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We’re very proud to share news that Ailie Robertson has been nominated for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for Achievement in New Music, part of the Scottish Awards for New Music.  This award marks ‘the achievement of a person or organisation that has contributed significantly to the new music sector in Scotland in 2016’.

 

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WildKat worked with Ailie last year on the release of her first classical single, Haven, which reached number two in the iTunes Classical Chart. She is currently a member of the RSNO Composers’ Hub, and was also awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship.

Ailie has won numerous competitions including The Sofia International Composition Competition, the SCO Composition Prize, and came second in the Oslo Grieg Competition.  Ailie works tirelessly to increase the profile and visibility of both traditional and contemporary music in Scotland.  In 2016 she curated and produced ‘Echoes and Traces’, a partnership between 8 Scottish composers, Cappella Nova, Historic Scotland and Sound and Music.

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The winners for all categories will be announced in Glasgow on March 8.

You can visit Ailie’s website here, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on January 27, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to announce that we are working with Ailie Robertson. Ailie is a composer, arranger, and harpist whose styles traverse the boundaries between folk, classical, and even jazz.

All of Ailie’s six recordings to date have focused on her folk influences. For her upcoming single release, however, Ailie has turned her attention to classical composition, in a work scored for string quartet and harp. Haven takes its inspiration from the Scottish ‘keening’ tradition, a type of vocal lament.

As a composer, Ailie has won numerous awards, including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Composition Prize, The Sofia International Composition Competition, and was runner-up in the 14th International Oslo Grieg Competition. She has received commissions from some of the UK’s most prestigious cultural institutions including the BBC, Creative Scotland, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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WildKat PR is looking forward to working with Ailie as she explores new directions for her music.

(Written on October 4, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that four of Scotland’s arts and education institutions will collaborate to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, a double bass is battered on a flight from Atlanta and Vasily Petrenko extends his contract with the Oslo Philharmonic. Also, The Western Gazette discusses the results of Armenia’s Classical Music Festival

Classical Music Magazine

Scottish arts institutions celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

Four of Scotland’s education and arts institutions will join forces for New Dreams, a programme of music, dance, drama and visual arts events in celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

Western Gazette

The 8th “Return” Classical Music Festival has summed up the results

The 8th “Return” Classical Music Festival, held owing to the support of Armenia’s leading telecommunications operator VivaCell-MTS, has become a unique cultural event for the Armenian audience and the foreign guests of the capital

BBC Music Magazine

Vasily Petrenko extends Oslo Philharmonic stay

In a year of major maestro moves from one orchestra to another, conductor Vasily Petrenko has bucked the trend by extending his contract with the Oslo Philharmonic until at least 2020

Classic FM

Double bassist ‘heartbroken’ after his instrument was mercilessly battered during a flight

Double bassist Colin Corner was flying from Atlanta with Southwest Airlines to play a concert in Rochester. His instrument did not have a good flight

Crescendo

Gustav Kuhn ist “Künstler des Jahres” in China

Gustav Kuhn ist für seine musikalischen Dienste in China mit einem der renommiertesten Auszeichnungen der chinesischen Musikszene ausgezeichnet worden

Pizzicato

Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt erhält Beethoven-Ring 2015

Der Beethoven-Ring 2015 geht an den Cellisten Nicolas Altstaedt. Das teilte der Vorsitzende der ‘Bürger für Beethoven’, Stephan Eisel mit

Klassik.com

Maler und Komponist Ernst Fuchs gestorben

Der österreichische Künstler Ernst Fuchs war vor allem als Maler und Mitbegründer der “Wiener Schule des Phantastischen Realismus” bekannt. Gleichzeitig war er als Komponist, Bühnenbildner, Grafiker, Bildhauer, Architekt, Autor und Philosoph tätig, weshalb er auch als “Universalkünstler” bezeichnet wurde

El Pais

La picadura de Ludovico Einaudi

Una picadura llevó a otra y así nació Taranta Project, obra reciente del prolífico y versátil pianista y compositor Ludovico Einaudi

Scherzo

Forma Antiqva en el Teatro Real

Forma Antiqva vuelve al mundo de la ópera durante el mes de diciembre, nada menos que en el Teatro Real de Madrid. Los hermanos Zapico se unen a un ensemble de la JORCAM para interpretar, bajo la dirección de Aarón Zapico

Twitter

BBC Radio 3:@BBCRadio3  If this is the image of Baroque grandeur, Bach’s overture would certainly be the soundtrack #EssentialClassics

Record Label A&R:@recordlabel_ar Prominent publishing company is looking for talented artists for publishing representation #musicpublishing http://bit.ly/1Ngezos

Royal College Music:@RCMLatest Thrilled to welcome back RCM alumna Alina Ibragimova, star of the 2015 @bbcproms, for a #violin masterclass today http://bit.ly/1WoI3s5

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BBC Music Magazine

 

(Written on November 10, 2015 )

The Guardian 

Alex Beard, deputy director of Tate, to succeed Tony Hall as head of Royal Opera House

Alex Beard helped build Tate Modern, but has never worked in opera or dance. Now he is to take on one of Britain’s most prominent arts jobs – boss of the Royal Opera House

The Telegraph

There is no secret formula to music’s mystery

Despite scientists’ best efforts, the magic of harmonic beauty will remain an enigma

New York Times

Record Ticket Sales for Bowie Exhibition in London

‘David Bowie Is’, a major retrospective of the British singer’s career and cultural influence, which opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Saturday, has sold over 42,000 advance tickets, more than double the amount generated by any previous exhibition at the museum.

New York Times

Mariinsky Theater Plans Star-Studded Opening of New Opera House

The Mariinsky Theater in Russia announced on Tuesday plans for a three-day celebration to mark the opening of the new Mariinsky II opera house in St. Petersburg in May.

Gramophone

Tine Thing Helseth launches new festival

The Norwegian trumpeter invites renowned artists to the Munch Museum in Oslo

Music Week

UK music revenues will be more than 50% digital this year – BPI’s Wadsworth

BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth CBE has echoed optimistic predictions for the music industry as the digital age develops, saying that the UK will this year move into a majority digital music market.

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The Telegraph

(Written on March 20, 2013 )