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In today’s news: the Convent Garden music director about Jonas Kaufmann and Otello, and Nishat Khan about Indian music. The last ten minutes of Shostakovich, and Daniil Trifonov cancels concerts. The Kissinger Sommer starts today, and Placido Domingo cancels his Aida tour.


Otello: opera, identity politics and blacking-up

Opera companies now eschew the once traditional black makeup for the lead in Verdi’s masterpiece, but it remains a controversial issue that highlights the need to nurture more diverse talent


Nishat Khan: ‘Indian music has been spoiled by mediocre people’

Nishat Khan has the air of a man who knows he is the heir to something lofty, precious and ancient. Acknowledged round the world as one of the great performers on the sitar, the pre-eminent instrument of Indian classical music, he belongs to an illustrious line of musicians that stretches back seven generations

The Times

Antonio Pappano on risky tenors, baton fatigue and leaving the Royal Opera

The Covent Garden music director explains why casting Jonas Kaufmann in Otello is well worth the risk


Das sind die letzten zehn Minuten Schostakowitsch

Ein russischer Forscher hat drei unbekannte Orchesterstücke Dmitri Schostakowitschs entdeckt.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Daniil Trifonov sagt Konzerte ab

Verhindern neue Regularien die Ausreise aus den USA? Für die nächsten zwei Monate hat Pianostar Trifonov Konzerte unter anderem in Baden-Baden und Verbier abgesagt. Die Gründe sind unklar.

Klassik Heute

Heute beginnt das Festival Kissinger Sommer 2017

Der Kissinger Sommer, in diesem Jahr erstmals unter der Intendanz von Tilman Schlömp, geht ab 2017 eine auf fünf Jahre angelegte Partnerschaft mit der Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie Bremen und ihrem Chefdirigenten Paavo Järvi ein und wird als Festivalorchester jährlich drei bis vier hochkarätige Konzerte in Bad Kissingen spielen, darunter mit Hilary Hahn das Eröffnungskonzert.


Placido Domingo’s Aida tour is cancelled

In March 2017, Placido Domingo announced, his gigantic Aida open air tour would be postponed to 2018 due to technical reasons.

Classic FM

Here’s a recording of Beethoven’s actual tuning fork

In amongst the many treasures in the British Library is Beethoven’s laundry list, a set of his kitchen accounts… and his tuning fork.


im Zeichen Martin Luthers mit KLASSIK underground


NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ioana Cristina Goicea – 2017 Michael Hill Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]


Quelle: picture alliance / IMAGNO/Franz






(Written on June 16, 2017 )

In today’s news: cast members and audience evacuated from the Royal Opera House London, and violinist William Schaub will be the next concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Paavo Järvi becomes new principal conductor of Tonhalle Zürich Orchestra, and 12 semifinalists are announced for the Cliburn Piano Competition.

BBC News

Royal Opera House cast and audience evacuated

Cast members and theatre-goers were evacuated from the Royal Opera House in London after a fire alarm went off mid-performance.

The Strad

Violinist William Schaub named Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concertmaster

The 24-year-old musician will take up the position from the beginning of next season


20 Photos of Haçienda Classiçal at the Royal Albert Hall

The dance music orchestra lit up the iconic London concert venue

Dallas News

Cliburn Piano Competition names 12 pianists to advance to Semifinal Round

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced 12 semifinalists Tuesday night.

Berliner Morgenpost

Museum der Moderne: “Die Musik kommt von innen”

Mit gleich vier Eingängen will sich das Museum der Moderne öffnen. Das soll Bewegung am Berliner Kulturforum schaffen.

Ariana Grande tritt mit Coldplay und Justin Bieber auf

Die US-Sängerin Ariana Grande wird am Sonntag ihr Benefizkonzert in Manchester geben. Unterstützt wird sie auf der Bühne unter anderem von Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus und Justin Bieber.


Der Estländer soll’s richten

Paavo Järvi wird ab der Spielzeit 2019/20 neuer Chefdirigent und Künstlerischer Leiter des Tonhalle-Orchesters Zürich

Le Parisien

Spotify scelle un accord de droits avec des artistes américains

Le numéro un mondial du streaming Spotify a accepté de créer un fonds de 43,45 millions de dollars pour mettre fin à une procédure judiciaire potentiellement coûteuse avec des artistes américains, ont indiqué des avocats lundi.

El Mundo

Las escuelas de música y danza de Madrid piden un rescate

Suena una balada melancólica en las escuelas públicas de música y danza desde hace cinco años, cuando la Comunidad de Madrid dejó de financiarlas y los ayuntamiento aplicaron progresivos recortes en aquellos años de crisis que se cebaron con las dotaciones culturales.


SWR lädt rund um Pfingsten zum Sommerfestival nach Stuttgart ein – vier Tage Festivalmeile auf dem Schlossplatz


Wer von euch hat sich schon die Elbphilharmonie als Tattoo stechen lassen!? Zeigt her eure Arme!


Daniel Ek, PDG de Spotify, à Tokyo le 29 septembre 2016 (AFP/TORU YAMANAKA)





(Written on May 31, 2017 )

In today’s news: list to a music performances in a living room and new film clip of the Beatles during their filming in the Austrian Alps. JK Rowling warns not to buy a stolen Harry Potter prequel. Herbert Blomstedt is being awarded with honorary medal by the city of Leipzig, and the initiative Musicians4unitedeurope gives concert for Europe in Berlin. British Transport Police recover stolen 300-year-old Goffriller violin.

The Telegraph

JK Rowling Tells Fans Not to Buy £25,000 Harry Potter Prequel Stolen in Burglary

An untitled Harry Potter prequel handwritten on a postcard by JK Rowling has been stolen in a burglary in Birmingham.

The Guardian 

Unseen Footage of the Beatles During Filming of Help! Emerges after 50 Years

Filmed by late actor Leo McKern, who starred in the film, the clip shows the Fab Four messing around between takes during filming in Austrian Alps.

Classical Music Magazine

Search Begins for Team to Design Centre for Music

The Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama are seeking applications from design teams to develop plans for London’s proposed Centre for Music.


Ehrenmedaille für Ex-Gewandhauskapellmeister Herbert Blomstedt

Der frühere Kapellmeister des Leipziger Gewandhauses Herbert Blomstedt soll die Ehrenmedaille der Stadt erhalten.


Ulf Schirmers Leipziger Vertrag soll im Juni verlängert werden

Der Leipziger Oberbürgermeister Burkhard Jung hat dem Stadtrat vorgeschlagen, den Vertrag des Intendanten und Generalmusikdirektors der Oper Leipzig, Ulf Schirmer, bis 2022 zu verlängern.

«Musicians4unitedeurope» spielen für Europa

Der Initiative «Musicians4unitedeurope» haben sich nach deren Angaben mittlerweile 400 Musiker angeschlossen, darunter Dirigenten wie Paavo Järvi, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Jurowski und Yannick Nézet-Séguin.


In the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, teens speak up by singing out

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus is not your typical kids’ choir, singing folk-song arrangements and show tunes. It’s made up of over 600 kids, from second grade to the end of high school, from struggling neighborhoods to New York’s elite.

The Strad

British Transport Police recover stolen 300-year-old Goffriller violin

The 1700 instrument, belonging to London violinist Carol Slater, was stolen from a Gatwick Express train at the end of March.

Music Business Worldwide

Universal’s Streaming Growth is Slowing Down – but still Provided $500M in Q1
 Universal Music Group has just reported its highest quarterly revenue in 15 years – but there were signs of caution within its numbers.

Capital Public Radio

Home is Where The Classical Music is

 It’s 7:30 on a Wednesday night and UC Davis graduate student Natalie Popovich is having some friends over for a party. But this is no ordinary college shindig.

South China Morning Post

British Artist Visits 16 lost Libraries Along the Silk Road in Epic Motorbike Trip

Abigail Reynolds’ ‘Ruins of Time’ exhibition is the result of a five-month journey through 2,000 years and half the globe


11Death of an early Mahler singer

3 Musikpublizist und Kritiker Joachim Kaiser gestorben


The Guardian: Photograph: Neil Pearson Rare Books

(Written on May 12, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to be working with New Zealand-born conductor Rachael Young again, supporting her in establishing her profile in Germany and promoting her cooperation with orchestras.

Being described as ‘a serious musician and a very sensitive and dynamic conductor’, Rachael Young began her conducting studies in 2009 in her native country, New Zealand, as a professional cellist before she was based in London.


As an assistant conductor, she has worked alongside Paavo Järvi in concerts and recordings with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, including the recent recording of Prokofiev and Shostakovich’s cello concerti with Steven Isserlis. In addition, she worked with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and violinist Viktoria Mullova on Shostakovich’s works. She has also worked with conductor Leonid Grin with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile.

As ‘a musician of great integrity and insight’, guest-conducting engagements took Rachael Young to South America and Europe. Highlights include her successful debut in Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie with Deutsches Kammerorchester (DKO) Berlin, working with soloist Viktoria Postnikova, as well as in Santiago with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile.

WildKat PR is looking forward to be working with Rachael Young once more. Keep up to date with Rachael on her website and on the WildKat PR blog.

(Written on December 7, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, top DJs and producers are given the keys to classical music archives, Edinburgh’s festivals kick off, and Martin Frost explores the soul of the clarinet. Also, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles inspires young musicians, and Early Music Vancouver announces the headline event of its 2016 Vancouver Bach Festival.


What happens when top DJs and producers are given the keys to classical music archives?

Decca Classics invited the world’s foremost electronic producers, including Mr Scruff, Starkey, Martin Buttrich and Kate Simko, to pick a track from their archives and rework it for a new album Re:works.

BBC News

Edinburgh’s festivals kick off

Edinburgh’s cultural festivals are officially kicking off, with thousands of events taking place.
For the next three weeks the city will host the International Festival, the Fringe and the Military Tattoo.

Pink News

London Gay Symphony Orchestra to take part in BBC Proms TV contest

The London Gay Symphony Orchestra is set to take part in a TV contest to celebrate the BBC Proms. Four-part series ‘All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge’ will follow five orchestras as they compete for a place in the Grand Final.

Classic FM

Listening to an orchestra recorded in *3D sound* is absolutely mind-altering and extraordinary

Thanks to Specsavers Audiologists, this is your opportunity to hear one of the world’s finest ensembles in 3D sound. And we think you’ll find it quite incredible.

The Strad

Buying a stringed instrument – a comprehensive guide

Purchasing an instrument is as much about rigorous auditioning as it is about falling in love. Violin maker Guy Rabut recommends a step-by-step approach to finding the ultimate partner

The New York Times

Martin Frost Explores the Soul of the Clarinet

When the Swedish star clarinetist Martin Frost performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the conductor Paavo Jarvi at the Mostly Mozart Festival on Friday and Saturday, audience members may not see much of the effort that goes into shaping the gently soaring lines of its famous Adagio.

CCTV America

Inner city orchestra inspires young musicians, promotes diversity

With America’s racial conflicts making global headlines, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles defies the trends. The orchestra gives disadvantaged young people of color a chance to pursue their love of music and promote diversity.


Early Music Vancouver’s Bach Festival to Present MASS IN B MINOR This August

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces the headline event of its 2016 Vancouver Bach Festival: the Mass in B Minor on August 5, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.


107 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer beim 8. Internationalen Louis Spohr Wettbewerb für Junge Geiger

Weltweit hatten sich insgesamt 189 Violinen-Virtuosen für den 8. Internationalen Louis Spohr Wettbewerb für Junge Geiger an der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar beworben. Der Wettbewerb wird vom 28. Oktober bis 8. November 2016 stattfinden.

Musik heute

Prominente als Paten für Young Euro Classic-Konzerte

“Tatort”-Kommissare und die deutsche Stimme von “James Bond”: Beim Festival Young Euro Classic (YEC) werden die Konzerte von Prominenten angesagt.

Klassik heute

Zusatzvorstellung für Mozart-Requiem mit Bartabas bei der Mozartwoche Salzburg

Aufgrund der großen Nachfrage – sämtliche drei Vorstellungen in der Felsenreitschule sind bereits restlos ausverkauft – ist für die Mozartwoche 2017 eine zusätzliche Aufführung am Dienstag, 31. Januar 2017 um 20.00 Uhr eingeplant.


Top Classical News @topcmnews Life in a string quartet: No time to shop or cook @klassikcom Schweizer Kulturstatistik: Rund 36 Prozent der Bürger machen aktiv Musik

nmz @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Ernst und Entertainment: Iiro Rantala mit seinem aktuellen Programm in Trier


Mr. Frost, the Swedish clarinetist whose work has been called “a paragon of lyricism,” with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Credit: Brian Harkin for The New York Times


(Written on August 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, BBC Four explores diversity within the classical music industry in a documentary, creative industries figures pay tribute to Ed Vaizey & BBC Radio 3 has opened applications for industry conference. Also, opera singer Nicky Spence speaks about SongCycle 2016.

BBC Music Magazine

Diversity of classical music industry to be explored in new BBC Four documentary

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first black winner of BBC Young Musician, will appear in the new programme.

Premiere League

The Proms have a long and proud tradition of premiering works. Helen Wallace hunts out the great, the not-so-great and the truly startling.

Classical Music Magazine

Creative industries figures pay tribute to Vaizey

More than 160 individuals from the creative industries have signed a letter to the Telegraph paying tribute to former culture minister Ed Vaizey.

Echo Klassik 2017 award winners announced

The winners of this year’s Echo Klassik awards have been announced. The awards will be presented on 9 October at Berlin’s Konzerthaus.

International Arts Manager

Applications open for BBC Radio 3’s industry conference exploring greater diversity in classical music composition

BBC Radio 3 has opened applications for a one-day event that will examine strategies for the enhanced inclusion of culturally diverse (BAME) classical music composers in mainstream programming.

SongCycle swaps lieders for lycra

Opera singer Nicky Spence is about to embark on a charity bike ride for the benefit of Help Musicians UK. He tells IAM about how the project came about, his preparations for the ride and the problem of changing from stage leathers to bike lycras.


Karina Gauvin withdraws from performance at Le Festival de Lanaudière due to health reasons; Tony Yike Yang replaces

Le Festival de Lanaudière regrets to announce that, for reasons of health, soprano Karina Gauvin will be unable to perform as scheduled on Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m. In her place, pianist Tony Yike Yang will play Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in E minor.


Interessa for norske festivalar er i vekst

Norsk musikkbransje fortel om auka interesse for norske festivalar. – Det er noko kult på gang i Noreg, seier den amerikanske musikkjournalisten Laura Studarus.


Die Esten drängen nach Westen

Paavo Järvi macht das Musikfestival in Pärnu konkurrenzfähig für Europa und wird ab 2017 einen Teil davon exportieren. Das wird für Unruhe in der europäischen Festivallandschaft sorgen.


Klassik oben ohne

Classic Open Air auf dem Gendarmenmarkt feiert sein 25-jähriges Bestehen. Es ist der lachende Vagabund unter den Sommerfestivals.


Sanierung von Bühnen: Frankfurts Kulturdezernentin will abwägen

Frankfurts neue Kulturdezernentin Ina Hartwig hat die Millionen teure Generalsanierung der Städtischen Bühnen als «Herausforderung» bezeichnet. Jede mögliche Maßnahme müsse mit großer Sorgfalt abgewägt werden, verlangte die SPD-Politikerin am Dienstag.


Top Classical News @topcmnews Watch: Flute player summons whale from the depths

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Guaranteed to be in your head all afternoon: the Anvil Chorus from ^M

Bamberg Symphony @bambergsymphony Last night: concert at Bad Kissingen.


Photograph: BBC

(Written on July 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Royal Opera’s music director explains why the passion of double bill ‘Cav and Pag’ is still as stirring as ever, Teatro alla Scala cancel strike and the Royal Northern College of Music has won the 2015 Times Higher Education award. Also, french music magazine has chosen Paavo Järvi as “Arist of the Year” and Sinfini explains how to make a classical Christmas No. 1

The Guardian

Antonio Pappano: ‘Cav & Pag is full of mafia cliches – but true to Italian life’

With its tale of infidelity and revenge, Cavalleria Rusticana has become the Godfather opera. The Royal Opera’s music director explains why the passion of this double bill is still as stirring as ever

Classical Music Magazine

RNCM wins Times Higher Education award

The Royal Northern College of Music has won the 2015 Times Higher Education award for excellence and innovation in the arts for its 2014 off-site project After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War

BBC Music Magazine

The Official Classical Chart

The UK’s Top 10 Specialist Classical releases

Classical Source

Paavo Järvi wins Artist of the Year award for the second time in 2015

France’s leading music magazine – Diapason – has chosen Paavo Järvi as “Artist of the Year” at their annual awards ceremony which took place in Paris

International Arts Manager

Teatro alla Scala strike cancelled

The opera management and trade union members have now reached an agreement, with a proposed strike on 7 December cancelled


How to make a classical Christmas No.1

Is there anything tackier than the classical celebrity Christmas album?


Der Liebesspieler

Von den Sehnsüchten, den Begierden und den Gefühlen der Menschen verstand er mehr, als alle Bühnenlust sich träumen lässt: Zum Tod des großen Welttheater-Regisseurs Luc Bondy

Der Tagesspiegel

Wunsch und Wahrheit

Nicht die Planer, die Politiker haben versagt: Neue Erkenntnisse beim Untersuchungsausschuss zur Sanierung der Staatsoper

Musizierende Frauen: Teheraner Symphonieorchester sagt Auftritt ab

Im Iran ist ein Auftritt des Teheraner Symphonieorchesters abgesagt worden, weil sich auch Musikerinnen in seinen Reihen befinden. Die Absage erfolgte in letzter Minute, erklärte der Dirigent Ali Rahbari


Joanna Newsom Teaches Larry King How to Play Harp on Webisode

Joanna Newsom has kept busy this year with a movie and new album. Now, the songstress has been featured in a preview of her upcoming Larry King webisode via King’s Instagram. In it, the musician is seen showing the host how to play the harp.

El Pais

Un truco infalible para quitarse una canción machacona de la cabeza

Un estudio propone una llamativa fórmula para combatir temas del verano, villancicos y similares


Top Classical News @topcmnews : Music, Paris and Belief in Reason  #opera #ballet

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet : ‘One really was the clay’ A fascinating insight into working in the studio with Ashton:

The Journal of Music @journalofmusic : Peter Tuite Appointed Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments at Trinity Laban. @TrinityLaban

Multi-interested … Antonio Pappano. Photograph: David Rose/REX

Multi-interested … Antonio Pappano/Photograph: David Rose/REX



(Written on November 30, 2015 )

WildKat PR welcomes back the brilliant conductor Rachael Young to its client roster. Highlights of Rachael’s 2015/16 season include 2 performances in Santiago with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Chilé  on the 23rd and 24th October and the 18th May with the Kammerorchester Berlin.

Having started her career as a cellist in her native New Zealand and moving on to Massachusetts and London with her studies, Rachael started conducting in 2009, progressing quickly under the guidance of Maestro Leonid Grin.

Rachael has thrived by working with ensembles including the Russian Virtuosi of Europe, the London Soloists Chamber and the Parnu City Orchestra. Likewise, her experience has grown as an assistant conductor alongside Paavo Jarvi and Leonid Grin and in recordings with Steven Isserlis of the Prokofiev and Shostakovich cello concerto. In recent years, conducting masterclasses at both the Jarvi Academy Summer and Winter Academies in Estonia have further determined Rachael’s growing reputation.

Keep up to date with Rachael on the WildKat PR blog and on her website.

For tickets to her concert with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Chilé click here and for tickets with the Kammerorchester Berlin, click here.


(Written on July 24, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Daniel Harding is named the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris, the Bayreuth Wagner Festival is becoming more of a soap opera than a classical opera and the Spectator states that dressing up for the opera is not elitist. Furthermore, Lisa Milne has announced she will be quitting the main stage and devoting the rest of her career to teaching, Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ is being performed in the Israeli Masada National Park and Thomas Hengelbrock will be Chef associé at the Orchestre de Paris from 2016. Today, the Leipziger Bachfest starts, music streaming services aim at Japan and composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank answers questions on I Care If You Listen.

The Times

Daniel Harding: the British conductor with a new Paris beat

Daniel Harding, 39, is following Barenboim, Solti and Karajan as the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris. Richard Morrison meets him

The Guardian

The Bayreuth Wagner festival: more soap opera than classical opera

Allegations that joint director Eva Wagner-Pasquier is not allowed even near the festival theatre are the latest twists in a long saga of offstage feuds at Bayreuth

Classical Music Magazine

Daniel Harding takes Paris post

Daniel Harding is to be the next music director of the Orchestre de Paris, succeeding Paavo Järvi.

The Spectator

Dressing up for the opera is not elitist

Evening dress is a great social leveller

Herald Scotland

Soprano Lisa Milne on quitting the stage and turning to teaching

Lisa Milne, one of the finest operatic voices Scotland has ever produced, has announced she will be quitting the main stage and devoting the rest of her career to teaching.


Oper in der Wüste

Im israelischen ’Masada National Park’ wird zurzeit Giacomo Puccinis ‘Tosca’ aufgeführt, in der Regie von Nicolas Joël und unter der Leitung von Daniel Oren, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Israelischen Opernchor und dem Israelischen Symphonie Orchester Rischon Letzion.

Thomas Hengelbrock

Thomas Hengelbrock wird mit Beginn der Spielzeit 2016/17 Chef associé beim Orchestre de Paris. Er ist seit 2011 Chefdirigent des NDR Sinfonieorchesters und leitet seit seiner Gründung das Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble.


Bachfest Leipzig beginnt – Verbindung mit Stadtjubiläum

Das Leipziger Bachfest beginnt am (heutigen) Freitag mit einer Neuheit: Erstmals spielt das Händelfestspielorchester zur Eröffnung.

The New York Times

Music Streaming Service Aims at Japan, Where CD Is Still King

As listeners around the world turn to streaming music, there has been one important holdout: Japan. More than 80 percent of the sales in the country are still on physical formats like CDs, and the industry in Japan has been resistant to allowing streaming services to take root.

I Care If You Listen

5 Questions to Gabriela Lena Frank (composer)

Composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank is as busy as she can imagine being. She has just completed My angel, his name is Freedom, a commission from the Handel and Haydn Society which they will debut on June 18 at Symphony Hall in Boston as part of their bicentennial celebration.


London Bach Society @bachlive: Sending good wishes to our Leipzig friends for a super Bachfest starting today ..Singet dem Herrn eine neues Lied

Telegraph Classical : How to open an opera festival in your back garden

Classical Today : YOUNG ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Veronika Eberle, violinist

Daniel Harding Photo: Julian Hargreaves

Daniel Harding
Photo: Julian Hargreaves







(Written on June 12, 2015 )