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In today’s news: Marin Alsop and Antonio Pappano interview: on the BBC Proms’ celebration of 100 years of Leonard Bernstein. Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced. Festival of Brass underway in County Durham. Petition started to protect freedom of art in reaction to recent EU votes. Interview with Neo Rauch and Rosa Loy about “Lohengrin” at the Bayreuther Festspiele. 2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition. Daniel Barenboim – women reign in the world of music and have never had any problems.

Financial Times

The Proms celebrates Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a bumper series of concerts. What does he mean to the great conductors of today?


Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced

The 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition for violin, clarinet and flute will run from 21 to 31 March 2019 in Odense, Denmark.

The Guardian

Death of the dance dictators: ballet in the wake of #MeToo

With its culture of discipline, control and pecking orders, the dance world has always been plagued by claims of bullying and sexual exploitation. But old hierarchies are being challenged.


A new David Bowie documentary will explore his early years

A new documentary about David Bowie is in the works and will act as the prequel to David Bowie: Five Years and David Bowie: The Last Five Years previously aired on the BBC.

The Northern Echo

Festival of brass music underway

The Big Brass Bash sees bands from the UK, France and Spain coming together in the North-East. It started in the Market Place at Bishop Auckland on Sunday, coinciding with Bishop Auckland Town Team’s first vintage and classic car show.

Violin Channel

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition

The 12 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition have been announced

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Rührselige Geschichten

Der Auftritt der Moritaten-Sänger des Bezirks Oberbayern lockt etwa 50 Besucher auf den Geschwister-Scholl-Platz. Liederbücher werden ausgeteilt, dann wird mit Begeisterung gemeinsam gesungen

Die Zeit

Die Birne in der Fassung

Neo Rauch und Rosa Loy, zwei bildende Künstler, entwerfen die Ausstattung für den neuen “Lohengrin” bei den Bayreuther Festspielen. Ein Gespräch über das Licht der Aufklärung, das ewig Unergründbare und den Gleitfilm der Musik


Petition: Künstler und Politiker verteidigen Kunstfreiheit

Zahlreiche Kulturschaffende und Politiker aus Deutschland machen sich mit einer Petition für die Freiheit der Kunst stark. „Das Recht auf freie Meinungsäußerung, die Vielfalt und die Freiheit der Kunst in Europa sind in Gefahr“, heißt es in dem auf der Kampagnenplattform veröffentlichten Text. Zuvor hatten bereits andere Medien berichtet.

Platea Magazine

Barenboim asegura que en la música reinan las mujeres y que nunca han tenido problemas

En una reciente entrevista concedida al periódico argentino Clarín, con motivo de su visita junto a la Staatskapelle Berlín a Buenos Aires, el director de orquesta y pianista Daniel Barenboim ha declarado que, respecto al feminismo y el movimiento #MeToo, las mujeres en la música nunca han tenido problemas, porque son ellas las que reinan en ese mundo.


Durham Brass Festival @ The Northern Echo

(Written on July 16, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news: conductor Bernard Haitink awarded highest Dutch civil honour, and thousands urge council to reject proposals to scrap music tutors in Aberdeen. Famous US festival takes place in Berlin concert hall, and there’s a new record of candidates for Richard Strauss competition. Composers Márta and György Kurtág receive this year’s Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, the European Union Baroque Orchestra quits Britain over Brexit migration clampdown, and a classical lover’s guide to the Oscars

Music Business Worldwide

Are the Major Labels in Danger of Turning Music Streaming into a Monopoly Owned by Apple?

While streaming services are losing millions of dollars, artists and songwriters are fighting to get compensated fairly for creating the songs that make those services popular.  The rates paid per stream remain fractions of pennies.

The Violin Channel

Conductor Bernard Haitink Appointed Highest Dutch Civil Honour

Conductor Bernard Haitink has been appointed a ‘Commander of the Order of the Netherlands’ – the country’s oldest and most distinguished civil order

Press and Journal 

Thousands urge council to reject proposals to scrap music tutors in Aberdeen schools

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest at proposals which could result in the city council scrapping music tuition in its schools.

Der Tagesspiegel

Start des USA-Festivals im Konzerthaus des Berliner Gendarmenmarkt

Schmelztiegel-Kultur: Gershwin und Bernstein zum Auftakt des zehntägigen USA-Festivals im Konzerthaus.

Neuer Rekord an Bewerbungen beim Richard-Strauss-Wettbewerb 2017

Für den diesjährigen Richard-Strauss-Gesangswettbewerb sind 78 Bewerbungen eingegangen.

Komponist György Kurtág und Ehefrau Márta erhalten Preis des Borletti-Buitoni Trust

Der ungarische Komponist György Kurtág ist zusammen mit seiner Ehefrau Márta Preisträger des diesjährigen Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

The Guardian

Top orchestra quits Britain over Brexit migration clampdown

One of Britain’s most successful orchestras is moving to Belgium amid fears that its musicians may be among the victims of a post-Brexit crackdown on immigration.

A Classical Lover’s Guide to the Oscars

Music and movies are inseparable – Of all the big four media awards, it’s arguably the Oscars that have the closest connection with classical music.

Music History @today_classical in 1897 Birth of German Johannes @klassikcom  Petition gegen Kürzungspläne bei der Norddeutschen Philharmonie Rostock  

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Credit:

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Credit:

(Written on February 20, 2017 )

With the summer holidays drawing to a close, for students all around the country this means one thing. Results. But one seventeen-year-old girl had other things on her mind.

Jessy McCabe noticed a distinct lack of female representation on the Edexcel A-level music syllabus, with 63 male composers and no females, despite including a variety of genres and eras.

She contacted Edexcel’s Head of Music, who claims “given that female composers were not prominent in the Western Classical tradition (or others for that matter), there would be very few female composers that could be included [in the A Level specification]”. McCabe dismisses this statement. She argues that there are over 6000 female composers in history and BBC Radio 3 managed to programme a full day of music written by women in honour of International Women’s Day.

And it would appear that she is not alone in her opinions. Over 1700 people have already supported her online petition.

This topic certainly has sparked lively debate from both sides. What do you think? Tweet us at @WildKatPR or comment on our Facebook page.

Jessy McCabe

Seventeen-year-old Jessy McCabe
Photo credit: The Independent

(Written on August 21, 2015 )