen Spielzeit bietet die Deutsche Oper Berlin Musiktheater hautnah. Bei den vier Vorstellungen vom 25. bis 31. August kann man zum Einheitspreis von 25 Euro auf allen Plätzen Die Zauberflöte (am 25. und 26.), La Traviata (30.) oder den Barbier von Sevilla (31.) erleben oder beim großen Eröffnungsfest am 1. September hinter die Kulissen blicken – bei der Eröffnungskampagne „Auf, Auf!(takt)“ gibt es eine Woche lang Oper als Intensiverlebnis für jedermann.

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Valery Gergiev y la Orquesta del Mariinsky llegan al Festival de Granada por partida doble

Durante el próximo fin de semana, los días 30 de junio y 1 de julio, el prestigioso director de orquesta ruso Valery Gergiev visitará el Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada al frente de la Orquesta del Teatro Mariinsky.

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Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millar — newcomers to the world of composing (c) Celeste Sloman for The New York Times

(Written on June 25, 2018 )

In today’s news: Australian National Piano Awards finalists have been announced. Mariinsky Orchestra performs inaugural concerts at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia. Open air opera in Berlin attracts audience of 62,000 people. Manuscript of Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ to go to auction. Conducting student to become new artistic assistant with the Sächsischen Bläserphilharmonie. Royal Academy of Music and Edition Records announce winner of 2018 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. Aram Khachaturian International Competition announces winner.

Limelight Magazine

Australian National Piano Award Finalists Announced

The finalists have been announced for the 2018 Australian National Piano Award, with 14 pianists going on to compete for $68,000 in cash and prizes in Shepparton, Victoria, in September.

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Mariinsky Orchestra inaugurated concert hall in Saudi Arabia

Russian Mariinsky Orchestra played the inaugural concerts at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra). The center, located in the eastern city of Dhahran, is to become a cultural hub for the Saudi Kingdom.

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Leonidas Kavakos signs to Sony Classical

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos has signed to Sony Classical. His first solo project with Sony is Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Following this he will record Bach’s complete solo Sonatas and Partitas.

Rhinegold

First RCM Yamaha Clarinet Prize winner announced

Lewis Graham has won the inaugural Royal College of Music (RCM) Yamaha Clarinet Prize. The prize was open to RCM students in their second year of an undergraduate music degree who had been awarded a distinction in their first-year recitals.

Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music and Edition Records announce vibraphonist and composer Jonny Mansfield as the 2018 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize winner

We are pleased to announce that Academy student, vibraphonist and composer Jonny Mansfield has won the 2018 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize.

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Aram Khachaturian International Competition announces winner

The winner of the Ninth Aram Khachaturian International Competition and Festival has been named as 19-year-old Andrei Ionita. Launched in Yerevan on June 6, this year’s competition focused on the cello and celebrated the 110th anniversary of its namesake, Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian.

iNews

It’s ‘one male genius after another in classical music’ – but what about women? asks soprano Danielle de Niese

Sleeping with a “maestro” has helped some female classical musicians win better roles, the opera star Danielle de Niese has suggested. Although she has never been sexually harassed herself, the Australian-born singer said female colleagues had used sex for career advancement.

The New York Times

‘Sutra’ Returns to Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival this fall will offer a range of works, from Haydn to hip-hop dance to “Waiting for Godot.”

klassik.com

Paris: Opern-Manuskript von Mozart kommt unter den Hammer

In Paris kommt ein vierseitiges Manuskript der Hochzeit des Figaro von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart zur Versteigerung. Der Schätzwert des Entwurfes einer Szene aus dem letzten Akt der 1786 erschienenen Oper des Komponisten beläuft sich auf 500.000 Euro.

Kultur Radio

“Staatsoper für alle” lockt 62.000 Menschen

Erstmals seit 2012 fand die Veranstaltung wieder mit einem Open-Air-Konzert bei strahlendem Sonnenschein am Samstagmittag und einer Opern-Live-Übertragung am Sonntagabend in Berlin statt.

Musik Heute

Dirigierstudent wird Assistent bei Sächsischer Bläserphilharmonie

Der Dirigierstudent Benjamin Huth wird ab September 2018 künstlerischer Assistent bei der Sächsischen Bläserphilharmonie. Der 26-Jährige werde neben seinem Studium dem Chefdirigenten Thomas Clamor assistieren, teilte die Leipziger Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” am Montag mit.

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“Staatsoper für alle” in Berlin (c) rbb

(Written on June 19, 2018 )

Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein haben die Bamberger Symphoniker gestern ein Open-Air-Konzert im Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paolo gespielt. Auch wieder mit dabei: Ihr Fotobuch von Nora Gomringer und Andreas Herzau, im Hatje Cantz Verlag erschienen.

Die ganze Reise des Buches gibt es hier nachzulesen.

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(Written on May 23, 2016 )

The world is a big place with lots of exciting things to experience, especially in the classical music world. In the spirit of our New Year’s resolutions blog to try new things and set new goals, we were inspired to begin thinking about our classical music ambitions: orchestras we would love to see live, concert halls we want to visit, instruments we aspire to learn. As well as having a think ourselves, we asked you over on our Facebook and Twitter pages to send yours in too. Here they are:

Prom at the BBC Proms

As one of the best classical music festivals in the world, showcasing the best talent, Promming at the Proms is a longstanding tradition and therefore is a musical must. Standing in the arena or galleries offers an atmosphere unrivaled by buying a ticket and sitting. For only £5, you can experience some of the world’s greatest artists. We recommend joining the queue before 16:30 to ensure you get in.

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The Last Night of the BBC Proms 2014. Photo: (c) newarktwinning.com

The Last Night of the BBC Proms

Equally, the Last Night of the Proms is a spectacular, patriotic finale to a summer’s worth of music. The first half is a traditional concert whilst, during the second half, the Royal Albert Hall transforms into a sea of flag waving, national anthem singing extravaganza. With favourites such as Rule Britannia, Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem sung every year, it’s no wonder tickets are highly sought after and distributed via a ballot each year. Thankfully, Promming is still an option on the Last Night although you will need to get there much earlier than on a regular night!

The 2015 BBC Proms is announced on 23rd April

Go to an Opera or Ballet

Although the prospect of going to an opera or ballet for the first time can seem scary, The Telegraph have written a handy guide to etiquette at such events so you can enjoy the concert and look like a seasoned pro.

Sitting in an orchestra whilst they are playing

Carolin in our Berlin office suggested this great idea. Just imagine watching a pianist’s hands whiz over the keys or feeling the vibrations of the timpani!

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Go to Carols at Kings

One of our interns, Ruth, said she would like to go to the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College Cambridge one Christmas rather than just watching it on television. Guaranteed to get you in the festive mood.

Learn to play an unusual musical instrument

The world is full of violinists, why not take up the Chinese Yangqin?!

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A Chinese Yangqin. Photo found at Sonic Adventures

Visit the Philharmonie de Paris

Extremely topical at the moment as it only just opened this week (14th January 2015). Sarah, one of our Account Managers who suggested this, and others interested, should take a look at their upcoming season programme for more details.

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Go to an open air concert

Our founder, Kathleen Alder, suggested this one: going to an open air concert in a beautiful setting such as Scandinavia or somewhere in Iceland. Beethoven under the Northern Lights? Yes please!

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We’ve clearly got a lot to tick off our list! Keep tweeting us @WildKatPR with your suggestions-see you in Paris!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on January 16, 2015 )

The Independent

Sole bidder in the frame as decision on HMV’s fate draws near

The future of HMV, the failed entertainment chain, is likely to be decided over the coming days.

Classic FM

Music for Archbishop’s Enthronement revealed

Bach, Tallis, Tippett, Walton and more feature in the programme for the Enthronement service for the new Archbishop Of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

Huffington Post

Together, Science and Art Can Provide Answers in Search for Truth

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of UCF this year, we are reminded that the core benefit of an upper-level education is the opportunity to pursue and obtain insight and knowledge over blindness and ignorance.

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LSO announces second free concert in London’s Trafalgar Square

BMW LSO Open Air Classics event focuses on works by Berlioz

Classical Music Magazine

Winners announced for the inaugural Music Teacher Awards

On 20 March 2013 the winners were announced for the first ever Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.

Music Week

Stuart Galbraith joins Association of Independent Festivals

Kilimanjaro Live CEO Stuart Galbraith has joined the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) as a board member.

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(Written on March 22, 2013 )