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In today’s news: Here’s why Alondra de la Parra is one of the most exciting new conductors in years, British startup MelodyVR has scored another coup – signing a partnership with Universal Music Group. A dialogue with artistic director Serge Dorny, Märzmusik Festival: an evening in honour of Julius Eastman, and mezzo-soprano Geneviève Tschumi wins Telemann Competition.


Here’s why Alondra de la Parra is one of the most exciting new conductors in years

The young Mexican conductor is changing classical music from the inside

Music Business Worldwide


British startup MelodyVR has scored another coup – signing a partnership with Universal Music Group to co-produce and distribute ‘revolutionary virtual reality music experiences’ featuring artists from UMG’s roster.

The Guradian

BBC must now do for arts what it has done for science, says R4 culture boss

With mathematicians, physicists and doctors dominating much of the airtime on BBC Radio 4, science coverage has never had it so good. But is it time to restore some balance?

The Violin Channel

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 – Aged 73

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Zurück in die Zukunft

Retro ist die neue Mode im Operngeschäft: Der Intendant der Oper Lyon verrät, was es mit Zweitverwertung, Meisterwerken und langweiligem Designertheater auf sich hat.

Der Tagesspiegel

Minimale Strukturen, maximale Wirkung

Start des Märzmusik-Festivals: Ein Abend zu Ehren des US-Komponisten Julius Eastman

Mezzosopranistin Geneviève Tschumi gewinnt Telemann-Wettbewerb

Hauptpreisträgerin auch mit zwei Sonderpreisen ausgezeichnet

Exclusive Music Video: Colin Jacobsen’s ‘Ascending Bird,’ Featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s cello concerto Azul was first commissioned for Yo-Yo Ma by the Boston Symphony, and received its premiere in 2006. Now, over 10 years later, Azul is seeing its first studio release.

Musical Chairs

Musicians must keep Britain in tune with EU after Brexit, says Ashkenazy

The veteran Russian pianist and conductor defends our common European culture


Music History @todays_classical in 1918 Birth of German Bernd Alois . @klassikcom Geraubte nach 35 Jahren wieder vor Publikum erklungen

Einmal im Jahr stellt er an seiner Oper eine große Hausaufgabe: Serge Dorny. © Malte Jaeger_laif


(Written on March 20, 2017 )


Vladimir Ashkenazy to conduct Nimrod Borenstein premiere

Ashkenazy will also conduct the composer’s The Big Bang and Creation of the Universe, Op 52 – hear an excerpt!

Music Teacher Magazine

Whitgift School launches International Music Competition

Whitgift School, an independent boys’ secondary school in South Croydon, has launched a new International Music Competition, offering music scholarships as prizes.

Standpoint Magazine

The Podium Revolution

It used to be policemen that kept get- ting younger. Now, it’s conductors.

Slipped Disc 

While waiting for this violin concerto, you may grow very old

On Sunday, I heard Leonidas Kavakos give an unduly restrained performance of the Berg concerto with the LSO. He should have been playing the UK premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s new concerto, but it wasn’t ready

Deceptive Cadence

The Peony Pavilion: A Vivid Dream In A Garden

The Peony Pavilion is one of China’s most famous operas, but uncut performances of this romantic 16th century work can take more than 22 hours.

Bleader, Chicago Reader

Cringing at the opera

Some of the scariest opera moments ever might be coming up Sunday, when Lyric Opera invites the kiddies in forPopcorn & Pasquale, a 70-minute “opera adventure” designed to introduce five- to 12-year-olds to the art form, which they can then begin to enjoy right along with their great-grandparents.

The Guardian

The Rest is Noise festival: what’s your favourite piece of 20th-century music?

In anticipation of the Southbank Centre’s year-long The Rest is Noise festival, conductors, musicians and artists share their favourite classical works from a century of musical turbulence

New Music Box

String Quartet Smackdown! In Austin

How many times during a heated debate about chamber music have you longed for a pair of boxing gloves or perhaps a cricket bat? In the topsy-turvy world of new music, sometimes having a solid piece of wood in your hand can be quite useful.

BBC Music Magazine

New pipe organ commissioned as a gift for the Queen

The Lord Mayor of London has commissioned a new organ to be installed in Westminster Abbey to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

New Music Box

(Written on November 30, 2012 )

The Daily Mail

Phantom in space: Opera singer Sarah Brightman outbids NASA to join space expedition

Singer Sarah Brightman, of Phantom of the Opera fame, will be the next tourist in space, potentially as soon as 2014. 


Applications open for Verbier Festival Music Camp

New three-week orchestral programme led by Daniel Harding for talented teenage musicians

The Guardian

Damon Albarn kickstarts ENO’s ‘undress for opera’ scheme

Damon Albarn and Terry Gilliam launch ENO’s new audience expansion scheme to attract younger audience to art form that many consider ‘too stuffy, too posh, too expensive’

The New York Time

City Opera Is to Shed Its Past, Not Store It

New York City Opera, which has been seeking to forge a new identity since casting off from Lincoln Center two seasons ago, now appears ready to shed some of the tangible — and expensive — vestiges of its venerable past: the sets and costumes of many of its old productions

Slipped Disc, Arts Journal

Is this the slowest-ever violin concerto? One note every six months…

Osvaldo Golijov was meant to deliver his new concerto for a world premiere by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in March 2011. He failed.

BBC Music Magazine

Mandolin player, flautist and bowmaker among 2012 MacArthur Fellows

Musicians among 23 creatives awarded ‘genius grants’

Classic FM

Copenhagen Phil flash mob play Peer Gynt to commuters

Commuters on the Copenhagen Metro have been treated to a surprise concert by the Copenhagen Phil.

Code 13 Rugby League (found on Google)

Classical music and acrobatics to feature in pre match entertainment

World-renowned classical artist Hayley Westenra will headline the pre-match entertainment at the 2012 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Saturday October 6 (6.00pm) when Warrington Wolves take on Leeds Rhinos.

Classic FM

(Written on October 4, 2012 )